Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Muddog

Shimano Torium

18 posts in this topic

I’m wondering if the Shimano Torium Casting Reel would be a good Muskie reel.

With the large front handle on a Muskie rod it would seem that the lack of a level wind wouldn’t matter.

Let me know your thoughts on this.

It would be nice to see one with out ordering one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been thinking about getting this reel too.

I've heard good things about it and The price tag on it is pretty sweet compared to the Trinidad.

We need a tackle shop that has a demo pool with all these reels so we can try them out before buying them. Now that would be awesome!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sent you an e-mail Muddog.. frontiernet acct.

Eyehead, I am trying to find out if a dealer in MN has one and am trying to round a few up for the MPLS show..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got conformation that we should have a Torium at the shimano booth at the show.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Torium is a fine reel for certain applications in muskie fishing...mainly big blades.

The lack of a levelwind is not really an issue if you have the right line and a little practice.

I used one last year and like the way it performed. That said, I am upgrading to a Trinidad this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you. I just read your E-mail.

When and where is the MPLS show.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Torium pulls in between 36-44 per crank depending on model, does anyone know what the abu revo toro pulls in? The bass model pulls in 27-31 so the toro must be comparable to the Torium.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Croix- your numbers are correct for the Torium.. I dont have the information on the Revo. Sorry.

Mudd- glad to help.. look forward to meeting you someday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Revo Toro was just over two feet per crank on the 6:4:1 model 26 inches if I remember correctly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I could not re-find teh inches per crank so I am unsure of my previous statement. I will check it out when the line comes in the mail though. MAke sure you go to the Abu site and print the certificate for the free Wiley X sunglasses.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just read through my book for my Toro, doesn't mention anything about inches per crank.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just read through my book for my Toro, doesn't mention anything about inches per crank.

Can't find it on the internet anywhere either. It has got to similar to the revo bass reel which is 27-31 per crank.

Maybe RK can help us out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: Esox_Magnum
I just read through my book for my Toro, doesn't mention anything about inches per crank.

Can't find it on the internet anywhere either. It has got to similar to the revo bass reel which is 27-31 per crank.

Maybe RK can help us out?

They are around 32" inches per crank

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
Can't find it on the internet anywhere either. It has got to similar to the

don't they realize at Abu how important line pick up is to an angler these days? especially on larger styles meant for larger fish? with all the options available out there it's not good for sales to make people ''guess'' if it's what they want. especially for that price range. it's like buying a car and all you get for info on gas is how big the tank is and not how many miles per gallon it gets. it wouldn't sell as easy i'm sure. i can tell they are pretty new to the little higher end equipment niche. a few reviews i read said the Toro is comparable to a Currado in quality. we'll see i guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just do what I do... measure it yourself...

Let about 4 feet line out..... then mark the line at the levelwind... then turn the handle one turn... and mark the line at the levelwind again... once both ends are marked, just pull the line out and measure between the mark... and you got an accurate answer...

Just remember this... more your spool is fuller, more line it will crank in per turn... so just make sure your spool is FULL to get an accurate measurement...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bass Pro Shops has the line per crank on almost all the reels. that is the easiest way I have found it.

dan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are around 32" inches per crank

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:
Just do what I do... measure it yourself...

gotta buy it first sick but do i want it? dunno, maybe another is better. how would i know? can't compare everything? i'll just get something else. if they are lax in marketing what else are they lazy on? this is pretty much consumer attitude these days and abu needs to keep up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • My only concern is the timing of all of this. We seem to be loading up for a run in the next year or two but the Warriors are still sitting there stacked beyond belief.  Can we add enough and develop our young guys enough to be a legit threat to the Warriors.  Lebron, Irving, and Love barely made the Warriors break a sweat in the finals.  I'd like to see them time their final acquisitions to correspond with the end of the Warriors run. 
    • Maybe line up all the non-compliant VW's and gas 'em all out with diesel fumes. 
    • Glad Lavine is gone! Added nothing but slam dunks to the team. I've been out of town for the past week, so I was very delighted to hear about this trade today.
    • Not unless they ban the toothpick crossbow here too. Takes those beetles out clean.   
    • That's called seasoning. Two years ago I took a trip to Germany and we spent a few days in the black forest where I got to see some authentic old world smoke houses dating back to the 1500's and the amount of buildup on the walls, hooks, poles etc is part of what gives their hams,bacon and sausage their flavor. They use juniper wood for smoking. Absolutely delicious.  But yeah, foil, Pam and other things can help. You can also use a power washer to clean them.
    •   "We have found they do not like limburger cheese, hot dogs, or Makers Mark bourbon.  I am thankful for that."   Thanks for making my nite.  
    • Also woodpeckers beat on stuff to mark their territory.   I am pretty sure that there aren't any bugs on my metal downspouts.
    • You will often discover that birds are picking very small insects from decks and other woodwork around your house;  they do the same with trees and any other structure that might hold the bugs. We see them often on our decks and they usually pick a little bit and then move on,  perhaps just checking to see if there is anything edible there. These rascals also love hummingbird or oriole nectar, sunflower seeds and of course suet in winter. We have discovered  many species that will head straight for the nectar for orioles or hummingbirds and also plunge their beaks eagerly into the grape jam bowls orioles love. Birds will eat a greater variety than you might think. We have found they do not like limburger cheese, hot dogs, or Makers Mark bourbon.  I am thankful for that.
    • And pretty soon there'll be little chinese restaurants springing up everywhere...there goes the neighborhood. 
  • Our Sponsors