I took my new Torium 20 out to 80 metres last Thursday to get a few Terakihi and I really liked it. I have it matched to a VIP 865 spooled with 30lb braid. Very smooth and fast. This is exactly the type of fishing I bought it for and it is perfect, I'm rapt.
We managed a dozen nice Turkeys as well
Yeah Matt the Torium is a little heavier. Which was a concern for me, but after using it I find it's fine. Have also heard from a number of people that the TOR30 is a bit unbalanced. A mate has both TN30 & TOR20 and he prefers the TOR20.
Can't wait to try it out on the Kapiti trip.
| tobez wrote:|
ive got a torium and the star drag keeps coming undone byits self, buggered if i know whats going on there, and minimal movement needed to tighten it up as pat found out when i said dont move it much youll bust of, he moved the drag half a centimeter and busted off, the two non stainless washers inside the drag system have rusted and one of the bottom brace screws snapped inside the thread when i was doing it up, not even tight...dissapointed...you bet...
good drag tho and easy to cast...i would have expected more from shimano as they arent that cheap when i bought it...
| hookerpuka wrote:|
Posted: Yesterday at 9:13am
Are you drag washers put in correctly ? that's normally the cause of unwinding drag when the lock washer has been put in the wrong order. the rusted drag washers would indicate no grease in the drag and that is probably your binding issue under small movements. Rust would also indicate water in the reel. so left in the gunnel holders whilst in transit or blasted with a hose to was down? be interested to hear whats the hap's Tobez
Trini's are very nice. If you have the budget for one there definitely worth the upgrade.