Shimano Torium PG Reels

New sizes announced in Power Gear star-drag lineup.

Three Power Gear star-drag reels added to Torium series.Courtesy Shimano

Shimano has added three PG, or Power Gear, star-drag reels to its Torium series conventionals. The 16-, 20- and 30-size models amp up the max-drag capability of the original Toriums from 24 pounds to 33 pounds while maintaining the same line capacity. The three new models feature a 4.6-to-1 gear ratio compared with the originals at 6.2-to-1, providing the power needed to wrestle big saltwater species. The reels come with standard Torium technologies such as cross-carbon drags and high-efficiency gearing; they cost $229.99 to $249.99.