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Shimano Trinidad A
Shimano Trinidad A
  • Manufactured by: Shimano

Price:   Starting at: $459.99

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NOTE: Sizes 12, 16 and 20 will be unavailable until after 01/01/2021

Model Line Retrieve Per Crank (in) Mono Line Capacity (# Test/yd) PowerPro Line Capacity (# Test/yd) Max Drag (lbs.) S A-RB Ball Bearings A-RB Bearings Gear Ratio Weight (oz)
TN12A 38 12/300,14/420,16/220 40/280,50/275,65/175 17 8 1 6.3:1 14.0
TN14A 38 14/300,16/270,20/200 40/375,50/370,65/240 17 8 1 6.3:1 14.8
TN16NA 46 14/300,16/270,20/200 50/370,65/235,80/190 25 8 1 6.2:1 19.3
TN16A 46 16/450,20/320 50/530,65/330,80/250 25 8 1 6.2:1 19.4
TN20A 46 20/420,25/300 50/710,65/375,80/310 25 8 1 6.2:1 19.8
TN30A 46 25/420,30/350 50/1015,65/515,80/415 25 8 1 6.2:1 20.5

Winner of the 2010 ICAST Best Saltwater Reel!

Trinidad is a name that resonates with all Saltwater Anglers. It has earned an impeccable reputation for power and reliability world wide. Our quest for the new Trinidad A was no easy task. Lighter, smaller and more compact were the key physical characteristics and they were accomplished. The performance goal was to build the best casting reel in this category. We shattered our targets and have built a reel for casting which all others will be measured by.

  • * High Efficiency Gearing (HEG)
  • * X-Ship Gear Support System for enhanced Efficiency, Power and Smoothness
  • * New Dartainium II Woven Carbon Fiber Drag for High Pressures and Durability
  • * Super Free for incredible freespool and castability
  • * E.I. Surface Treatment for extreme corrosion protection
  • * Ultra-Lightweight Cold Forged Aluminum Magnumlite Spool with E.I.
  • * Compact, One-Piece Cold Forged AL Frame and Left Sideplate Design with E.I.
  • * One-Piece Cold Forged and Machined AL Right Sideplate with E.I.
  • * S A-RB (Shielded A-RB Bearings)
  • * Super Stopper with Silent Twin Pawl Assist Stopper
  • * Manual Metal Clutch Lever with Corrosion Prevention Pad
  • * Adjustable Handle Shank
  • * Lightweight Ergonomic Handle Knob
  • * Chrome Plated Screws
  • * Clicker
  • * Cold Forged AL Drag Star with Micro-Click
  • * Metal Rod Clamp
  • * Approved for use in Saltwater
  • * Rated for Mono, Flurocarbon and PowerPro lines

Super Stopper
Super Stopper uses a one-way, stainless steel roller bearing that eliminates backplay. This provides the angler with instant hooksetting power.

S A-RB Bearings
These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.

Super Free (SF)
The Super Free bearing-supported pinion gear system (SF) was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft, creating friction and limiting the length of the cast. With SF, the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing, and when the clutch is disengaged the pinion gear and spool shaft are kept in precise alignment. The result is zero friction on the spool shaft for increased freespool.

High Effeciency Gearing (HEG)
HEG consists of not only the gears, but also the frame, setplate, and handle-side sideplate. First we increased the size of the drive gear and the pinion gear to offer increased leverage and power. By using a one-piece frame that incorporates the setplate and adding a one-piece stamped sideplate, we have eliminated flex in the drivetrain that causes normal gears to bind under pressure. By eliminating the flex and increasing the leverage, we are able to provide high-speed retrieves and deliver an incredible amount of torque, while maintaining the smooth, silent retrieve Shimano reels are famous for.