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Shimano Trinidad A Star Drag Conventional Reel

Model: TN12A

A name well known to saltwater anglers for its reputation of power and reliability, the Shimano Trinidad A Conventional Reels are an open faced conventional reel designed to accomplish a variety of tasks for the inshore or offshore angler. Reducing weight and making a more compact reel without sacrificing power, durability and performance was key with Shimano in the design of this reel, and it truly sets the benchmark for future development to follow. Ideally suited for pitching live bait, jigging, and bottom fishing, the Trinidad A possesses the highest quality components and materials to be the workhorse for your next outing!


  • 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
Model Weight Braid Capacity Gear Ratio Max Drag Mono Capacity Line Retrieve per Crank Bearings
TN12A 13.9oz 40/280, 50/275, 65/175 6:3:1 17lb 12/300, 15/215, 20/150 38" 9
TN14A 14.8oz 40/375, 50/370, 65/240 6:3:1 17lb 12/420, 15/280, 20/200 38" 9
TN16A 19.4oz 50/370, 65/235, 80/190 6:3:1 25lb 15/420, 20/300, 25/240 46" 9
TN16NA 19.3oz 50/710, 65/375, 80/310 6:3:1 25lb 15/260, 20/200, 25/150 46" 9
TN20A 19.8oz 50/710, 65/375, 80/310 6:3:1 25lb 20/410, 25/330, 30/280 46" 9
TN30A 20.5oz 50/1015, 65/515, 80/415 6:3:1 25lb 25/420,30/350 46" 9