You don’t need a big boat to
catch big fish. In fact, there’s absolutely no reason why you couldn’t catch a 250-pound
thresher shark from your 20-foot center console boat. Unless you left your Shimano TLD at home. If
you own a small fishing boat, or you often find yourself elbow-to-elbow with your angling
compatriots on the large party boats, you need a reel that’s both nimble and versatile.
The Shimano TLD reels are light in hand, so easy to shift they’re almost mindless, and they’re
adaptable to any number of bluewater species from tuna to striped marlin. And because
they’re built by Shimano, durability is an inevitable part of the package. A large,
private, ocean-going vessel may be neat, but it’s not necessary. Just match the tackle to
the situation. And let the fish fall where they may.