Shimano TBMG 20/50 questions

MOBass

Newbie
Dec 2, 2004
71
21
Ozark
Name
Thomas
Boat
18'2", Nitro, 882DC
I have one and I believe it is a precursor of the TLD30II. Being that I live a good clip away from saltwater, it's been awhile since I have messed with my gear, and I need to start cleaning things up for a Spring trip.

First question is who is recommended to service older Shimano gear? I figure Shimano doesn't support this reel any longer.

Second question. Most of my fishing was done pre- broad use of Spectra and I generally fished it with 50# mono and it did fine. I figure I better move out of the dark ages and am not sure what to spool this reel up with.

My thought is 100# spectra, but what to top shot with? With the Spectra it seems a bit big for fishing 50#. I figure 60# would be fine, but can it handle 80# for local trolling and maybe up to 5-day?
 
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finishright

Member
May 17, 2008
965
384
Oceanside Ca.
Name
Mike Morris
Boat
prowler kayak
Tomas parts may be an issue just call them Mike reel repair may have parts or check with alan tani good source there may just need a good cleaning and new bearings drags too!
 
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Bantam1

Shimano Rep
Sep 13, 2007
2,128
735
Irvine, CA
Name
Dan
Boat
N/A
It shares some common parts with the TLD30II. Reel Connection in San Diego is the specialist for TBM reels. Glenn does great work.

619-370-8670
 
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