Head to your favorite fishing spot with the Tournament Choice® Torrid 400 Spinning Reel Convertible on your rod. The reel features lightweight graphite construction with a slim body design along with 9 ball bearings and one 1-way clutch, instant antireverse bearing to deliver smooth line movement. A titanium-coated line roller offers long-lasting use, while the anodized aluminum handle and soft-touch knob provide control and comfort. Medium/heavy. 260 yards/8 lb., 195 yards/10 lb., 160 yards/12 lb. 9.9 oz.
Features and Benefits
4.9:1 gear ratio for fast retrieves
Oscillating reel mechanism
Soft-touch knob for comfort
Titanium-coated line roller for durability
9 ball bearings and one 1-way clutch, instant antireverse bearing for smooth line movement
2-color anodized spool with porting
Graphite construction with a slim body design for light weight
Multidisc drag system
Anodized aluminum handle for control
Important Product and Safety Information
Proposition 65 warning for California residents: WARNING - This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Line capacity (yards/lb. test):
260/8, 195/10, 160/12
Fishing - Water:
Fishing - Species:
Rated 5 out of
VERY GOOD REEL FOR THE MONEY, GOOD VALUEVERY GOOD REEL FOR THE PRICE, WORKS WELL, SHIPPED FAST, SMOOTH RETRIEVE, WILL TAKE 17 LB MONO LIKE A CHAMP. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THIS REEL, VERY GOOD FEATURES.
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 5 out of
Tournament Choice Torrid 400 Spinning ReelI just recently bought and used this reel this past weekend and it worked wonderfully! It was very smooth spinning and helped me to catch a 30 inch Red fish!
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How do I determine what type of reel I need? Can someone help me understand the gear ratio of a reel?
Asked by: Mrrepo
The gear ratio of a reel is measured by how many times the spool turns for each single turn of the handle. For instance, if a reel has a gear ratio of 6.4:1, every time you turn the handle, the spool inside turns exactly 6.4 times.
As a result, a reel with a gear ratio of 5.1:1 is going to be a much slower reel than one with a 7.1:1 gear ratio - the spool of a 5.1:1 reel will spin 5.1 times with each handle turn, while the 7.1:1 spool will turn 7.1 times with each handle turn.
A lower gear ratio reel (5.1:1 through 5.4:1) is ideal for big baits that pull a lot, such as deep crankbaits. These reels have the highest amount of torque, allowing to put less effort into retrieving the bait and more energy towards finding the fish. These reels are also great for slow rolling big, heavy baits such as spinnerbaits and swimbaits. In cold water, when bass are especially wary, a slow gear ratio is perfect for these slower, non-threatening presentations. A slow reel also aids in keeping these baits in the strike zone longer, which can prove invaluable when fishing moving baits in deep water.
Medium gear ratio reels (6.1:1 thru 6.4:1) are great for multiple techniques and presentations, making them very popular among bass anglers. Whether you’re plowing through nasty cover with a squarebill during the prespawn or bombing spinnerbaits on shallow flats in the fall, a medium gear ratio reel will do the job.
High gear ratio reels (7.1:1 thru 8.1:1) is best when you're fishing any lure that you primarily work with your rod. You’re often pulling the bait with your rod tip, but you need to have the ability to quickly take up your slack when you get a bite. A fast reel also helps when fighting a big bass—you need all the speed you can get in order to quickly pull it away from any line-fraying hazards. Topwaters, jerkbaits, jigs, plastics and even lipless crankbaits warrant the use of a high speed reel. These techniques create a lot of slack in your line, and if you get bit 30 yards away from the boat, a high gear ratio comes in handy for getting a solid hookset.
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Answered by: KimberlyR
Date published: 2016-09-06
how much drag power does this reel have ?
would be very helpful to put that in the specs/description.
Asked by: LS10
The Tournament Choice® Torrid 400 Spinning Reel Convertible has the following specifications:
Number of bearings: 10
Line capacity (yards/lb. test): 260/8, 195/10, 160/12
Gear ratio: 4.9:1