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Trinidad_Torium Upgrade Release
DRAG AND HANDLE SHAFT UPGRADES NOW BEING OFFERED
ON SHIMANO TRINIDAD AND TORIUM REELS

IRVINE, Calif. 1/06 -- Saltwater anglers who that prefer to use heavy braided lines are now being offered a drag and handle shaft upgrade to their Trinidad and Torium 16, 20 and 30 size reels.

"This upgrade will definitely aid those customers fishing in the upper end of the drag curve," said Brian Nolte, fishing tackle service manager for Shimano. "Many anglers are using lines with a breaking strength of 50# or higher with the drags tightened down all the way and the upgrade will make the reels perform even better in this range."

"Customers typically fishing lighter mono, up to 30 pound test, in the lower drag ranges most likely won't see a benefit from the upgrade and we recommend they leave their current drag as is. As a matter of fact, this upgrade will actually reduce the drag range and adjustability for these anglers due to the steep drag curve."
Nolte notes that Shimano's service staff will offer the free upgrade to anglers owning Trinidad and Torium 16, 20 and 30 size reels at the upcoming Fred Hall shows in Long Beach, Calif. and San Diego. Shimano's authorized warranty centers can also provide the free upgrade.

"All the Trinidad and Torium reels we now have on the market already are offered with this new upgrade feature," said Nolte. If you're note sure on the reel you own, please bring the reel to one of the upcoming shows, or call our service department at 877/577-0600 and we'll be able to assist you.

For more information on Shimano's customer service and the Trinidad/Torium upgrade feature, visit the Shimano web site at: www.shimano.com.
 
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