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« on: July 06, 2019, 10:34:13 AM »

While reading a thread on surface iron reels in Bloody Decks I saw a comment that the TRQ star drags have been discontinued.

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 03:15:18 PM »

They are on sale right now. Find it very hard to believe they are no more... Jeff
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 03:05:35 AM »

Torque SD have been discontinued.

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 05:15:28 AM »

Oh No !!

 Will there be a replacement coming ?
 
 Were they not selling as well as expected ?

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 05:15:58 AM »

Bummer, I was impressed with the one I worked on last month.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 05:49:28 AM »

This is ICAST week! They're coming out with a new Torque TRQ15XNLD2 which is a narrow 25, not a narrow 15.  The Torques will all be available in silver as well as gold.  Penn is also coming out with a new Fathom II lineup.

The coolest stuff looks to be the new Shimano Speedmaster II's which look like lower priced Talica's. Now they'll have the Torium/Trinidad and Speedmaster/Talica lines.  Now they just need to update the old Tiagras so they'll have something to take on the Penn Internationals and Okuma Makaira's.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 07:35:07 AM »

Mark, I thought the Shimano Talica was right up there with the Penn VISX and Okuma Makaira as the top, go to big fish reels?
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2019, 07:51:46 AM »

The Talicas are built on the light side.  They don't have a heavy/strong frame like an International/Makaira/Tiagra.
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2019, 12:43:53 AM »

This is ICAST week! They're coming out with a new Torque TRQ15XNLD2 which is a narrow 25, not a narrow 15.  The Torques will all be available in silver as well as gold.  Penn is also coming out with a new Fathom II lineup.

The coolest stuff looks to be the new Shimano Speedmaster II's which look like lower priced Talica's. Now they'll have the Torium/Trinidad and Speedmaster/Talica lines.  Now they just need to update the old Tiagras so they'll have something to take on the Penn Internationals and Okuma Makaira's.


To clarify, the new size is referred to as a "15", because in the numbering system for PENN's new models, it indicates that it holds 300 yards of "that" pound test monofilament. This model has the same total capacity as the other models designated "15", but the "XN" tells you it is the taller/narrower configuration. It is a very cool size, and although targeting the "Slow Pitch Jigging" market, numerous San Digo-based anglers have already said they will use it for yo-yo'ing CA-style iron, and 30-40 pound live bait duties for tuna.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2019, 07:36:26 AM »

The new Torque 15 is larger than the current Torque/Fathom/Squall 15's, right?
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2019, 12:01:37 PM »

It's a thinned down 25N same capacity as the Torque 15... Jeff
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2019, 06:23:17 AM »

Yup, it is a Torque "25NN".  

Too bad I've been "working" lately and have some $, I ordered one this morning.  I'm waiting for a TRQ40XNLD2 to come out now.
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2019, 06:28:55 PM »

Heard the shipping department has been working overtime, and several San Diego area dealers have already received them, and anglers immediately buying them.
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2019, 10:22:23 AM »

While reading a thread on surface iron reels in Bloody Decks I saw a comment that the TRQ star drags have been discontinued.

Jack

that would be very stupid
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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2019, 10:58:38 AM »

While reading a thread on surface iron reels in Bloody Decks I saw a comment that the TRQ star drags have been discontinued.

Jack

that would be very stupid

    I agree with the sentiment. But it is true. What I have felt is / was the best star drag ever made is no more. Penn has them listed on sale on their site to clear out remaining inventory. Not enough people had the same feelings about this series of reels as my self & others. I had a bad feeling when several months ago Charkbait chose to no longer keep them in inventory

    None of the newer star drags come close to the all around performance & capability of the Torque star drag. People do not wish to pay the associated price that comes with a stellar, benchmark star drag & that is the sad fact of this matter... Jeff
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