The leverage created by an angler in a game chair or stand-up rod bucket and harness with a big fish on the end of the line creates an enormous amount of pressure. That’s why the Tiagra’s one-piece frame is machine-cut from aluminium tube to a thickness of seven millimetres. It’s also why Tiagra has A-RB bearings, heavy-duty stainless steel gears, and a two speed shifting mechanism where the pinion and drive gears are continuously meshed.
The Shimano Tiagra also features a calibrated pre-set drag knob, which has detents that adjust in approximately half-pound increments. It is, however, only a reference guide to be used when setting the drag, and is no substitute for doing it through a loaded rod with a set of scales.
- High Crank Power rating
- 13-45 Drag Power range (kg)
- 38-56/91-104 Retrieve range (cm)
- N/A Cast Rating
- 992-4936 Weight range (g)
- Lever Drag
- Hydrothermal Drag