Shimano Tiagra Reels are widely accepted as the
ultimate offshore reels by captains worldwide because of their
durability and superb performance against the biggest and baddest fish
in the ocean. With the introduction of the newer Shimano Tiagra "A"
series of reels, an improved ratcheting lever drag was introduced,
allowing for more precise drag adjustments, along with an improved
2-speed gearing system. Shimano Tiagra "A" Series Reels (Tiagra 12 and
Tiagra 16 excluded) received an offset ergonomic power grip that gives
anglers more leverage.