The SST-50T is a 50-size (5/0) "topless" reel design made without the traditional top crossbar commonly found in the frames of most big game reels. The "topless" reel frame design is one of Tiburon's innovations created for the California long range anglers who often fish these big reels with live bait as opposed to using them strictly for trolling. The open top of the frame makes the reel easier to cast and easier to control a live bait to give the angler more influence over provoking a strike from a big game fish.
The SST-50W (pictured) is the wide version of Tiburon's new line of 50-size (5/0) Smart Shift reels. This model has the traditional top crossbar in the frame, but it is designed for maximum spool access, again giving the angler added control of the reel. The SST-50W is destined to be the ultimate in big game tournament reels as the patented Smart Shift automatic 2-speed design is perfect for fighting a big fish from the cockpit of a sport-fisher.
As with all Tiburon Smart Shift reels, this big reel will shift gears automatically, not only in response to what the fish is doing, BUT ALSO IN RESPONSE TO WHAT THE SKIPPER OF THE BOAT IS DOING! These are high performance, hi-tech reels that give tournament anglers a clear advantage over the competition.
The Drag Systems in the new SST-50T and SST-50W reels will produce more than 30 lbs. of drag at STRIKE position while maintaining excellent free-spool performance. On average, the drag output of the SST50 reels at the FULL drag position is 45% greater than the initial drag setting at the STRIKE position. As an example, with an initial drag setting of 35 lbs. at STRIKE position, the drag output at FULL position is a whopping 60 lbs.! The line capacity of the SST-50T model is 700 yds. of 130-lb. Spectra, plus a short Mono topshot. The line capacity of the wider SST50W model is 1000 yds. of 130-lb. Spectra, plus a short Mono topshot. The weight of the SST-50T and SST-50W reels is 64 oz. and 66 oz. respectively.
SST-50T Topless Frame Reels
Tiburon’s Smart Shift 5/0 - Topless Frame
SST-50W Wide Frame Reels
Tiburon’s Smart Shift 5/0 - Wide