Price Paid: 280
Cons: None to report at this time
Pros: Finish, the Hippo grip, new carbon drag system, reel footI'm not rating this product as of yet, as it's new to me at this time (3 more weeks and I'll report back).
I went with the TG-50w because of my positive experience with the smaller TG-15's and the Titus Silver 50w's.
No this is not the same reel as a TS-50, the TG's are definately different and markedly so as the handles are different (longer and shaped in tear drop fashion, and have a non slip rubber grip), the lever for the drag is much beefier than the TS-50's. Also the frame is cut different and the cut out is more "finished" on the TG-50w.
There's a full drag lock out wich is futher up than a Silver 50 and the reel foot mounting hardware is much beefier than a titus silver as well.
I really look forward to using this reel and putting it to the test, it uses stainless components and gears, there are Hex bolts for the side plate instead of screws like on the Titus Silver models, so the initial and overall look and feel of the reel is more robust for the gold version.
I spooled 500 yards of Jinkai 60 lb test smoke blue and put a 300 lb Momoi wind-on flouro leader on with a 300 lb rated Momoi Hi-catch escape proof swivel as far as rigging, the reel is mounted on a Penn International V ASA stand-up 50-100 class rod.
For me, this is a "sexy" setup should prove to be a nice rig for trolling.