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Shimano Talica II
Shimano Talica II
  • Manufactured by: Shimano

Price:   Starting at: $499.99

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NOTE: Sizes 8, 10, 16, 25, 50 will be unavailable until after 01/01/2021

Model Line Retrieve Per Crank (in)n Mono Line Capacity (# Test/yd) PowerPro Line Capacity (#Test/yd) Full Max Drag with Freespool (lb) Strike Max Drag with Freespool (lb) A-RB Ball Bearings High Gear Ratio Low Gear Ratio Weight (oz)
TAC8II 38/25 15/280,20/200,25/165 40/395, 50/390, 65/235 20.0 13.0 6 6.2:1 4.1:1 18.2
TAC10II 38/25 15/380,20/270,25/215 40/540, 50/535, 65/335 20.0 13.0 6 6.2:1 4.1:1 18.6
TAC12II 41/22 20/350,25/280,30/230 50/700, 65/400, 80/355 40.0 22.0 6 5.7:1 3.1:1 25.7
TAC16II 41/22 20/440,25/350,30/300 50/845, 65/485, 80/430 40.0 22.0 6 5.7:1 3.1:1 26.5
TAC20II 46/20 30/470,40/320,50/260 65/725,80/575,100/435 45 30 6 5.2:1 2.3:1 32.3
TAC25II 46/20 30/550,40/420,50/340 65/880,80/725,100/610 45 30 6 5.2:1 2.3:1 33.2
TAC50II 45/20 60/440,80/340,100/250 80/1120,100/945,150/825 60 53 6 3.8:1 1.7:1 56.0

Power Beast to Next Level
Max drag of 60 lbs. with Freespool, West Coast Rail Standing Special, Castable Design

Fly-lining live baits. Catching big fish on small leverdrags. Common sense says that this is an oxymoron. Star Drags are better casters by nature. They have lighter spools because the drags are in the gears, not the spool. Lever Drags tend to have more power in the drag system because their washers are so much larger.

With Talica 2-Speeds we set out to break the mold. We wanted to make a 2-Speed Leverdrag that could underhand a sardine 40 feet to the chum line with ease. We also wanted to increase the fishable drag capabilities of a small diameter reel to fish with heavy PowerPro and short Fluorocarbon top shots that anglers are using to land huge fish.

We also know, from our successes with HEG (High Efficiency Gearing) in our Star Drag reels, that we could make the ultimate 2-Speed: one with fast line pickup compared to traditional 2-speeds but with unbelievable crank power in either gear ratio. So when you drop it into low on a circling Tuna at deep color, instead of gaining a couple inches, you are gaining around 2 feet.

  • * Compact, High Speed, Castable Lever Drag, with High Capacity
  • * E.I. Surface Treatment for extreme corrosion protection
  • * 2 year warranty with online registration
  • * One-Piece Cold Forged and Machined Aluminum Frame with E.I.
  • * Machined Aluminum Handle-Side Sideplate with E.I.
  • * Cold Forged Machined Aluminum Spool with E.I.
  • * Lightweight Spool with Greaseless Support Bearings for excellent live-bait castability
  • * Topless Design
  • * Oversized Carbon Drag Washers for Ultra-High Drag Pressures
  • * Waterproof Drag (when engaged)
  • * Silent Twin-Pawl Anti-Reverse
  • * Ergonomic Power Handle
  • * Ratcheting Drag Lever
  • * Preset Knob with Click
  • * Clicker
  • * 2-Speed HEG (High Efficiency Gearing)
  • * S A-RB (Shielded A-RB Ball Bearings)
  • * Aluminum Rod Clamp
  • * Approved for use in Saltwater
  • * Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines

High Effeciency Gearing (HEG)
HEG consists of not only the gears, but also the frame, setplate, and handle-side sideplate. First we increased the size of the drive gear and the pinion gear to offer increased leverage and power. By using a one-piece frame that incorporates the setplate and adding a one-piece stamped sideplate, we have eliminated flex in the drivetrain that causes normal gears to bind under pressure. By eliminating the flex and increasing the leverage, we are able to provide high-speed retrieves and deliver an incredible amount of torque, while maintaining the smooth, silent retrieve Shimano reels are famous for.

S A-RB Bearings
These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.

Cold Forged Aluminum Spool
These spools provide increased strength and durability over diecast aluminum or graphite spools.