Shimano TAC12 Talica Reels
|Line Retrieve Per Crank (in)||Mono Line Capacity (Test/yd)||Power Pro Line Capacity (Test/yd)||Full Max Drag with Freespool (lb)||Strike Max Drag with Freespool (lb)||S A-RB Ball Bearing||A-RB Roller Bearing||Gear Ratio||Weight||Price|
Smooth drag is very important and one that Shimano prides itself upon throughout the product line. Talica is no exception to the rule. However, being able to fish 3 to 4 line classes heavier than you would normally on a reel of its size makes Talica more fun to fish since you spend less time fighting your tackle and more time fighting the fish. Pre-installed with an L.R.S. (Long Range Special) style drag cam, which is designed to provide maximum drag output for heavy settings with heavy line, the Talica Single speeds are specifically designed for fishing heavy PowerPro Hollow-Ace with short Fluorocarbon topshots. The 8 & 10 sizes will fish 50 pound PowerPro Hollow-Ace with ease, while the 12 & 16 sizes can utilize up to 100 pound Hollow-Ace!
- Compact, High Speed, Castable Lever Drag, with High Capacity
- E.I. Surface Treatment for extreme corrosion protection
- 2 year warranty with online registration
- Comes with L.R.S Drag Cam Pre-Installed
- 20# Monofilament Cam included in box
- 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 Spool Support Bearings for excellent live-bait castability
- Topless Design
- Oversized Carbon Drag Washers for Ultra-High Drag Pressures
- Waterproof Drag (when engaged)
- Silent Anti-Reverse
- Ergonomic Power Handle
- Super Stopper with Assist Stopper
- Ratcheting Drag Lever
- Preset Knob with Click
- HEG (High Efficiency Gearing)
- S A-RB (Shielded A-RB Ball Bearings)
- A-RB Roller Bearing
- Aluminum Rod Clamp
- Approved for use in Saltwater
- Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
5 Stars based on 7 reviews
East Elmhurst, NY
December 24, 2016
Great lever drag for any consideration...sleek, light, durable, beautiful workmanship and great drag as usual by Shimano. This is their best reel IMO
ProsSo light for the power you get
November 2, 2016
Powerful and smooth
Have been using it for jigging for the past 3 seasons. Excellent reel.
By Jean Dupre
February 8, 2016
GREAT LITTLE REEL WITH BACK BONE,CAN FISH FROM 20LB. TO 50LB. WITH NO PROBLEM.
Newport Beach, ca
May 8, 2015
I am going to buy more.
February 25, 2015
By MIKE DAMON
July 28, 2014
NEED LEFT HAND REAL
Why no left hand real in the Talica 8 or 10 as all my other's are l/h no experience will buy a Avent l/x 6/3 l/h M.D.
ConsNO L/H ONE
New York, NY
May 18, 2013
I was looking for a light weight, single speed, compact, lever drag reel with a speedy retrieve. The Shimano Talica TAC8 was exactly what I was looking for. Silky smooth drag, strong cranking power, easy casting, and durable finish. Ive taken it out over a dozen times and just hosed it down afterwards, looks like I just took it out of the box. I do wish it was slightly lighter and more compact.
ProsSmooth drag, durable finish, easy on/off clicker, easy to cast, cracking power, great looking reel
ConsWish it was a little more compact and lighter (like the Okuma Andros), and a deeper cut-out on the frame for spool thumbing.
1 Question & 1 Answer
from San Diego, CA asked:
April 26, 2017
TAC12 Single Speed versus TAC12 2-Speed San Diego Based Fisherman. Is there a benefit to getting a Single Speed over a 2-Speed other than Price Point? Thanks
Given the way certain species fight, it may benefit you to have a 2-speed reel. A lower speed will give you more leverage over an extremely heavy fish that feels like deadweight on the end of your line, such as large sharks. A higher speed will benefit in instances where you need to pick up line quickly. For example, anglers who target marlin or sailfish prefer faster speeds because the fish can quickly change direction and run towards the boat.
on April 28, 2017