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Shimano Talica TAC12II 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels
TD Code
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
Mono Line Capacity
Power Pro Capacity
Full Max DragStrike Max DragS A-RB BearingsGear Ratio HighGear Ratio LowWeightPrice
40.0lb22.0lb65.7:13.1:125.7$549.99 USD
The Shimano Talica 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels are high speed, compact lever drags with powerful gears and drag curves. These reels were designed for fly-lining live baits or chunks into the chum line on Long Range stand-up tuna boats, utilizing PowerPro with short top shots. Small Reel - Big Fish! The TAC8II and TAC10II were designed for fishing 40-50lb PowerPro with a 30-40 Fluorocarbon leader (up to 13 lbs of drag at strike and 20 lbs at full), whereas the TAC12II and TAC16II were designed for fishing 65lb-80lb PowerPro with a 60lb-80lb Fluorocarbon top shots (up to 22lbs of drag at strike and 40 lbs. at full).
Shimano Talica II Lever Drag Reels Features
  • 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
5 Stars based on 7 reviews
By Mike
norco CA
Fish Beware
July 29, 2015
Went Fishing out of San Diego CA . Tuna, Yellowtail and on live bate 30 plus pounds. Reels worked great.
ProsGreat drag control. Lots of power with the two speed reel.
By Brian
Best 2 Speed Reel
April 7, 2015
Smooth drag and quick gear switching from high to low when reeling in your fish.
By Keith
Belford, NJ
Excellent Tilefish and Tuna Reel
January 1, 2015
Very smooth operation and drag. Plenty of power. Plenty of line capacity.
By John C
Orange, Ca
Excellent tuna reel
October 4, 2014
Took my new talica tac1211 2 speed lever drag on my new Phenix my rod and I was amazed with its power. Excellent Drag system! Great reel balance for casting live baits. Caught a bunch of wft and skip jack on my first trip without any glitches. Looking forward on using it again soon.
ProsNice looking reel, excellent drag, light, great balance for casting live bait
By Jose
West Hills, CA
Super powerful and very smooth.
June 21, 2014
I love this reel, a little on the heavy side but it compensate for the drag power. I am thinking about getting another on the single speed size 8.
ConsNot made in the U.S.
By stephen
United States
Amazing Reel!!!!
July 19, 2013
Amazing Reel!!!!
By Steve
Fishers, Indiana
July 15, 2012
I received this reel from Tackle Direct in lighting fast time. I could not ask for a finer reel for its intended purpose. I will buy from Tackle Direct again!
ProsLight weight and excellent free spool
2 Questions & 2 Answers
from Texas asked:
February 19, 2016
Would a Terez 7ft casting medium weight rod hold this reel? I want to use it to reel in small snapper but be able to handle a 40lb cobia in case I hook one
Yes, the Terez 7' medium can definitely be paired up with a TAC12II. Sounds like a great combo choice!
on February 20, 2016

from Cprus asked:
January 21, 2013
This reel left or right?
The Talica reels are only made in a right handed version.
Customer Service
on January 21, 2013

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