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Shimano TAC16II 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels

Shimano TAC16II 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels

Price: $549.99
TD Code
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
Mono Line Capacity
Power Pro Capacity
Full Max DragStrike Max DragS A-RB BearingsGear Ratio HighGear Ratio LowWeightPrice
40.0lb22.0lb65.7:13.1:126.5$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
Shimano TAC16II 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels
5 Stars based on 9 Review(s)
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

One of my top two favorite reels.
July 16, 2016
I first used this reel while on a shark fishing trip down in Islamrada Fl. Without any difficulties we were pulling in 200 to 250 lb lemon sharks. After that I was hooked just on the power this reel had. Needless to say, I went out and purchased 3 diffent model sizes and fitted them on matching Terez rods.
Powerful , light, and smooth.
Needs a bigger Handel on the larger reel options.

Richard Hinrichsen
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

The best reel I own!
April 30, 2015
I have used this reel on several fishing trips and replaced all my reels with the talica reels.
There are many!

Bronx, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Smooth as butter!!
April 5, 2015
Recently purchased 16 2 speed Talica and I must say that the reel is beyond smooth and lighter than I expected.
Best out there!!

Belford, NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent Tilefish and Tuna Reel
January 1, 2015
Very smooth operation and drag. Plenty of power and plenty of line capacity.

St Petersburg, FL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Fantastic Reel!
September 24, 2014
This is a great reel for anything that swims on the westcoast of Florida. Its smooth, lightweight and compact for its power, and casts great. We use it for everything from flatlining for kingfish, jigging for blackfin tuna and amberjack, and bottom fishing for grouper and snapper. Whatever you can throw at this little reel it will handle it with ease. Highly recommended!
Lightweight and compact for its power, great freespool, fast retrieve but very powerful low gear too

Long Beach, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Shimano Talica 16
September 17, 2014
Very nice 2 speed reel but you get what you pay for. Any reel that costs $500 should be awesome and this is no exception to that rule. The 8, 10, 12 and 16 are great but not a big fan of the 20, 25 or 50. Over priced for the amount of drag you get.

clayton, NC
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

awesome reel
March 18, 2014
this is my most used and abused reel. it has handled everything ive ever thrown at it. I have used it on everything from commercial grouper fishing to a 250lb Bluefin tuna. I'd love to know the amount of fish this little reel has pulled over the rail.
small and light for its strength. durable. its a shimano

Kealakekua, HI
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

This as an awesome all around 2speed reel!
December 2, 2013
This is a great 2speed reel that is small and light but can bring in big fish!

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Shimano TAC16II 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels
December 2, 2012
Good 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels for fishing in Northern countries.

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