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Shimano TAC16II 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
40.0lb22.0lb65.7:13.1:126.5$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
5 Stars based on 9 reviews
By Robert
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.
ProsPowerful , light, and smooth.
ConsNeeds a bigger Handel on the larger reel options.
By Richard Hinrichsen
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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.
ProsThere are many!
By Andy
Bronx, NY
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.
ProsBest out there!!
By Keith
Belford, NJ
Excellent Tilefish and Tuna Reel
January 1, 2015
Very smooth operation and drag. Plenty of power and plenty of line capacity.
By Xiaoyi
St Petersburg, FL
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!
ProsLightweight and compact for its power, great freespool, fast retrieve but very powerful low gear too
By Loren
Long Beach, CA
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.
By jerrry
clayton, NC
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.
Prossmall and light for its strength. durable. its a shimano
By Dustyn
Kealakekua, HI
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!
By Sergey
Shimano TAC16II 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels
December 2, 2012
Good 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels for fishing in Northern countries.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
from san diego asked:
August 13, 2015
What rod would you recommend for a Talica 2 speed for tuna/yellowtail bait casting and throwing jigs? Thanks!
For larger yellowtail and small tuna, I believe that the Shimano Terez would be an excellent option for the kind of fishing that you are doing. I would recommend one of the medium heavy or heavy models. Give us a call if you want more information, or want us to pick a specific model out for you to fit this reel.
on August 14, 2015

from cairo asked:
August 20, 2012
hi need to know spool width for this reel ????
Customer Service
on August 20, 2012

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