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Shimano Talica 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels

Shimano Talica 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels

High Speed and Power, Compact Design with Excellent Live-Bait Castability

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Model
TD Code
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
Mono Line Capacity
(lb./yds)
Power Pro Capacity
(lb./yds)
Full Max DragStrike Max DragS A-RB BearingsGear Ratio HighGear Ratio LowWeightPrice
TAC8II
SHM-1554
38/2515/280
20/200
25/165
40/395
50/390
65/235
20.0lb13.0lb66.2:14.1:118.2$499.99 USD
TAC10II
SHM-1555
38/2515/380
20/270
25/215
40/540
50/535
65/335
20.0lb13.0lb66.2:14.1:118.6$499.99 USD
TAC12II
SHM-1556
41/2220/350
25/280
30/230
50/700
65/400
80/355
40.0lb22.0lb65.7:13.1:125.7$549.99 USD
TAC16II
SHM-1557
41/2220/440
25/350
30/300
50/845
65/485
80/430
40.0lb22.0lb65.7:13.1:126.5$549.99 USD
TAC20II
SHM-1627
46/2030/470
40/320
50/260
65/725
80/575
100/435
45lb30lb65.2:12.3:132.3$629.99 USD
TAC25II
SHM-1628
46/2030/550
40/420
50/340
65/1010
80/730
100/470
45lb30lb65.2:12.3:133.2$649.99 USD
TAC50II
SHM-1948
45/2060/440
80/340
100/250
80/1120
100/945
150/825
60lb53lb63.8:11.7:156.0$1,199.99 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 44 reviews
By Capt Kevin Beach
Venice, La
October 11, 2018
Perfect Jigging reel
Light weight and powerful. A vertical jigging dream. Cant praise the TAC16II enough!!!!!
By Capt Kevin Beach
Venice, La
October 11, 2018
Perfect Power
I don't know of another lightweight reel that offers the perfect balance of heavy line capacity, smooth drag, and is still cast live baits with ease. The TAC50II has allowed my clients to quickly and effectively land fish that they never dreamed of!!! This year alone the TAC50II has put the breaks on marlin over 600lbs and Bluefin tuna up to 550lbs in 3000+ feet of water!!!!
By Capt Kevin Beach
Venice, La
October 11, 2018
A true Work Horse
Over 600 days of fishing with the TAC25II and the reels have holdup unbelievably well!!!! We have caught everything from mahi to marlin. Yellowfin tuna up to 200lbs. Smooth and dependable.
By Edward
Hamersville, OH
August 22, 2018
Great reel!
This reel is awesome! Better than expected and super smooth!
By Tha Kad
New Jersey
July 11, 2018
Excellent Reel
Great reel for both tile fishing and tuna fishing.
By Rolando
Miami, FL
June 7, 2018
The best!
These Tal?ca reels are the best. So light, smooth and powerful. Live this reel. Very well made
By Wayne Thompson
Auckland Nz
May 19, 2018
LAND BASED CASTING
Casts a mile and a lot stronger drag than the thorium 50.
ProsHuge drag Casts well
By Steve Papen
St Petersburg, Florida
March 20, 2018
Best of the best
As a full time charterboat operator I need my gear to perform on a daily basis and never let my customers down. This reel coupled with super braid like Power Pro has changed the bottom fishing game for me. My customers are now landing with ease the larger fish that used to break them off quickly, thus helping me make memories for many anglers. The monstrous drag gives us the ability to stop big fish in their tracks and the 2 speed option the Talica offers gives us the ability to wrench those larger fish away from the rocks. Thanks goes out to the designers at Shimano for delivering such a powerful reel in a small package.
By Doug
Ocean City, NJ
February 22, 2018
Great Reel
Started fishing them last summer and they worked for everything. White Marlin, Tuna, Mahi, and shark. No problems and outstanding performance.
ProsLots of line and not too heavy
By Magdiel
Miami, FL
November 9, 2017
Great reel
Another great reel in the talica lineup. I have this one spooled with braid and I use it for my bottom rod on the reef and when drifting.
By JD
so-cal
September 11, 2017
great reel
awesome reel been using it for casting live bait to marlin.
Prosvery smooth and powerful has more drag then you will ever need.
Consnone
By Mike
San Diego, CA
September 7, 2017
Smooth, powerful, and go-to
Fantastic reel incredibly smooth and powerful. Loud clicker, comfortable size and handling. What more could you ask for. This is my go-to reel for fishing out here in So Cal waters.
By jim
Northeast canyons
August 24, 2017
tac II 25, / treez combo, If you fish stand up..sell your old gear and just fish this.
Shimano hit a home run when they paired the terez and tacII line up. The light weight and amazing power combined with the capacity that today's braided line gives you is a total game changer. When you land a big fish on one of these set ups, you will not go back to that heavy clunky gold reel you have no matter how reliable it is. IMO what makes this so great is the range of fish you can catch with this set up and still have it be sporty. Weather it is a 5 # mahi or a 500# marlin or giant tuna and everything in between these reels/rods have done it...not from a gunnel, not from a chair or battle station but stand up with a belt or harness. You simply don't fight the tackle anymore, you fight the fish. It may look too light weight but trust the ratings. Get one, load it with braid and a top shot of mono and really enjoy fishing. To be perfectly honest, I sold all my heavy gear and just fish with this now The 25 is perfect, for 90% of fish you catch, the 50 is required for the other 10%.
Prospower to weight ratio, capacity,
ConsWish they made 35 wide to fill out the line up gap Clicker is not as loud as I would like
By david togashi
California
August 5, 2017
Fish shimano
Just fish shimano, that's all I can say. And maybe f you're gonna be goin after big fish, fish Talica. 2 speed 25s and 50s are all you need. They hold a ton of little me, and yes go with the recommended power pro. Power prep has figured out a smaller diameter with the same strength. Check out max Quattro.
ProsAll
ConsNone
By David
grand terrace, CA
July 28, 2017
The Best
These reels are the best. They can handle just about anything. Smoothwind, good cast ability. Heavy drag for a fairly small reel. Holds a lot of braid.
ProsDrag and line capacity.
16 Questions & 17 Answers
Tracy
from Wilmington, De asked:
February 11, 2018
Do they make this reel with a left hand retrieve
1 Answers
Shimano Talica's are only available in a right hand retrieve.
Bernie
on February 12, 2018

James
from New York asked:
November 19, 2017
What shimano rod should I pair up with a talica 25 2 speed for jigging tuna ?
1 Answers
Depending on the species of tuna you would be fishing for I would say the Shimano Trevala Butterfly Jigging Casting Rods would pair up nice with the Talica.
Bernie
on November 20, 2017

Willie Munoz
from San Diego asked:
March 23, 2018
Tac20II, fishing San Diego waters what Rod would you suggest ?
1 Answers
The 6'6'' or 7' H models would be good options for the Talica 20 your looking to fish with in San Diego.
Donald
on March 27, 2018

Cris
from Sacramento, Ca asked:
November 23, 2017
What class or rating of conventional terez Rod for this reel which will be use for blue fin tuna 80-100 lbs. in San Diego? And also what size tackle direct reel cover fit best? Thanks.
1 Answers
The Talica 20 would be the best fit for the size tuna your targeting and use a size Large Shimano reel cover.
Donald
on November 27, 2017

John Cody
from CT asked:
May 16, 2017
Would the talica be good for jigging?
2 Answers
John, Hello yes the talica would be a good reel for jigging.
Tyler
on May 17, 2017
The Talica series reels can be used for jigging.
Donald
on May 17, 2017

Mike
from Manasquan, NJ asked:
March 6, 2017
Would this reel be a good choice for trolling the canyons? If so What Shimano rod would work well to fit this?
1 Answers
The Talica is an excellent choice for offshore trolling. The Shimano Tallus or Terez trolling rods are the rods you will want to pair one up with.
Devon
on March 7, 2017

barry
from NY asked:
March 3, 2017
is the 20ii or 25ii too much for tile fishing? I already have the 16ii .
1 Answers
The Talica 16 would be a useful reel for tile fishing in NJ. Thank you for considering TcakleDirect for your fishing needs and have a great day.
Donald
on March 3, 2017

BEN
from Georgia asked:
January 23, 2017
ARE TALICA 8 AND 10 SAME SIZE OF REEL BODY BUT DIFFERENT LINE CAPACITY? I NEED ONE FOR BOTTOM FISHING SPEICES LIKE SNAPPER, GROUPER AND FUTURE AJS. WHICH SIZE OF TALICA WOULD GET THE JOB DONE. THANKS
1 Answers
Yes, the body of the reel is virtually identical and i would recommend using the 10 for more line capacity.
Donald
on January 24, 2017

Jerry Little
from jlittle@alphalumber.net asked:
January 2, 2017
What is line size and capacity for 10ll.
1 Answers
The mono specs are 15/380 20/270 25/215 and the braid specs are 40/540 50/535 65/335.
Donald
on January 3, 2017

Ed
from Torrance, Ca asked:
December 18, 2015
I plan on fishing a Calstar 800 50-80lb, rod for tuna . Which two speed lever drag reels would be best for that application. Easy casting and distance is important to me.Of course the smoother the drag the better. I currently have a 20 Trinidad and Torium 30. Thanks
1 Answers
There are a lot of options for that application. I would recommend taking a look at Avet reels with the Magic Cast feature. Another very solid option would be the Shimano Talica II.
David
on December 21, 2015

fred factuar
from santee, ca. asked:
September 19, 2015
what is the best way to set the drag on a talica 10 2 speed reel ?
1 Answers
First, you only adjust your preset drag while the lever is in free spool. You can cause damage to the reel otherwise. You will need to use a spring scale in order to know how many pounds of pressure you would like to have applied when the drag is in strike position. You want to set the drag worth to 25 to 33 percent of the lb test of the line you are using. The most common percentage is 33 percent. But, 25 percent is recommended for trolling for bass or other fish in that class range. You will adjust your drag setting while in free spool, then test it by tying a loop at the end of your line and pulling on the line while the drag is on strike, the reading of the spring scale on that pull will be the setting of the drag.
Kaitryn
on September 27, 2015

Tom
from dallas, tx asked:
July 17, 2015
What would be the best rod for a Talica 25 II for standup fishing?
1 Answers
Depending what you are fishing for, there could be a number of different options. An example is the Shimano Terez series.
David
on July 20, 2015

Ken
from Long Island asked:
June 15, 2015
I am looking to by the Talica 2 speed 25, to troll tuna in the canyon, what rod would you recommend?
1 Answers
Hello Ken. Take a look at the Terez slick butt rods seen here: http://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-terez-slick-butt-stand-up-ring-guide-rods.html These will be perfect for your setup. Feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Brandon
on June 15, 2015

Bert
from BC Canada asked:
April 1, 2015
Is this reel suitable for halibut fishing?
1 Answers
Bert, The Talica series would be an excellent reel for Halibut fishing.
Frank
on April 2, 2015

Jonathan
from Miami, Florida asked:
February 26, 2015
Hello, Is the Talica 2 speed 50II's jump in price from the smaller Talica 25 due to line capacity or is it a different reel altogether? Is the frame alloy the same as the Torsa? Thanks -Jon
1 Answers
Hello Jon. The price difference is for both reasons. It is a significantly larger reel with a much stronger drag system. It is of aluminum construction as well. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Brandon
on March 10, 2015

fred
from new york,ny asked:
January 5, 2014
hi would the talica 16 2 spd be a great reel for tilefish and other wreckfish and also pollock
1 Answers
I think it would be a good choice for that. It is very light and smooth, which is a good choice when stand up fishing. It also has a high line capacity for medium-heavy line weights, which is always a benefit when deep bottom fishing. Overall, this is a great reel to choose and will give you much success through out the years.
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on January 6, 2014

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