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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 35 reviews
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.
By hyung
dunwoody, GA
July 26, 2017
Heavy duty
I spooled with 60lbs mono and fished red snapper amd grouper on the party boat in Panama city, FL. It was powerful and nice looking reel.
By Robert
NY
July 16, 2016
One of my top two favorite reels.
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 Mike
norco CA
July 29, 2015
Fish Beware
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 jean
Aliso Viejo CA
July 9, 2015
great little reel with backbone
its my to go rod and reel combo when fishing kelp patties offshore.
By Richard Hinrichsen
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
April 30, 2015
The best reel I own!
I have used this reel on several fishing trips and replaced all my reels with the talica reels.
ProsThere are many!
Consnone
By Brian
CA
April 7, 2015
Best 2 Speed Reel
Smooth drag and quick gear switching from high to low when reeling in your fish.
By Andy
Bronx, NY
April 5, 2015
Smooth as butter!!
Recently purchased 16 2 speed Talica and I must say that the reel is beyond smooth and lighter than I expected.
ProsBest out there!!
ConsNone
By Keith
Belford, NJ
January 1, 2015
Excellent Tilefish and Tuna Reel
Very smooth operation and drag. Plenty of power and plenty of line capacity.
By Keith
Belford, NJ
January 1, 2015
Excellent Tilefish and Tuna Reel
Very smooth operation and drag. Plenty of power. Plenty of line capacity.
By BaH
Woodinville, WA
October 9, 2014
Awesome Reel
I pair these with trevala rods and use the 12's and the 8's for albacore off the coast of Washington as well as lingcod. I also use the 12's for halibut. Smooth with plenty of drag, the Talica ii is now the only lever drags reels I'll use. Yes they are pricey but you really do get what you pay for.
ProsSmooth Drag Weight Handle
ConsPrice
By John C
Orange, Ca
October 4, 2014
Excellent tuna reel
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 Xiaoyi
St Petersburg, FL
September 24, 2014
Fantastic Reel!
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
ConsNone!
By Loren
Long Beach, CA
September 17, 2014
Shimano Talica 16
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 Brian
California
June 30, 2014
Nothing bad about this reel.
Well balanced and the two speed is great for hauling in the big fish.
By Jose
West Hills, CA
June 21, 2014
Super powerful and very smooth.
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 JUAN
PUERTO VALLA
June 3, 2014
EXCELENTE CARRTE
EXCELENTE CARRETE POTENTE Y LIGERO, CON LA VELOCIDAD BAJA NO NECESITAS CASTIGAR TU ESPALDA, EL CARRTE LO HACE TODO.
Pros2 VELOCIDADES, LIGERO.
ConsPRECIO
By Keith
Belford, NJ
April 29, 2014
Great Reel
This reel works great for both tuna and tilefish
ProsVery smooth operation and drag, plenty of guts to handle big fish.
By Keith A Diebold
New Jersey
April 25, 2014
Excelent reel
Very smooth drag and smooth operation with plenty of power.
By jerrry
clayton, NC
March 18, 2014
awesome reel
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 chris
NY
February 8, 2014
great overall reel
replacing all of my 50's w/ this reel. tons of power in a small package.
By Dustyn
Kealakekua, HI
December 2, 2013
This as an awesome all around 2speed reel!
This is a great 2speed reel that is small and light but can bring in big fish!
By A. Gari
Red Sea- Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
November 10, 2013
Top Reel From Top Store
The reel is perfect for all kind of fishing. Nothing in water can beat this reel. You never need another one maybe for the rest of life. I have purchased previously Penn rod. TackleDirect sent me both brand new ones fast shipping, reel is in sealed box. They even earned me a discount points for future purcheses. Thank you TackleDirect. Always my favourite store .
ProsSealed brand new and fast shipping.
ConsNothing to mention.
By David
Solana Beach, CA
July 22, 2013
Nice tuna rig
Just got the reel out for tuna in So Cal. One 40lb blue fin later I am very happy with the rig. The powerpro line let me get my bait out past others and to the feeding zone. Only 3 tuna caught that trip. Tuna lit up the reel a few times. Very smooth drag. Had it paired with the 8" terez rod. The combo gave good give and helped offset the braid to floro shock transfer. Rod a bit mushy for a jig but for live bait it tosses the chovie very nice. Put 65lb powerpro and 6 ft leader of flouro on it. Might have been a bit heavy on the line for picky yellow tail but with a bite on the 40lb floro worked good.
By stephen
United States
July 19, 2013
Amazing Reel!!!!
Amazing Reel!!!!
By Brian
Westport, CT
May 29, 2013
Strong looking and functioning reel.
Great reel, really happy. Lever drag works well, very smooth, easy setting indicators. Feels great, good weight, looks really good too. Smooth operation all the way around.
By Sergey
Russia
December 2, 2012
Shimano TAC16II 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels
Good 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels for fishing in Northern countries.
By EDUARDO
MIAMI, FL
September 19, 2012
ITS THE BEST REEL IN THE WORLD
I am very impressed with THIS REEL
ProsITS EASY TO USE
ConsNONE
By Jon
Cape May, NJ
September 18, 2012
Talica 20 and 25
Bought both reels and paired them with Trevala jigging rods. They appear to be a really quality item. Used them once so far on and overnight tuna trip. No tuna, but they handled a huge thresher shark and a big hammerhead with no difficulty at all. Drags are smooth. Setting drag is easy. I have other quality offshore reels and these match up favorably with the best of them. With braid line you can load them up with enough capacity to handle just about anything we find on the east coast short of a true giant blue fin
Proseverything
Consnothing
By Steve
Fishers, Indiana
July 15, 2012
Talica12II
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
Consnone
13 Questions & 14 Answers
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

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.
Customer Service
on January 6, 2014

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