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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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20.0lb13.0lb66.2:14.1:118.2$499.99 USD
20.0lb13.0lb66.2:14.1:118.6$499.99 USD
40.0lb22.0lb65.7:13.1:125.7$549.99 USD
40.0lb22.0lb65.7:13.1:126.5$549.99 USD
45lb30lb65.2:12.3:132.3$639.99 USD
45lb30lb65.2:12.3:133.2$659.99 USD
60lb53lb63.8:11.7:156.0Reg Price $1,199.99Our Price $999.99
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 50 reviews
By Todd
unleash the power
June 4, 2019
I have the TACII 25 and this thing is a workhorse. Set the drag before you go because too much drag takes all the fun out of it. Adjustments are very easy and the reel has tons or torque to bring in that trophy. I haven't tried it bottom fishing yet but I would assume it can bring up big tiles and other beast from the depths.
Prostwo speed drag rating power/torque looks amazing!
By Ronan
Great bottom reels
February 3, 2019
I’ve had a Talica 20 for about a year now and it’s been great. Very durable, high quality, awesome drag, and plenty of line capacity. Perfect for bottom fishing for grouper and tarpon.
By Samuel
reading, PA
Awesome Reel
January 29, 2019
I own 2 Talica 25 reels and they are worth every penny. Spool the reel with 2/3 braid, 1/3 mono and you have the perfect setup for offshore tuna. This reel can stop a train in its tracks.
ProsLight weight, smooth, and powerful.
ConsThe strike position can get a little getting used to. It doesn't take much to go past the strike position if you are not mindful of your reel.
By David
Los Angeles
Great reel
January 7, 2019
Love this reel. The Tac16ii is the perfect size for me. I use it for fly-lining sardines to catch bluefin tuna. Filled with 80# braid, had no problem landing 50-150# fish. Awesome drag, very smooth. Casts very well.
Proslots of drag; 2 speed; reasonable line capacity
Consgets scratched up easily
By Kyle
St Petersburg, FL
January 3, 2019
The one and done reel for saltwater fishing. 20-2 speed is great for everything from small snapper off the bottom, to big MAhi, wahoo, and has enough drag to pull Goliaths from the wreck.
By Mark
Great product
December 19, 2018
I have 5 of these reels plus two of the 16’s. Some of the reels are 6 years old and they remain perfect in every way. Easy to service, great to use and an all around awesome product.
ProsEase of use Resistance to salt water
ConsThe only possible one would be the lack of a casting drag option
By Capt B.
Venice, La
Perfect Jigging reel
October 11, 2018
Light weight and powerful. A vertical jigging dream. Cant praise the TAC16II enough!!!!!
By Capt B.
Venice, La
Perfect Power
October 11, 2018
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 B.
Venice, La
A true Work Horse
October 11, 2018
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
Great reel!
August 22, 2018
This reel is awesome! Better than expected and super smooth!
By Tha K.
New Jersey
Excellent Reel
July 11, 2018
Great reel for both tile fishing and tuna fishing.
By Rolando
Miami, FL
The best!
June 7, 2018
These Tal?ca reels are the best. So light, smooth and powerful.

Live this reel. Very well made
By Wayne T.
Auckland Nz
May 19, 2018
Casts a mile and a lot stronger drag than the thorium 50.
ProsHuge drag Casts well
By Steve P.
St Petersburg, Florida
Best of the best
March 20, 2018
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
Great Reel
February 22, 2018
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
17 Questions & 18 Answers
from Wilmington, De asked:
February 11, 2018
Do they make this reel with a left hand retrieve
1 Answer
Shimano Talica's are only available in a right hand retrieve.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 12, 2018

from New York asked:
November 19, 2017
What shimano rod should I pair up with a talica 25 2 speed for jigging tuna ?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 20, 2017

James t
from Apopka asked:
May 12, 2019
What would be a good rod to pair for Goliath grouper
1 Answer
Yes Sir
Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on May 24, 2019

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

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 Answer
The Talica 20 would be the best fit for the size tuna your targeting and use a size Large Shimano reel cover.
Submitted by: 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.
Submitted by: Tyler on May 17, 2017
The Talica series reels can be used for jigging.
Submitted by: Donald on May 17, 2017

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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Devon on March 7, 2017

from NY asked:
March 3, 2017
is the 20ii or 25ii too much for tile fishing? I already have the 16ii .
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald on March 3, 2017

from Georgia asked:
January 23, 2017
1 Answer
Yes, the body of the reel is virtually identical and i would recommend using the 10 for more line capacity.
Submitted by: Donald on January 24, 2017

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

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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Kaitryn on September 27, 2015

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

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 Answer
Hello Ken. Take a look at the Terez slick butt rods seen here: These will be perfect for your setup. Feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Submitted by: Brandon on June 15, 2015

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

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 Answer
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!
Submitted by: Brandon on March 10, 2015

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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 6, 2014


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