Shimano Talica Single Speed Reels

Shimano Talica Single Speed Reels

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Model
TD Code
Line Retrieve Per Crank (in)Mono Line Capacity (Test/yd)Power Pro Line Capacity (Test/yd)Full Max Drag with Freespool (lb)Strike Max Drag with Freespool (lb)S A-RB Ball BearingA-RB Roller BearingGear RatioWeightPrice
TAC8
SHM-1571
3815/280
20/200
25/165
40/395
50/390
65/235
2013616.2:115.9oz$459.99 USD
TAC10
SHM-1572
3815/380
20/270
25/215
40/540
50/535
65/335
2013616.2:116.4oz$469.99 USD
TAC12
SHM-1573
4120/350
25/280
30/230
50/700
65/400
80/355
4022615.7:123.1oz$489.99 USD
TAC16
SHM-1574
4120/440
25/350
30/300
50/845
65/485
80/430
4022615.7:123.6oz$499.99 USD
Smooth drag is very important and one that Shimano prides itself upon throughout the product line. Talica is no exception to the rule. However, being able to fish 3 to 4 line classes heavier than you would normally on a reel of its size makes Talica more fun to fish since you spend less time fighting your tackle and more time fighting the fish. Pre-installed with an L.R.S. (Long Range Special) style drag cam, which is designed to provide maximum drag output for heavy settings with heavy line, the Talica Single speeds are specifically designed for fishing heavy PowerPro Hollow-Ace with short Fluorocarbon topshots. The 8 & 10 sizes will fish 50 pound PowerPro Hollow-Ace with ease, while the 12 & 16 sizes can utilize up to 100 pound Hollow-Ace!
5 Stars based on 9 reviews
By Ryan
Virginia Beach, VA
A masterpiece
June 24, 2021
Probably the nicest reel Shimano makes. In the smaller sizes the single speed makes more sense to me. The size 8 just a bit larger than a talica 12.
By Capt R.
Southampton, NJ
Great Reel
February 6, 2021
Handles big fish with ease. Smooth as silk and powerful as a tank. Nothing bad about it.
By George
East Elmhurst, NY
Awesome reel
December 24, 2016
Great lever drag for any consideration...sleek, light, durable, beautiful workmanship and great drag as usual by Shimano. This is their best reel IMO
Pros
  • So light for the power you get
Cons
  • none
By Miseel
Kuwait
Powerful and smooth
November 2, 2016
Have been using it for jigging for the past 3 seasons. Excellent reel.
Pros
  • Drag
  • Smooth
By Jean D.
southern California
AWESOME
February 8, 2016
GREAT LITTLE REEL WITH BACK BONE,CAN FISH
FROM 20LB. TO 50LB. WITH NO PROBLEM.
By T
Newport Beach, ca
Great performance
May 8, 2015
I am going to buy more.
By RAY
FLA
TALICA 12
February 25, 2015
VERY SMOOTH
By MIKE D.
United States
NEED LEFT HAND REAL
July 28, 2014
Why no left hand real in the Talica 8 or 10 as all my other's are l/h no experience will buy a Avent l/x 6/3 l/h M.D.
Cons
  • NO L/H ONE
By Pete
New York, NY
Great reel!
May 18, 2013
I was looking for a light weight, single speed, compact, lever drag reel with a speedy retrieve. The Shimano Talica TAC8 was exactly what I was looking for. Silky smooth drag, strong cranking power, easy casting, and durable finish. Ive taken it out over a dozen times and just hosed it down afterwards, looks like I just took it out of the box. I do wish it was slightly lighter and more compact.
Pros
  • Smooth drag, durable finish, easy on/off clicker, easy to cast, cracking power, great looking reel
Cons
  • Wish it was a little more compact and lighter (like the Okuma Andros), and a deeper cut-out on the frame for spool thumbing.
4 Questions & 6 Answers
Tim
from marmora nj asked:
March 12, 2022
What rod would you suggest for the talica 16?
1 Answer
Hi Tim, Depending on what your fishing for I would recommend a Shimano TLXC60XH Tallus PX Conventional Rod. https://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-tlxc60xh-tallus-px-conventional-rod.html This rod would be ideal for offshore chunking and light trolling applications and would pair nicely with the Shimano Talica 16. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on March 15, 2022

henry
from long island sound asked:
April 19, 2018
I fish from Hudson River to Cape Cod, mostly, stripped bass, black fish, sea bass, fluke and porgies, which Talica single speed do you recommend.
1 Answer
The Talica 10 would be the best model size for a all around reel fishing for Striped Bass, black fish, fluke and porgies.
Submitted by: Donald on April 20, 2018

Marc T
from philadelphia asked:
July 20, 2015
considering a Talica 10 for fishing the florida keys - mostly Tarpon. should I get a single speed or two speed version? would also like to use it for yellowtail in san diego, maybe some light bottom fishing (flounder, small snapper, sea bass)
1 Answer
The reel would work for those applications. The two speed would make it easier to winch in big fish but it is not absolutely necessary for the fishing that you are doing.
Submitted by: David on July 21, 2015

jeff
from Long Island Sound asked:
April 20, 2012
if I am primarily fishing in Long Island Sound for strippers, is there any reason why I'd want to spend the extra money on the talica II versus the I?
3 Answers
no for striper u dont need a low gear i have a 2 speen tyrnos 8 for striper and i dont use the low gear also stay with the small talicas like the 8 and 10
Submitted by: Alex on September 26, 2012 from margate city nj
for striper fishing you dont need a 2 speed it just makes the reel heavier when battling that big cow;) also i would recommend the trinidad 14a its lighter and better suited for that. i made the mistake of getting the tyrnos 8 2 speed for striper and its heavy and not the best for it, now i have the trinidad and love it.
Submitted by: Alex Chell on January 19, 2013 from margate nj
I have a tac II 16. the advantage to the II is being able to drop down to low gear which will make it easier to wind the reel on a big fish. I use mine for grouper fishing mainly and if I get a big one and cant crank the handle I put it in low and bring him on in.
Submitted by: jerrry on March 18, 2014 from clayton, NC

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