Shimano Talica TAC20IICAM 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels

Shimano Talica TAC20IICAM 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels

Price: $639.99
TD Code
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
Mono Line Capacity
Power Pro Capacity
Full Max DragStrike Max DragS A-RB BearingsGear Ratio HighGear Ratio LowWeightPrice
45lb30lb65.2:12.3:132.3oz$639.99 USD
You've never seen a power-to-size ratio like the one the Shimano Talica 20IICAM conventional reel brings to the fishing table. Shimano Talica 2-Speed Lever Drag Reels are high-speed, compact lever drags with powerful high-efficiency gears and drag curves. The CAM drag system is powerful and ultra-smooth for drawn-out battles with offshore game fish. These reels were designed for fly-lining live baits or chunks into the chum line on long range stand-up tuna boats. By utilizing Power Pro and other modern braided lines with short fluorocarbon top shots, you can land anything from Pacific snook to the largest pelagic species. It's a small reel that brings in big fish!

Like all Shimano reels, the Talica 20 uses the most advanced materials and construction. It's built with a one-piece cold-forged aluminum frame, spool and handle-side side plate that's lightweight and strong for live bait casting. Other features include a comfortable power handle, a preset clicker knob and an E.I. anti-corrosion surface treatment. The TAC20 can be loaded with up to 50-lb. mono line or 100-lb. Power Pro braided line - but the braided line is when it really shines. Use the best small 2-speed lever drag saltwater real available by ordering the Shimano Talica TAC20IICAM from TackleDirect. We ship anywhere in the world and guarantee your satisfaction on all orders.
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 66 reviews
By William
Rancho cordova
April 13, 2021
Great reel for big fish. In a class all its own
Pros2 speed great workmanship top of the line mechanics
ConsSmaller than I thought
By Hunter
Ocean city Maryland
Light powerhouse
January 21, 2021
I bought 2 talica 16 2 speed and have them paired up on 6ft Connelly fishing rods. Great light trolling setup.
By Alex
Talica 20 2-speed is a tank
December 30, 2020
I bought a pair of the 2-speed Talica 20s and loaded them with 80lb braid. This baby had no problem hauling in a big-boy Goliath grouper and the low gear was key. It's impressive how much drag and power this has, especially given the relatively compact size and light weight.
Love this reel.
By Nathan
Great Reel!
December 13, 2020
I bought the 50 just because of the in per turn but it turned out to be one of the best offshore reels I have. Not only does it have great inches per turn but it is light and has great drag. The line capacity is the only bad part but I managed to put 400 yards of 130lb jerry brown hollow with a 150yd topshot of 130lb mono.
ProsDrag, In per turn, weight
Consline capacity
By Cecil
Lantana, TX
All-Time Favorite
November 16, 2020
I own an 8, 12, 16, and 20. Total quality throughout. Absolute tanks, can overpower any fish in the Gulf. Depending on your rod, the 8 and 12 casts easy. 2-speed is a definite plus for pulling fish quickly off the reefs.
Pros2-speed is a huge benefit. Smaller reels are easy to cast. Strong drag.
By Erick
August 21, 2020
Reels sideplate and frame began to Corrode after 3 months of fishing. Handle came loose and I lost fish. Not happy.
ProsSmooth at first
ConsDon't last long
By Steve C.
Southern California
Excellent smooth reel
July 9, 2020
I have several TAC12II reels. I decided to purchase a TAC16II for the added line capacity, I'm fishing Southern California waters for Bluefin tuna in the 100-200lb class. I have caught several large tuna on this reel and I'm very happy with the reels performance. The TAC16ii is the same diameter as the TAC12II but it is wider.
ProsQuality components and smoothness when fighting a large fish..
By Alexandre
Naples, FL
Incredible lightweight but heavy duty reel.
June 3, 2020
I was very surprised just how good these reels are. They’re very lightweight for their class yet machined precisely and have no backlash. It’s like the next generation of reel which makes the old International and Tiara reels feel like antiques.
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
April 10, 2020
This thing is stunning to behold and is a winch! Nothing but a positive experience. But don't brag about it too much or act like your love for it is what it is, or you will weird out your friends. Just fish with it and enjoy it!
By Tuna A.
Best of the best...
March 24, 2020
This thing is the smoothest reel I have ever felt! Not to mention it's excellent castablility and power! Sell everything you have and just fish Shimano!
ProsLight, powerful, smooth, high capacity, and comfortable
ConsNothing, worth the money!!!
By Emilio V.
Freeport Tx
This reel is a beast!!
March 2, 2020
I have this reel set up with a hundred pound PowerPro and a 300 pound wind on leader crimped to custom 500 pound deep drop leader. The rod is a Shimano talus bent but 150 to 250 class Rod. I hooked a 85 to 95 pound Warsaw grouper with a five pound weight on my deep drop leader in a water depth of 350 feet and I had the fish up with within 4 minutes. The low gear on this real feels like a tractor.
By Henry
Shimano TAC16II
February 9, 2020
I have owned several of the Talica variants in the 12 and 16 sizes. They are extremely well made with phenomenal performance in a lightweight package.
By John
New Braunfels, Texas
Fantastic Reel
January 17, 2020
I have four Talica 20 reels. They have been flawless. I have used them on tuna, marlin, wahoo, and mahi. I have used 40 pound mono - 80 pound braid and everything in between with excellent results. Smooth and consistent drag. I love them. Lots of power in a small lightweight reel.
ProsSmall, lightweight, ergonomic
By G M.
Panama City, Florida
Powerful & very smooth drag
January 12, 2020
My new Talica 25 2-speed has a powerful and very smooth drag for bottom fishing as well as for trolling.
By Kenny
Columbia, Maryland
November 19, 2019
This is an amazing trolling reel, the 2 speed feature really helps when a fish charges the boat or when you need some crank power from low gear
4 Questions & 4 Answers
from Washington asked:
August 29, 2019
What does the "CAM" stand for?
1 Answer
The "cam" is a advanced drag system that has a softer curve with a aggressive drag meaning you can gradually ramp up the drag instead of going from full to strike. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on August 30, 2019

from Pensacola, FL asked:
February 1, 2018
Does the TAC 20ii come with fighting harness rings (lugs) for clipping the reel to the harness? I know the TAC 16ii does not....but not sure about the TAC 20ii.
1 Answer
The Shimano Talica 20ii does come with the lugs on the top of the reel for connecting harness clips.
Submitted by: Donald on February 2, 2018

Ronald E Rice
from Lancaster pa asked:
January 12, 2018
what size reel cover fits this reel d
1 Answer
The Shimano Talica 20 would fit in a XL shimano conventional reel cover.
Submitted by: Donald on January 13, 2018

from central florida asked:
June 21, 2012
Does the talica 20 II speed come with harness lugs? Can the 16II 2 speed be purchased with harness lugs?
1 Answer
The TAC20II does come with harness lugs. The TAC16II does not come with harness lugs, sorry..
Submitted by: Customer Service on June 25, 2012


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