Shimano Talica TAC50II Lever Drag 2 Speed Reels

Shimano Talica TAC50II Lever Drag 2 Speed Reels

Price: $1,099.99
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
TAC50II
SHM-1948
45/2060/440
80/340
100/250
80/1120
100/945
150/825
60lb53lb63.8:11.7:156.0oz$1,099.99 USD
These High Speed, Compact Leverdrags, with Powerful Gears and Drag Curves 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 79 reviews
By Jerome
Delray Beach, FL
A Must!
May 25, 2022
Hands down my favorite reel for pulling up big Muttons and Groupers of the bottom, heavy duty drag thats smooth. There is none better.Worthy every penny!
By Francis
Martinsburg, WV
Best you can get
May 1, 2022
These are hands down the best most powerful for the size reels you can get. They are pricey but well worth it. They will last a lifetime. I own two of these and have no regrets.
By Christopher
Cape Coral
Awesome Reels
April 21, 2022
Nothing compares to Shimano! Look to purchase a couple more! Fast shipping and great service from TD!
By Will
Creekside California
Good live bait Tuna reel
March 14, 2022
Got for live bait use while Tuna fishing. Reel is amazingly smooth
By jkedsnake
So. Cal.
Beast of a reel, without the unnecessary weight.
March 11, 2022
This reel is comparable to my Tiagra wides, except not as wide but bigger in diameter. much lighter also. very smooth crank.
Pros
  • weight savings
Cons
  • none yet
By Paul
Key West
Still the best
February 18, 2022
Would be better if they made a left hand retrieve, but it's still the best trolling and live lining reel there is.
Pros
  • Trolling
  • Live lining
  • Smooth brass gears
Cons
  • Brass gears not as durable
By RODRIGO
PA
LOVE ALL TALICA'S
September 9, 2021
all talicas are great!
this is my first 10 2 speed and great reel!
By Allan A.
Los Angeles
The Best
August 27, 2021
I use the TAC25II with Super Seeker 2x4 for targeting big bluefin. Works well with flat fall and kite/balloon a flying fish.
Pros
  • Hi speed is good for tightening up the line quickly on a kite/balloon bite. The low speed is powerful when getting a large fish up and down. Smooth drag and cranking power.
By Kris
So Cal
Tuna Perfection
August 19, 2021
For west coast tuna, this reel checks all the boxes - Super smooth, plenty of drag, and casts better than any other lever drag 2 speed I have ever fished. The 16 gives me all I need in 50 or 60# class - but the muscle to bump up to 80 if needed. Light enough to hold at the rail all day. While the newest addition to my offshore setups, It is already my favorite and go to reel.
Pros
  • Light Weight
  • Great Freespool and casting ability
  • Drag is smooth and strong
  • Handles multiple line ratings with ease
  • Drag and gear changes under pressure are quick, positive, and smooth
By Samuel
reading, PA
Awesome Reel
July 19, 2021
This is a great versatile reel, capable of handling yellow fin tuna to deep dropping. Reel is very smooth, very strong, and has quality written all over it.
Pros
  • Smooth
  • Quality
  • Versatile reel
Cons
  • Price, but worth every penny
By Dave
Marlton NJ
Talica 16 Two Speed
July 15, 2021
Bought this reel for tuna chunking and matched it with a Shimano Terez. Haven’t used it chunking yet, but found it can be used for jigging, if you like. It’s a very nice smooth reel and has worked well so far.
Pros
  • Provides a good amount of line capacity, even with 80 lb. power pro. Very smooth reel and light compared with some of the much heavier trolling style reels, although can be used to trol. Seems perfectly suited for the chunking I want to do.
Cons
  • I used it jigging and found it can be used to jig, but I prefer a spinner. When the reel was spooled to full capacity, you have to use care when reeling in the line to be sure you don?t overfill the outside edges of the spool. The outside edges of the spool are the point the line begins to bind. This can be addressed by using care when reeling or by putting a little less line on the reel
By Blue H.
Grand Cayman
Fantastic Reels
June 10, 2021
I actually prefer these over the Tiagras.
Pros
  • Fast, well built and light
By Allan
Panorama, CA
One of the best reel
May 27, 2021
I got the shimano talica 12ii , my all around reel , from rock fish to pelagic and never let me down.
Pros
  • Very solid reel , will last for a long time!
Cons
  • They will envy you seeing you have Talica.
By William
Rancho cordova
Best
April 13, 2021
Great reel for big fish. In a class all its own
Pros
  • 2 speed great workmanship top of the line mechanics
Cons
  • Smaller 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.
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