The Shimano Talica is one of the best small lever drag sea fishing reels on the market today. It can cast, troll, and fight fish all day long without missing a beat. Shiman experts designed this reel from the ground up to be an excellent casting reel with a drag system that is both smooth and powerful. This allows anglers to cast to bait balls and place their lure right in front of whatever fish they are trying to catch. The Shimano Talica has also been bestowed with the huge range of technical upgrades anglers have come to expect from Shimano reels.
- Cross Carbon Drag
- EI Surface Treatment
- Hagane Body
- S A-RB Bearings
- Super Free Spool
- Line retrieve - 45/20 inches per crank
- 6+1 Bearings
- REEL HANDLE POSITION - Right
- Gear ratio - 3.8:1; Drag - 60 lb
The drag system was purpose-built to handle long hard fighting fish so no need to be pouring water over the reel or dunking it in the ocean to cool it down. There are also inbuilt rings so you can clip the reel to a fighting harness if you are taking on a true monster.
As you would expect from any good 2-speed lever drag reel, the Talica was specifically designed to use the most modern braids so you can cast and troll confidently without backlashes or birds nests.
Shimano has included a cross carbon drag. This uses washers woven from carbon with grease to keep your drag smooth even at low settings. These are not bothered by saltwater so you can fight fish all day without worrying about your drag failing.
Shimano EI surface treatment also helps deal with the corrosive nature of saltwater. This is a proprietary surface treatment applied to the spool and body of the reel that more than doubles the corrosion resistance of conventional surface applications.
Another great reason to choose the Talica is the HEG system. This incorporates a one-piece frame with a larger drive gear and other improvements. The end result is a more powerful reel with less flex in the body. That means when a big fish is testing your real it will not flex and bind under pressure.
The HEG system combines with a Hagane body to further eliminate flex while increasing the impact resistance. That means this reel can be dropped hit, bashed and generally mistreated without fear that it will sustain any real damage.
Finally, there is the S A-RB bearings that keep this reel spinning. These are similar to the A-RB bearings on a freshwater Shimano reel but they include shields for both sides of the bearings. The shields prevent salt, sand, mud and anything else you may get on the reel from making its way into the bearings. That ensures this reel will perform even under truly awful conditions.
If you are in the market for a reel that can catch anything from football-sized Tuna to world record beating pelagic species, the Shimano Talica should be your reel of choice.
Package Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.8 x 6.8 inches