The Talica 2-speed lever drag reel features compact, high speed, castability with high capacity and is E.I. surface treated for extreme corrosion protection. One-piece cold forged and machined aluminum frame, handle-side sideplate and lightweight spool with greaseless support bearing for excellent live-bait castability. Also features silent twin-pawl anti-reverse, ergonomic power handle, ratcheting drag lever, preset knob with click, 2-speed high efficiency gearing and shielded A-RB ball bearings. Approved for use in saltwater.
Fly-lining live baits. Catching big fish on small leverdrags. Common sense says that this is an oxymoron. Star Drags are better casters by nature. They have lighter spools because the drags are in the gears, not the spool. Lever Drags tend to have more power in the drag system because their washers are so much larger.
With Talica 2-Speeds Shimano set out to break the mold with a 2-Speed Leverdrag that could underhand a sardine 40 feet to the chum line with ease. Shimano increased the fishable drag capabilities of a small diameter reel to fish with heavy PowerPro and short Fluorocarbon top shots that anglers are using to land huge fish.
Shimano knows, from their successes with HEG (High Efficiency Gearing) in their Star Drag reels, that they could make the ultimate 2-Speed: one with fast line pickup compared to traditional 2-speeds but with unbelievable crank power in either gear ratio. So when you drop it into low on a circling Tuna at deep color, instead of gaining a couple inches, you are gaining around 2 feet.
• 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
• 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
• 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