Shimano® Talica™ II Two-Speed Lever Drag Saltwater Reels
Incredible tuna reel
I use this reel for grouper/snapper/tuna fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. This is a great all around reel. I used it to bottom fish for snapper, and cranked the drag up and put it in low gear to go for big grouper.
For tuna, I used this reel to both freeline live flying fish and jig to 600ft with 400g jigs for YFT and BFT. The reel is effortless to either freespool or to crank in heavy jigs all night. Additionally, the narrow spool on the 16 makes it easy to jig all night.
I would recommend this reel as a great all around multi-use reel.
July 11, 2011
Spooled the reel with 80# Power Pro and used it groundfishing for cod in up to 300 feet of water. Very smooth drag plus the ability to increase the amount of strike drag, up to 40 lbs, to match up with heavier jigs proved invaluable. Looking forward to using it to jig for tuna during the summer.
April 8, 2010
Shimano talica 25 ii
Bottom fished 260feet for snapper and grouper. Caught 5 snapper over 20lbs and a 35 lb gag grouper. Paired this with a star paraflex 66xxxh conventional boat rod. This set up cant be beat for bottom fishing
July 14, 2014
i have the 16, 12, and 10
great reels, right up there with my 8 accurates
only a trini dc rounds out my collection of reels
April 26, 2010