Metal Series

The metal construction showcased
in some of our finest reels now
appears throughout our line of
Metal Series products. Metal
frames not only keep moving parts
in precise alignment, they also
feature the use of the latest
anodizing, plating and painting
techniques for beautiful and durable

A-RB bearings are stainless steel ball bearings that
have been through the A-RB treatment process which
makes them at least 10 times more corrosion resistant
than standard stainless steel ball bearings.

•A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings) are made of Stainless Steel
that has been through the A-RB process.
• At least 10 times more corrosion resistant than
standard Stainless Steel ball bearings.
• Easy Maintenance-no shield design allows for easy
flushing of debris and easy lubrication.
•Increased Bearing Speed-no shield design and lighter
viscosity lubrication reduce friction and allow the
bearing to spin faster and longer.
Cold Forged Aluminum Spool

These spools provide increased
strength and durability over diecast
aluminum or graphite spools.
Shimano Talica 20 BFC
Model# TAC20BFC Reel
•Specially treated A-RB Anti-Rust Bearings—at least
10 times more corrosion resistant than standard
stainless steel bearings
•Metal frames keep moving parts in precise alignment
for increased efficiency and durability
•PermaLube lubrication for effortless freespooling and
long-term protection
•Ratcheting drag lever eliminates play due to boat
•Twin Disk Drag System (Ti16 and Ti130 only)
effectively doubles the drag surface for a wider range
of settings and increased durability
•Offset ergonomic power grip with soft, nonslip
Septon® grip (all models except Ti12 and Ti16)
allows natural hand, arm and wrist angles for greater
power and comfortLine recovery in inches per handle

•Compact, High Speed, Castable
Lever Drag, with High Capacity
•E.I. Surface Treatment for extreme
corrosion protection
•2 year warranty with online
•Comes with L.R.S Drag Cam Pre-
•20# Monofilament Cam included in
•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
Spool Support Bearings for excellent
live-bait castability
•Topless Design
•Oversized Carbon Drag Washers for
Ultra-High Drag Pressures
•Waterproof Drag (when engaged)
•Silent Anti-Reverse
•Ergonomic Power Handle
•Super Stopper with Assist Stopper
•Ratcheting Drag Lever
•Preset Knob with Click
•HEG (High Efficiency Gearing)
•S A-RB (Shielded A-RB Ball Bearings)
•A-RB Roller Bearing
•Aluminum Rod Clamp
•Approved for use in Saltwater
•Rated for use with Mono,
Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
High Effeciency Gearing (HEG)

HEG consists of not only the gears, but also the
frame, setplate, and handle-side sideplate. First we
increased the size of the drive gear and the pinion
gear to offer increased leverage and power. By
using a one-piece frame that incorporates the
setplate and adding a one-piece stamped sideplate,
we have eliminated flex in the drivetrain that causes
normal gears to bind under pressure. By eliminating
the flex and increasing the leverage, we are able to
provide high-speed retrieves and deliver an
incredible amount of torque, while maintaining the
smooth, silent retrieve Shimano reels are famous for.
S A-RB Bearings

These bearings have been
through the same process as our
A-RB bearings, but feature shields
on both sides of the bearings that
reduce the possibility of salt or
sand inhibiting the bearing's
This is what Shimano does. The all new Talica 20BFC
reel is a dream reel. Specifically built to meet the highest
level of requirements of the Pro Billfish tournament
scene. Ultra high speed with 60' of line retrieved per
crank, and to keep from breaking off, 3 pounds minimum
drag at strike. For a competitive advantage, look to this
technologically advanced tool for the competitive angling
Series : Talica BFC
Family Type : Lever Drag
Models Offered : 1
Key Feature : Billfish Concept
Ball Bearings : 6
Roller Bearings : 0
Maximum Drag (lb) : 15 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) : 60

The Shimano Talica True Billfish concept lever drag reel
is designed for being able to meet highest level of pro
tournament requirements of Pro Billfish. These
innovative reels offer moderate drag curve under low
drag setting, the only model at this time that offers this.
•External Strike detent which is best solution for circle
hook setting by lever drag
•Long Life Clicker
•Weight Reduced frame
•Weight Reduction Holes to keep reel weight balance in
•Reinforced mono spool
•High tension preset knob under low drag setting helps
to decrease line breakage by avoiding accidental drag
•Over-sized gear box for 60" drive gear
•Hollow lightweight knob for improved speed
All of these features allow for these reels to be most
efficient when it comes to speed, weight and the fast
paced environment of a pro tournament.