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 Model# TAC12II 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

Pre-Installed L.R.S. Style Drag Cam

Smooth drag is very important and one that
Shimano prides itself upon throughout the product
line. Talica is no exception to the rule. However,
being able to fish 3 to 4 line classes heavier than
you would normally on a reel of its size makes
Talica more fun to fish since you spend less time
fighting your tackle and more time fighting the fish.
Pre-installed with an L.R.S. (Long Range Special)
style drag cam, which is designed to provide
maximum drag output for heavy settings with heavy
line, the Talica Single speeds are specifically
designed for fishng heavy PowerPro Hollow-Ace
with short Flurorocarbon topshots. The 8 & 10 sizes
will fish 50 pound PowerPro Hollow-Ace with ease,
while the 12 & 16 sizes can utilize up to 100 pound

•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
Series : Talica
Family Type : Lever Drag
Models Offered : 11
Key Feature : Cranking power
Ball Bearings : 6
Roller Bearings : 1
Maximum Drag (lb) : 20-60 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) : 38-41
The Talica is the pinnacle of the small lever drag
2-Speed market. Designed from the ground up to
be an excellent casting reel with an ultra-smooth
and powerful drag system to handle long battles.
These reels were purpose built to take advantage
of modern braided lines such as Power Pro Hollow
Ace and shorter fluorocarbon leaders. We offer the
Talica in 11 different sizes to tackle a variety of
offshore fish from the football size tuna, to record
setting class pelagic species.