High speed, compact, and powerful, the Shimano Talica Lever Drag Reels are built to conquer some of the meanest fish out there, whether it be pelagics, grouper or others. The Talica can be used in a variety of different ways, whether it be live bait, chunk bait, light trolling or other means. These reels were truly designed to utilize PowerPro or other braided lines with short top shots, which gives this reel the capability of taking on monsters with plenty of line capacity.
Shimano incorporated their Hagane Body in this reel, an all-metal reel body that keeps the rigidity and eliminates any flex. Without flex, cranking power and efficiency are pushed to the limits for every direct action the angler takes. Shimano's High-Efficiency Gearing was also added to the reel, which gives the reel its power and ability to use heavy braided lines. They increased the size of the pinion and drive gear with this reel, increasing its leverage and power.
Shimano's proprietary EI surface treatment of the spool and body creates corrosion resistance that is more than double compared to conventional surface treatments.
The Cross Carbon Drag material provides a wider range ofdrag settings compared to traditional drag materials. The Cross Carbon Drag provides the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever while providing anglers with increased durability.
Super Free Spool eliminates friction on the spool shaft during the cast. Standard baitcasting reels are constructed in a way that when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft. This creates friction that can limit the length of a cast. But baitcasting reels with Super Free Spool are constructed so that the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing. When the clutch is disengaged in preparation for a cast, the pinion gear and spool shaft are kept in perfect alignment. The result: zero friction is placed upon the spool shaft and enhances casting performance.
S A-RB bearings are put through the same process as Shimano’s A-RB bearings but feature shields on both sides of the bearings. These shields reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting rotation of the bearing.
With the Platinum Service Plan, when submitting your Warranty Registration card points, you will receive coupons for discounts on clean and lubes (from half off to free!) Also included are Priority Shipping labels guaranteeing 48-hour turnaround time from Shimano or participating Shimano Authorized Warranty Centers.
S-Compact Body allows for all-day comfort and improved fishability by making the palming side plate up to 25% smaller than the A-Side plate.