The Shimano Talica 2 Speed Lever Drag Reels are high speed, compact lever drags with powerful gears and drag curves. These reels were designed for fly-lining live baits or chunks into the chum line on Long Range stand-up tuna boats, utilizing PowerPro with short top shots. Small Reel - Big Fish! The TAC8II and TAC10II were designed for fishing 40-50lb PowerPro with a 30-40 Fluorocarbon leader (up to 13 lbs of drag at strike and 20 lbs at full), whereas the TAC12II and TAC16II were designed for fishing 65lb-80lb PowerPro with a 60lb-80lb Fluorocarbon top shots (up to 22lbs of drag at strike and 40 lbs. at full).
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.
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.