The Shimano Talica is built on solid engineering principles that puts this reel in a league of it's own. This series offers a high-speed retrieve that you can use for jigging up brutal kingfish from offshore structure where speed can make all the difference or use it to target marlin and tuna trolling lures or pitching out a bait to a fired up pelagic.

The Talica is available in both single speed and 2 speed options providing a wider range of applications across the range - from straight out lure fishing to battling deep water species this reel has it covered.

Each model has a one-piece cold forged (for extreme strength) and machined Aluminium frame, this is treated with a proprietary surface process for cutting-edge corrosion protection. Shimano then added a lightweight cold forged aluminium spool, oversized HEG (High Efficiency Gearing) gears, waterproof carbon drag system and 6 S-ARB bearings for super slick operation.

The Talica has been constructed to withstand massive drag pressures for their respective sizes and the carbon drag system has been waterproofed (when engaged) to handle salt water spray.

In time for the kiwi game fishing season Shimano Fishing New Zealand is excited to be able to offer the NEW Shimano Talica 50II - this reel is the bench mark in overhead reel technology and is a game changer for kiwi anglers looking to “down size” their game fishing tackle and take full advantage of a more ergonomic way to fish for New Zealand's XOS kingfish, bass and striped marlin. Whether it is soaking baits over deep reefs, deploying live baits or trolling lures in the deep blue waters around our coast the Shimano Talica 50II makes light work of it especially when combined with the NEW Shimano Ocea range of off-shore rods and Power Pro braided lines.

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 eliminat...
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 bearings rotation.
After the anodisation process is finished, a second layer of surface treatment is added. This treatment is forced into the remaining surface impurities. This gives salt no hideout and also results in an extremely smooth to-the-touch finish. A reel with E.I. treatment has more than double the corrosion resistance of a standard anodised reel.

Shimano New Zealand provides a TEN YEAR WARRANTY on all Shimano fishing reels, against defects in materials and/or faulty workmanship.