The Shimano Talica TAC50II 2-Speed Lever Drag Reel is in a class of its own – no other 50 sized reels in the industry can match the TAC50II’s smoothness and ease of use. The TAC50II can handle the biggest of the big – we’re talking tournament grade black and blue marlin, trophy class yellowfin and bluefin, as well as swordfish and large makos and threshers. This absolute beast uses oversized carbon drag washers to brutally transfer 60# drag to whatever unfortunate fish decides to tangle with it, and that drag is easily applied with a smooth and reliable lever drag system. This is a two speed reel that falls into the offshore category rather than the jigging category like all of its brethren – the 3.8:1 high gear is perfect for retrieving baits from your spread, and the ultra-powerful 1.7:1 low gear gives you the torque needed to get those last few cranks for a leader touch when your arms are jello. 7 S-ARB ball bearings are strategically disbursed throughout the Japanese made cold-forged and machined aluminum reel body, and combined with High Efficiency Gearing gives you a feel that’s beyond compare. The TAC50II is the only Talica that comes standard with an offshore power handle (replaces the power knob of the other Talicas) and that gives you increased dexterity which is paramount when connected to an acrobatic billfish. The Shimano Talica TAC50II 2 Speed Lever Drag Reel is capable of holding a gargantuan amount of braid – you’re looking at 825 yards of 150# test! Most people will run hollowcore on this reel with a decently long topshot as this gives you the best of both worlds; capacity and stretch.
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