Fly-lining live baits. Catching big fish on small leverdrags. Common sense says that this is an oxymoron. Star Drags are better casters by nature. They have lighter spools because the drags are in the gears, not the spool. Lever Drags tend to have more power in the drag system because their washers are so much larger.
With Talica 2-Speeds Shimano set out to break the mold. They wanted to make a 2-Speed Leverdrag that could underhand a sardine 40 feet to the chum line with ease. They also wanted to increase the fishable drag capabilities of a small diameter reel to fish with heavy PowerPro and short Fluorocarbon top shots that anglers are using to land huge fish.
Shimano also knows, from their success with HEG (High Efficiency Gearing) in their Star Drag reels, that they could make the ultimate 2-Speed: one with fast line pickup compared to traditional 2-speeds but with unbelievable cranking power in either gear ratio. So when you drop it into low on a circling Tuna at deep color, instead of gaining a couple inches, you are gaining a couple of feet.
Compact, High Speed, Castable Lever Drag with High Capacity
E.I. Surface Treatment for extreme corrosion protection
2 year warranty with online registration
One-Piece Cold Forged and Machined Aluminum Frame with E.I.
Machined Aluminum Handled-Side Sideplate with E.I.
Cold Forged Machined Aluminum Spool with E.I.
Lightweight Spool with Greaseless Support Bearings for excellent live-bait castability