The Tanacom family has a new big brother. The all new Tanacom 1200 holds and astounding 1,100 yards of 80-pound-test Daiwa J-Braid Ė thatís 220 yards more than the Tanacom 1000. It also has a 30 percent faster retrieval rate at a quick 140m/min, and 20 percent more power with 22lbs of max winding power. Maximum drag pressure has improved, too. Saltwater-sealed, it now stands at a trophy-turning 50 pounds. Kite-fishing fans will also appreciate the over-sized line guide aperture which is big enough to let swivels and large knots pass through, so go ahead and crank that rig right up to your rod tip. Still, the biggest improvement must be the new motor placement and gearing system. Previous Tanacom reels had the motor on the front which was sufficient.
The Tanacom 1200, however, has the motor and new gearing hidden inside the spool itself Ė and that positioning really makes a difference in this reelís outstanding performance. This new engineering design allows the same dependable motor weíve had such great success with to generate even more power, speed and efficiency. Combine that with the rigid frame and side-plates, plus repositioned bearings that see less water exposure, and this reel is ready to rock and roll. Itís so fast, powerful, smooth, and saltwater tough that I can even see it pulling double-duty with swordfish, especially considering the outstanding line capacity. All the above changes are significant but big game, canyon and offshore fans will also love the Tanacom 1200ís ease of operation.