Shimano Tiagra Reels are widely accepted as the ultimate offshore reels by captains worldwide because of their durability and superb performance against the biggest and baddest fish in the ocean.
With the introduction of the newer Shimano Tiagra A series of reels an improved ratcheting lever drag was introduced allowing for more precise drag adjustments along with an improved 2-speed gearing system.
Shimano's impeccable gearing system is both smooth and lockup solid at the same time. Drag range on the Tiagras is a thing of beauty, and the ability to play these reels from only a few pounds of drag above free spool to 70lbs+ at full allows anglers targeting trophy game fish the control to present lures and baits under optimal conditions assuring sucessfull hookups and captures.
Penn International VIS 2-Speed Lever Drag Reels
The Penn International VISW Reels are designed and manufactured in the USA with domestic and imported components. Precision machined from high-strength, lightweight, aircraft grade aluminum in Penn's Philadelphia machining center. Penn's experienced crew has been designing and producing durable, high-quality reels in this facility since 1932. The fully machined stainless steel gear train is the biggest in the business. The Dura-Drag system results in a smoother start up and virtually eliminates hesitation, even under extreme drag settings.
Features: • Machined and anodized aluminum body and sideplates • Stainless steel main and pinion gears • Quick-Shift II 2-speed system • Dura-Drag system • Versa-Strike Adjustable Strike stop • Double-dog ratchet anti-reverse • Line Capacity Rings
Okuma Makaira 2-Speed Lever Drag Reels
Okuma Makaira SEa lever drag reels feature special edition gun smoke and black anodizing. The carbonite dual force drag system maximizes high-end drag pressure, efficiency and overall smoothness.
It’s over sized handle and lower low speed gearing versus the original Makaira serve up extreme torque for the Makaira SEa.
- Open spool bearings with TSI-301 oil. Increases freespool 2-1/2 times. - MK80WIISEa and MK-130IISEa feature grease-packed spool bearings - All non-spool bearings feature full grease pack for maximum longevity. - Frames have been machined out for increased clearance between spool and cross bars. - MK-20/30 feature the MK-50 handle arm and knobs - Lower speed 1.3:1 gear ratio featured in 20/30 sizes. - Lower speed 1.0:1 gear ratio featured in 50 size. - Type-II gunmetal anodized frame, side plates, spool, drag lever and handle
Shimano TLD-2 Speed Lever Drag Reels
The Shimano TLD-IIA Reels are powerful, light and durable can quickly describe Shimano’s new TLD 2-Speed lever-drag reel series.
Each Shimano TLD-IIA reel features Shimano’s patented 2-speed shifting mechanism and A-RB anti-rust bearings, along with unique handles to provide comfort and fish-fighting advantages.
The A-RB bearings provide the corrosion resistance needed for saltwater use, plus anglers will appreciate the cranking ease of the ergonomic Power Handle on the 20 and 30 size reels, and the offset ergonomic Power Grip on the 50 size reels.
Construction features on all four reels include stamped graphite frames, graphite sideplates, an aluminum spool, a loud clicker and rod clamp.
Alutecnos Gorilla 2-Speed Lever Drag
Don't let the size of the Alutecnos Gorilla 20V 2-Speed fool you! It features a Double Drag Disc system that puts out up to 45lbs of drag with ease. The 6.5:1/3.4:1 gear ratios and ergonomic handle provide options to the angler if the fish decides to run towards the boat, or be stubborn down deep. Another great feature about this real is that Alutecnos integrated most of the drag components (other than the lever) into the reel casing, providing an additional level of protection against drops or bangs.
With plenty of line capacity, we highly recommend this reel for jigging in the canyons, or for pitching a ballyhoo to large game fish!
Shimano Talica 2-Speed Lever Drag Reels
Shimano's® Talica™ II Two-Speed Lever Drag Saltwater Reel is about using heavy braid and live bait to catch the meanest fish that swim. To win, you need a compact, high-tech reel with an incredibly steep drag curve, for the power and control you demand. High Efficiency Gearing (HEG) with plenty of speed on the top end. Great castability, with super-hard, greaseless spool bearings.
A compact, cold-forged machined-aluminum frame, sideplate, and spool with advanced Electrical Impregnation surface treatment and S A-RB ball bearings. Oversized carbon drag washers. Silent anti-reverse, a clicker, ergonomic power handle, and ratcheting drag lever. Six bearings. Right-hand retrieve.
The Shimano Talica Story: #1 CASTABILITY - A truly light weight spool for casting small livebaits such as Anchovies and Sardines is a must. So Shimano aggressively machine the spool to maximize weight savings while maintaining strength. We took this one step further in defining the ability of Talica to cast well to mean underhand to enhance bait persentation. Now that the chum line will not be unattainable even when casting underhand, imagine how much further overhand will get you.
#2 POWER - Cranking force is a hard thing to explain until you are handed a reel with the fish on the other end. The use of High Efficiency Gears in high and low speeds sets Talica apart from all reels currently offered in the market. The incredible power in low and in high is what makes Talica a joy to battle big fish with.
#3 DRAG - A smooth drag is very important and one that Shimano prides itself upon throughout the product line. However, being able to fish 3 or 4 line classes heavier than you would normally on a reel of its size makes Talica more fun to fish since you spend a lot less time fighting your tackle and more time fighting the fish.
#4 COMPACT - An incredible amount of testing for ergonomics went into the design process of this reel and the feel of it confirms this. Don't let Talica's small stature and lightweight fool you, this reel is a beast!