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Guide To Shimano Conventional Reels & Lever Drag Reels


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The Shimano Talica Series


Shimano Talica Series
Bullbuster Ambassador The Tree Guy - "These Shimano Talicas are our go to trolling and chunking reels for the Canyons. We fill them up with hollow core braid and give them a good monofilament topshot."


Shimano Talica's are light weight heavy hitters.  These reels modernize Shimano's reel selection and are a great big game fishing option.  They make a great trolling reel, a great bottom fishing reel, as well as a light weight landbased shark fishing setup that will get the job done! 

Shimano Talica Specs

Bearings:  6+1 

15.9-56 WEIGHT RANGE (OZ)

20-60 (LB) DRAG POWER RANGE

RETRIEVE RANGE 38-25 - 45/20 (IN)

  • LEVER DRAG
  • Available Models In The Shimano Talica & Their Line Capacities:

    Braided Line Capacity For Shimano Talica Reels

    Below you will find the braided line capacity for all Shimano Talica Reels.  (Note that our braided line capacity is also applicable to hollow core braid).  If you are interested we have the braided line capacity for all Shimano reels with our easy to use tool.  If you click the link in the last sentence you can throw your pen and paper/ calculator away because it will calculate the yardage for up to 5 reels. 

    Monofilament Line Capacity For Shimano Talica Reels 

    Below you will find the monofilament line capacity for all Shimano Talica Reels.   If you are interested we have the monofilament line capacity for all Shimano reels with our easy to use tool.  If you click the link in the last sentence you can throw your pen and paper/ calculator away because it will calculate the yardage for up to 5 reels. 

    Review Of Shimano Talica Reels 

    Below we have included some of the reel reviews put together by J&H Tackle for the Shimano Talica Series.   They put together wonderful in depth reviews that should answer most of your questions on the following reels from the Talica Series:

    Review Of The Shimano Talica TAC12II

    Review Of The Shimano Talica TAC16II

    Review Of The Shimano Talica TAC25II Lever Drag Reel

    Want To Learn How To Maintain Your Shimano Talica & Take It Apart?

    This video shows you how to change the bearings on your Shimano Talica. :


    The Shimano Torium Reel Series In Depth

    The Shimano Torium is an excellent small to midsize conventional reel made by Shimano.  This reel is great for light tackle trollingkite fishing, and live  baiting.  The only thing we recommend when get this reel is to get a spare clicker button because for some reason those suckers don't always stay on after a number of months of fishing.

    Shimano Torium Conventional Reel Reviews 

    *Scroll Down For Line Capacities*

    Shimano Torium 16HG Review

    This video put together by "Rockfish TV"  is a great review of the Torium 16HG.  We are so happy to be located in Miami so that we don't have to deal with the Winter Blues! Come on down guys!

    Shimano Torium TOR20HGA Review

    This is a great review put together by Reel Reviewer "J&H Tackle" of the TOR20HGA.

    Shimano Torium TOR30HGA Reel Review

    As always "J&H Tackle" puts together a wonderful youtube review of a great reel. 

    Shimano Torium Monofilament Line Capacities

    Below you will find all of the line capacities for reels in the Shimano Torium Reel Series.  If you want to find the monofilament line capacity of any shimano reel use or tool. Get rid of your pen and paper/calculator our tool will calculate the line capacities of up to 5 reels at a time. 

    Shimano Torium Braided Line Capacities

    Below you will find all of the line capacities for reels in the Shimano Torium Reel Series.  If you want to find the braided line capacity of any shimano reel use or tool. Get rid of your pen and paper/calculator our tool will calculate the line capacities of up to 5 reels at a time. 

    The Shimano Tiagra Series In Depth


    Shimano Tiagra Reel Series

    Ok, so we are pulling out the gold reels. With all the commotion of new reels and new features left and right, the Shimano Tiagra stands steady as a hell of a good reel. This reel is reliable it has a smooth drag and it puts a hurting on any fish you put up against it. The Shimano Tiagra should be any offshore game big game fisherman's first choice if they are ready to shell out the cash and go with the best.

    Shimano Tiagra A TI50WLRSA Review Video

    This reel is one heck of  a big game fishing machine.  It is a great reel to spool up with some hollow core braid and BUMP UP the drag for big game fishing.  Check out this review by J&H tackle.  These guys always put together some really great reel review videos. 

    Shimano Tiagra TI30WLRSA 2 Speed Reel Review

    The Shimano TIagra 30 wide is a badass tuna reel and trolling reel in general.   Rig this puppy up to catch some big fish with 100Lb hollow core and a 100Lb topshot of 100Lb monofilament. Check out "J&H Tackle's" review of the 30 wide. 


    Shimano Tiagra Models & Their Monofilament Line Capacity:

    Below is the monofilament line capacity for all Shimano Tiagra models.   We have the monofilament line capacity for every single Shimano reel if you are interested. 

    Shimano Tiagra Models & Their Braided Line Capacity:

    Below is the braided line capacity for all Shimano Tiagra models.   We have the braided line capacity for every single Shimano reel if you are interested. 

    Braided Line Capacity For Shimano Reels


    Shimano Tiagra Reel Maintenance

    This video was put together by Shimano USA which shows you how to maintain your Shimano Reel yourself.   These reels can last a lifetime, but its up to you to keep your reels clean and maintenanced.


    About The Shimano Trinidad

    Classic  Shimano Trinidad

    The Latest Series Of The Shimano Trinidad



    This real has a reputation for power and reliability worldwide.  You can't go wrong with its high gear ratio and the new and improved lighter powerful next generation series that Shimano has just released.

    Shimano Trinidad Monofilament Line Capacity

    Below is the Monofilament line capacity for the Shimano Trinidad series.  If you want to know the monofilament line capacity of any Shimano reel, use our tool.

    Shimano Trinidad Braided Fishing Line Capacity

    Below is the braided line capacity for all Shimano Trinidads.  If you want to know the braided line capacity of any shimano reel, use our tool.

    Shimano Trinidad Reviews

    Review For The Shimano Trinidad TN12A

    As always “J&H Tackle” puts together a great reel review.  This time for the Shimano Trinidad 12A.


    Review Of The Shimano Trinidad TN10A.

    Below is another great video review put together by “J&H Tackle” for the Shimano Trinidad TN10A.  We hope you enjoy their insights.


    How To Install Bearings On A Shimano Trinidad

    This video by “Boca Bearing Company” shows you how to take apart a Shimano Trinidad and install new bearings in there.







    The Shimano TLD In Depth

    This is a classic shimano reel that has found its way around the world like many other Shimano products. What makes this reel so special is its dependability and the fact that it has very little need for maintenance. Its performance compared to cost was unrivaled for years until reel companies like PENN started releasing similar style reels one could only guess because of the TLD’s extraordinary success.

    What Is Inside A Shimano TLD?

    This is the best video on the internet explaining the Shimano TLD. It goes into depth on the history of the TLD’s manufacturing, how to perform maintenance on it. Thanks to Aussie “ Fishing Gear Tester” for putting together this great video.


    Types Of Shimano TLD’s

    Shimano TLD  - This is the classic one speed TLD Reel.

    Models (Scroll Down For Line Capacities):

    TLD 15

    TLD20

    TLD25

    Shimano TLDII (2 Speed Shimano TLD)

    TLDII (Scroll Down For Line Capacities):

    TLD20IIA

    TLD30IIA

    TLD50IIA

    TLD50IILRSA

    Shimano TLD Star

    Models (Scroll Down For Line Capacities):

    TLD1530S

    TLD2040S

    What Type Of Fishing Should I Use This Reel Series For?

    The Shimano TLD is a pretty versatile reel series.  The best application for a TLD is as a trolling reel.  However you can use them for bottom fishing, landbased fishing for sharks and bull reds, as well as inshore fishing for big jacks, tarpon, bull reds, and barracuda.

    Monofilament Line Capacities For The Shimano TLD

    Below is a table with the braided line capacities for the Shimano TLD. Find out the Monofilament Line capacity of other Shimano Reels.

    Braided Line Capacities For The Shimano TLD

    Below is a table with the braided line capacities for the Shimano TLD.  Find out the Braided Line Capacity Of Other Shimano Reels.

    How To Service A Shimano TLD: 

    Video That Shows You How To Service A Shimano TLD 15

    This video by "Jamie D Offshore"  shows you how to service a Shimano TLD15.  Also you can enjoy some Classic Rock while watching it!


    Video That Shows You How To Change The Bearings On A TLD 25 : 

    This video by "TJ Shultz" shows you how to change the bearings on a TLD25. There is no classic rock in the video, but its still a great video. 


    The Shimano Calcutta Series


    If you are looking for a bait casting reel the Shimano Calcutta series has been at the top  of the game for many years. 

    Quick Breakdown Of The Info Available In This Article:

    1. Line Capacities For Shimano Calcutta's
    2. Raw Video Reviews For A Number Different Reels In This Series
    3. How To Take These Reels Apart &  Maintain Them

    Monofilament Line Capacity For The Shimano Calcutta Reel Series

    Below we have all of the monofilament line capacities for the Shimano Calcutta series.   If you want to find out all of the Shimano Reel Monofilament Line Capacities, try out our tool.  Throw your pen/paper/calculator away  because the tool calculates the line capacity for up to 5 of your reels at once.

    Monofilament For The Shimano Calcutta B Series 

    Monofilament Line Capacity For The Shimano Calcutta D Series

    Monofilament Line Capacity For The Shimano Calcutta TE DC Series 

    Braided Line Capacity For The Shimano Calcutta Reel Series

    Below we have all of the braided line capacities for the Shimano Calcutta series.   If you want to find out all of the Shimano Reel Braided Line Capacities, try out our tool.  Throw your pen/paper/calculator away  because the tool calculates the line capacity for up to 5 of your reels at once.

    Braided Line Capacity For The Shimano Calcutta B Series 

    Braided Line Capacities For The Shimano Calcutta D Series

    Braided Fishing Line Capacities For Shimano Calcutta TE DC Series

    Shimano Calcutta 200GTB Review

    Below you have a great review video posted by the “Cast & Destroy Angling”.  This guy is pretty straightforward and honest with his review of the reel.


    Shimano Calcutta 400 Review

    This video posted by “Michael Nunez” talks about his Shimano Calcutta 400 that he has had for three years. This is better than your average review because it is raw and from the heart. You also get to see what your reel is going to look like and run like after some heavy action. They are all shiny when you first get them.


    How To Use A Baitcasting Reel

    This is a great video posted by “FishingWorld” that gets you back to the basics of using a Shimano Baitcaster


    How To Fix Up A Shimano Calcutta 250

    This video posted by “Bearz G” goes in depth on taking your Shimano Calcutta 250 apart, lubing it up, etc.  He does a good job explaining the different components and how they actually work.

    How To Clean And Maintain A Shimano Calcutta 200D

    This video posted by “reelemup” is filmed with a super high quality lense.  It is a great explainer video on how to clean and maintain your reel with some great suggestions.






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