Shimano is well known for their high quality rods and reels and the Talica II trolling reel is no exception. It’s most likely the best trolling reel for tuna, marlin and shark.
Why is the Talica II so good?…the highest quality materials and skilled workmanship make this reel a top choice for competitive anglers and charter boat captains. There is no higher recommendation available. If charter boat captains stock his/her boat with Talica II’s then they are reels to have.
The Talica II is not cheap but nothing worth having usually is. You get what you pay for. It retails in the neighborhood of $500.