The benchmark for small 2-speed lever drag performance, the all-new Talica 12IIA and 16IIA raise the bar as Shimano's flagship reel again with ultra-smooth reeling and powerful drag performance to conquer long battles with trophy game fish. The addition of Shimano's innovative Infinity Drive technology leverages a new drag design to increase drag force while reducing side-load pressure to produce up to 30% lighter rotation during tough battles and high-drag situations. The new generation of Talica now features X-Protect technology to boast high-level water resistance in vital areas to improve durability without sacrificing a light gear feel. The included Light-Line Drag Cam provides added versatility with a lower drag curve for anglers fishing monofilament or lighter fluorocarbon leaders. These new reels feature a HAGANE Body made of highly-rigid aluminum to reduce the reel's overall weight while eliminating reel body flex, warp, and distortion to allow for smooth reeling with minimal power loss during challenging battles. Improving on its S-Compact body design, the palming side plate is an additional 6% smaller than the previous generation. PUSH THE LIMITS, Shimano's all-new Talica 12IIA and 16IIA are the pinnacle of performance anglers need to battle the toughest fish in the harshest conditions.