Live-bait enthusiasts should check out the latest reel from Shimano. The Talica II two-speed lever-drag reels combine speed and power in a compact design. The lightweight configuration allows anglers to heave small and large baits where the big fish live. There are four models available, including the Talica 8II and 10II for fishing with 40- to 50-pound braid and the Talica 12II and 16II for 65- to 80-pound braid. All Talica reels feature Shimano’s exclusive E.I. anti-corrosion surface treatment, ensuring that the spool, side plate and frame will remain corrosion-free for years to come. Other notable features are a waterproof drag (when engaged), oversize carbon drag washers and an ergonomic Power Handle, as well as a ratcheting lever drag. Starting price is $479.99; www.shimano.com.