I need some help here. I hope someone can give me some insight into something I haven't learned about the two reels already. About 2 months ago I learned that Shimano was coming out with a Talica 20 2 speed and when I went looking for the reel, most people told me I probably wouldn't be able to put one in my hands until December. And even Kilsong had said that he hadn't seen one at that point. So at the beginning of September I had my local dealer order in an Accurate Bx2-30 because that was going to be my other choice. When I went down to pick up the reel, the guy was like "hey look what I got in today," the new Talica 20ii. Now I'm stuck because the Accurate is supposed to be a great, smooth very strong reel and the Talicas are supposed to be nice too and this Talica was awesome. They are very similar in size, line capacity and the Shimano is supposed to be able to produce more drag and even though it is not an instant anti-reverse with the shimano, it does have a twin pawl system where the Accurate only has the anti reverse bearing that I heard may have issues burning out with bigger longer fish runs. I'll be using the reel mostly at the Northeast canyons for yellowfin but getting into some bluefin would not be uncommon and I would like it to perform as well. The rod I'm putting it on is a Calstar 800h that was custom made for me. The only thing I would like different on the Talica 20 would be to put a bigger handle on like the Accurate which I see some people have done on their Talica 16's. Other than that, I've never once had a problem with a Shimano conventional reel where I have had some quirky things happen with an Accurate.