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Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Conventional Rods

Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Conventional Rods

$159.99 - $169.99
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TD Code
PowerActionPower Pro
Guide TypeGimbalBlank Color# of GuidesPrice
Medium HeavyFast50-100Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+8$169.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
HeavyFast50-150Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+8$169.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
Extra HeavyFast65-200Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+8$169.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
Extra Extra HeavyFast80-200Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+8$169.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
MediumFast30-65Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+9$159.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
Medium HeavyFast40-80Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+9$159.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
HeavyFast50-100Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+9$159.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
Extra HeavyFast65-200Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+9$159.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
MediumFast30-65Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+10$169.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
Medium HeavyFast40-80Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+10$169.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
HeavyFast50-100Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+10$169.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required

Shimano Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rods are built with Shimano’s cutting-edge TC4 blanks offering the durability, power, and sensitivity that you would not expect out of such a lightweight fishing rod. They’re designed to take advantage of PowerPro braided lines for exceptional sensitivity and pulling power, whether for inshore or offshore applications. Tallus Conventional Rods feature Fuji aluminum oxide guides with stainless steel frames and EVA foam grips offering superior comfort and durability. TackleDirect offers Shimano Tallus rods in a wide variety of lengths ranging from 6’6” all the way up to 8’, ensuring there will be a model to suit your specific needs.

Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Conventional Rod Features:
  • Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Tip + 8-10 guides
  • Shimano reel seat
  • EVA Grip material
  • Actions for fishing PowerPro Braid

A $7.00 oversize packaging charge may apply to these items as they ship in a long heavy duty tube to protect your items. This fee will still apply when discount shipping coupons are used.
By Don
Falmouth, Maine
Great Cod Rod at a great price!
December 19, 2016
I've been fishing the salt for 60 years. Everything from Giant Tuna to Flounders. Tons of gear, but wanted to try these new blue water series rods. You won't be disappointed! Light, strong, great action that allows you to feel the bite and set the hook.
By Rick Frejka
Long Island NY
Loooking for a right reel for this rod.
November 19, 2016
Can you guys please suggest a reel to accommodate this Shimano TLC70HBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod? Plan to use the rod for seabass, blackfish and stripers long island ocean New York.
By David
So Cal
Just what I was looking for
August 29, 2016
I am a bit fan of the Tallus blue water conventional rod's. I was in need of a bit more distance to cast out to the Yellowtail's here in So Cal. This has already proven to give me exactly what I was looking for.
By Craig
Ringwood, NJ
Cod Rod
January 12, 2016
After buying one of the lighter Tallus for deep water fluke i decided to buy this heavier one for cod and offshore seabass and such. I have only used it once but i love it!!! Heavy enough to handle the weight on rough days but the tip is light enough to feel the bite. Considering now adding to my Tallus collection and getting a MH
By Craig
Ringwood, NJ
Deep water Fluke Rod
January 12, 2016
This is the first over $100 rod i have purchased and love it! I use it mainly on party boats for fluke/porgies and seabass and its powerful enough to hand the weight needed on rough days but tip is light enough i can feel the bites. Great rod and plan on getting the heavier one for cod fishing.
By FishCap59
Smyrna, TN
Nice Upgrade
September 2, 2015
I bought this rod to replace a more expensive rod that self-destructed. I also wanted to see how the TC4 construction holds up to the strength of braided line. The rod has a fine taper to it. I have not had a chance to use it yet. However, this is a well made and nicely balanced rod. It feels good in the hand. The only draw back with this rod is the diameter of the rod at the reel seat. The diameter is smaller than other blue water rods and it barely allowed me to to tighten the reel clamp for a 60 series reel. With the braid line rating it has I may not need a 60 series reel. Time will tell if the reel is a match for the rod or whether I need to put a smaller reel on it. Also, there was no lure size rating given for the rod in the advertisement. I thought for sure that a rating would be on the rod, but there is no rating on the rod either. That would be a useful piece of information. It feels as though it could easily handle 8 ounces.
ProsWell made, stout rod
ConsReel seat size. No lure size rating given for the rod.
By jesse
cypress, california
strong rod
May 15, 2015
Shimano always makes great products. Tallus blue water is an awesome rod. the lenght is perfect and the butt lenght of the rod fits perfect under my armpit.
By mike
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
awesome rods, great components
October 12, 2014
hard to beat these, powerful, light and strong and great action, fuji guides and nice stainless seat.
By Ron
milford de
Great Rod for ocean flounder
September 20, 2014
Stout, great for woking 4-6 oz jigs over ocean structure....just the right amt of backbone for "sticking: the flounder
ProsJust the right length and action
By Mike
San Angelo
love it.
August 12, 2013
like everything about it. Has a soft tip to aid in feel and casting but then has good back bone when you get hooked up.
By greg
las vegas, NV
tallus blue water
August 7, 2013
I ordered the heavy 8 ft 50-100 braid. I thought this would be similar to my terez 8 ft 50-100 but the tallus is much stiffer. The Med Heavy would be closer to the terez 8 ft 50-100...Med Heavy at 40-80 braid. This med heavy will load up better for casting jigs/swimbaits ....I still like the cast great, just a bit stiffer tip....faster action....I ordered the med havy for my daughters which I received today and these will be easier for them to cast..All the tallus rods are quality and a lifetime limited warranty. $100 cheaper than the terez'....
By Daniel Elrod
Palmdale CA
Beautiful rod
November 25, 2012
When I first pulled this rod from the delivery tube I thought it was the wrong rod. It looked to be small in diameter for a 200LBS class rod and as light as a feather. After a few minutes of looking at it's colors like the back of a bluefin tuna I feel in love with it. This rod is just what I was looking for and a whole lot more. I find myself going out to the garage just to look at this rod. I just purchased the reel for it and will be here in a couple of days. Thank you Shamano for making the best products on the market today. Thank you TackleDirect for making it so easy to order on line
ProsThis rod is perfect for all around white seabass, Halibut, and Rockfishing that I do out at Channels Islands sportfishing. Picture is of white seabass caught on Shamano rod and real.
ConsNothing it's perfect in all ways.
19 Questions & 19 Answers
from CA asked:
April 4, 2017
could the TLC70MBBL handle a tuna 20-40 pound class?
Hello Andres. I would advise using the MH rod for Tuna in the 20-40 lb range.
on April 5, 2017

from san diego asked:
February 21, 2017
Would a Daiwa Seagate 20H reel match well with the TLC70MBBL using 20lb mono? Also what is the weight of the TLC70MBBL?
The Daiwa Seagate 20H reel would match up well with Shimano TLC70MBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod. The weight of the rod is 11 oz. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on February 22, 2017

Ethan Noetling
from Charlotte NC asked:
December 22, 2016
I have a avet LX and I have it spooled with 300yards of 80lb power pro and the rest straight 50lb monofilament what rod do u suggest that I get, and it can only be 6'6. BTY Thanks for the great feed back and great customer support on other questions, always appreciated.
The 6'6'' H Tallus rod would be very well balanced combo with the Avet LX.
on December 23, 2016

from Jupiter, FL asked:
October 23, 2016
Which rod will work best paired with an Avet LX? Fishing strong braid from a pier ripping into some blacktips and the occasional offshore snapper and grouper days. Was also interested in butt length and length of rod you recommend from a pier?
The Shimano TLC70XHBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod would pair well with the Avet LX and the butt end is 12 3/4 inches long.
on October 27, 2016

from Corpus Christi, TX asked:
March 15, 2016
Will this rod work with a Penn 9/0 used for bigger sharks on the Texas Coast?
What size rod? The reel seat on the rod may not be big enough.
on March 16, 2016

from King of Prussia, PA asked:
October 16, 2015
What rod/reel would you recommend for deep water "jumbo" sea bass fishing?
There are lots of options for that. If I was using Shimano only I would use a Trevala rod and a Torium or Talica reel.
on October 19, 2015

from OBIE905@OPTONLINE.NET asked:
September 16, 2015
would this rod be good for tog fishing in nj and if so what would be a good match up reel. and the reel has to come for left handed person
This rod would work fine for that kind of fishing. I would probably recommend one of the lighter models for that. As far as reels go, you could put a Penn Squall or Penn Fathom on there if you like star drags, or a Avet SX or MX if you like lever drags.
on September 17, 2015

from Orange Beach, AL asked:
May 31, 2015
I am looking for a rod to match my tiagra 16. Used primarily for trolling in the Gulf of Mexico for kings and the occasional wahoo, mahi, etc. Also, this is my first Tiagra reel, does this particular reel match up well with this type of fishing?
Ed, that is an excellent reel for that type of fishing, I would recommend a Shimano Terez Slick Butt Stand-Up Ring Guide Rods. You want to go with a 5'9" rod if you are fishing on a boat with inboard motors, Or the 6'6" if your fishing on a boat with out board motors both in a Medium Heavy Action.
on June 3, 2015

from Anaheim, California asked:
May 19, 2015
Hi! I recently got a Daiwa Saltist 35, and I'm looking to purchase a Shimano Tallus. Which is the best higher end rod you would recommend ? Thanks for your answer!
Caesar, I would recommend a 6'9" or 7'2" terez from Shimano.
on May 20, 2015

from St. Pete, Florida asked:
March 17, 2015
Would the 7ft medium be too much for fishing king mackeral on the FL Gulf Coast?
David, the 7ft medium Tallus would be the perfect rod for fishing Kings of the Florida Gulf coast. The line rating is right in the ball park of what pound test is perfect for that type of fishing.
on March 18, 2015

from asked:
March 12, 2015
Hi I would like to know if this would be a good rod for a Penn fathom 25 level wind for bottom fishing
Hello John. Yes, this would be a good fit rod for your reel for bottom fishing. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Customer Service
on March 13, 2015

from Los Angeles, CA asked:
December 26, 2014
Can I use the Daiwa Seagate Levelwind Reel with this rod?
Yes you can. The reel has plenty of line capacity, but may be lacking in the drag depending on your intended application.
Customer Service
on December 26, 2014

from mesa, AZ asked:
September 8, 2014
I want to use it with a shimano TLD50IIA, what do you think? would work for swordfish and striper marlín?
Yes, that combo will work well for you. Go with the Heavy if you will be doing more Marlin fishing or Extra Heavy model if you'll be doing more Swordfishing.
Customer Service
on September 10, 2014

joe garro
from King of Prussia, PA asked:
May 15, 2014
What rod would you suggest to be matched with a Torium 16/20 for blues and stripers?
The 7' or 8' medium action rated 30-65# line would be your best bets. The TD code SHM-2441 is the 8', and SHM-2458 is the 7'.
Customer Service
on May 15, 2014

from Sydney, AU asked:
April 6, 2014
Which 8ft rod would be best suited to my shimano tranx and 2-4 oz poppers for small Tuna ?
The best matching rod would be the 7' or the 7'6" medium heavy to heavy action for the Shimano Tranx reel.
Customer Service
on April 11, 2014

from Greece asked:
March 22, 2014
Witch rod is best for jigging with 200 gram jigs?
The heavy or x-heavy would be best for jigging 200gram+ jigs
Customer Service
on March 24, 2014

from fl asked:
February 9, 2014
what is the weight of the 7ft mh rod
The weight of the rod is 12oz
Customer Service
on February 9, 2014

from Los Angelas, California asked:
November 22, 2013
Would this rod work well for a 20-60 lb white sea bass?
Yes, these rods are great for heavy fishing for species such as white sea bass.
Customer Service
on November 23, 2013

from Norfolk, Va asked:
November 10, 2012
Would this rod work well for trolling?
The Tallus series is an excellent trolling rod. the open guides will also allow you to use it for other applications if need be.
Customer Service
on November 12, 2012

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