Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Spinning Rods are perfect for saltwater fishing. These are the 2013 models. With the Shimano name and technologies you are sure to catch what you're after with these rods. Made with Shimano TC4 construction, allowing for these rods to be more powerful yet still remain lightweight. They were designed to be used with PowerPro braid making for improved pulling power as well as comfort. These rods are durable and comfortable to use.