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Shimano TLC66XHBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod

Shimano TLC66XHBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod

Price: $169.99
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Model
TD Code
Type
Length
PowerActionPower Pro
Line
Capacity
(#Test/Yards)
Guide TypeGimbalBlank Color# of GuidesPrice
TLC66XHBBL
SHM-2456
Casting
6'6
Extra HeavyFast65-200Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+8$169.99 USD
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The Tallus Blue Water Conventional casting rods are perfect for saltwater fishing. Made with Shimano TC4 construction blanks, these rods are durable and strong. With this rod construction by Shimano it allows these rods to be lighter and more powerful than previously designed. Designed to be used with PowerPro braid for incredible pulling power and comfort.

Features:
  • Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Tip + 8-10 guides
  • Shimano reel seat
  • EVA Grip material
  • Actions for fishing PowerPro Fuji Guides
  • Limited 1 Year warranty


A $7.00 oversize packaging charge applies to this item as it ships in a long heavy duty tube to protect your items. This fee will still apply when discount shipping coupons are used.
5 Stars based on 12 reviews
By Don
Falmouth, Maine
December 19, 2016
Great Cod Rod at a great price!
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
November 19, 2016
Loooking for a right reel for this rod.
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
August 29, 2016
Just what I was looking for
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
January 12, 2016
Cod Rod
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
January 12, 2016
Deep water Fluke Rod
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
September 2, 2015
Nice Upgrade
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
May 15, 2015
strong rod
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
October 12, 2014
awesome rods, great components
hard to beat these, powerful, light and strong and great action, fuji guides and nice stainless seat.
Proslight
By Ron
milford de
September 20, 2014
Great Rod for ocean flounder
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
Consnone
By Mike
San Angelo
August 12, 2013
love it.
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
August 7, 2013
tallus blue water
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 heavy...it 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
November 25, 2012
Beautiful rod
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.
1 Question & 1 Answer
Scott
from Burlington, MA asked:
December 15, 2015
What's the lure weight specific for this rod?
These rods do not have a specific lure rating as they are not designed for casting.
David
on December 16, 2015

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