Shimano TLS69HBBL Tallus Blue Water Spinning Rod
|Length||Power||Action||PowerPro Line Rating||Guide Type||Gimbal||# of Guides||Rod Color||Price|
|6'9||Heavy||Fast||50-100||Fuji Aluminum Oxide||Yes||Tip+6||Blue||$159.99 USD|
Shimano Tallus Blue Water Spinning rods are perfect for saltwater fishing. 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.
- Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides
- Tip +6 Guides
- Shimano Reel Seat
- EVA grip material
- Actions for fishing PowerPro Fuji Guides
- Limited Lifetime Warrannty
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.
4.5 Stars based on 18 reviews
Light, strong, can do anything!
January 16, 2017
Great rod! Very lightweight and definitely easy to use for extended hours. Very strong yet sensitive. Can be Used for anything... I Used jigging, trolling, and live bait fishing. Gonna buy another!
ProsLightweight, ergonomic, strong, sensitive
By Fahad Sharifi
An amazing product of shamano..
July 23, 2016
Thank you for makin the best rod on the market Shamano... Fit hand, Slim and strong enough to handle any big game fish.... Penn spinfisher 10500 spin reel fit that rod Thank you TackleDirect for the greatest service & makin shopping so easy online
ConsCame with one year warranty, not as discussed ( life warranty)
Cape Cod MA
San Antonio, Texas
June 27, 2016
Strong rod has tons of backbone, Can be used to catch many different species of fish no problem!
By emilio doreste
no worths by the price
October 23, 2015
i used with 30 pound line and i hook something strong instead of broken line i got a broken rod
Great Offshore Rod
October 9, 2015
This rod can handle pretty much anything I could catch. Great service and quick delivery.
Great yft popping rod!
August 6, 2015
pairs well with Saragossa 20k
Long Island, New York
TLS72MHBBL Tallus Spinning
June 23, 2015
Purchased a pair of these rods. One thing I noticed when i went to put reel on them that it was difficult to get the reels on the reel seat, with one not fitting at all. My only other complaint is that they don't have a hook holder on them. I prefer to have these on my rods, if it's their I wont put the hook around the guide. These rods have a nice back bone to them and I am looking forward to using them with the 80 class reels I am pairing them up with.
ProsLight weight, Fugi Guides, Custom Grip
ConsReel Seat, No Hook Holder.
Great inshore road rod for fluke/tog
June 8, 2015
Love this rod. It is easy to jig buck tails for fluke or pull big tog off the rocks.
ProsSensitive action with plenty of power lightweight but powerful Comfortable for hours on end
Boynton Beach, FL
May 2, 2015
Great spinning rod for sailfishing
By Hernan Velez
Hermosillo, Sonora, MÉXICO
Amazing power !!
March 13, 2015
As shimano says: it is an indestructible rod. Giant 85 kilo rays, 90 pounds Tuna, 110 pounds Grouper, It can handle Anything !! I Fish At Sea of Cortez and i've hooked Huge Mahi mahi with ZERO problems. Offshore, inshore, trolling, casting, you can do anything and never get tired.
boynton beach, florida
good offshore rod
January 27, 2015
This rod is great for anything offshore. I use it for live baiting for king fish and sail fish. The only flaw is that the mh doesn't have a gimbal
Baton Rouge, LA
September 22, 2014
My review of this rod is very similar to other users. I use it to catch bull reds from a pier in South Louisiana. We too, have to counter the fishes ability with heavier tackle. Losing a fish to a pylon is never fun, especially if he somehow gets hung up on it. So to avoid that we use a heavier line so the fish can always be worked off the pylon. A strong rod like this one always helps do the trick.
June 3, 2014
Love this rod! Very strong backbone with a fast action tip and I have no trouble pulling up strong fighting Togs out of structures.
ProsStrong but light weight.
February 10, 2014
I have been using this rod with a Shimano Baitcaster 8000 and it works fine for offshore (saltwater) blues. Only one blue has gotten away but that was my own fault, I had the drag to tight. Good feel and action with this rod.
ProsGives a good feel. Good action.
One of the best salt spinner rods.
September 22, 2013
Bought this rod and used it the very next day. A really great rod. Tackle Direct shipped it fast. Definitely would order from them again. No complaints..
Whidbey Island, WA
Handled Fast Running, Hard Fighting Tuna Like a Champ
August 7, 2013
Teamed this rod up with a Shimano 8000D Baitrunner reel and battled albacore tuna without a single issue.
ProsLight weight but toug as nails.
Great Extra Heavy Rod!
April 10, 2013
I use this rod to catch uluas, or giant trevally, off of a fuel pier in Kane'ohe, HI. These fish are known for making numerous strong runs, and have a bad habit of running directly under the pier. To counteract this, we use VERY heavy tackle to be able to stop these runs if they do go under the pier. This rod (with a Shimano Saragosa 18000 set a max 44 lbs of drag) handles this pressure wonderfully! Even with the drag set this tight, these fish are easily capable of taking several yards of line per run, and this rod easily handles the stress, absorbs the shock, and applies ample pressure to the fish to turn it away from obstacles.
ProsVery resilient, plenty stiff, and lightweight. Capable of casting large 1.5 lb baits.
ConsGImbal cap is tight at first, but eventually loosens up and falls off occasionally.
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Rhode Island asked:
January 9, 2014
Is this rod a good match for a Shimano Saragosa 18000 using 65 lb powerpro to use for popping for tuna?
This rod would be a great choice for that reel and purpose. To increase your casting distance, you could even look into a 7 or 8ft rod as well.
on January 11, 2014