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Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Conventional Rods

Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Conventional Rods

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Guide TypeGimbalBlank Color# of GuidesPrice
Medium HeavyFast50-100Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+8$169.99 USD
HeavyFast50-150Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+8$169.99 USD
Extra HeavyFast65-200Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+8$169.99 USD
Extra Extra HeavyFast80-200Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+8$169.99 USD
MediumFast30-65Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+9$159.99 USD
Medium HeavyFast40-80Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+9$159.99 USD
HeavyFast50-100Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+9$159.99 USD
Extra HeavyFast65-200Fuji Aluminum OxideYesBlueTip+9$159.99 USD
MediumFast30-65Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+10$169.99 USD
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Medium HeavyFast40-80Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+10$169.99 USD
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
5 Stars based on 23 reviews
By Mark Artis
Northeast ... South Shore MA to Long Island
May 30, 2018
Best inshore rod
I paired this with a Shinano Thunnus 4000. Super fun on schoolies and a thrill on big bass and blues. Best investment I’ve ever made.
ProsLight, responsive, quality craftsmanship
By hyung
dunwoody, GA
May 7, 2018
Great for its price
Tip too thin but great for its price
By YellowtailTunaStriper
Las Vegas
April 4, 2018
Reel Nice
Tackle packed these perfect and I got them quick. I bought two and they are sweet! I bought the 8ft medium heavy and put my revo toro beast on it loaded with 40 lb power pro. This is my 20-40 lb fish setup. I also bought the 7 ft heavy with my new Penn 113n and this will be my 40-70 lb fish set up. I loaded my Penn with 65 power pro. I pulled in a 20lb striper on by toro beast with no effort. These road are truly perfect for me. Light, fast tip and strong.
ProsStrong, light and great guides.
By Ronald
Hopewell Junction, NY
March 9, 2018
Absolutely Love This Rod
I use this rod in the northeast for haddock, Pollack, cod, redfish and cusk. Has a great backbone, light, very easy to handle, and has good feel for the bottom. Easily pull up doubles even with a heavy jig! Have to sometimes use heavier jigs (Norwegian's 14-18 oz) on high current or rough days. I've even used my electric reel with no issue .. great rod! I even bought a 7ft MH for fluke, sea bass and porgies!!
Proslight weight, good touch and feel
By chase
January 26, 2018
Chesapeake bay cobia
i use this rod in the summer to throw 8 ounces and a croaker for cobia. with a seigler sg, this is a sweet setup. handles 50+ pound cobia np.
By Steve
St Pete Florida
December 27, 2017
Awesome rod!
I now have the 7 foot medium and 6'6 medium heavy both in conventional for grouper fishing in the gulf out of central Florida. I took this 7 foot medium out and paired it with an MXL Raptor, caught about 20-25 gag grouper my first time out with it. I have since put the hurting on a lot of snapper with this rod too. I had no problems digging 30+ inch gags off the bottom with this rod. I would say if you are going for much much bigger bottom fish then maybe go with the medium heavy or heavy tho. I love how light and sensitive this rod is and it balances perfect with an MX or MXL Avet. I will be buying another.
Proseverything is good about this rod
Consnone other than the fact i would like the option to have a trigger on the grip but not a big deal
By Brett
Theodore Alabama
November 21, 2017
Great Tarpon rod
I use the 7 ft medium heavy paired with a torium 20 for Tarpon and it works well and very durable.
ProsWell balanced rod and very durable.
South Carolina
October 19, 2017
Shimano Tallus blue water spinning rod
I live in South Carolina, and here when we alligator hunt sort of like what they do on swamp people, but we snag the gators with a rod and fight them with all our might on 120 pound braid for up to 4 hrs, and I will have to say that a 750 lb American alligator will beat any tuna or shark any day and that the tallus rod is some tough stuff it has caught 5 gators
By Don
Camarillo Ca
October 4, 2017
I now have 4 Talus rods and love them all, very lightweight with great backbone. easy to pull on big fish. Wahoo to tuna preformed excellent!
By Jason
Columbia, MO
September 4, 2017
Very strong rods
I bought two 6' 6" rods and paired them to Seigler SGN. I bought these for light inshore and offshore applications. These are shorter than the 7'0" rods I normally use in my kayak, but still long enough to work rod tip and line around front of the kayak.
ProsVery strong rods, reasonable price.
By Thomas
August 29, 2017
Great bang for the buck
Less quality components versus higher line Terez rods, but great rods for beginners or those that aren't as avid of fisherman.
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.
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
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 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.
27 Questions & 27 Answers
Scott W
from South Florida asked:
May 24, 2018
Do the Tallus rods use slick butts or are the butts EVA? Thank you.
1 Answers
All models are EVA butt grips.
on May 28, 2018

from Dallas, GA asked:
January 26, 2018
These rods are made to be used with Braid. If you have to use Mono will they perform as intended?
1 Answers
You can use Mono line and still have success using it on the Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Conventional Rods.
on January 26, 2018

from Dallas, GA asked:
January 16, 2018
Should I go with the H or XH 6'6" rod for grouper? It would be paired with a 40 or 60 Penn 2 Speed Fathom Lever Drag reel loaded with 80lb braid.
1 Answers
I'd suggest the Heavy power rating for your application. (Model #TLC66HBBL)
on January 16, 2018

from OC California asked:
December 7, 2017
Hi, I have a talica 25ii. Thinking of pairing it with 7' . What's your advice? Thanks
1 Answers
Thank you for your question. The 7' H or XH would be a solid choice pairing it with the Shimano Talica 25.
on December 7, 2017

from hatfield mass asked:
December 6, 2017
I fish block island on party boats for sea bass looking for 8ft conventional rod 30-40 lb braid should I try the mh or med?
1 Answers
I think the medium would be the best fit for sea bass.
on December 8, 2017

from Edgewater, MD asked:
December 1, 2017
I have a Blue Marlin BMF-20 that I would like to pair up with a Shimano Tallus Blue Water...if appropriate. Although I will be using it predominantly for trolling, I think I want a conventional boat rod as I will be using it to bottom fish for snapper, grouper, etc. I will be fishing primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. Any recommendations?  
1 Answers
Model numbers TLC66MHBBL or TLC66HBBL would likely be the best fit for your application.
on December 5, 2017

from California asked:
May 27, 2017
What do you recommend for white sea bass, tuna, and yellow tail off southern California coast? I'm debating between the 7 ft medium or 7ft MH. My goal is to have a enough sensitivity at rod tip. My reel is the Shimano torium 16hg 30-40lb braid.
1 Answers
The 7' M power rod would give you the sensitivity your looking for and would balance well with the Torium 16.
on May 31, 2017

from bay area, ca asked:
May 5, 2017
Trying to debate between this rod or a ugly stik tiger. I have a Shimano Torium 20 and need a good rod to pair it with. Anybody have any experience with both rods? Thanks.
1 Answers
The Tallus is a far superior rod to the Ugly Stick. It has a much more responsive action and will be able to much more effectively handle larger fish.
on May 8, 2017

from CA asked:
April 4, 2017
could the TLC70MBBL handle a tuna 20-40 pound class?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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.
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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!
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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 ?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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?
1 Answers
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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