Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Conventional Rods

Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Conventional Rods

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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 Large Packaging Required
Medium HeavyFast40-80Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+10$169.99 USD
Oversize Large Packaging Required
HeavyFast50-100Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+10$169.99 USD
Oversize Large 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 38 reviews
Greenville, SC
Fantastic Boat Rod
May 11, 2021
Nice fit and finish plus grip ergonomics. Light and strong. Have not caught a fish big enough to test it thoroughly yet.
Prosgrip, action, fit and finish.
ConsNo hook keeper on the model I purchased.
By John
Tuna killer!
April 7, 2021
Really nice rod for the money. Good value, good quality.
By Derek
Ipswich, MA
Feels great
March 21, 2021
Nice action balanced perfect
By James
Strong and Light
December 12, 2020
66XH paired with a Tekota for rockfish, halibut, kayak dropper. Won't fatigue you after hours at the rail, plenty of strength to winch up anything from the bottom.
By James B.
Shimano Tallus Rod
September 6, 2020
Nice rod very light good action
By Rashod C.
Great product
July 25, 2020
Light but very strong back bone
ConsI like the butt of the rod to be slightly longer
By Andrew
Philadelphia, PA
Great Rod
May 19, 2020
Bought a two of these (one conventional and one spinning) a couple of years ago and no complaints. Great for live baiting from NJ piers. Both paired with Shimano reels and Power Pro. Handles very nicely.
By Michael S.
North Carolina
April 4, 2020
Great rods strong and great action
ProsBuilt to last
By hyung
dunwoody, GA
light and strong
August 31, 2019
Light strong comfort
Consnothing for its price
By Rikki S.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Great rod
April 10, 2019
Well built and beautiful. Perfect rod for casting larger/heavier lures for Northeast fishing. Blues, Striped Bass, and Tuna. Comfortable to fish with, plenty of power to handle 50+# fish, yet sensitive enough to feel the slightest pick up. I've got three different models and for the price, one of the best spinning rods available. Plus, the blue and black colors are a great compliment to an already great fishing rod !!!
ProsPowerful yet sensitive. Many models to choose from. Beautiful and durable.
ConsMaybe the butt could be a little longer in a couple of the bigger, 7.5' +, models but I'm fine with the feel for my size. 6'3" 210#
By Larry D.
Marco island Fla.
Great quality
April 6, 2019
Lost the first one within two days. Jumped out of a t-top rod holder in serious rough weather. Liked the rod so much immediately bought another one. Also acquired a 10 pack of bungee cords to secure all rods when up top.
By Lawrence
Deltaville, VA
This is a great rod
January 27, 2019
This is the second Shimano TLC80HBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod I have owned. I love it. I use it for Cobia, rockfish and red drum.
By Mark
Shimano Talus Blue Water
November 24, 2018
This is an excelent saltwater rod without the higher price of my other Terez rods. This is a great value.
By Sparky J.
Milford, New Jersey
Excellent rod!!!
October 3, 2018
I purchased this rod Shimano Tallus TLC-70HBBL rod and paired it with an Avet mxl raptor, which is spoiled with 50 lb depth hunter power pro line. I primarily use it to troll heavy mojos to 32 oz. It handle s a 32 oz mojo, a 40lb plus bass in heavy current with ease. Plenty of power. The rod also has a beautiful deep cobalt blue finish.

Canít go wrong with Shimano Tallus!!!
ProsLight weight, plenty of back bone, well made..
By Tackle A.
Fort Bragg Ca
Best bang for the buck extremely tough!
July 16, 2018
I've been using this rod for all species in the Pacific Ocean mostly salmon lingcod and Halibut. Extremely powerful rod with nice sensitive tip. Yesterday wheel reeled in a 300-pound thresher shark on one of these rods it sustained an hour of heavy pressure and didn't fail.
50 Questions & 51 Answers
Eli√ļ Campos
from Cozumel Quintana Roo asked:
June 16, 2019
Works for trolling ? 
1 Answer
This rod can be used for trolling depending on the model. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on June 19, 2019

from California asked:
June 1, 2019
Is the  TLCH80bbl good enough for big bluefin 50-100lb range 
1 Answer
you would need the heavy or the extra heavy model. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on June 5, 2019

from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina asked:
May 3, 2019
Hi, I primarily fish out of South Carolina in the spring and summer months. Offshore, we mainly reel in large mackerel, jack crevalle, tarpon, sometimes tuna, and an overwhelming variety of medium-large sized sharks. I was wondering if you believed this rod would handle fish 65-130lbs well and if so which model? Thanks in advance.  
1 Answer
The 6'6' heavy would be a good choice for a variety of fish 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 8, 2019

from Santa rosa , California asked:
March 27, 2019
What do you recommend for salmon in north California useing  down riggers  trolling on the tallus blue watter series?
1 Answer
If you plan on using the rods as downriggers then the 8 foot medium heavy or 8 foot heavy would be a good choice 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 17, 2019

from Powder Springs, GA asked:
January 10, 2019
Hello, I'm interested in the shimano tallus 80 size rod. I frequent partyboat trips out of Florida throughout the year. I'm a big fan of the shimano trevala series, which I have 3 models, and enjoy them. But, it seems to be a little short for party boats, my belief is, I would have better hook sets and it will be easier to get snappers into the boat with a taller rod. I see the west coast using 8ft rods for long range trips and shimano even has a westcoast rod. So, shouldn't I be able to use the tallus 80 size rod with a talica 16 for bottom fishing? What are your thoughts?
1 Answer
No reason you can't use a 8 foot rod it will give you a little more control over the fish once hooked.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 11, 2019

from KY asked:
December 31, 2018
I just bought a Penn fathom 40NLD2 looking to pair with a rod I could take to florida for multi species use. looking at the 7' XH. thoughts on this?
1 Answer
That would make a great well balanced pair
Submitted by: Bernie on January 4, 2019

from Fort Lauderdale FL asked:
December 28, 2018
Which rod would be best paired with a Saltiga 40A. Head boat use.
1 Answer
The 6'6" heavy or the extra heavy
Submitted by: Bernie on January 9, 2019

from North Carolina asked:
December 21, 2018
What would be the best model for a king mackerel pin rig fighting rod?
1 Answer
In this model the 7'0" MH would be your best option
Submitted by: Bernie on December 22, 2018

Bill Banks
from New Jersey asked:
December 15, 2018
Trolling up to 30oz mojo. 7√Ę‚‚¨‚"Ę MH or H?
1 Answer
Go for the heavy
Submitted by: Bernie on December 17, 2018

dohyun yi
from pa asked:
August 22, 2018
I trying to get rod and reel set up for black fish in NJ. TLC66MHBBL with Shimano TOR16HGA. some of my friend say get Heavy Rod. Can't decide.
1 Answer
what you selected as a pairing would work great but all you'll need is a medium heavy unless your fishing fast moving tides and deep water then I would suggest the heavy.
Submitted by: Bernie on August 31, 2018

from GA asked:
July 2, 2018
should I go with 6'6'' H or 6'6''XH for grouper fishing at 240-300 feet deep of water in Florida charter? i would be pair it with shimano talica 8ii two speed reel.
1 Answer
The talica 8ii will pair with great with the 6'6" heavy tallus blue water
Submitted by: Bernie on July 4, 2018

from New Smyrna, Florida asked:
June 13, 2021
Do the heavy and extra heavy models come with an aluminum reel seat?

What is the difference between Tallus and Trevala? Trevala is advertised as a jigging rod but on paper many of the models appear exactly the same between Trevala and Tallus. Are there any differences in the blanks and rod components?

Intending to use for grouper and amberjack with a Speedmaster 12ii. Go 6‚€™6‚€ heavy or extra heavy?

1 Answer
The Tallus does feature an aluminum Shimano reel seat, I would recommend the 6'6" heavy as it matches your reel best. The main differences in the Tallus and Trevala will be that the Trevala was made with specifically jigging in mind. The Custom shaped EVA foregrip and reargrip for comfort and balance while jigging makes it ideal for jigging and the other difference will be the guides: The Trevala has new Concept Fuji Alconite and Fuji Hardloy guides wjile the Tallus has New Concept Fuji Alconite and Fuji Hardloy guides.
Submitted by: Paul Olah on June 14, 2021

Murtagh LaCroix
from Texas asked:
May 10, 2021
Just picked up a Penn Squall 60LD. Going to spoil with 80 PowerPro braid. Like to match up with a Tallus for snapper, grouper, mahi, yellow fin, cobia , kingfish, mackerel, black fin. Expect to fish from party boats starting out, but take on charter boats as well  And another trip up to BC-Queen Charlottes for Chinnook and Halibut. So am I better with a 6.6, 7, or larger?  MH, H, or extra H. Appreciate your recommendations and rationale. 
1 Answer
The Squall 60LD is a large reel so it will need a Heavy or Extra Heavy rod to pair with. 

The 6'6" and 7' heavy options are definitely solid options and they are rated to handle 80 lb braid. It will be overkill for some of the species you're after but with that reel you'll need a heavy action rod atleast.  

Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 13, 2021

from MT asked:
May 4, 2021
I need  8 foot rod for bottom fishing which one do you recommend , it must be 8 foot rod for yankee capt trip in Florida ... Thanks ...
1 Answer
This rod would be a good choice for you:

Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 6, 2021

from Capemay nj asked:
April 21, 2021
What length is the but to the reel seat on a 6‚€™6‚€ heavy. And will i

Will it handle jigs to 240 gram.  And yellowfin to 90 lb?

1 Answer
The reargrip length on the 6'6" H model is roughly 12"-12.5". As far as jigs go, it could handle jigs of 240g and would be fine jigging yellowfin that size. 
Submitted by: Austin - TackleDirect Customer Service on May 6, 2021

dominick ponzio
from staten island new york asked:
January 16, 2021
i have an Okuma SLX-CS15 reel. which model Tllus rod do you recommend ? primary use will be for blackfish and deep water sea bass
1 Answer
The 7' M or MH rod would pair well with that reel. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 18, 2021

from New Jersey asked:
January 13, 2021
Would the 7‚€™ medium or medium heavy be better for party boat grouper fishing?
1 Answer
You'd want the MH.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 14, 2021

from New Jersey asked:
January 12, 2021
How many ounces of weight can the 7‚€™ MH hold? 
1 Answer
Shimano currently does not list oz. ratings for these rods. The MH is rated for 40-80 lb. test PowerPro. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 12, 2021

from BC, Canada asked:
December 18, 2020
How would this rod do jigging for halibut on BC‚€™s west coast with a 24oz ball?
1 Answer
This rod should hold up well to this jigging application, i would recommend at least a Heavy rated rod,

I would also look into Daiwa Harrier X Jigging rods, St Croix Mojo Jig or Mojo Salt rods

Submitted by: TackleDirect Customer Service on December 19, 2020

from Sc asked:
April 29, 2020
Will it match a tld 50ii?
1 Answer
Yes, I personally have my TLD 50W paired with a Shimano Tallus rod. I am more than pleased with it. 
Submitted by: Sydney on April 30, 2020

from South Florida asked:
April 26, 2020
I target blacktips from the beach with an avet hxw and a penn senator, which broke on an unexpected tiger. Which model would you reccomend.
1 Answer
Submitted by: Sydney on April 28, 2020

from California asked:
March 1, 2020
Looking to get a new rod for multipurpose use and to go for offshore rockfish season. 

Pairing with a daiwa BG6500, was looking at either a MH or H. Need the ability to drop 3oz+ lures for rockfish.

1 Answer
These are conventional rods, you will want to check out the spinning version of the same rod and the Heavy would be best paired up with the BG6500:

Submitted by: Brian on March 17, 2020

from FL asked:
December 13, 2019
Hello I am thinking of pairing this with a TLD 25. Would the 6'6" MH work for trolling SW FL Gulf for mahi, wahoo, maybe even some tuna? Would also use it for some bottom fishing grouper. Thanks
1 Answer
This would be a bulletproof, versatile option for what you are looking to do for the most part. Bigger Tuna and wahoo may leave you wanting a bit more power but would certainly be manageable on this rod!
Submitted by: Ryan on December 17, 2019

from California asked:
September 7, 2018
To Pair DAIWA SEAGATE 40 to shimano tallus TLC70MH OR TLC80MH
1 Answer
If you're fishing a from a boat TLC70MH
Submitted by: Chris on September 21, 2018

from Long Island, New York asked:
June 26, 2018
Which model will pair with a Daiwa Seagate SGT35H? Plan on catching fluke, bass and occasional deep water?
2 Answers
I like the TLC70MBBL unless you don't want 7ft length.
Submitted by: John on June 27, 2018
Submitted by: Tyler on June 27, 2018

from Brentwood, CA asked:
June 22, 2018
I'm looking for a west coast saltwater salmon / yellow tail rod I have a PHOENIX BLACK DIAMOND 7'6H AND A SHIMANO TREVALLA 6/6 MH AND MY REELS ARE AVET MLX5.8 MC AND JX/LX 2 speed MC. I think think these rod are a little stiff/ which Shimano Tallus would you recommend. Think you
1 Answer
I would recommend using the Shimano TLC70MBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod
Submitted by: Ricky on July 5, 2018

Scott W
from South Florida asked:
May 24, 2018
Do the Tallus rods use slick butts or are the butts EVA? Thank you.
1 Answer
All models are EVA butt grips.
Submitted by: Ricky 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 Answer
You can use Mono line and still have success using it on the Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Conventional Rods.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
I'd suggest the Heavy power rating for your application. (Model #TLC66HBBL)
Submitted by: Devon 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 Answer
Thank you for your question. The 7' H or XH would be a solid choice pairing it with the Shimano Talica 25.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
I think the medium would be the best fit for sea bass.
Submitted by: Devon 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 Answer
Model numbers TLC66MHBBL or TLC66HBBL would likely be the best fit for your application.
Submitted by: Devon 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 Answer
The 7' M power rod would give you the sensitivity your looking for and would balance well with the Torium 16.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Devon on May 8, 2017

from CA asked:
April 4, 2017
could the TLC70MBBL handle a tuna 20-40 pound class?
1 Answer
Hello Andres. I would advise using the MH rod for Tuna in the 20-40 lb range.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
The 6'6'' H Tallus rod would be very well balanced combo with the Avet LX.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
What size rod? The reel seat on the rod may not be big enough.
Submitted by: Tyler 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: David 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: David 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Frank 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 Answer
Caesar, I would recommend a 6'9" or 7'2" terez from Shimano.
Submitted by: Frank 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Frank 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 Answer
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!
Submitted by: 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 Answer
Yes you can. The reel has plenty of line capacity, but may be lacking in the drag depending on your intended application.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
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'.
Submitted by: 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 Answer
The best matching rod would be the 7' or the 7'6" medium heavy to heavy action for the Shimano Tranx reel.
Submitted by: Customer Service on April 11, 2014

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


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