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Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Spinning Rods

Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Spinning Rods

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LengthPowerActionPowerPro Line RatingGuide TypeGimbal# of GuidesRod ColorPrice
6'9MediumFast20-50Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneTip+6Blue$159.99 USD
6'9Medium HeavyFast40-80Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneTip+6Blue$159.99 USD
6'9HeavyFast50-100Fuji Aluminum OxideYesTip+6Blue$159.99 USD
6'9Extra HeavyFast65-200Fuji Aluminum OxideYesTip+6Blue$159.99 USD
7'2MediumFast20-50Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneTip+6Blue$159.99 USD
7'2Medium HeavyFast40-80Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneTip+6Blue$159.99 USD
7'2HeavyFast50-100Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneTip+6Blue$169.99 USD
7'2Extra HeavyFast65-200Fuji Aluminum OxideYesTip+6Blue$169.99 USD
8'Medium HeavyFast30-65Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneTip+6Blue$179.99 USD
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8'HeavyFast40-80Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneTip+6Blue$179.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
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.

  • Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Tip +6 Guides
  • Shimano Reel Seat
  • EVA grip material
  • 4.5 Stars based on 29 reviews
    By Mike
    July 9, 2018
    Awesome rods
    Great spinning rod for stripers and blues
    By Stephen
    Fitchburg, MA
    May 31, 2018
    Nice Rod for $
    Received rod timely and in great packaging. Look forward to really putting this rod to the test, light weight should be able to chuck all day long with it Looks great too.
    Proslight weight
    Consnone yet
    May 24, 2018
    Awesome rod
    Paired with Shimano 8000d baitrunner . Great to jig with
    By Daniel
    Groveland, FL
    March 29, 2018
    awesome rod
    I ordered 2 of these. Mated then with a bg6500 and 1 with a Penn slammer3. Love them both mangrove snapper, grouper, sharks. Rig them right and you'll pull anything up with these rods!
    By Carl
    Waxahachie, TX
    January 2, 2018
    Great rod
    Love this rod. It preformed flawlessly on a recent tuna trip.
    November 20, 2017
    Solid rod
    The tallus is a solid rod that I use for trolling and jigging. I have a Spheros 10k on it and have caught nice kings without any problems.
    By John
    Sky Valley, Ga
    October 29, 2017
    Mangrove digger
    Love this rod for pulling mangrove snapper of the reefs. Plenty strong enough to dig them out of the rocks but with plenty of feel to know when they are messing with the bait. Also strong enough to pull up the occasional grouper. Paired with a penn clash reel. Cheaper than the Terez rods that are also excellent but a little expensive for my pocket right now.
    ProsStrong and light
    By jon
    salisbury, MD
    July 14, 2017
    Overall great rod
    Have this rod paired with a Cabo 60 and they match well together. Great feel and balance plus a pretty stout backbone on the rod.
    By Brandon
    st louis,mo
    May 13, 2017
    This is my 3rd shimano tallus! And before you assume anything, its because I like them that much. All still function as perfectly as the day that I received them
    By Tic
    Pulaski, va
    January 16, 2017
    Light, strong, can do anything!
    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 Scott
    Burlington, MA
    November 27, 2016
    An awesome rod
    This is my third blue water rod. The rod has light weight, but it's powerful and sensitive. I used it for tog fishing from shore and will try cod jigging this winter. Strongly recommend.
    By Fahad Sharifi
    Saudi Arabia
    July 23, 2016
    An amazing product of shamano..
    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)
    By Diablo
    Cape Cod MA
    July 20, 2016
    powerfull and light!
    I pair this with a Cabo 80 spinner with 65lb braid/80lb flouro leader! Awesome setup! I've landed some super stripers and few offshore trips for yellowfin with this setup!
    Proslight weight..Fast
    Consnon so far
    By Jon
    San Antonio, Texas
    June 27, 2016
    Great rod!
    Strong rod has tons of backbone, Can be used to catch many different species of fish no problem!
    ProsVery strong
    By emilio doreste
    October 23, 2015
    no worths by the price
    i used with 30 pound line and i hook something strong instead of broken line i got a broken rod
    By Peter
    Galveston, Texas
    October 9, 2015
    Great Offshore Rod
    This rod can handle pretty much anything I could catch. Great service and quick delivery.
    By Josh
    mobile Al
    August 6, 2015
    Great yft popping rod!
    pairs well with Saragossa 20k
    By Vincent
    Long Island, New York
    June 23, 2015
    TLS72MHBBL Tallus Spinning
    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.
    By John
    Chatham NJ
    June 8, 2015
    Great inshore road rod for fluke/tog
    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
    By Michael
    Boynton Beach, FL
    May 2, 2015
    solid rod
    Great spinning rod for sailfishing
    By Hernan Velez
    Hermosillo, Sonora, MÉXICO
    March 13, 2015
    Amazing power !!
    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.
    By andre
    boynton beach, florida
    January 27, 2015
    good offshore rod
    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
    By Justin
    Baton Rouge, LA
    September 22, 2014
    Very Similar
    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.
    By Mrpi
    laurel, maryland
    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.
    By Terry
    wernersville, PA
    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.
    By Michael L.
    January 1, 2014
    Shimano Blue Water Spinning rod.
    Excellent quality and price. Many variations of this rod will meet your every condition, thank you Tackle Direct for offering the wide variety of selections you have. When I buy the first place I go is Tackle Direct!
    ProsExceeds expectations!
    By Rich
    September 22, 2013
    One of the best salt spinner rods.
    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..
    By Dave
    Whidbey Island, WA
    August 7, 2013
    Handled Fast Running, Hard Fighting Tuna Like a Champ
    Teamed this rod up with a Shimano 8000D Baitrunner reel and battled albacore tuna without a single issue.
    ProsLight weight but toug as nails.
    By Kenny
    Kane'ohe, HI
    April 10, 2013
    Great Extra Heavy Rod!
    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.
    20 Questions & 21 Answers
    from NY asked:
    July 17, 2018
    I wanted to pair this rod with a Penn Slammer 3 6500 for my boat. Which size would be best?
    1 Answers
    Depends on what your going for but the 6' 9" mh or h would be a good general all purpose.
    on July 20, 2018

    from 68106 asked:
    April 6, 2018
    Is the 8 foot heavy rod a 2 peice?
    1 Answers
    It is a 1 piece rod.
    on April 6, 2018

    from Ontario asked:
    April 4, 2018
    I am not sure which rod i should buy. I have a Penn Spinnfisher V 10500 with 80lbs powerpro line on it. I am wanting to have a all around rod to start. i would like to catch, Grouper, Kings, Dolphin and would be nice to get a tuna.
    1 Answers
    The 7'2'' H model will match best with the Spinfisher V 10500 for the application your using the combo for.
    on April 5, 2018

    from Ontario asked:
    April 3, 2018
    i am looking at the Tallus, but not sure which one to get i have the Penn Spinfisher V 10500 and have powerpro 80 lbs on it. I am wanting to go for dolphin, kings and tuna. And is 80lbs test enough or should i have gone with 100lbs?
    1 Answers
    The Shimano TLS72HBBL Tallus Blue Water Spinning Rod would balance bets with the Spinfisher 10500. I would advise stepping up to the 100 lb braid depending on the size tuna you will be targeting.
    on April 5, 2018

    from florida asked:
    March 6, 2018
    which rod would work best for trolling for kings 20 0r 30 pd test
    1 Answers
    The Shimano TLS72MHBBL Tallus Blue Water Spinning Rod would be a good rod to use for trolling kings 20 - 30 lb test.
    on March 7, 2018

    from Port Charlotte fl asked:
    December 19, 2017
    What rod would would go match best for my fin-nor offshore 6500? Need a rod that is versatile. I use it for everything from grouper king fish and also for pretty big sharks on occasion? Thank u
    1 Answers
    The Shimano TLS72MHBBL Tallus Blue Water Spinning Rod would be the more versatile rod out of the bunch for the application your using the set up for.
    on December 20, 2017

    from Waxahachie, TX asked:
    November 28, 2017
    I am looking to replace a rod for my penn battle II 5000 series reel. Can you recommend one that would pair well with it. Will be fishing for black and yellow fun tuna, kingfish.
    1 Answers
    The 7'2'' H model would be a good fit for the application your using the rod for. I would advise looking into a reel that would be more suitable for the style of fishing your doing such as the Shimano Saragosa's.
    on November 29, 2017

    from Punta Gorda, FL asked:
    September 1, 2017
    Are the Tallus rods made in China? If not, then what is country of origin?
    1 Answers
    The Tallus rods are made in China.
    on September 2, 2017

    from Marietta, GA asked:
    July 29, 2017
    What is the difference between the Tallus and the Terez line of rods? I am looking for something to pair with a Spheros 10000 for offshore fishing on somewhat of a budget and am trying to decide which i should choose.
    2 Answers
    Both rod blanks are made from Shimano's TC4 material which is extremely strong and lightweight. The Terez has a significantly thinner and thus lighter blank and also features a full aluminum reel seat designed by Shimano. The Tallus a standard Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guide while the Terez comes with the the Fuji K Guides with Alconite Inserts, which are more conducive for casting braided lines.
    on August 1, 2017
    The difference between the Tallus rods and the Terez rods are the grips with the terez rods are finger grip when holding the fore grip. That is a great feature. The Tallus rods are lightweight and definitely easy to use for extended hours. Very strong yet sensitive. For the application your using the rod for, I would pair the Shimano Spheros 10000 with the Terez spinning rod for durability and stability.
    on August 1, 2017

    Luis Egana
    from Caracas, Venezuela asked:
    March 29, 2017
    which model would you recomend to pair with a Daiwa size 8000? I plan on using it to throw poppers and stickbaits to pelagics.
    1 Answers
    The Shimano TLS80HBBL Tallus Blue Water Spinning Rod would be suitable for throwing Poppers and stickbaits. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
    on March 30, 2017

    from CT asked:
    March 29, 2017
    I have a pair of 6500b Shimano Baitrunners I need rods for. Wanted to run 30lb mono fishing for stripers and bluefish in the Long Island Sound. Was thinking of getting a pair of these Tallus'. Would you recommend them and if so, would medium-heavy or heavy work?
    1 Answers
    The MH Shimnao Tallus rod would be a good fit for the Shimano 6500 reel. This combo will be well balanced and will make for an enjoyable fishing experience. Thank you fro considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
    on March 29, 2017

    from Florida asked:
    February 5, 2017
    Would the 8" foot heavy pair well with saragosa 6000
    1 Answers
    That would work.
    on February 8, 2017

    from York PA asked:
    August 14, 2015
    Which rod would you recommend for use with 20 lb monofilament line and a penn fierce 8000 reel?
    1 Answers
    The appropriate rod would be easier to figure out if I knew what you were fishing for. Give us a call and we should be able to help you out. For that size reel, I would probably go for one of the heavier versions.
    on August 14, 2015

    from pa asked:
    August 14, 2015
    which rod would you recommend to use with 20- 30 lb monofilament line?
    1 Answers
    I would recommend the heavy or the extra heavy models of this rod for monofilament of that size.
    on August 14, 2015

    from Mount Pleasant, SC asked:
    November 9, 2014
    which rod would you recommend for a Saragossa 10000? either 50 or 65 pound braided line
    1 Answers
    We suggest going with the 6'9" Medium or Med/Heavy. Either one will pair nicely with the 10000. The 7'2" would also work well if you want something a little longer.
    Customer Service
    on November 10, 2014

    from Charleston, South Carolina asked:
    September 16, 2014
    Will the 8ft medium heavy rod work well for tarpon? Also, what lure weights can I cast with it? Thanks!
    1 Answers
    Yes, the 8' MH will work well for Tarpon. You can cast lures up to about 3 ounces.
    Customer Service
    on September 17, 2014

    from Atlantic Beach, FL asked:
    June 22, 2014
    I'm purchasing the Tallus 6'9" heavy spinning rod. I will mostly be using the rod for bottom fishing, jigging, and throwing on the occasional cobia, Mahi, tuna, etc. I was wondering what reel you would pair with this? I was thinking a 7500 or 8500 Penn Spinfisher V.
    1 Answers
    We suggest going with the 8500. Great line capacity and power.
    Customer Service
    on June 23, 2014

    from ny asked:
    May 28, 2014
    Which tallus application will match a bait runner 6000d, used to snag bunker and live line for striped bass?
    1 Answers
    The 6'9" medium heavy would be the best. The model # is TLS69MHBBL. Our code for the rod is SHM-2467.
    Customer Service
    on May 29, 2014

    from Hawaii asked:
    December 28, 2013
    Are these 2 piece rods or 1piece? Thanks have a great day!
    1 Answers
    These are all 1 pc rods
    Customer Service
    on December 28, 2013

    from Prague, Czech Republic asked:
    June 3, 2013
    Please, can you let me know, what is the main difference betwen BBR and BBL rods? Thank you. Best Regards, Pavel
    1 Answers
    Color; BBR is Brown and BBL is blue.
    Customer Service
    on June 6, 2013


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