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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 Large 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 35 reviews
    By W R.
    Durham NC
    May 16, 2019
    Great Rod
    This rod has great sensitivity and you can pull the big ones out of their holes. It's light enough to be fished all day without getting worn down and looks great. Paired it with a Shimano Torium 30 and it worked perfectly.
    ProsLightweight Very sensitive Strong Backbone
    By BRYAN F.
    April 14, 2019
    Great rod for casting Heavy Mono
    This is a great rod for casting distance with heavy mono line. Used for Sturgeon fishing. Would get 5 starts if they made one that was 8ft and had same stats.
    ProsNIce power, and looks great.
    ConsNeeds to be a wee bit longer for shore fishing for Sturgeon
    By Thach
    Lake Worth, Florida
    March 6, 2019
    Good rod
    Better than teramar! Good casting! Pair with torium 14. Couple large creveal jack without any problems
    By Chad
    Shawnee, Oklahoma
    December 24, 2018
    Shimano Tallus extra heavy
    Very nice jigging rod. Completely satisfied with its performance and the durability!
    By Vincent
    October 24, 2018
    MH 40-80lbs
    Excelllent rod! Probably the best rod under $200. Sensitive enough to pull progies and flounders, strong enough to pull tautogs, stripers,and blue fishes. Highly recommended!!!!
    By Richard
    Islamorida, FL
    October 12, 2018
    Great spinning rod
    Great spinning Rod. 100€™s of days on the water without an issue. Good combo with Saragosa
    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
    By JAMES L.
    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
    28 Questions & 29 Answers
    David Czarnomski
    from asked:
    February 19, 2019
    I€™m looking for a rod that can throw poppers in the 1-2 oz range. I€™m thinking the 7€2 medium. Thoughts?
    1 Answers
    The 7'0" or the 7'2" would would make a good light popping rod.
    on February 20, 2019

    Max Turner
    from FL asked:
    January 21, 2019
    Looking for rod to pair with Saragossa 20k running 20lb mono? Are the blanks graphite or e glass?
    1 Answers
    The blanks are graphite
    on January 23, 2019

    John doe
    from New jersey asked:
    January 12, 2019
    I have a Saragosa 10k and want the 6 foot 9 version of this rod. Should I get the heavy or medium heavy? Using it for jigging and popping for tuna up to 60lbs
    1 Answers
    The MH would be a much better rod for the 10K Saragosa
    on January 17, 2019

    Ed B
    from Atlanta, GA asked:
    January 10, 2019
    What rod would match well with a Penn Spinfisher IV 6500? Plan on using for bottom fishing snapper and grouper, kingfish, mahi, etc. looking for a good all around boat spinning rod.
    1 Answers
    The 6'9 MH would make a good pairing.
    on January 11, 2019

    from San Diego CA asked:
    January 1, 2019
    would this rod pair well with a shimano thunnus 12000? and if so which model ?
    1 Answers
    A few models would pair up like the 7'2" xh or both 8 foot models.
    on January 3, 2019

    from Charleston asked:
    December 22, 2018
    I don€™t see any lure ratings in the specs. I need something rated up to 3 ounces or better. Does anyone know which models will fall in this range?
    1 Answers
    The medium heavy 6'9" would be able to handle 3 oz's but there is the option for heavy weights in the heavy or extra heavy. Shimano doesn't list the lure rating on their website.
    on December 22, 2018

    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 GA asked:
    January 9, 2019
    What would be a good rod to match up with a Penn Spinfisher VI 6500? Looking to use it for bottom fishing snapper and grouper as well as tossing baits to Blackfin Tuna, Cobia even Sailfish all around FL.
    1 Answers
    Yes, this would be a good combo for application of fishing.
    on January 11, 2019

    from plaine magnien, Grand Port asked:
    January 9, 2019
    Hello, i would like to have an all rounder rod for my daiwa bg 8000. So which rod do you recommend me to buy?
    1 Answers
    Depending on where and what you are fishing for will help us recommend what is best for what you may consider a "all around rod". What do you target most? How are you fishing? (Jigging, Surface lures, etc.) We just need a bit more information to give our best recommendation.
    on January 9, 2019

    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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