Shimano Terez Conventional Rods

Shimano Terez Conventional Rods

Redesigned for 2019, the new Terez Rods feature Shimano's Spiral-X and Hi-Power X blank construction.

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TypeLengthPowerActionBraided Line RatingForegrip LengthReargrip LengthGimbal TypePrice
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Medium LightFast20-50lb7.2in13.1inAluminum$279.99 USD
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MediumFast30-65lb7.2in13.1inAluminum$279.99 USD
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Medium HeavyFast40-80lb9.1in11.7inAluminum$279.99 USD
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Medium HeavyExtra Fast40-80lb9.1in11.7inAluminum$279.99 USD
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HeavyFast50-150lb11in12.6inAluminum$279.99 USD
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HeavyExtra Fast50-150lb11in12.6inAluminum$279.99 USD
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HeavyFast50-100lb9.1in12.9inAluminum$279.99 USD
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Extra HeavyFast65-200lb11in12.6inAluminum$279.99 USD
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Extra HeavyExtra Fast65-200lb11in12.6inAluminum$279.99 USD
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Extra HeavyFast65-200lb9.1in12.9inAluminum$279.99 USD
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Extra Extra HeavyFast80-200lb11in12.6inAluminum$279.99 USD
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Extra Extra HeavyExtra Fast80-200lb11in12.6inAluminum$279.99 USD
Redesigned for 2019, the new Shimano Terez Conventional Rods are stronger, lighter, and better suited to dominate the blue water than ever before. Featuring Shimano's Spiral-X and Hi-Power X construction, the new Terez is built on one of the world's most advanced blanks and is fitted with all custom components for a rod that is truly built to perfection. Spiral X construction consists of multiple layers comprised of carbon tape that tightly winds the blank diagonally in opposite directions, resulting in enhanced torsional rigidity without adding extra weight. This construction results in an extremely responsive rod that allows for instant power transmission and greatly enhances fish fighting capabilities. Spiral X blanks are 250% more structurally rigid and 180% less prone to twisting than standard blank construction. These advanced blanks are equipped custom Shimano Aluminum Reel Seats and wrapped with all new Fuji BKW Alconite frame guides. The 2019 Terez series covers a wide spectrum of offshore angling techniques by consisting of 12 casting models, 9 spinning, and 2 rail rods. Whether you’re fishing the Northeast or Southeast, Gulf Coast or West Coast, or traveling the world in search of exotic trophies, there's a Terez rod to fit any application.
4.5 Stars based on 12 reviews
By Skip
Lantana, TX
Perfect All-Around Rod
November 16, 2020
Paired a TZC66XH with a talica 12. The rod is light and very sensitive. Enough back-bone to pull any fish up off the reefs. My go-to for just about any fish in the gulf. Caught groupers, snappers, triggerfish, and sharks.
ProsLight and sensitive. Doesn?t feel like your fishing with a telephone pole.
By Kyle
Port Aransas, Texas
October 18, 2020
Favorite Rod to do whatever kind of fishing you want to do
By Lito L.
Seattle, Washington
Great rod for albacore tuna
June 15, 2020
This rod is amazing. I used it for lingcod and bottom fish.. it can handle a lot of pressure. I can’t wait for albacore tuna to bend this rod. Tight line...
ProsGreat rod for almost every fish
ConsNothing I can?t say bad about this rod
By Duck
Wish I could use it
May 6, 2020
I got the rod on time and it was packed very well in a sturdy cardboard tube and had bubble packed inside to protect the tip.
The rod feels great paired with my Talica 12. But due to the Covid 19 situation I have not been able to go out and use it. I was all geared up to go White Seabass fishing in March but trip got cancelled.
By Brian
Fort Mitchell al
Awesome rod
October 28, 2019
Awesome rod for grouper , snapper , and amberjack.
By allan
Would rather have rollers on this then eyes
October 19, 2018
It is really annoying when an eye breaks off your expensive line or frays it when you have a big fish on. That stuff is not cheap, and most eyes will eventually do it because they are cheap.
By makaninalu
Rio Vista,Ca.
Excellent for Large Fish..........
November 24, 2017
I've got this for my sturgeon fishing and this is one heck of a rod....I would not trade it or use other models or brands,this has a great backbone and with a sensitive tip that I have no problem detecting a fish that taking on the bait. I've also used this rod for Salmon and stripers and I'm am impressed of the performance it gives me. I've paired it with the new Daiwa Lexa 400HD 7.1:1 ratio on 65lb Power Pro braid and never looked back........with the reel fast high speed ratio,I cannot have the fish to stay slack on my line during reel pumping.........I highly recommend this rod and reel combo for those that do fish for this species........
ProsExcellent backbone power with the sensitive tip and quality K guides.
ConsNice to have a free HD bag covers during traveling to and a single item purchase of the rods high cost.
By Jim
Martha's Vineyard
Excellent rods. Just which they made one with removable butt section.
July 29, 2017
I bought one of these the moment it came out when I saw the 80-200# rating and picked up the rod and felt the lightness. It was bright red and most thought it was a joke when I boarded the boat loaded with 80's and 50's. At the time I put the new accurate boss extreme 500 on it because shimano really didn't make a reel like the talica back then. Well after landing a medium bluefin and a 95# yellowfin with relative ease with a stand up clip on belt, I was hooked on this light tackle gear. You can put all the heat most stand up fisherman can take with this gear. It is so light and powerful you are simply not fighting the gear. It was a real pleasure to fish with this rod. On one pass we hooked two yellows about 65#, one was on the terez with the accurate and the other was on a classic 50W tiagra set up. I had the fish whipped and released before the other fish was anywhere near the boat. The efficiency of the terez along with the talica II reels are impressive. I have since sold all my classic tiagra gear and only fish with talica/terez gear now. It is a no brainer. I have seen 800# marlin and 600# bluefin landed with terez/talica II's . It is the only way to go nowadays. IMO. Braided line has made all this possible. If you fish with mono, then there is a reason for the big heavy gear but this is the best choice by far if you like stand up fishing. Try it. You will not regret it.
ProsLight, strong, good warranty
ConsThey keep changing the design, and colors too frequently. There were too many combinations and now they are all black. Black is OK. I would like to see a removable butt option with and without roller guides so I could install a winthrop adjustabutt. Also the current composite bent butt is very slippery, It is really light which is good but they will and have fly out of the rod holder on a strike. Make SURE you have a rod tether on your bent butt or you will see $1700 of gear go into the drink.
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
very versatile rod
April 29, 2015
I can use these rods for anything from snook to sailfish
By NEfisherman
Boston, ma
Sweet rods
September 23, 2013
I have a couple of these rods in different actions and power. I mainly use them for either jigging or bait fishing in the NE. The rods are sensitive to the bites and the heavier rods are able to sling 20 oz jigs without any problems. The rods are light and you don't feel the strain on your arms or back after a long day of fishing. One thing you should be aware of - the line guides show signs of rust stains at the base after multiple uses. I rinse my rod/reels down after each trip and have noticed rust stains due to the guide seat not totally sealed. For the cost of these rods, little details like this is not acceptable. I'd expect much better quality control.
Proslight powerful rods.
ConsLine guides show signs of rust even at the base.
By chuck
west covina
A good rod from Shimano
July 13, 2013
thinnest rod ive used/owned=light but power packed. landing yellows and cudas with eaze. worth the price. i own 2 spinning : 20 and 80 MH with 30 and 50 lb power pro in a stradic ci4 4000F and thunnus 8000- all from TACKLE DIRECT!
By Brad H.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Amazing power
April 23, 2013
Pulling monster Grouper of the bottom is a breeze with this power packed rod. Small but acts like a big boy rod with awesome sensitivity! Fishing for 20 years now, best rod I've ever touched hands down, well worth the cost.
50 Questions & 50 Answers
from New Jersey asked:
November 13, 2019
I have Daiwa Saltiga 30 ha , I’m go fishing offshore sea bass  , what  rod can go with reel
1 Answer
The 7 foot medium or medium heavy would work great with the saltiga 30ha
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 14, 2019

from Los angeles asked:
October 20, 2019
I noticed there is a fast and a extra fast on the medium heavy. Why would i choose one over the other? 
1 Answer
That would depend on how your fishing. A extra fast tip will bend closer to the tip and will be a little stiffer. A fast action will bend more down the blank of the rod. Hook sets tend to be quicker with a extra fast action rod. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 21, 2019

from Ft Lauderdale, FL asked:
June 19, 2019
Would a 7ft Terez pair with an Avet HX 3 speed reel for Bottom fishing for Grouper, Amberjack, and Snapper in the Dry Tortugas? If so what one would work best?
1 Answer

Hello Gary 

I think that would be a great combo 

Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on June 27, 2019

from Eagle Rock Va asked:
May 14, 2019
I have a Terez tic 70mh. I’m heading to Panama to kayak fish for large cubera and roosterfish! What reel would you pair with this rod?
1 Answer
A 6000 or 8000 saragosa would pair well with the Terez 70mh 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 16, 2019

Robert Guieb
from San Diego, California asked:
May 12, 2019
What reel can I get in left hand that would pair up well with tzc-80mh.
1 Answer
A shimano torium TOR16HGAL would be a great pairing for the tzc-80mh
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 24, 2019

from Naples, FL asked:
January 4, 2019
I have Talica 20-2s. Planning to bottom fish for grouper in the gulf and then do some trolling in the keys for billfish and larger mahi mahi and wahoo. Would any of these Tarez conventionals play both roles well?
1 Answer
The 6'6" xh would be good for jigging and bottom fishing while it also can be used for light trolling.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 5, 2019

from Las Vegas asked:
December 9, 2018
Just bought TZCX66XXH , I am looking for reel to match for this rod, my first choices is Avet HXW-3 speed or Shimano Talica 25II please advise.. Thank you...
1 Answer
The Tallica 25II would be a great reel to match with the TZCX66XXH
Submitted by: Bernie on December 10, 2018

from Malibu, California asked:
November 27, 2018
what size talica and what terez rod should I grab for Southern California and Mexico fishing, for BFT, YFT, YT, Dodo and whatever else comes my way.. mostly stand up party boats
1 Answer
The 6'6" heavy fast would be a good choice paired with the tac16
Submitted by: Bernie on December 4, 2018

from Germany asked:
October 28, 2018
I Want to know wich terez Convention rod would fit best for talica 25 and twinpower for jigging ( -300g jigs) und some bottom fishing for Shark and Casting ?
1 Answer
Would depend on the size of the Twinpower but the gametype J from Shimano would pair up well with that and for the Talica25 the 7'0" heavy would pair up well.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 1, 2018

Steven dreiling
from CA asked:
July 21, 2018
hi i have a tranx 400 and was wondering whats a good Terez rod for it for live bait and jigging
1 Answer
Submitted by: Bernie on July 23, 2018

from new york asked:
November 13, 2017
TZC66HBLK SHM-1636-6 6' 6'' Heavy Fast 50-150 Stainless Alconite Fuji TK Aluminum 50# Bait Black, can you use a accurate bv 300 valiant reel with this rod and this also is a bait casting rod ?
1 Answer
Yes you can, as they are all conventional rods.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 14, 2017

from New York asked:
December 1, 2020

Would the TZCX66XH 6’6 X Heavy be a good pair with the Avet JX 6/3 Raptor 2 speed Lever Drag Casting Reel to fish for black fish, cod, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, Sea Bass, Porgies, Grouper, Amberjack and Snapper? Which size hooks do you recommend? Thank You.

1 Answer
That a very wide range of species to target, Personally i think the XH model would be okay for off shore and cod fishing, but may be way to heavy and stiff for fluke porgies seabass, As a good middle of the road rod i would recommend a 6'6 or 7' MH rod for most of these inshore species, and a heavier rod for offshore

As for hook sizes to target all these species i would recommend a large hook selection, we recommend matching the hook size to the bait used, anywhere from size 1/0 all the way up to 8/0

Submitted by: Alex T on December 1, 2020

from RI asked:
February 11, 2020
can you recommend a reel for TZC70MH for trolling for stripers in Narraganset bay and around Block Island
1 Answer
Here are a couple models I recommend,

Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on February 12, 2020

James Mullen
from Geneva, Switzerland asked:
February 7, 2020
Can you tell me which models come with aluminum rod seats? I am looking to pair with an accurate ATD 30W.
1 Answer
The Heavy and up models come with an aluminum reel seat 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on February 7, 2020

from VIRGINIA asked:
December 31, 2019
What Terez rod would pair with Talica 16-20 for general fishing of Catermeran


1 Answer
For trolling, you will most likely want to go with the 66XH rated for 65-200lb line. 
Submitted by: Brian on January 14, 2020

Michael Grant
from Delray Beach, Florida asked:
December 18, 2019
What is the difference between the TZC66XXH and the TZCX66XXH? 
1 Answer
Hello Michael, The TZC66XXH is a fast action rod. The TZCX66XXH is an extra fast action rod. 

Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on December 18, 2019

Tim Forster
from asked:
March 2, 2019
Hi there looking at a Shimano 6000 baitrunner and looking for a matching rod. Heading to Huatulco and would like to try fishing from shore for whatever I can catch . First time just wondering what you could recommend ?
1 Answer
We would pair it up with BR 1220580CT Rod 
Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on March 14, 2019

Michael Carlson
from Key West, Florida asked:
November 12, 2018
Would the terez 8ft medium heavy be a good rod for the tranx 500hg?
1 Answer
Yes, that rod would match well with that reel.
Submitted by: Ricky on November 12, 2018

Tony V
from California asked:
November 10, 2018
Going to Isla Guadalupe in Dec. Targeting 100lb class yellowfin and 50lb yellowtail. Getting a Talica 16 II. Want to pair it with a Terez Rod. Which one do you recomend?
1 Answer
I would recommend using the Shimano TZC70XHBLK Terez Conventional Fishing Rod Black
Submitted by: Ricky on November 12, 2018

from Albany, GA asked:
April 24, 2018
Hello, i am considering purchasing a talica 16 ii for use primarily bottom fishing for grouper and snapper in the gulf in 150-225' of water. which terez rod do you recommend.
1 Answer
I'd suggest the 6'6" Heavy, model number TZC66HBLK.
Submitted by: Devon on April 28, 2018

from Narragansett asked:
March 24, 2018
Which model terez would pair with an avet 5.8 mxl for mid size tuna
1 Answer
The 6'6'' H would match well with the Avet MXL for mid size tuna.
Submitted by: Donald on March 27, 2018

from Florida asked:
March 13, 2018
I have a Seigler SG reel and I plan on using it with live bait for snook from piers and a kayak and maybe some bottom fishing/trolling in the gulf from a kayak. Which Terez rod would you recommend?
1 Answer
Hello Mike. The 7' M would be enough fishing from a kayak. If you want a rod with a bit more backbone for both pier fishing and to be used in the kayak the MH model would do the trick.
Submitted by: Donald on March 20, 2018

from Melbourne Florida asked:
February 16, 2018
I am looking to buy a talica 20 or 25 for surf fishing for large large sharks, using 80lb braid and kayaking out baits. What terez rod would fit best, I dont want to go too short as I want the line to be up high from the waves....but not to high? Targeting 8-12' sharks with the rig.
1 Answer
The 7' H or 7' XH would be the best model rod to use for the application your intending to use it for.
Submitted by: Donald on February 17, 2018

from Singapore asked:
February 15, 2018
Hi, can the Accurate BX2-600N fit in the Terez ?
1 Answer
The accurate BX2-600N will fit on the Shimano Terez series rods.
Submitted by: Donald on February 16, 2018

Moritz Lenhrd
from Germany asked:
November 18, 2017
I want to buy a talica 20 2 soeed and want to know wich terenz rod is good for this Reel ?I want to Fish with a 80 lbs hollow braid line for Tunas, Wahoos,and Marlin !
1 Answer
I would suggest model numbers TZC66HBLK or TZC66XHBLK.
Submitted by: Devon on November 21, 2017

John Smith
from VA asked:
May 22, 2017
Will a Penn Torque level drag fit in the reel seat on this rod thanks.
1 Answer
The Torque does fit the Terez reel seats. The reel hardware also fits over the bottom of the blank sufficiently.
Submitted by: Devon on May 29, 2017

from Fullerton, California asked:
April 3, 2017
Is there a 8 foot heavy terez rod that has a different color than black? Maybe light blue.
1 Answer
Sorry but the current generation of Terez rods are only available in black.
Submitted by: Devon on April 4, 2017

from Florida asked:
January 20, 2017
I got my boyfriend the Talica 25 two speed for christmas, I want to get him the shimano terez heavy 6'6" but i read a review where a guy said his reel seat didnt fit the Talica 25. Does anyone have this setup already? Does it in fact work? I want to make sure before I order it,thanks
1 Answer
The Talica 25 two speed does fit the shimano terez heavy 6'6".
Submitted by: Donald on January 20, 2017

from Atlantic city, NJ asked:
October 19, 2016
I want to use a rod that can be used for deep sea seabass/cod trip in winter. and tuna trip on party boat. I have a saltiga reel need to find a rod to pair with. thanks.
1 Answer
The Shimano TZCX66HBLK Terez Conventional Fishing Rod Black would make a great combo with the saltiga.
Submitted by: Donald on October 20, 2016

from Santa Maria California asked:
February 26, 2016
Hello I was wondering what would be the heaviest lure the 7 foot med heavy terez would be able to handle?
1 Answer
They do not list ounce ratings on their rods. Only the applications and the pound test the rod is recommended to be used for. This specific rod is meant for a squid slider that is rated for 30lb test.
Submitted by: Kaitryn on February 26, 2016

from West Palm Beach, Florida asked:
November 11, 2015
Want to use a Truth SG reel for some near-shore and off-shore bottom fishing. Which model do you recommend? What about for a Torium 30?
1 Answer
I would go for a medium heavy or heavy rod for that application. A Torium would also be a good choice, but the 30 would be a bit too big.
Submitted by: David on November 11, 2015

from Texas asked:
October 26, 2015
Hi, recently bought a Fin Nor Marquesa 30ii reel.... Which terez rod would you recommend?? Or I should be looking something else? I mostly do light trolling and jigging.
1 Answer
Which rod you would pick would also depend partially on what you are fishing for. Since you are in the gulf I would assume Yellowfin tuna, grouper, snapper or some other gulf fish. In that case I would go with the Extra heavy 7', or the Heavy 6'6" if you wanted it a little bit lighter.
Submitted by: David on October 27, 2015

from highlands NJ asked:
August 10, 2015
which model rod would you recommend for blackfishing from a party boat
1 Answer
Hello Kevin. In the conventional line, the 6'6'' Heavy model would be the most ideal for your use.
Submitted by: Brandon on August 22, 2015

from Stuart, Florida asked:
July 25, 2015
I recently bought a Shimano Saragosa 8000 and I don't know what model I should get. I intend on Snook fishing around bridges with 1-4oz jigs. I just don't know which model would best fit my reel.
1 Answer
The best Terez rod for this application will be the Paul
Submitted by: Paul on August 6, 2015

from Houston, Texas asked:
June 30, 2015
Hey i'm looking for a rod for fishing small fish to red snapper. which terez rod or other would you consider me choosing? Also is the Terez TZC66H good for my AVET MXJ RAPTOR because that is the reel I'll be using.
1 Answer
The terez and AVET MJX Raptor would be an excellent combo for fish like red snapper or grouper.
Submitted by: David on June 30, 2015

from California asked:
June 27, 2015
Which Terez Model would I use for Salmon Trolling with a Double Deep Six?
1 Answer
Hello Yang. In the Terez rod series, if there were a model good for this application, It would be the one seen below:
Submitted by: Brandon on July 9, 2015

from South Florida asked:
June 17, 2015
Which power would be best for bottom fishing in heavy current with 8-16oz of lead?
1 Answer
Hello Dylan. The extra extra heavy models will be the only Terez models that will be able to handle that kind of weight.
Submitted by: Brandon on June 19, 2015

Jimmy Neal
from jacksonville, Florida asked:
May 15, 2015
Which power would be best for bottom fishing with 4-12oz leads?
1 Answer
Jimmy, I would recommend going with a heavy power.
Submitted by: Frank on May 18, 2015

from New Jersey asked:
April 14, 2015
Which Terez rod would you match with an Avet HXW for midshore trolling (i.e. school bluefin)?
1 Answer
Randy, I would recommend a 6'6" Heavy Terez for trolling for schoolie Bluefin.
Submitted by: Frank on April 14, 2015

from Long Island asked:
March 29, 2015
Are the Terez rod ok for trolling or are they to light? I was thinking of getting one for tuna, blue fish or striped bass. I wasn't sure if they had enough backbone.
1 Answer
Hello Ken, Yes, you can absolutely troll a terez rod. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.
Submitted by: Brandon on March 30, 2015

from Medina, OH asked:
February 21, 2015
Do you recommend conventional or spinning Terez rods for kites? Does it matters? What size rod and reel. Thank you.
1 Answer
Donald, We like the Conventional Terez TZC66MHSB SHM-2689 this rid has a soft tip ideal for circles hooks, Large open ring guide to allow your line to freely feed in and out, a slick butt to eliminate hang up in the rod holder.
Submitted by: Frank on March 4, 2015

from Shelton, CT asked:
January 13, 2015
Which Conventional Model would you recommend for live lining bunker and eels, some light chunking, maybe trolling a tube and worm from the kayak? This would be for Blues and Stripers. Thanks!
1 Answer
For your applications, we suggest going with SHM-1643. Great action and power for a light rod.
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 14, 2015

from Marco Island, FL asked:
January 4, 2015
What's the best rod to use with an Avet 5.3 SX?
1 Answer
TZCX66H SHM-1639 This is the 6'6 heavy extra Fast action, this would be a great rod for that reel.
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 6, 2015

from Windham, NH asked:
December 15, 2014
I will be matching a Terez TZC Heavy to an Avet LX4.6 exclusively for jigging Cod. I utilize 10-16oz jigs and fish in 200-300ft of water. Any thoughts on whether to go with a 7' or 8'?
1 Answer
Ether or would make a great combo.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 16, 2014

Jas Ruiz
from Port Aransas,Texas asked:
December 2, 2014
Are Terez rods all the same thin diameter, or do they thicken on H or XH models... ?
1 Answer
The rods do get slightly thicker in the H and XH.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 3, 2014

Jas Ruiz
from Port Aransas,Texas asked:
December 2, 2014
Are Terez rods all the same thin diameter, or do they thicken on H or XH models... ?
1 Answer
The rods do get slightly thicker in the H and XH.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 3, 2014

from long island ,ny asked:
November 5, 2014
What reel would match up to the 7 ft MH 40-80 conventional rod for blackfishing (tog)?
1 Answer
An Avet MXL would be great on that rod.
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 5, 2014

Mark Kim
from Brooklyn, NY asked:
September 8, 2014
Which would be best for boat fishing. Usually go for Blue Fish (~20 lb) or Striped bass (~20-40Lbs) Have a caluctta 700B and a Curado 200 that i interchange depending on the fish.
1 Answer
The SHM-1643, 7' Medium would definitely be the best for your application.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 9, 2014

from Farmingdale, NY asked:
September 1, 2014
Hello. Do any of these rods have a gimble? Thank you for your time!
1 Answer
Yes, many of these rods have gimbles. Whether or not they do and what kind is listed in with the specs of the individual rods.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 1, 2014

kim allen
from crestview florida asked:
June 18, 2014
I will be mostly bottom fishing in the gulf.I am going to purchase a shimano talica 2 speed drag reel.Which Terez rod will matchup with this reel?
1 Answer
We would recommend either a 6'6" or 7' Heavy. TZC66H or TZC70H.
Submitted by: Customer Service on June 19, 2014


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