Shimano TLC70MHBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod

Shimano TLC70MHBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod

Price: $159.99
Model
TD Code
Type
Length
PowerActionPower Pro
Line
Capacity
(#Test/Yards)
Guide TypeGimbalBlank Color# of GuidesPrice
TLC70MHBBL
SHM-2459
Casting
7'0
Medium HeavyFast40-80Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+9$159.99 USD
The Tallus Blue Water Conventional casting rods are perfect for saltwater fishing. Made with Shimano TC4 construction blanks, these rods are durable and strong. With this rod construction by Shimano it allows these rods to be lighter and more powerful than previously designed. Designed to be used with PowerPro braid for incredible pulling power and comfort.

Features:
  • Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Tip + 8-10 guides
  • Shimano reel seat
  • EVA Grip material
  • Actions for fishing PowerPro Fuji Guides
  • Limited 1 Year warranty
5 Stars based on 30 reviews
By hyung
dunwoody, GA
light and strong
August 31, 2019
Light strong comfort
Proscheap
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
CA
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.

Can’t go wrong with Shimano Tallus!!!
ProsLight weight, plenty of back bone, well made..
ConsNone
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.
By Mark A.
Northeast ... South Shore MA to Long Island
Best inshore rod
May 30, 2018
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
ConsNone
By hyung
dunwoody, GA
Great for its price
May 7, 2018
Tip too thin but great for its price
By YellowtailTunaStriper
Las Vegas
Reel Nice
April 4, 2018
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.
ConsNone
By Ronald
Hopewell Junction, NY
Absolutely Love This Rod
March 9, 2018
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
Consprice
By chase
salem,va
Chesapeake bay cobia
January 26, 2018
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
Awesome rod!
December 27, 2017
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
Great Tarpon rod
November 21, 2017
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.
ConsNothing
By ETHAN
South Carolina
Shimano Tallus blue water spinning rod
October 19, 2017
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
4 Questions & 4 Answers
larry
from illinois asked:
February 7, 2020
How would this pair with an mxj for bottomfishing/light trolling?
1 Answer
This rod will work for your application. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 7, 2020

Tony
from Laredo, Texas asked:
July 13, 2018
Would this rod be suitable for the Texas Gulf Coast as an Inshore and occasional offshore rod? Would the Heavy make a better choice if at all? I intend to pair it with a Daiwa Lexa 400 HD.
1 Answer
This rod would pair well with this reel for the fishing you are doing.
Submitted by: Ricky on July 14, 2018

Donald
from NY asked:
May 6, 2018
The TLC70XHbBL what is its best suited for the category of fishing?
1 Answer
This rod can be used for many difference species from Striped Bass to Yellow fin Tuna. Rod would be used for trolling for also chunking.
Submitted by: Ricky on May 14, 2018

Matthew
from Boynton beach asked:
December 18, 2016
Would this rod be good for a avet g2 sx 6/4?
1 Answer
The Shimano TLC70MHBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod would pair well with the G2 SX 6/4. The balance with the reel and the rod along with line rating for both will make for a good combo.
Submitted by: Donald on December 20, 2016

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