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Shimano TLC80HBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod

Shimano TLC80HBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod

Price: $169.99

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Model
TD Code
Type
Length
PowerActionPower Pro
Line
Capacity
(#Test/Yards)
Guide TypeGimbalBlank Color# of GuidesPrice
TLC80HBBL
SHM-2465
Casting
8'0
HeavyFast50-100Fuji Aluminum OxideNoneBlueTip+10$169.99 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 25 reviews
By Sparky Jim
Milford, New Jersey
October 3, 2018
Excellent rod!!!
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 Anxiety
Fort Bragg Ca
July 16, 2018
Best bang for the buck extremely tough!
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 Artis
Northeast ... South Shore MA to Long Island
May 30, 2018
Best inshore rod
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
May 7, 2018
Great for its price
Tip too thin but great for its price
By YellowtailTunaStriper
Las Vegas
April 4, 2018
Reel Nice
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
March 9, 2018
Absolutely Love This Rod
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
January 26, 2018
Chesapeake bay cobia
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
December 27, 2017
Awesome rod!
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
November 21, 2017
Great Tarpon rod
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
October 19, 2017
Shimano Tallus blue water spinning rod
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
By Don
Camarillo Ca
October 4, 2017
LIGHTWIEGHT
I now have 4 Talus rods and love them all, very lightweight with great backbone. easy to pull on big fish. Wahoo to tuna preformed excellent!
By Jason
Columbia, MO
September 4, 2017
Very strong rods
I bought two 6' 6" rods and paired them to Seigler SGN. I bought these for light inshore and offshore applications. These are shorter than the 7'0" rods I normally use in my kayak, but still long enough to work rod tip and line around front of the kayak.
ProsVery strong rods, reasonable price.
By Thomas
SAN DIEGO, CA
August 29, 2017
Great bang for the buck
Less quality components versus higher line Terez rods, but great rods for beginners or those that aren't as avid of fisherman.
By Don
Falmouth, Maine
December 19, 2016
Great Cod Rod at a great price!
I've been fishing the salt for 60 years. Everything from Giant Tuna to Flounders. Tons of gear, but wanted to try these new blue water series rods. You won't be disappointed! Light, strong, great action that allows you to feel the bite and set the hook.
By Rick Frejka
Long Island NY
November 19, 2016
Loooking for a right reel for this rod.
Can you guys please suggest a reel to accommodate this Shimano TLC70HBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod? Plan to use the rod for seabass, blackfish and stripers long island ocean New York.
1 Question & 1 Answer
chris
from mpls,mn asked:
March 14, 2015
How long is the fore grip and rear grip on this rod?
1 Answers
Hello Chris. The fore grip on this rod is 7 inches long and the rear portion of the grip is 12 inches long not including the butt. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Brandon
on March 16, 2015

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