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Shimano TLC80MHBBL Tallus Blue Water Conventional Rod

Shimano TLC80MHBBL 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
TLC80MHBBL
SHM-2464
Casting
8'0
Medium HeavyFast40-80Fuji 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 21 reviews
By Mark
CA
November 24, 2018
Shimano Talus Blue Water
This is an excelent saltwater rod without the higher price of my other Terez rods. This is a great value.
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 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 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 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 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.
By David
So Cal
August 29, 2016
Just what I was looking for
I am a bit fan of the Tallus blue water conventional rod's. I was in need of a bit more distance to cast out to the Yellowtail's here in So Cal. This has already proven to give me exactly what I was looking for.
By Craig
Ringwood, NJ
January 12, 2016
Cod Rod
After buying one of the lighter Tallus for deep water fluke i decided to buy this heavier one for cod and offshore seabass and such. I have only used it once but i love it!!! Heavy enough to handle the weight on rough days but the tip is light enough to feel the bite. Considering now adding to my Tallus collection and getting a MH
By Craig
Ringwood, NJ
January 12, 2016
Deep water Fluke Rod
This is the first over $100 rod i have purchased and love it! I use it mainly on party boats for fluke/porgies and seabass and its powerful enough to hand the weight needed on rough days but tip is light enough i can feel the bites. Great rod and plan on getting the heavier one for cod fishing.
By FishCap59
Smyrna, TN
September 2, 2015
Nice Upgrade
I bought this rod to replace a more expensive rod that self-destructed. I also wanted to see how the TC4 construction holds up to the strength of braided line. The rod has a fine taper to it. I have not had a chance to use it yet. However, this is a well made and nicely balanced rod. It feels good in the hand. The only draw back with this rod is the diameter of the rod at the reel seat. The diameter is smaller than other blue water rods and it barely allowed me to to tighten the reel clamp for a 60 series reel. With the braid line rating it has I may not need a 60 series reel. Time will tell if the reel is a match for the rod or whether I need to put a smaller reel on it. Also, there was no lure size rating given for the rod in the advertisement. I thought for sure that a rating would be on the rod, but there is no rating on the rod either. That would be a useful piece of information. It feels as though it could easily handle 8 ounces.
ProsWell made, stout rod
ConsReel seat size. No lure size rating given for the rod.
1 Question & 1 Answer
James Ruiz
from Port Aransas Texas asked:
November 28, 2014
You have casting length of rod as 8" in specs, when model number specifies a 7' .just letting you know ..
1 Answers
Thank you James. Unfortunately with so many rods available, sometimes mistakes happen. We appreciate you pointing it out. We will make the correction. Thanks again.
Customer Service
on December 1, 2014

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