Shimano TLD20 Reel / TackleDirect Rod Combo

Shimano TLD20 Reel / TackleDirect TDSSUT661MHSB Custom Rod Conventional Combo

A TackleDirect Exclusive - With the purchase of this Shimano Reel at MSRP, we will include a TackleDirect Silver Hook Rod at a discounted rate to pair with your new reel.

Reg Price $279.98
Our Price $229.99
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Reel SpecificationsRod SpecificationsPrice
Model: TLD-20
Line Retrieve Per Crank: 32in
Mono Capacity (lbs/yds): 20/700,30/450,40/330
PowerPro Capacity (lb/yds): 50/820,65/745,80/660
Max Drag at Full w/Freespool: 23lb
Max Drag at Strike w/Freespool: 17lb
Ball Bearings: 4BB
Gear Ratio 3.6:1
Weight: 23.6oz
Length: 6'6 1pc
Power: MH
Mono Line Rating (lb): 20-40lb
Reg Price $279.98Our Price $229.99
This combo is a multi-purpose inshore, mid shore, live bait, trolling and bottom fish combo. It's the perfect inshore combo for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Snapper, Grouper, and assorted bottom species. Excellent Mid shore combo for targeting pelagic species like sailfish, wahoo. King mackerel, tuna, and dolphin.

TackleDirect TDSSUT601MHSB Custom Rod Description:
  • Precision blend of graphite and fiberglass
  • Stainless steel frame, aluminum oxide turbo guides and tip top
  • Super tough solid tip construction
  • Textured shrink vinyl grip and graphite hooded reel seat
  • Tough epoxy double thread wraps
  • Machined aluminum ball gimbal

Shimano TLD20 Reel Description: You don't need a big boat to catch big fish. In fact, there's absolutely no reason why you couldn't catch a 250-pound thresher shark from your 20-foot center console boat. Unless you left your TLD at home. If you own a small fishing boat, or you often find yourself elbow-to-elbow with your angling compatriots on the large party boats, you need a reel that's both nimble and versatile. Our TLD reels are light in hand, so easy to shift they're almost mindless, and they're adaptable to any number of bluewater species from tuna to striped marlin. And because they're built by Shimano, durability is an inevitable part of the package. A large, private, ocean-going vessel may be neat, but it's not necessary. Just match the tackle to the situation. And let the fish fall where they may.

An $8.00 oversize packaging charge applies to this item as it ships in a long heavy duty tube to protect your items. This fee will still apply when discount shipping coupons are used.
5 Stars based on 5 reviews
By Matthew
Mullica Hill, NJ
Perfect for trolling Striped Bass, Tuna, and Mahi!
August 8, 2022
Great rod for trolling stripers, tuna, and mahi here in the NE. Great backbone that can handle almost anything I throw at it. I will be getting a few more to round out my trolling set.
By Stephen
Nice rods
March 16, 2022
I recently purchased 4 of these TLD 20 Combos for my new boat. I intend to use them as general purpose trolling rods for everything that swims from 0 to 30 miles offshore and they seem to be perfect for that. The Shimano TLD has a great reputation and the Tackle Direct rod seems well built compared to similar priced rods. I would say the only drawback is the crappy handle on the Shimano TLD, I'm not sure why Shimano wont upgrade them but there are cheap handle upgrades available on Ebay atleast. The guys in store were helpful and spooled it up with line for me just how asked them. I wouldn't recommend these as canyon trolling gear but I have confidence I can catch anything from stripers to tuna with these combos. Overall I would say these are a well priced workhorse trolling rod.
By Gage
Aiken, SC
Best combo without breaking the bank.
June 8, 2019
For fishermen like me, who only get to make offshore trips 6-10 times a year, this combo is perfect. This combo has pulled in 30lb wahoo and numerous dolphin between 25-45lbs. I highly reccomend it!
  • Cost
  • Drag
By John
Great combo
May 3, 2019
Great light weight combo. Using for trolling for Bass.
  • Light weight, cost affective
By Matt
Pompano Beach, FL
Great combo
October 10, 2017
You can't beat this combo for the price. I bought 4 of these and they are my new go to rods and reels for all my fishing needs.
8 Questions & 8 Answers
from Mass asked:
November 13, 2021
Can you do 4 of these with a tld 15? 
1 Answer
Hi Chris, Unfortunately, The Tld 15 is not offered in a combo as of now. We do have the TLD 20 Combo which is slightly bigger than the TLD 15 size, offered on our website. Model: TDSSUT661MHSB / TLD20; TackleDirect Code: SHM-3116. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 18, 2021

from DE asked:
October 12, 2021
I'm looking for a couple combos for trolling large mojo's for stripped bass, and something that could also be used for inshore Mahi trolling, trolling spoons for Spanish Mackerel, and possibly trolling hoses for large 

cobia. Would this combo be suitable for all those?

1 Answer
Hi DTG, This combo would be fine for trolling mojos for striped bass fishing for spanish mackerel Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.

Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on October 21, 2021

Edward Van Dyke
from Crescent City Calif asked:
August 16, 2021
how many guides does the rod have ? . would this work for trolling albacore
1 Answer

That combo is a bit light, but the TDSSUT601MHSB/TLD30II (SHM-3113) would be a better fit for trolling tuna/albacore.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 17, 2021

chris tran
from st augustine florida asked:
January 30, 2021
this would be a good combo for trolling for species like black fin tuna, mahi, and sailfish correct?
1 Answer
Yes, this combo would be a great choice for sailfish, blackfin, and mahi. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 2, 2021

from New York asked:
May 11, 2020
Is this combo a good fit for trolling mojo rigs for stripers?
1 Answer

Yes, this is a perfect setup for trolling mojos. Tight lines! 

Submitted by: B. Smith on May 11, 2020

from Los Angeles asked:
September 13, 2019
Will this work for yellowtail?
1 Answer
Yes it would 
Submitted by: Ryan Henry on September 28, 2019

from Bakersfield asked:
March 8, 2018
Is this available in left hand retrieve?
1 Answer
The Shimnao TLD 20 is not available in L/H retrieve.
Submitted by: Donald on March 9, 2018

Harold Kerr
from CT06110 asked:
April 20, 2017
Is this rod ideal for cod fishing?
1 Answer
The Shimano TLD20 Reel / TackleDirect TDSSUT661MHSB Custom Rod Conventional Combo would be suitable for cod fishing.
Submitted by: Donald on April 22, 2017


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