Shimano TLS69HBBL Tallus Blue Water Spinning Rod
|Length||Power||Action||PowerPro Line Rating||Guide Type||Gimbal||# of Guides||Rod Color||Price|
|6'9||Heavy||Fast||50-100||Fuji Aluminum Oxide||Yes||Tip+6||Blue||$159.99 USD|
Shimano Tallus Blue Water Spinning rods are perfect for saltwater fishing. With the Shimano name and technologies you are sure to catch what you're after with these rods. Made with Shimano TC4 construction, allowing for these rods to be more powerful yet still remain lightweight. They were designed to be used with PowerPro braid making for improved pulling power as well as comfort. These rods are durable and comfortable to use.
- Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides
- Tip +6 Guides
- Shimano Reel Seat
- EVA grip material
- Actions for fishing PowerPro Fuji Guides
- Limited Lifetime Warrannty
A $7.00 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.
4.5 Stars based on 23 reviews
Sky Valley, Ga
October 29, 2017
Love this rod for pulling mangrove snapper of the reefs. Plenty strong enough to dig them out of the rocks but with plenty of feel to know when they are messing with the bait. Also strong enough to pull up the occasional grouper. Paired with a penn clash reel. Cheaper than the Terez rods that are also excellent but a little expensive for my pocket right now.
ProsStrong and light
July 14, 2017
Overall great rod
Have this rod paired with a Cabo 60 and they match well together. Great feel and balance plus a pretty stout backbone on the rod.
May 13, 2017
This is my 3rd shimano tallus! And before you assume anything, its because I like them that much. All still function as perfectly as the day that I received them
January 16, 2017
Light, strong, can do anything!
Great rod! Very lightweight and definitely easy to use for extended hours. Very strong yet sensitive. Can be Used for anything... I Used jigging, trolling, and live bait fishing. Gonna buy another!
ProsLightweight, ergonomic, strong, sensitive
November 27, 2016
An awesome rod
This is my third blue water rod. The rod has light weight, but it's powerful and sensitive. I used it for tog fishing from shore and will try cod jigging this winter. Strongly recommend.
By Fahad Sharifi
July 23, 2016
An amazing product of shamano..
Thank you for makin the best rod on the market Shamano... Fit hand, Slim and strong enough to handle any big game fish.... Penn spinfisher 10500 spin reel fit that rod Thank you TackleDirect for the greatest service & makin shopping so easy online
ConsCame with one year warranty, not as discussed ( life warranty)
San Antonio, Texas
June 27, 2016
Strong rod has tons of backbone, Can be used to catch many different species of fish no problem!
By emilio doreste
October 23, 2015
no worths by the price
i used with 30 pound line and i hook something strong instead of broken line i got a broken rod
October 9, 2015
Great Offshore Rod
This rod can handle pretty much anything I could catch. Great service and quick delivery.
August 6, 2015
Great yft popping rod!
pairs well with Saragossa 20k
Long Island, New York
June 23, 2015
TLS72MHBBL Tallus Spinning
Purchased a pair of these rods. One thing I noticed when i went to put reel on them that it was difficult to get the reels on the reel seat, with one not fitting at all. My only other complaint is that they don't have a hook holder on them. I prefer to have these on my rods, if it's their I wont put the hook around the guide. These rods have a nice back bone to them and I am looking forward to using them with the 80 class reels I am pairing them up with.
ProsLight weight, Fugi Guides, Custom Grip
ConsReel Seat, No Hook Holder.
June 8, 2015
Great inshore road rod for fluke/tog
Love this rod. It is easy to jig buck tails for fluke or pull big tog off the rocks.
ProsSensitive action with plenty of power lightweight but powerful Comfortable for hours on end
Boynton Beach, FL
May 2, 2015
Great spinning rod for sailfishing
By Hernan Velez
Hermosillo, Sonora, MÉXICO
March 13, 2015
Amazing power !!
As shimano says: it is an indestructible rod. Giant 85 kilo rays, 90 pounds Tuna, 110 pounds Grouper, It can handle Anything !! I Fish At Sea of Cortez and i've hooked Huge Mahi mahi with ZERO problems. Offshore, inshore, trolling, casting, you can do anything and never get tired.
boynton beach, florida
January 27, 2015
good offshore rod
This rod is great for anything offshore. I use it for live baiting for king fish and sail fish. The only flaw is that the mh doesn't have a gimbal
Baton Rouge, LA
September 22, 2014
My review of this rod is very similar to other users. I use it to catch bull reds from a pier in South Louisiana. We too, have to counter the fishes ability with heavier tackle. Losing a fish to a pylon is never fun, especially if he somehow gets hung up on it. So to avoid that we use a heavier line so the fish can always be worked off the pylon. A strong rod like this one always helps do the trick.
June 3, 2014
Love this rod! Very strong backbone with a fast action tip and I have no trouble pulling up strong fighting Togs out of structures.
ProsStrong but light weight.
February 10, 2014
I have been using this rod with a Shimano Baitcaster 8000 and it works fine for offshore (saltwater) blues. Only one blue has gotten away but that was my own fault, I had the drag to tight. Good feel and action with this rod.
ProsGives a good feel. Good action.
By Michael L.
January 1, 2014
Shimano Blue Water Spinning rod.
Excellent quality and price. Many variations of this rod will meet your every condition, thank you Tackle Direct for offering the wide variety of selections you have. When I buy the first place I go is Tackle Direct!
September 22, 2013
One of the best salt spinner rods.
Bought this rod and used it the very next day. A really great rod. Tackle Direct shipped it fast. Definitely would order from them again. No complaints..
Whidbey Island, WA
August 7, 2013
Handled Fast Running, Hard Fighting Tuna Like a Champ
Teamed this rod up with a Shimano 8000D Baitrunner reel and battled albacore tuna without a single issue.
ProsLight weight but toug as nails.
April 10, 2013
Great Extra Heavy Rod!
I use this rod to catch uluas, or giant trevally, off of a fuel pier in Kane'ohe, HI. These fish are known for making numerous strong runs, and have a bad habit of running directly under the pier. To counteract this, we use VERY heavy tackle to be able to stop these runs if they do go under the pier. This rod (with a Shimano Saragosa 18000 set a max 44 lbs of drag) handles this pressure wonderfully! Even with the drag set this tight, these fish are easily capable of taking several yards of line per run, and this rod easily handles the stress, absorbs the shock, and applies ample pressure to the fish to turn it away from obstacles.
ProsVery resilient, plenty stiff, and lightweight. Capable of casting large 1.5 lb baits.
ConsGImbal cap is tight at first, but eventually loosens up and falls off occasionally.
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Rhode Island asked:
January 9, 2014
Is this rod a good match for a Shimano Saragosa 18000 using 65 lb powerpro to use for popping for tuna?
This rod would be a great choice for that reel and purpose. To increase your casting distance, you could even look into a 7 or 8ft rod as well.
on January 11, 2014