Shimano Teramar Southeast Inshore Spinning Rod TMSX80XH

Shimano Teramar Southeast Inshore Spinning Rod TMSX80XH

Price: $139.99

$50 Oversize Fee Required - Long Tube or Box
TD Code
TypeLengthPowerActionLine Weight (lb)Lure Weight (oz)Foregrip LengthReargrip LengthNo. of GuidesPrice
1 Pc.
15-403/4 - 34.5''12.0''Tip+9$139.99 USD
Oversize Large Packaging Required
Shimano Teramar Inshore rod series was created for anglers from two very different locations: the Southeast and the West Coast. Southeastern anglers will find perfect rods for plug casting for snook, spinning on the flats or tarpon fishing under passes. West Coast anglers have an array of rods that includes trigger-stick casting rods for swim baits and jig sticks.
  • Shimano TC4 Construction.
  • New Concept Fuji Aluminum Oxide guides
  • Shimano Reel Seat
  • Split Grip Handles
  • EVA grip material
  • Technique specific actions
  • Convenient hook keeper.
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty

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.
Shimano Teramar Southeast Inshore Spinning Rods Recommended Uses
  • TMSX80XH
    A rod that specializes in casting large artificials and large baits to big tarpon from the beach.
Shimano Teramar Southeast Inshore Spinning Rods Feature Details
  • Shimano TC4 Construction
    Shimano has engineered the new responsive TC4 Construction to elevate your fishing experience. The TC4 Construction wraps a double inner layer of advanced, dynamic T Glass with an inner and outer spiral of high modulus graphite. This breakthrough in design construction results in an extremely durable, crisp, yet lightweight rod.
  • Fuji Concept Lightweight Hardloy Guides
    The Teramar series is equipped with Fuji's Concept lightweight Hardloy guides. These low profile guides are produced from a special blend of high grade aluminum oxide, are diamond polished and permanently mounted to the frame. This new guide concept offers greater sensitivity,castability, increased accuracy and decreased line wear.
  • Fuji Reel Seat
    Built to last Fuji reel seats are designed with graphite nylon bodies, exclusive S-4 Stainless Steel hoods, with lined cushioned inserts to offer a lightweight reel seat with superior strength. Uniform design for increased comfort and self aligned hoods provide a solid lockdown on your reel foot that will never back off while fishing.
5 Stars based on 90 reviews
By Justin
San Antonio, Tx
Great rod for the money.
June 3, 2018
I have paired a MH 7.5 and a MH 7 foot with Tranx 400 reels, and they are about perfect for trolling and casting for king mackerel from my kayak. Once I can buy a couple more of these setups, I intend to leave my heavier tackle at home unless I plan to bottom fish next to the oil rigs.
ProsTough, good price, fairly light weight.
By Bill
Great rod for the money
May 26, 2017
This is my second TMS MH rod. It is a great rod for the money. My 4 year old rod is 7'6" I bought it for slip cork fishing and throwing top water lures. I am hoping the shorter rod will be my new favorite for working a Cajun Thunder, twitch baits and heavy jigs in deep water. I haven't used it enough to decide on the shorter length.

Both rods are matching with Shimano Ci4 using 20# braid. They can stop almost anything I catch in the Intracoastal waterway here in NE FL/Jacksonville. I have caught redfish up to 38" in a foot of water.

A medium heavy action combined with a fast action tip is gentle enough to toss live bait a mile and not tear it up. It will also sling a top water plug or Bomber Long A with tremendous accuracy. Flats fishing is about hitting the target. These rods are great.

I also carry two T Allen high carbon micro guide 7'8" medium action with extra fast tips. They are the most sensitive rods I have ever seen. I use them for 1/8 jigs and lately an Unfair Advantage shrimp.

Both rods are also paired with Shimano Ci4 2500 and 10# braid. The rod is more than double the cost of my Teramar. They will cast a tiny weight across town! I use them the most. If a fish taps your lure it's like getting slapped in the hand amazing sensitivity.

The last rod on my boat is a Star Rod - Plasma 7' heavy action with 20# braid. It is rated for baits up to 2oz but can handle double that if bottom fishing.

I use it for soaking blue crab pieces for redfish, big live mullet and trolling. The rod is a beast and doesn't cast very well it's too stiff and too short. It works very well in specific circumstances.

All my rods are one piece. I am old enough to need hi-viz line. I get out two or three times a week.

Fish don't fear me....

ProsGreat price very durable.
ConsMy 4 year old rod is showing some rust on eyes. I fish only saltwater. They are rinsed off 95% of the time.
By Vincent f.
Cape may nj
Fluke Killer
April 28, 2021
Great fluke sea bass and blackfish rod. For the price this rod is terrific. Durable with backbone and light enough to pick through bites
By Westly
Merritt Island, FL
Nice Rod!
March 7, 2021
Very nice rod for the $, comparable to some others I have costing twice as much. Paired the TMS-70MH with a Shimano Baitrunner 4000d and 20lb braid. Works great for nearshore live baiting and even for pitching to schoolie dolphin.
By Caanan
Odessa, FL
Inshore Insanity
August 6, 2020
I have never been a big Shimano Guy! I couldn't convince my self to buy anything else but St. Croix (I still love them) but for the price you can not go wrong with this rod. I use it for beach snook red fish, sheepsheads, mangrove snapper, on most of my inshore game fish, this is the rod I choose!
By Caanan
Odessa, FL
The Snook Don't Stand A Chance
August 6, 2020
I have never been a big Shimano Guy! I couldn't convince my self to buy anything else but St. Croix (I still love them) but for the price you can not go wrong with this rod. I use it for big Snook around the bridges & rocks & Free line rod for offshore or King fishing. It will handle just about anything!
By Caanan
Odessa, FL
Best Bang for your Buck!
August 6, 2020
I have never been a big Shimano Guy! I couldnt convince my self to buy anything else but St. Croix (I still love them) but for the price you can not go wrong with this rod. I use it for Tarpon Fishing, Grouper Fishing, Vertical Jigging. You name it, it can handle it!
By Yaroslav
Alpharetta, GA
Amazing rod
July 14, 2020
I have about 5 Teramar rods and never had a single problem with them. Strong, durable, great handle. Even looks great when sun shines on it :-)
ProsDurable Solid and comfortable handle
By Patrick
Osterville, MA
Great Rod for the Money
July 7, 2020
Lightweight, sturdy, and sensitive. This rod is a blast to throw plugs with all day.
By Adrian
Ocean View, NJ
Takes a beating
June 12, 2020
This rod has been thru it’s paces with stripers, big blues, snook and bull redfish. I have the TMS-8MH and it’s my go to surf rod for plugging. Tip action is superb and this rod has a serious backbone.
ProsStrong and light, very durable
ConsHaven?t found one in 6 years
By Harrison
Cerro Gordo, North Carolina
Stout rods
May 6, 2020
very nice for the money. Has handled some quality bull drum!
By costa
saco, ME
Great Rod
April 15, 2020
This is the best rod you can get for the money! Great action! Great sensitivity! I own 3 as of now!
By Van
Great inexpensive rod
February 12, 2020
I ended up getting a second one of these for the boat. These are great rods with good components. They are also light and sensitive. I have either a 4k stradic on this and the other one I have, 7' med. The combination makes for a feather weight setup that I can cast all day with either.
By Van
Another great value
February 12, 2020
I am not sure what the differences between the regions but I needed a good, light, sensitive rods for inshore fishing with a 4k to 5k reel and this really fits the bill. I am very happy with it and I am happy that it's also $60 to $150 cheaper than the rods I was originally looking at.
By Tyler
Lincoln, DE
A do it all rod
January 11, 2020
I’ve been using the 7’ Spinning 1/2 to 1-1/2oz model for a few years and it’s a workhorse. Great for throwing lures at stripers and bluefish under 24” or soaking bait for smaller inshore species. Throws its weight rating well, I use it more as a 1/4-1oz rod but it’s perfectly capable of throwing towards the upper end.

I wouldn’t say it’s under powered but it starts to loose its backbone on hard fighting fish over 20” - with that said, it doesn’t feel weak at all and can handle larger fish.

It reminds me of an improved ugly stik as far as versatility and toughness go, but with more sensitivity and better suited for throwing lures.
ConsGuides are on the weak/bendy side and need a little extra care to prevent rust, but overall still a great rod
12 Questions & 12 Answers
Tonio tek
from Italia asked:
March 24, 2019
Vorrei acquistare una teramar e vorrei sapere qual'e la più indicata per lanciare da riva esche artificiali che vanno dai 30-40gr
1 Answer
The 8ft xh would actually work for those lures as they are rated for 3/4 up
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 4, 2019

from Sebastian, Florida asked:
February 24, 2019
Would a 8000 size Daiwa BG pair well with the extra heavy model going for sharks, giant snook, and cobia?
1 Answer
That would make a great heavy duty combo 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on February 27, 2019

from Sfla asked:
January 26, 2020
I already on the ride, would the 


Be a good fit or too light?

1 Answer
The 5000 stradic will fit fine but will be a little light for that. I would recommend the saragosa 6000 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 28, 2020

from Conover, North Carolina asked:
July 6, 2018
Would a Penn Spinfisher 5500 or 6500 with 50lb braid be better for the XH model?
1 Answer
I would recommending going with the 5500 mainly because of the weight of the reel with that size rod.
Submitted by: Ricky on July 6, 2018

Brian P.
from NJ asked:
June 23, 2018
Would a Penn Slammer III 4500 spooled with either 30 or 40 lb braid pair well with this rod for cubera snapper or roosters?
1 Answer
Yes with 40lb braid it would be perfect.
Submitted by: John on June 27, 2018

from Madison, Wisconsin asked:
December 28, 2017
Would a DaiwaBG 3500 pair up well on this rod? Any advantage to going with a DaiwaBG 4000 other than line capacity?
1 Answer
There is really no other advantage other than line capacity going from 3500 to the 4000.
Submitted by: Donald on December 28, 2017

from Oxnard, CA asked:
May 18, 2017
I was thinking about pairing the TMSX80XH rod with a Penn Battle series 2 5000 reel to catch rooster fish in Cabo. Do you think that would make a good match?
1 Answer
The 5000 size would be a good match for the 8 foot Teramar.
Submitted by: Devon on May 19, 2017

from Westminster, CA asked:
November 4, 2016
What is the weight of this rod, TMSX80XH? And the weight of TMSX80XXH? Thanks
1 Answer
The Shimano Teramar Southeast Inshore Spinning Rod TMSX80XH weighs 12 oz and the Shimano Teramar Southeast Inshore Spinning Rod TMSX80XXH weighs 13.6 oz.
Submitted by: Donald on November 8, 2016
from Georgia asked:
September 10, 2016
i have quantum cabo 50 ptse reel and i need to pair it with teremar rod for pier kingfish, but i do not know how long the rod i need and what action i want. thanks
1 Answer
The 8ft Heavy power fast action rod or the 8ft extra heavy extra fast action rod should be just fine. If you plan on using heavy sinkers, go with the Extra Heavy rod.
Submitted by: Donald on September 10, 2016

from Pittsfield, MA asked:
April 11, 2016
Would Penn spinfisher V 8500LL work on this rod for live lining herring in Hudson River
1 Answer
The 8500LL will be a little to big for this rod. I would suggest going with a 6500LL.
Submitted by: Tyler on April 12, 2016

from juno florida asked:
December 15, 2015
will this work for big pier snook in florida and throwing gulfstream lures jigs
1 Answer
That should work well for that. The action and power of the rod should allow you to pull the snook away from structure that could break you off.
Submitted by: David on December 15, 2015

from boca raton Florida asked:
December 14, 2015
will a 6000 battle 2 fit good on this rod
1 Answer
That reel should be a good fit for the rod considering that it is extra heavy. It would also depend on what you are fishing for.
Submitted by: David on December 14, 2015


Show off your fishing gear investment. Please post images and videos of your fishing gear, apparel, catches and lifestyle shots on and off the water. Let's see what you've got for a chance to win FREE gear! You can use #HookedOnTD or UPLOAD YOUR IMAGE HERE to make it onto our product pages or gallery. See something you like? You can shop directly from the images we post when gear we sell is featured!