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Shimano TRS96MA Tiralejo Surf Spinning Rod

Shimano TRS96MA Tiralejo Surf Spinning Rod

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Rating (oz)
Reel SeatGuide Type# of
2 pcs
MediumModerate Fast30-503/4-3Fuji DPSFuji BKWAGT+7$299.99 USD
The new Shimano Tiralejo Surf Spinning Rods are made with the all new Shimano C4S blank construction which utilizes high modulus blank and wraps 4 outer layers of 90 degree graphite. The C4S construction is a unique design that uses Carbon "C" a 4 layer process "4" and slit carbon tape "S" while using high modulus carbon "HM". THe rod is wrapped with an inner and outer layer of carbon tape over two layers of carbon pre-preg. This design significantly increases the strength of the rod but more importantly increases the recovery rate which in turn allows you to cast farther and more accurately as it helps eliminate blank twist when put under a heavy load. This new rod construction will increase the hoop strength for maximum pulling power without inhibiting the sensitivity.

  • Custom long cast concept guide spacing
  • Fuji stainless steel frame with alconite inserts
  • Black shrink tube grip
  • Fuji DPS reel seat
4.5 Stars based on 18 reviews
By Travis
bayville, NJ
May 3, 2018
great heavy duty rod
great for snag and drop off the surf and throwing big plugs handles big fish very well
By G.R.D.
Old Saybrook CT
January 4, 2018
High quality surf rod for light use
I own two of these rods, the 9'6" and the 10'6". Both are fantastic light plugging rods! I've thrown plugs up to 3oz with the 10'6" and 2.5oz with the 9'6". They both throw SP minnows and other light plugs very well! And they work pencil poppers and other topwater lures nicely. Solid backbone in both rods, and a nice uniform bend. Easy to forget it's a 2 piece. Overall a very nice surf rod for light use.
ProsHigh quality surf rod for light use. Makes schoolies fun and can handle a fish into the 20# class.
December 1, 2017
My Main Surf ROD
This paired up with VR 150 can Dominate surf. Cast Far and blank material is very nice.
By Brian
July 2, 2017
Shimano Tiralejo 12'
For surf fishing in Florida replaced 12 ft ugly sticks with a pair of 12 ft tiralejo rods. Paired with Battle 8000's. They are super nice, light, powerful. Great rod.
ProsLight weight, easy to load on cast, casts further, good with bigger chunk bait, handles big fish (sharks to 5 ft) yet sensitive enough detect bites and fight small fish.
ConsI like the small diameter handle untill I fought a shark for 1 hr 20 min from the beach, it was painful. Need gloves if fighting big fish. Broken handle on 3 rd day got wedged in rod holder on take..
By Edoo
October 7, 2016
Great rod ever I had
When I cast it, it is longer than any others that I have
By Todd
Seattle, WA
February 22, 2016
Great Surf Rod
Fished this beauty for the first time a couple weeks ago on the Gulf in South Florida. The weather was terribly windy. Was casting a consistent 70-80 yards in a sustained 30 knot headwind compared to my other 10' surf Rod which would barely cast 50. I was casting 6 oz Sputnik sinkers and light chunk just to hold bottom. I paired this Rod with shimano ultegra 10000 xsc and it was a match made in heaven. No wind knots in 70+ hours on the beach using 40 lb braid. Casting 6 oz is on the high end for this Rod but it handled it well. Looking forward to fishing in more favorable conditions later in the year. I imagine 3-4 oz and bait would be the sweet spot for this Rod.
By Mauro
Lagos Nigeria
January 18, 2016
Best Rod for the surf spinning/jigging
I fish in Africa for Barracudas, Snappers and Jacks and others. I use Jigs and poppers and I have must of the best rods available on the market for surf spinning/jigging, but since I got my Shimano Tiralejo 106MA (second generation) and my 2015 Saltiga 4500H I leave the rest home.
By Ahmed
Doha, Doha
November 12, 2015
Sitable for long distance casting
I am using 15 ft rod and its casting longer , the rod is light excellent quality but you cannot hold it all the time while you attached to it Surf casting reel as it is 3.6 m length Rod
By Marcus
New York
October 13, 2015
Great Rod NY Long Island Surf and Jetty
Great surfcasting Rod. I fish primarily for Stripers Blues and Albies, but this rod is sensitive enough for fluking too. I left off a star only because at the time I purchased it shimano was not offering a one piece. The 9 1/2 footer casts incredibly well. My last couple of rods were St croixs and I Feel it was a step up in quality even though their service and replacement policies are better.
ProsCasts great Plenty of backbone Sensitive
By William Austin
Delaware coast
October 7, 2015
Only had it out twice
Took it easy on first few cast. NE wind in my facemaybe15 I threw it almost twice as far as my conv
ProsGreat for the rating stay around 4-5 oz of lead The reel will make a difference also I paired it wit a shimano integration with 50 lb braid
ConsNo cons as of yet to early, hope there are none
By Db
new york, NY
July 27, 2015
ultimate surf
very light..
can throw big pencil or light chunk a mile..
By Eugenia
Pozzuoli, Italy
May 18, 2015
very good surfcasting rod
very good quality. i have caught 5kg bluefish with no problem with this pole. i use a shimano stella with it and it is a very good set up.
By Samer
Al Khobar, Eastern Province
April 8, 2015
Excellent for surf fishing.
Great rod for surf fishing, life bait, jigging or any type of lure
The rod is very light, using a light weight reel will be better
By Dale
Mililani, Hawaii
January 15, 2015
I LOVE this rod!
I recently purchased this spinning rod. I was looking for an affordable quality surfcasting spinning rod with Fuji K-guides that was about 12 to +12 feet in length. This rod is light for its size. It has "back bone" and can control nice size hard fighting fish. Best of all it launches my bait and lures out there with ease using the pendulum and easy casts. I use both the Shimano Ultegra 10000 and the Shimano Stella 18000 loaded with super braid with this pole depending on what I am doing and how I am feeling that day/night.
ConsI recently purchased this spinning rod and added it to my collection of fishing equipement. I was looking for an affordable quality surfcasting spinning rod with Fuji K-guides that was about 12 to +12 feet in length. This rod is light for its size. It has back bone and can control nice size hard fighting fish. And best of all it launches my bait and lures out there. I use both the Shimano Ultegra 10000 and the Shimano Stella 18000 with this pole depending on what I am doing and how I am feeling that day. I would love it if Shimano would still have its limited lifetime warranty for this pole. If they did it would make a perfect pole and investment.
By Stephan
Philadelphia, PA
December 9, 2014
Nice rod for the money
I was fishing the surf this fall when a pod of bunker were just out of my reach, so I decided to move up and purchase this rod. Great choice the rod easily adds 20-30 yards to my cast. This rod feels great it casts well and has great power. Casting this rod is such a pleasure. The rod has plenty of backbone for getting your offering out there.
ProsCasting distance, light weight
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from Germany asked:
November 11, 2018
Hello, Which reel type and size would you recommend for Shimano Tiralejo TRS96MA? Thanks!
1 Answers
I would recommend using the Shimano ULTCI45500XTC Ultegra CI4 Plus Spinning Reel.
on November 12, 2018

from CA asked:
March 24, 2017
Hi is the tiralejo surf 9'6 50/50 split and should i get this one or the mojo surf 9' for my slammer 4500 its for striper
1 Answers
The Shimano TRS96MA Tiralejo Surf Spinning Rod is a 50/50 split and i would recommend going with a St Croix Mojo over the Tiralejo to pair with the Slammer 4500 for better balance and stability. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 25, 2017

from california asked:
January 10, 2017
Does this rod take the counterbalance weight system (as in the older tiralejo models)? If so, would pairing it with a smaller spinning reel (Shimano CI4 4000) work?
1 Answers
The Shimano TRS96MA Tiralejo Surf Spinning Rod does not have the counter weight system on the 2nd generation rods.
on January 11, 2017

from Fort Lee, NJ asked:
September 1, 2016
How long is the lower grip section below the reel seat?
1 Answers
The lower grip length is 18 inches.
on September 2, 2016

René Wolff
from Santiago Chile South America asked:
April 17, 2015
Need to know the weight of the Shimano TRS96MA Tiralejo Surf Spinning rod?? Thanks in advance
1 Answers
Hello. This rod weighs 11.5 ounces. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
on April 18, 2015


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