Tsunami Airwaves Elite Braid Spinning Rods

Tsunami Airwaves Elite Braid Spinning Rods

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TypeLengthPiecesPowerLine WeightLure WeightPrice
Spinning7'1Medium Heavy20lb/40lb3/4oz - 4oz$149.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
Spinning7'1Heavy30lb/50lb1oz - 8oz$149.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
Through the use of unique, high-pressure production techniques, each Tsunami Airwave Elite rod starts out with a strong, powerful, high-fiber density blank that is light and sensitive. Airwave Elite rods feature Fuji Concept Alconite K series guides and Fuji high performance graphite reel seats.

Every Airwave Elite rod provides extreme sensitivity to detect the most subtle bites. If your arms are tired after a day of fishing with Airwave rods...it just means you caught more fish!

  • Lighter, stronger more powerful High Fiber Density blank Construction
  • Increased Sensitivity
  • Super Fast Shock Recovery for Improved Casting
  • Fuji Concept "K", Series Tangle Free Alconite Guides
  • Titanium Frame, Braid Proof Silicon Carbide Ring
  • Fuji Graphite Stainless Steel Reel Seat
  • Light, durable , diamond textured shrink vinyl grips
5 Stars based on 18 reviews
By Jessie
best rod brand out there for the price
July 17, 2018
They are literally manufactured around the corner from where i live ( less than 5 miles) in Mahwah NJ and are truly fantastic. I would recommend this company to anyone, plain and simple. This is my current pole from bottom fishing to Mahi Mahi and even smaller sharks. I even caught a 300+lb shark on my tsunami reel rated for 40 lb and my tsunami pole rated for 80-100 pound line in a chum slick 10 ft from the boat and wrenched him in. My father went out and bought a $300 custom rod years back for it's lightness and sensitivity, but when i handed him my rod to hold so i could get a sandwich, he he wouldn't give it back and went out and bought one of these. The thing is so sensitive you can literally feel the types of ocean floor terrain you are on, and distinguish bites from that, and also it is light as a feather.
ProsWell worth the money. Very sensitive. Light as a feather. Strong poles. Very good looking.
ConsAbsolutely none. Best rod i have ever used, and i have used a lot!
By chris
Arundel, ME
huge value
June 25, 2018
you cannot beat it for the value. this rod has caught more stripers on the boat and i am not afraid to let the kiddos throw baits.
Prosincredible value
By Charles S.
very nice rod
April 27, 2018
Quality is the key factor here well built just purchased this rod and caught a 32-inch Redfish first time out the feel was great Haven't had the rod long enough to see how it handles the salt environment but will let you know after a couple of months
ProsVery well balanced the feel is good and its lite to the touch
ConsNothing as of yet
By Matthew
Oriental, NC
October 13, 2017
Great feeling rod, returned only because it didn't suit the fishery that I intended to use it in.
By Fernando A.
San Carlos, Sonora, Mx
awesome rod
January 3, 2017
This was my firsat airwave elite after fishing the blue airwave for a couple of years, nicer guides on this one and performance is awesome, great casting distance, sensitive, strong and very very light wich is a great feature when casting for many hours. Caught countless YT on it, zero issues!!
Pros great casting distance, sensitive, strong and very very light
Consnone so far
By TomK
Riviera Beach, FL
5-stars for price-to-performance ratio
December 3, 2016
Tsunami rods may offer the best price:performance ratio of any in their price class. I have used many rods over the years but not own five Tusnami Airwave or Elite rods from this through its 11'4" big brother. They cast well, fight fish well, don't make you sweat putting some heat on fish, etc. The quality of the construction, from the Fuji components to the X-wraps to the thread wrapping and clear coat is superb.
ProsPrice, design, construction, aesthetics
ConsSome rod a little heavier than high-nend rods which cost 3-5 times as much.
By Hien T.
Lincoln, NE
Beautify rod
July 16, 2016
l bought 10ft a year and this 7 ft is my 2nd. This rod is light, quality built and can cast every far.
ProsUsing quality components
By Jay
Ft.myers FL
Awesome rod!!
March 27, 2016
I've always been a fan a tsunami rods but the airwave elite rods are by far the lightest, strongest rods I've used. I plan to buy a few more real soon!!
Nogales, Az
very nice rod
March 13, 2016
Nice flex and lot of back bone. It's lightweight.
By Marco
Manhasset, NY
Great Striper Rod
March 10, 2016
Nice lighter action boat Rod that is the total package for $100
ProsNice grips, blank, and guides
ConsWish they had more variations
By curtis
York, PA
Really tough Rod at this price point
October 28, 2015
I now have 3 Tsunami Rods. This particular model is the one I use for SeaBass/Ling/Cod. Very tough rod with enough backbone to solidily set a hook at 225' depth and 8oz lead. No fear using this rod.
ProsGuides are great. Rod has more than enough strength to handle most inshore fishing. Great price point !
By Db
new york, NY
Great spinning rod
September 23, 2015
Blank has heck of lot a backbone.
k guide awesome..
I love tsunami I have 3 rid of this..
awesome price awesome deal.
By Vince
Austin, TX
Beautiful when paired with a Shimano CI4+
June 2, 2015
I have the MH paired with a Rarenium CI4+ from Shimano. This combo is perfectly weighted and is super lightweight. Not to mention almost impervious to corrosion from saltwater. I use it all the time for kayak fishing to catch reds and speckled trout. Highly recommended!
ProsLightweight Great look
By Anthony
Bradford, MA
Very light and durable rod
November 27, 2014
I bought this rod for striper fishing. I matched it up with a quantum cabo 40 and it is very light and easy to fish with all day. It is extremely sensitive and an all around durable rod.
By Russell
Long Island, New York
Very nice rod
April 9, 2014
Very nice rod. Has great flex yet a lot of back bone. Haven't used it yet since striper fishing hasn't opened yet but can't wait to use it.
ProsFuji K series guides, x grip
16 Questions & 16 Answers
from NY asked:
July 15, 2019
I have a Daiwa saltist 4000 spinner that I will use tossing jigs from a boat and snagging bunker. Would this be a good rod to pair with?
1 Answer
Submitted by: Ethan on August 28, 2019

from Iloilo City, Philippines asked:
October 15, 2018
Hi Mate, I have this 7' Tsunami Airwaves Elite Braid Spinning Rod, MH (20#/40# line weight) which I bought from Tackledirect before. What would be the appropriate spinning reel to match this rod? I am planning to get/ buy one. Is Shimano Saragoza 8000F spinning reel a suitable reel to match with this rod? Any suggestion? Many thanks...Vic
1 Answer
The saragosa 6000 would pair up well with this rod or a Quantum Cabo 40
Submitted by: Bernie on October 17, 2018

from FL asked:
November 12, 2017
What is the coating on this rod, or metals composed of?
1 Answer
The Tsunami Airwave Elite has a Titanium Frame, Braid Proof Silicon Carbide Ring Fuji Graphite Stainless Steel Reel Seat Light, durable , diamond textured shrink vinyl grips
Submitted by: Bernie on November 13, 2017

from Obx nc asked:
August 21, 2017
How long is the rear grip on the medium heavy. I ask bc I am a peir fisherman and I sightcast cobia and I need to cast far
1 Answer
The rear grip is 11 inches.
Submitted by: Bernie on August 24, 2017

Neil S
from New York asked:
November 6, 2020
what is the weight of the heavy model? Thx
1 Answer
Hello, thanks for being interested in our products. The weight of the tsunami airwave elite braid spinning rod in the 7' heavy model is 10.4 oz. 
Submitted by: Bass O on November 9, 2020

from GA asked:
April 20, 2020
Am looking to use the MH for flipping surface poppers for Bluefish and Stripers. Do you recommend this rod? and if so, what reel would you pair with it?
1 Answer
This rod would work well for stripers and blues, even the big ones. The Daiwa BG 4500 is a good option to pair with the rod. 
Submitted by: Sydney on April 22, 2020

Tom s
from New york asked:
October 13, 2019
I have a salt x 6000 what would be a good rod for boat fishing for stripers? I currently use the reel for the surf but would like to use it on the boat as well?
1 Answer
Yes, You can use it from a boat. The Tsunami TWASEBS-701J 

is a jigging rod that should pair nicely with that reel.

Submitted by: KRAIG FRIEDMAN on October 14, 2019

from Cedar park,Texas asked:
June 3, 2019
How would the MH pair up with a slammer 3 4500 out of a kayak for king mackerel and Jack crevalle?
1 Answer
That will pair together well. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on June 5, 2019

from ny asked:
March 11, 2019
how long is the rear grip on 7ft heavy
1 Answer
The rear grip length is 11 1/4 inches. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on March 14, 2019

from MA asked:
March 1, 2018
How would this rod pair with Daiwa Ballistic 4000?
1 Answer
I would advise using the MH model matching it with the Daiwa Ballistic 4000 spinning reel.
Submitted by: Donald on March 6, 2018

from FL asked:
November 17, 2017
Thank you-- Some rods are composed of mixed metals in order to have the high resistance to salt, is there a different product I should be looking at, for this criteria?
1 Answer
I'm honestly not familiar with any rods that use this type of technology in their blanks. Their may be something to that effect in guides and reel seats. The vast majority of components on salt water rods are corrosion resistant and will not corrode so long as your gear is properly maintained, i.e. rinsing off your rods and reels with freshwater after every saltwater use.
Submitted by: Devon on November 21, 2017

from Lexington, KY asked:
March 27, 2017
Can you tell me the weight of these 2 models?
1 Answer
The weight for the MH is 10.4 oz and the H weighs 11.2 oz. Thank you fro considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 28, 2017

from Denver, CO asked:
February 27, 2017
What about these rod I can use for snooks and reds? I want to use it whit a Quantum Cabo 80. Should I go H or MH?
1 Answer
Given the size of the reel you will be using I would say that the Heavy model will likely be the better match, however we recommend that you consider how heavy the lures or sinkers you will be using are and select the rod that falls within that lure weight range.
Submitted by: Devon on February 28, 2017

from pakistan asked:
September 9, 2015
What about these rod i can use for queen , mack and small tuna fishing ... like 20 to 40 lb + , bottom fishing and casting too ?
1 Answer
This rod can be used for bottom fishing, but I think that it would be a bit too light for small tuna fishing. You may want to go with a more stoat rod than this.
Submitted by: David on September 30, 2015

juan lopez
from Naples, FL asked:
August 5, 2015
i do lots of fishing for gt jack and rooster fish and the gt are 45 plus lb rooster fish may 50lb cubera snapper in 45 to 60plus can this rod handle fish like that in heavy
1 Answer
I think that the rod would be a little light for the application that you are thinking of using it for. I would recommend taking a look at the heavier terez rods by Shimano.
Submitted by: David on August 6, 2015

from Boston asked:
June 25, 2015
I'm looking to pair this rod with a Baitrunner 6000D to liveline eels and macks for stripers. Should I go H or MH?
1 Answer
Hello Will. The heavy would better suit your needs.
Submitted by: Brandon on June 25, 2015


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