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Review Last Updated: March 2024
Nancy Perry
Product Review by Nancy Perry
Product Features
  • Medium - Heavy power
  • Line weight 40 - 80 lbs
  • 7' 0''
  • Fast action
  • Fuji aluminum oxide guides
  • EVA grip
  • Shimano reel seat


As a species, we’ve been catching fish for over 2 million years. Back when we were just discovering tools, we’d use sticks or our bare hands to catch fish, but we’ve come a long way since then.

New technology has hugely changed the game for anglers, with many new gadgets and fishing gear being created to make your fishing experience easier.

Fishing rods are the backbone of fishing – whether it be a stick with a hook on the end, or a state-of-the-art rod – rods definitely help you with your catch.

SHIMANO have been providing anglers with high-quality rods for decades, and one of the best is the SHIMANO Tallus.

Keep reading for our review of the SHIMANO Tallus Rod, including a list of the rod’s features, and a list of the pros and cons.


  • Handles large fish well
  • Sturdy while still retaining sensitivity
  • Great for bottom fish
  • Comfortable
  • Versatile


  • Doesn't come in an 8ft variant
  • Reels can be tricky to attach

SHIMANO Tallus Product Review

SHIMANO has impressed anglers all over the globe with their recent releases, and the Tallus is no exception.

If you’re looking for a great casting rod without spending hundreds of dollars, then it’s certainly worth looking more into the SHIMANO Tallus.

There Tallus comes in various models, for both spinning and casting. Be sure to check you have the correct model for your fishing style before making any purchases.

The high-quality rod is sensitive enough to retrieve porgies and flounders, and strong enough to pull tautogs, stripers, and blue fishes!

With the Tallus, you can pull even the most skittish fish out of their hidey-holes. You’ll be able to drag up the heavy fish while being able to feel when they’re messing with the bait, giving you the perfect balance between strength and sensitivity.

Although this is a powerful rod, it may be worth going for something heavier for cod fishing.

This rod is durable, and should last you hundreds of fishing trips in both freshwater and saltwater.

SHIMANO features EVA Grips on their rods, and the synthetic rubber gives you a much better grip than other grips. They are sure to give you a great hold of the rod, even in the wettest and slimiest of conditions.

The Tallus also comes with a split-grip style, which adds to the effectivity of the grips.

All SHIMANO rods come with a one year manufacturer’s warranty, that will have you covered against and defects in craftsmanship.


The Tallus is a great addition to Shimano’s line of rods, and is the perfect rod for catching those heavier bottom fish.

The affordable rod is suited to many different types of fishing, whether it be boat fishing, shore fishing, or freshwater fishing.

If you’re after a fact action, powerful and sensitive rod, then the SHIMANO Tallus might just be the one for you.

Have you tried out anty SHIMANO Rods? If so, what are your thoughts?

Be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and don’t forget to share this with your fishing friends.

Happy fishing!

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