For those looking for outstanding value and high performance, this rod delivers. I was looking for a very lightweight rod that was good for most Northeast inshore species but also capable of handling small tuna or a big striper. Rod was maxed-out in Montauk and performed like a stud! I paired it with a Van Staal VR50 and it can do almost anything. In addition, I made my first in-store visit. So nice to talk w/ folks who really know their product- Thanks Alex!
ProsVery light rod Handles heavy fish too High quality from butt to tip
January 27, 2018
really nice rod from shimano
i broke my okuma guide select flounder fishing, and had to use this rod. i was very suprised to feel how sensitive this blank was jigging in 30 feet of water, i could feel everything.
Consthe back handle is a little short for casting in the 7" heavy
Port Ewen, NY
July 5, 2016
Great back bone
I bought this rod to fill a niche between my "flounder rod" and my "cod rod" and it was perfect. This is great for stripers, fluke, and gator blues.
ProsGreat "back bone!"
ConsRod but cover keeps slipping off. Fixed it jwith a rubberband shimm.
March 25, 2016
Very happy with this choice
Paired this rod with an Abu Garcia Revo NaCl 60 to use primarily for chunking Stripers in the northeast. However, its caught everything from beat blackfish to grouper and jigging Tuna off the humps down in Marathon, Florida. Its handled every fish like a champ and has plenty of backbone. Only dislike was this one came with a split grip and I would have preferred a full grip, but its a minor blemish for a great rod.
Which model would you recommend for live lining bunker and eels as well as for trolling? This would be for stripers and blues. Thanks! Which reels would you pair it with?
We suggest going with a 7' Tallus (SHM-2436) instead of the Northeast rods. The Tallus are better all around rods and if you are trolling, it is much better. As for reels, look at the Avet MXL MC reels.
Hello! One question please. Are all of the casting sizes expected to come with a gimble and butt cover? Thank you for your time.
From what we has been told, yes. They should all come with a gimble and butt cap.
Submitted by:Customer Service on July 25, 2014
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On the teramar model 2219 would i be able to use 15lb power pro and will the rod be able to handle 8 to 10 oz weight. Some times,when fluking, depending on conditions you may have to use heavier oz weights to get to bottom.Also does shimano make any other casting or conventional rods that might be a little shorter say 5' 8" to 6" 3" that would work for Fluke
Submitted by:Ken on September 3, 2015 from pemberton nj