The highly innovative Shimano? Trevala? Jigging rod series is designed to be fished with the deadly Shimano Butterfly? jigs, which were developed from an extremely productive Japanese-style jigging system. These are powerful, lightweight and light-action rods to be used with high speed, high power reels (such as a Shimano Trinidad? Narrow or Stella?).
TC4F ConstructionTM Shimano® has engineered the next generation of TC4 construction®. This new construction uses a high carbon butt section and fused together with a TC4® tip section. This new blank design gives you the pulling power of TC4® but with less weight and increased sensitivity. You will also notice a much faster recovery rate, which will increase the jigging action.
This spinning rod came in time and I haven't paid any taxes. I like to order fishing rods form TackleDirect store.
ProsVery light, quality, and durable spinning rod.
ConsI wish it could be at least 1 ft longer. I had to pay for the container tube.
November 10, 2020
Used this rod for jigging. It is light weight and very strong. I was surprised how comfortable the rod was after hours of fishing.
By Xiaoquan T.
TFS63MH, A Great Rod in New Jersey
August 24, 2020
I bought a TFS63MH last week and used it for the first time for inshore Sea Bass and Porgies in New Jersey. The rod is capable in handling both fishes with ease, from 50 feet of water to 120 feet. I am sure it has no problem for fluking too. It's both light and strong! I am not sure for stripers. Guessing form the 30-80 pound ling weight, it might be good. Of course, I always have a heavier rod for that.
ProsIt's both light and strong!
ConsNot found out yet.
By Eric J.
Los Altos Hills, CA
Broke on first use
July 15, 2019
I ordered the Shimano SHM-0868 rod and paired it with a Shimano Saragossa 10000 reel and 65# braid (all purchased on same order). I took it fishing for the first time in the Dry Tortugas. On the second day of use, I hooked a good-sized bottom fish. Approximately 15 min into the fight, the fish had taken ~1/2 the braid off my reel. Just when I started to slow and turn the fish, the rod snapped at the base. One of the eyes also came out during the fight and the guides were bent.
This rod is rated for 65-200# braid and is a ?heavy? rod, yet failed severely on first use. I trust the rod purchased from Tackle Direct is an authentic Shimano and warranty applies. I have older model Trevalla rods (heavier and lighter versions of classic Trevalla) that have stood up to heavy loads without any issue. This is my first Trevalla F, which is supposedly a higher-end rod with higher-end guides (both of which failed). I have reached out to Tackle Direct customer support for help with warranty/replacement and 3 days later have still not heard back. I?m hopeful they will help me get replace or get credit toward different rod. might order a different rod / model. I am skeptical of the Trevalla F after this incident - but perhaps it was just a faulty one? In any case, I was lucky to have 3 back up rods (one Accurate, one Diawa, and one old school Trevalla - all of which helped me continue to slay numerous 10-20# mutton, red snapper, and various grouper!
I may update review if positive action from Tackle Direct.
ConsRod and guides break under load
Broke the rod
June 7, 2019
This the second rod I have broken using 65 lb braid landing a shark. Good reactive rod but It I don't think it can handle the upper end of the braid rating.
Light Strong for cheap price
July 20, 2017
Perfect for boat bottom fishing in Gulf bay
Great production rod
July 16, 2017
Great rod. Fantastic for jigging and light bottom fishing.
June 6, 2016
I paired this rod with a large spinning reel and use for jigging amberjack and grouper. Rod is flawless for application plenty of power in rod to get even the largest to the boat.
ProsLight in weight,lots of power,great feel
cleveland, pensacola, destin, cape canaveral
honestly a great rod
April 21, 2015
I have two of them paired with Van Staal VS200s, 30lb seagar florocarbon. Best rod for pulling up reef donkeys before the sharks can get them.
ProsStrong rod that can take a lot of abuse from fish and fisherman alike. Ive had them for 5 years and they work like new.
ConsPricing, not a huge fan of the compress foam handle
New Orleans, La
May 21, 2014
I have not used it yet, but is looks good and it is very light.
November 15, 2012
Very versatile, it can be fished with a lot of different lures in addition to the butterfly jigs.
ProsGood value for the money, limited lifetime warranty.
ConsShimano's spec. for its line and lure ratings are over-rated. This is basically a ML rod.