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Shimano TDR Trolling Rods


Shimano TDR Trolling Rods are popular as a mainstay rod for those anglers looking for a rod to match with their downriggers, dipsy divers or other trolling applications. A wide range of rods offers you the right tool for any trolling situation or application. The durable, flexible fiberglass TDR rods have proven themselves over and over again. These classic rods are popular both on the coasts and on the Great Lakes.

Features of Shimano TDR Trolling Rods include:

  • Durable Aeroglass blank construction
  • Fuji reel seat
  • Softer EVA fore grip
  • Reinforced aluminum oxide guides with Stainless Steel frames
  • Harder EVA rear grip for durability when used in a rod holder
  • One year manufacturer's limited warranty

Shimano TDR Trolling Rods
ModelLengthPiecesPowerActionLine Wt.
GuidesFore Grip
Rear Grip
TDR70MB7' 0"1MediumMod. Fast10 - 178 + Tip512
TDR70MHB7' 0"1Med. HeavyMod. Fast12 - 258 + Tip512
TDR80ML2B8' 0"2Med. LightMod. Fast8 - 179 + Tip512
TDR80M2B8' 0"2MediumMod. Fast10 - 209 + Tip512
TDR80MH2B8' 0"2Med. HeavyMod. Fast12 - 309 + Tip512
TDR80H2B8' 0"2HeavyMod. Fast15 - 409 + Tip512
TDR86M2B8' 6"2MediumMod. Fast12 - 209 + Tip612
TDR86MH2B8' 6"2Med. HeavyMod. Fast15 - 309 + Tip612
TDR90M2B9' 0"2MediumMod. Fast12 - 2510 + Tip612
TDR90MH2B9' 0"2Med. HeavyMod. Fast15 - 3010 + Tip612
TDR96MH2B9' 6"2Med. HeavyMod. Fast15 - 3010 + Tip612
Review Summary
(20 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.90%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (8)
Durable (13)
Good Tip Action (8)
Flexible (6)
Great rod for the price (5)
Sensitive (4)
Best Uses
Large Fish (9)
Ocean Fishing (4)
trolling (4)
Downrigger (2)
Leadcore (2)

Customer Reviews
 Ok rods
Pros: Price
Cons: Heavy action
Best Uses: Lead core or dipsy diver
Comments: I bought the 8' medium rods. I bought these for erie walleye trolling. Should have got the medium light action. Theses rods are a little in the heavy side too. But hey decent rod for $29.95.
United States
 Shimano TDR trolling rod
Pros: Great trolling rod, Durable, just the right back bone, best price
Best Uses: Large Fish, boat rod, trolling
Comments: I use them on Stripers in the Arkansas lakes and have had great luck with them. They are used for trolling only and take the strikes from large fish very well.
san diego
Novice Angler
 best boat rod
Best Uses: boat rod
Comments: one of the best boat rod
san diego
 the best durable
Pros: best prise
Cons: no
Best Uses: all around boat pole
Comments: the best for the price
McDonald, Pa.
 Great dipsey rod
Pros: great price, just the right back bone, good tip action.
Cons: no hook holder, I did have snap in half on me one, may have been a fluke though been using them for awhile now.
Best Uses: dipsey rods
Comments: Great all around dipsey rod for walleye and salmon. I use the 8 footer for inside dipsey and 8 1/2 foot for the outside. I like the medium heavy rods.
Lake Erie
 Shimano TDR
Pros: Great rod for the price
Best Uses: Great Erie Trolling rod
Comments: Affordable GOOD trolling rods.
Big Kings
 Can't Beat The Quality for the Price!
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Good Value, Great trolling rod, Great rod for the price
Best Uses: Downrigger, Downrigger trolling, Leadcore, Large Fish, trolling
Comments: I have used Shimano TDR rods for over 15 years. I was hesitant to try the newer model, but am glad I did. Same quality as the previous models! Can't beat this rod for the price, especially from Shimano! Get these rods if you need any for Great Lakes salmon and trout trolling.
 Great Value
Pros: High Quality, Great rod for the price
Comments: Shimano quality at a reasonable price. Love em for my diver rods.
Cheaspeake bay, Virginia
 ShimanoTDR trolling rod
Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, a, Good Tip Action, Great rod for the price, Great trolling rod, Sensitive
Best Uses: big & small fish in bay waters
Comments: I bought two 8 foot TDR-80H2B trolling rods a year ago. They were so great I bought two more for trolling for stripers and spanish mackeral. Caught a 30 pound Red Drum last week and the rod gave good flexable action. I use them for salt water fishing in the Cheaspeake bay.
 Good Rod
Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Flexible
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: I use this rod with wire line and run a dipsy diver with it and it performs great ! Kinda tough to see small fish on though with the heavy action rod.
 Good rod for the money
Pros: Lightweight, Durable, Flexible
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: I have 2 9ft rods with okuma line counters. These are great for trolling with walker deeper divers. They are limber but still have plenty of backbone to handle big fish. I will be buying more of these in the near future.
Fort Wayne, IN.
 TDR Trolling Rods
Pros: Two piece rod is nice, Great rod for the price, Great trolling rod, Flexible, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: trolling, Large Fish, Great Erie Trolling rod
Comments: Great rod for the price. I will add 6 more to complete my trolling arsenal. Added Accudepths to them and they are a great combo.
 Great value and quality combined
Pros: Flexible, Durable, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Large Fish, Ocean Fishing, River Fishing
Comments: If you want to get a bunch of trolling rods, that are cost effective, will work for any type of trolling, are light, and built well. Get some of these. I am using the Med Heavy with Walker Tripz Jets for Walleye as well as for Salmon and Brown trout. These would work well for all species including musky.
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Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: Great value in a durable trolling rod.
Big John
Poulsbo, WA
 "Great trolling rod for the price!!"
Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Large Fish, Ocean Fishing
Comments: I have fished with this rod for several years, primarily used for ocean salmon fishing. It has proven itself on many occasions, sensitive enough to provide excellent hookups yet tough enough to battle a 40# head shaker. I liked the rod so much that I purchased one for my fishing buddy.
 Great midlevel rod
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Good Value
Best Uses: Leadcore, Downrigger trolling
Comments: These rods are very durable and GOOD looking,I run a fishing charter along with a sportingoods store and recommend these to all of my customers,entrylevel to old salty captains.They just hold up and have great action,Especially for the price.They are Shimano therefore they spell quality and value.
 missing something
Pros: Durable
Comments: lacking a hook keeper. always a hassle w/o when putting up. had to put one on mine.
 Excelent rod
Pros: Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Flexible, Durable, Good Tip Action
Comments: I have a few of them 2803 and 2903 and they are excelent for big river or lake, cats, carp etc.
humboldt county, ca
 great value for the money
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
Comments: bought this rod because it was recommended by the website "salmon university", and I've had no complaints so far. shimano is usually pretty good stuff, and this rod is great for downrigger use (fiberglass so it's durable, good action). I recommend it highly.
Bloomington, MN
 These are great Rods for the money
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Large Fish, Downrigger, trolling, Ocean Fishing
Comments: My husband wasn't sure when I bought these rods,mainly because of the price, very reasonable, but when we used them and when he saw the bend he could put on them, he cranks them down quite a bit when they are on the downriggers, he was very impressed. We have 4 of these rods and use them every year Salmon fishing Lake Superior.
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