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Shimano TDR Trolling Rod

25 Reviews
Item No.: 100291

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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.

  • 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

Ratings & Reviews

25 reviews

8/19/2013 12:00:00 am

ShimanoTDR trolling rod

by Rockfish -

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.

5/9/2014 12:00:00 am

Great Value

by skimm -

Shimano quality at a reasonable price. Love em for my diver rods.

8/5/2014 12:00:00 am

Can't Beat The Quality for the Price!

by Big Kings -

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.

8/18/2014 12:00:00 am

Shimano TDR

by Dave -

Affordable GOOD trolling rods.

9/2/2014 12:00:00 am

Great dipsey rod

by tackleitis -

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.

2/6/2015 12:00:00 am

the best durable

by paul -

the best for the price

2/18/2015 12:00:00 am

best boat rod

by paul -

one of the best boat rod

3/24/2015 12:00:00 am

Shimano TDR trolling rod

by Maynard -

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.

4/8/2015 12:00:00 am

Ok rods

by Ben -

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.

1/13/2016 12:00:00 am

Great Rod

by ShaneLopshire -

I've had 4 of these rods and just got another 6 in 8' and 8'6".

7/7/2016 12:00:00 am

Great rod for the price!

by Wifinlander -

For a starter trolling rod, you can not beat the price or durability. i have had my TDR's for three years now and have not broken a single one. I would highly suggest these rods for anyone looking to get into trolling or are looking for a few fill in rods.

3/23/2017 12:00:00 am

Just as advertised.

by 2morefeet -

Recommended on a blog. Good looking rod for the money

4/13/2017 12:00:00 am

Great Quality Rod, Great Price

by SidewinderAC -

I currently own four Shimano TDR trolling rods (Two TDR90M2B and Two TDR86M2B) and am more than pleased. Haven't had a ton of time to use them yet, but after a couple trips to Lake Ontario, they have preformed flawlessly. Great hook sets and wonderful action. So far i've had bass, northern pike, walleyes, and steelheads all brought in by these quality rods. Still waiting to test them on a big Chinook. Largest fish caught on them to date was a 37 1/2" northern. The only downside I can think of isn't remotely close to being an issue. I was a little surprised how stiff the rods were for a "medium" (Can't fault the rod when you order them online). 5 out of 5, would order again

10/6/2017 12:00:00 am

excellent trolling rod

by chuckie -

i have two of these rods, med. heavy and medium. i use them for leadcore w/ 18 lb stealthcore on a penn 309, they are perfect for this type of line, have a much stiffer mid and upper section than most rods. if you want a downrigger rod, go with the med. light, you'll be happy with them (especially for the price)!

10/7/2009 12:00:00 am

Great trolling rod for the price!!

by Big John -

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.

11/27/2008 12:00:00 am

Great midlevel rod

by Capt.Jeff -

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.

6/30/2010 12:00:00 am

Thank you for writing your review! Be

by gotfish -

Great value in a durable trolling rod.

2/12/2008 12:00:00 am

These are great Rods for the money

by Bren -

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.

2/21/2008 12:00:00 am

great value for the money

by bloodbucket -

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.

10/13/2010 12:00:00 am

Great value and quality combined

by AJ -

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.

8/9/2011 12:00:00 am

Good rod for the money

by Tidewater21 -

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.

11/4/2008 12:00:00 am

missing something

by elephanthead -

lacking a hook keeper. always a hassle w/o when putting up. had to put one on mine.

7/12/2011 12:00:00 am

TDR Trolling Rods

by Steuben1 -

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.

9/19/2008 12:00:00 am

Excelent rod

by alupiguso -

I have a few of them 2803 and 2903 and they are excelent for big river or lake, cats, carp etc.

8/12/2012 12:00:00 am

Good Rod

by Eddie -

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.