Shimano rod questions

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  1. Steve Dee

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    Can someone tell me the difference between the Terez and the Terez Waxwing rods?

    Also, what are the differences between the Terez and the Teramar series?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    @Steve Dee

    Terez rods are top-of-the-line Shimano rods that cover a wide variety of applications. There are models that can handle flylining pinhead anchovies, to large mackerel, to squid, to dropper loop and even jigging. They range in length from 6'6" to 8', power from 20# - 200#, most have fast action, and they have EVA grips. They are offered in both conventional and spinning variations.

    Terez Waxwing rods are designed specifically casting Waxwing lures. They don't have as much power and most have extra fast action (to increase casting distance). Terez Waxwing ranges in length 7' - 9', power from 20# - 65#, and have cork handles. They are offered in both conventional and spinning variations.

    Teramar (West Coast) rods are technically labeled "inshore" rods, but they'll handle almost anything a west coast angler will face (I've personally witnessed a kid land a 70# BFT on a Teramar). Teramar is all about versatility: there are 19 different models that range in length from 7' to 9', power from 20# - 100#, and action from moderate-fast to extra-fast. Some have shrink tube grip and the others have a cork grip. Right now, Teramar is only available in casting (i.e., no spinning).

    In summary

    Terez: widest range of applications, size, power, action; top-of-the-line
    Terez Waxwing: very specific application
    Teramar: very versatile; wide range of applications; "west coast" style; economically priced

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Steve Dee

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    Mike,

    Thanks for a great reply. I bought a Tranx HG and asked the tackle shop for help with a rod to match for surface iron. They sold me a Terez Waxwing. 8-foot heavy. Sounds as though I got the wrong rod for the application.

    Do you I'm going to have troubles with this rod? Do you think Shimano would trade me the Waxwing for a Terez?

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Can you exchange it at the shop where you got it?
     
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    I was told (and bought), the tranx matches with the regular Terez 80mh.. love it, and works great.
     
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    Hi @Steve Dee ,

    I switch my TranX between the Heavy and Med. Heavy 8' Terez (depending if I need the Heavy on a Talica for dropper loop, etc.)

    Is the model of Terez Waxwing TZSW80HBLK ? It's rated at 40# - 80#, so assuming you're using 65# PowerPro, you should be ok.

    Like @hucklongfin suggested, I would try to see what the tackle shop says about exchanging it. The extra-fast action of the Terez Waxwing isn't ideal for a heavy iron and if you hook a decent fish, you might wish you had a Terez.

    I'm not sure what Shimano's policy is in a case like this, so let me dig around.
     
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    Mike,

    It's a TZCWX80HA

    Would be great if Shimano would do a trade.

    Thanks.
     
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    Hey Steve- It looks like Mike gave you some great info on rod specifics. As far as getting the rod that fits your needs better, you'd need to make that exchange through the store where you bought it. As you probably know, Shimano doesn't sell direct to consumers so an exchange would have to come through a dealer.
     
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    What Shimano rod for throwing 7x, Tady 45's, etc.....getting a little older so 9' sticks not that comfortable anymore....if not a Shimano, what else would u recommend in 8' range....thx
     
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    Hi @thehatpd,
    Here are three options that should suit you just fine... (Note: assumes using 65# PowerPro as main line)

    Option (1): TZC80MHBLK - Terez 8', Power: Med.-Heavy (40#-80#), Action: Fast
    • Pros:
    • Top-of-the-line Shimano quality
    • Extremely versatile, can use for many different applications
    • Cons:
    • Not very "west coast" looking (if you care about that)


    Option (2):TZC80HBLK (this is what I use for irons) - Terez 8', Power: Heavy (50#-100#), Action: Fast
    • Pros:
    • Top-of-the-line Shimano quality
    • Extremely versatile, can use for many different applications
    • Cons:
    • Not very "west coast" looking (if you care about that)


    Option (3): TMC76HB - Teramar 7'6", Power: Heavy (40#-80#), Action: Medium-Fast
    • Pros:
      • Cast farther (due to Medium-Fast action)
      • Lenght isn't too long
      • Price (economical)
    • Cons:
      • Slightly more difficult to set hook (due to Medium-Fast action)
      • Less sensitive, might miss bites (due to Medium-Fast action)
      • Thicker blank than Terez

    Good luck and let us know what you decide!

    Mike
     
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    Thanks.....really appreciate the info
     
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    For fishing the iron, while the 9 foot rods are best, I hear what you're saying. I would go with the Teramar 76MH. That should help save your back when fighting fish. While this isn’t optimal it will for sure do the job.
     

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