You'll see TDR 8 footers in use just about anywhere you go where anglers are, and for good reason - it's incredibly affordable and delivers a great, straightforward function as a freshwater trolling rod.
As downrigger trolling rods go, it's top-notch quality for the money. This is a sturdy little number that can handle a wide range of fish. For the kind of cost you're looking at for the Shimano TDR 8 footer, it's easy to see why its such a popular rod across the world.
Our opinion: You won't get an extensive range of top-end features in a rod so affordably priced, but that doesn't matter. Shimano's budget rods are still great performers, and it's nice to have a freshwater trolling rod you can put through its paces without worrying about arranging a second mortgage if it breaks on you!
- Length: 8' 0"
- Pieces: 2
- Power: Med. Light
- Action: Mod. Fast
- Line Weight: 8 - 17 lbs.
- Guides: 9 + Tip
- Foregrip: 5 in.
- Rear Grip: 12 in.
Package Dimensions: 34.2 x 2.2 x 1.0 inches