Elevate your fishing experience with Shimano Top Shelf™ componentry. The highly responsive TC4 blank combines a double layer of T Glass with inner and outer spirals of high modulus graphite, which affords superior strength without added weight. The action is crisp and dynamic, and is enhanced with Fuji® New Concept Hardloy® guides, a Fuji reel seat and Grade A cork handles with hook keeper. Mfrs. limited lifetime warranty.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A22Burnett Awesome Rod
I now have two of these rods and they are awesome. I really put the first one to the test too, probably close to 500 fish on it. You can't go wrong with this rod, great value.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Whistler Shimano Teramar / Great Buy
The rod is the Teramar 7'6" Medium. It's just a fantastic lightweight rod that can handle any situation. I have already caught Seatrout, Snook, Jacks and big Ladyfish. Fast tip with good backbone. Heading out for Reds in a few weeks and can't wait. Also have the 7' version and it's just as good.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drfish Hot Rod
This is one of the best inshore spinning rods for the money you will find. It is sensitive, well balanced, strong and dependable with a super cool color scheme greenish/blue swirls on black. I use it for inshore fishing mainly for redfish,speckled trout and stripers and it can handle large fish with no trouble. It is versatile and you will be glad you bought this rod.
November 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cman55 Bluefish Slayer
Just used this rod on the Jersey Shore for a Bluefish trip. This rod took everything 15# blues had and had plenty strength to spare. My wife hooked into a 100# + Ray using this rod and 30# mono. The rod bent, but did not break as my wife fought the fish to a draw and we cut the line. For the rest of the afternoon, the Teramar Inshore 7ft. heavy/fast action rod enabled both me and my wife to limit out on jumbo blues to 15lbs. I would highly recommend this rod to any inshore fisherman looking for a rod that can more than hold its own.
August 6, 2012
I have the 7'6 med fast tip, 6'6 light fast tip, and medium heavy 7'0. The 4000 usually stays on the 7'6 but I also use it on the 6'6". I've got my 4000 spooled with 14 lb fireline original and it works fine on both rods.
I would pair this rod with a Terramar 7ft Medium-Heavy rod. You may be leaning towards a medium due to the weight and size of this reel but The Terramar does have a softer tip section than many other medium heavy inshore rods. Also, if you plan on putting braid on this reel you will appreciate the backbone of this rod to match the power of 20lb or 30lb braid.
Depending on what size you rod you choose will definitely impact the balance of the reel you pair it with. This is a general rule of all types of rods and reels, including baitcasting. The Stradic 4000 I have paired with the 7ft. medium heavy Terramar is a beautiful combination and very well balanced. That reel is 13.4 ounces. If the Sargus is around that it should fit that rod well. If you are looking at the medium action version I would suggest nothing heavier than 13 ounces. By the way, Shimano reels are not only good counterparts to Shimano rods but are much smoother than most Penns. Either way you go try to balance the rod and reel for less arm fatigue. Hope this helps...
If you are thinking about a Teramar spinning rod for stripers I would strongly suggest the 7'6" Medium Heavy model. You will get extra casting distance and leverage on big fish than the 7 foot version (which I own and really like).
If you are casting plugs up to 1 and 1/2 ounces or gently lobbing bait the medium heavy action versions are still plenty soft enough in the tip yet strong enough for both duties.