Shimano Trevala Butterfly Jigging Casting Rods
This rod is unbelievable! Pair this rod with a Penn TRX (Torque) 100-300 depending on the rod size you chose and Power Pro line. (I prefer the 60-130 Lb Trevala with the TRX 200 and 50Lb Power Pro) One of my buddies (Capt PJ Sykes) uses the same rod with the TRX 300. PAir these two together and you will notice the change on your first trip out. First thing you'll notice; Even with the smallest live baits, you'll feel it, even in 200+ depths, second, you can feel your weight hit hard bottom, even tell if it's sand/mud/rock. Then when the stike comes, you know it instantly! This rod is Ultra sensitive and has the backbone of the heavier "Uglier" rods. You will never be sorry for spending the money on this, or the reel for that matter. The TRX reals are another animal all together. I can assure you, you will appreciate your decision. Good fishing, Mike
October 3, 2010
Much "less" for your money!
The Shimano Trevala Jigging rod is a whole lot "less" for your money! But that is not a bad thing. It is less weight than other conventional rods in any given power class. It's lightness and sensitivity make it feel more like a quality freshwater bass rod than the powerful saltwater rod that it is.
I paired my most recent Shimano Trevala (TVC70ML) Rod with a Abu 7000HSN and hollow core braid for a sturgeon trip to the mouth of a large Northwest River. We caught sturgeon to 6 feet long with 5oz and bait. The Trevala rod handled these big fish better than rods that weighed 4 times more! I also caught more fish with it because the other rods were too heavy to hold and the guys fishing them put them down. I held my lightweight Shimano Trevala in my hands all day without tiring and felt every strike!
Catch you on the next cast,
March 26, 2010
lot of rod for its size
although this rod looks small don't be fooled as long as you don't high stick them they will catch anything. i have both a 5'8" 80-200lb model paired with a torium 20 spooled with 80lb diamond braid witch i have caught an 11' tiger shark on in under 30 minutes and a 6'6" 80-200lb model paired with a torium 30 spooled with 65lb diamond braid which i have caught a 72lb wahoo on
July 27, 2014
When I bought the Shimano Trevala, I was skeptical that it would have the backbone to fight anything much bigger than the Butterfly jig I was planning to fish.....30 LB yellowtail later, I'm a believer. This rod was amazing - ultra light but plenty of backbone to fight a strong fish. Incidentally, the yellowtail ended up being a jackpot fish so in a way, it paid for itself. Great product.
November 16, 2009