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Shimano Taipan Surf Rock & General Purpose Rods

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Shimano Taipan Surf, Rock & General Purpose Spin Rods for Fishing

We all know full well how deadly a snake the Australian Taipan is. It would seem the Shimano Taipan Surf and General-purpose fishing rods are indeed aptly named. These rods are a killer in the surf, on the ocean rocks, break walls and numerous other tough Aussie fishing environments that seem to have little respect for your kit.

The 8ft general-purpose model will perform brilliantly on the rocks and in the surf. It’s a special for rock walls and break walls and excellent when chasing a larger class of fish from jetties and wharfs. The beauty of the GP rod is that when you are chasing the likes of Bream and whiting from estuary banks and the like, the rod is by no means overkill. Weight down for as much sport as you can handle.

The length of the 12ft surf model provides all the leverage you need to get out beyond the last line of breakers or away from the rock ledge into the front of the wash, where tailor Salmon and Mackerel are feeding. The same fishing rod will have all the sensitivity you need for hunting the gutters for Whiting without sacrificing the power you demand for Mulloway from the same gutter.

G.I.F.T technology is where a solid fibreglass tip is woven into a tubular blank. A key feature of the new Taipan, this feature ensures you get some serious strength and endurance without sacrificing feel and sensitivity.

The General purpose and surf rods are critical rods in any bodies fishing arsenal. Get performance and value from a flagship brand. Get the Shimano Taipan Surf & and General purpose Spin Rods for sale now.


Features and Specifications

TAI1203SURF 3 piece rod 3.66 metres (12ft) 4ft 6-8 6000, 8000, 10000, or 14,000
TAI802GP 2 piece rod 2.44 metres (8ft-) 4ft 6-8 6000 or 8000
  • SERIES: Shimano Taipan Rod – Surf or rock spin
  • Suitable for saltwater fishing
  • Ideal for rock platforms or ledges and surf fishing. 8ft model could be used for general purpose applications also.
  • Rod guide model: Fuji Aluminium Oxide.
  • Shimano GIFT construction technology

Note: Images are provided as illustration only, slight differences may occur between the taipan models. Price is for 1 rod only, Choose which model you would like to purchase when ordering.


  • GIFT technology (integrated fiberglass tip) is included to increase strength and performance while keeping the weight down.
  • Ideal for the heavier land-based work where fish and the surrounding terrain are fury bent on destroying your kit.
  • The Taipan serious has proven its metal over time. It has remained extremely popular with Australian anglers. This enduring popularity and the Shimano 12-month warranty are testament to top shelf quality.
  • Grip and comfort are given every consideration with the inclusion of the FUJI/EVA butt assembly. Nowhere is grip and comfort more critical than on the ocean rocks and Aussie surf
  • Transporting the surf model is a breeze owing to its 3-section configuration.
  • FUJI ALU OXIDE guides provide outstanding line management for the longer casts while delivering balance, strength and durability.
  • Rated at 6 to 8 kg, your Taipan provides you access to a broad range of species and a larger class of predator.

The Shimano Taipan Surf fishing rods & General-purpose Spin Rods are proven performers in Australia’s toughest fishing environments; the surf and the rocks. Performance, strength and durability combine in lightweight weapon, built to be fished hard.

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