Experience tournament-winning performance like never before with the latest generation of Shimano Expride casting and spinning rods. These rods build upon a strong legacy, with a backbone reinforced by Shimano's Hi-Power X technology. Now, Shimano engineers have expanded the Expride lineup with even more models and enhanced performance by introducing a Carbon Monocoque handle. This groundbreaking hollow carbon handle is both innovative and lightweight, increasing vibration transfer through the rod and into the angler's hand by up to 30%. This results in superior bite transmission and sensitivity, giving anglers the edge they need to reel in their catch.
Not only are these new Expride rods extremely lightweight, but they also have excellent balance. They come equipped with CI4+ reel seats and don Fuji SiC guides, ensuring top-tier angling performance. Additionally, Shimano's Hi-Power X blank technology allows rod engineers to fine-tune rod actions for versatility, power fishing, or throwing large swimbaits, while also providing anglers with enhanced casting distance and accuracy.
The next chapter of the legendary and tournament-winning Expride lineage has arrived. Upgrade your fishing game today with the next generation of Shimano Expride rods.
Carbon Monocoque Grip
Carbon Monocoque grip is a carbon-molded grip that is lightweight with high sensitivity, transferring even the smallest vibration to an angler’s hand. The Carbon Monocoque Grip increases sensitivity by 30% compared to traditional rod handles and utilizes a hollow structure that eliminates unnecessary parts of the rear grip to improve weight reduction and vibration transmission.
Hi-Power X Construction
Hi-Power X construction uses diagonally-wrapped carbon tape to form an array of "X" shapes on the rod blank's outermost layer. The width of the tape, its winding angle and the part of the rod being wrapped are fine-tuned according to the target fish species. This manufacturing process allows Shimano to adjust these wraps during construction for precise actions, enhanced overall strength and added twist resistance. In short, Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control for the angler.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DHEP) and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov