Shimano Poison Adrena Casting Rod

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  • CI4+ Reel Seat
  • Full Carbon Monocoque Grip
  • Nanopitch technology
  • Spiral X Core
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Being recognized as a flagship rod requires more than just using top-quality components. It also demands unmatched performance on the water. The Shimano Poison Adrena series not only meets but surpasses these requirements, making it the ultimate high-performance fishing rod. Utilizing Shimano's premium rod technologies, these rods are constructed with Spiral X Core construction, providing unparalleled strength without compromising on lightweight rod blanks that are responsive and sensitive. The engineers have designed the Poison Adrena with a Full Carbon Monocoque handle, coupled with an ergonomic Perfection Reel Seat XT on casting models and Perfection Reel Seat CI4+ on spinning models, to deliver the ultimate combination of performance and sensitivity. The Poison Adrena rods feature premium Fuji K SiC guides and a Titanium SiC tip-top guide, making them the ideal rods for anglers seeking unequaled performance and sensitivity.


CI4+ Reel Seat

CI4 is a Shimano original material reinforced with carbon fiber. It is lighter and has higher strength than conventional resin material. CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4 material. This highly technical material is 2.5 times stiffer than CI4 and is used in Shimano reel seats to increase sensitivity and to reduce weight. Use of CI4+ for the reel seat also delivers remarkable stiffness for perfect reel fixation which results in better rod efficiency.

Full Carbon Monocoque Grip

The Full Carbon Monocoque Grip is the evolution of the Carbon Monocoque Grip. A high-sensitivity grip made entirely of hollow carbon construction eliminates the use of EVA. This results in a very lightweight construction and enhanced sensitivity. Compared to the normal Carbon Monocoque Grip — which has 30% greater sensitivity over traditional handles — the sensitivity increases by another 28% with the Full Monocoque Grip.


Shimano’s Nanopitch manufacturing method enables fine-pitch and high-precision wrapping of the molding tape during the blank baking process. Nanopitch technology tightens the tape to the extreme and provides uniform pressure, increasing the circularity of the rod and ultimately improving overall rod strength.

Spiral X Core

Spiral X Core is Shimano's newest and most advanced blank construction technology. By integrating Spiral X carbon tape construction with Toray Nanoalloy® technology, Spiral X Core constructed blanks benefit from up to 10% more torsional rigidity and up to 15% more compressional rigidity than rods built with Spiral X. Shimano is unique to the market by applying by high-strength carbon tape with this unique and patented Spiral X construction.


Model Reargrip Length Action Line Weight Length Lure Weight Foregrip Length Power
PAD1610MA 9.4 Regular Fast 6-16 6'10" 1/4-3/4 1.2 Medium
PAD1610MGA 10 Regular Fast 8-16 6'10" 1/4-1 1.2 Medium
PAD172MHGA 10.2 Regular Fast 10-20 7'2" 3/8-1 1/4 1.2 Medium Heavy

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