Shimano Expride Series Casting Rods

$ 259.99

Note: all Expride rods are 1-piece EXCEPT for the models that are 9 feet long or more, which are 2-piece.

  • The Shimano Expride Series Casting Rods exhibit outstanding performance and are suitable for everything from a casual day trip to top-grade tournament competition.
  • Advanced Hi-Power X Blank Construction for more efficient power transfer.
  • Fuji Stainless Steel Frame SIC guide for a lighter weight and unimpaired passing through of knots.
  • Custom Ci4+ reel seat for enhanced sensitivity.
  • High-quality Split AA Cork Grip with composite ring for maximum handling comfort.

The Shimano Expride Series Casting Rods are a high-end series of freshwater and light inshore casting rods. Its Advanced Hi-Power X Blank Construction, which uses a hoop-and-axial material wove with a premium carbon tape in a 45-degree "X" pattern, ensures more efficient power transfer with enhanced sensitivity and reduced blank twist. Fuji Stainless Steel Frame SiC guides are used for a lighter weight and to allow knots to pass through unimpaired. To top it all off all rods in this series use Shimano's well- Ci4+ reel seat for maximum sensitivity in a lightweight package. For superb ergonomic properties, a high-quality Split AA Cork Grip is equipped.

Additionally, the Expride series rods come in a wide range of lengths, powers, and tapers/actions, meaning there's a rod for nearly ever popular bass/freshwater fishing technique - from jerkin' and crankin' to flippin' and froggin'. Grab one ASAP and kick some bass at your next tourney!

Models and Specifications
Model Length Power Taper/Action Line Weight (pounds) Lure Weight (ounces) Guides Pieces Handle Length (inches)
EX166MA 6'6" Medium Fast 8-16 1/4-3/4 9+Tip 1 14 1/4
EX168MHA 6'8" Medium Heavy Fast 10-20 3/8-1 9+Tip 1 15
EX1610MA 6'10" Medium Fast 8-16 1/4-3/4 9+Tip 1 15
EX170MGA 7' Medium Glass Moderate 8-16 1/4-7/8 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX172MLA 7'2" Medium Light Fast 7-14 1/8-5/8 9+Tip 1 15
EX172MHA 7'2" Medium Heavy Fast 10-20 3/8-1 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX172MHGA 7'2" Medium Heavy Glass Moderate 10-20 3/8-1 1/4 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX172HA 7'2" Heavy Fast 12-25 7/16-1 1/2 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX173XHA 7'3" Extra Heavy Fast 14-30 1/2-2 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX176MHA 7'6" Medium Heavy Fast 10-20 3/8-1 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX176HA 7'6" Heavy Fast 12-25 7/16-1 1/2 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX177HA 7'7" Heavy Moderate Fast 12-25 1/2-2 9+Tip 1 16 1/2
EX1711XHA 7'11" Extra Heavy Moderate Fast 14-30 1/2-3 10+Tip 1 16 1/2
EX180HA 8' Heavy Moderate Fast 12-25 1/2-3 9+Tip 1 19 1/2
EX190XXHA 9' XX Heavy Moderate Fast 14-30 1-7 10+Tip 2 22
EX1910HA 9'10" Heavy Moderate 12-25 7/16-2 10+Tip 2 18
EX1911XHA 9'11" Extra Heavy Fast 14-30 1/2-3 10+Tip 2 20
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