Developed and tested on world-renowned fisheries, like Lake Biwa, Lake Guntersville, and Lake Erie, the Shimano Expride A Casting Rods are the latest evolution of Shimano’s high-end rod series. Fully redesigned, the Shimano Expride A Casting Rods have been overhauled to meet the domestic demand with more Americanized lengths and tapers.
Ten-percent lighter than the original, the Shimano Expride A Casting Rods are built using the same airy CI4 material as Shimano’s reels, reducing the overall weight while increasing sensitivity. Maintaining all of the power of the original series, the Shimano Expride A Casting Rods boast Hi-Power X, which utilizes hoop-and-axial material wraps with premium carbon tape woven in a 45-degree “X” pattern.
Built with an emphasis on balance, the Shimano Expride A Casting Rods are fitted with a series of semi-micro guides that have been precisely placed to optimize the performance of each model. Lighter than, but just as strong as the original, the Shimano Expride A Casting Rods offer revamped actions and top-of-the-line features that will make them the star of your rod locker.
|Model||LENGTH (IN)||POWER||ACTION||LINE WEIGHT (LBS)||LURE WEIGHT (OZ)|
|EX173XHA||7’3”||Extra Heavy||Moderate Fast||14-30||5/8-2|
|EX176MHA||7’6”||Medium Heavy||Moderate Fast||10-20||3/8-1|
|EX176XHA||7’6”||Extra Heavy||Moderate Fast||14-30||5/8-2|
|EX177HA||7’7”||Heavy||Moderate Fast||12-25||1/2-1 1/2|
|EX180HA||8’0”||Heavy||Moderate Fast||12-25||1/2-1 1/2|