Shimano Zodias built for versatility
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Versatile performance is the concept behind the new Zodias rod series from Shimano.
The 11 model line-up has been designed in actions and lengths for accuracy, long distance and finesse techniques when needed and includes casting models in 6’ 10” and 7’ 2” lengths and spinning rods in 6’ 8” and 7’.
“With the Zodias rods we can provide anglers with one rod designed to perform as needed with all types of lures – be it worms, jigs, deep-diving or lipless crankbaits, spinner baits or jerkbaits,” said Robby Gant, of the Shimano rod development team.
“While certain models will offer a higher level of performance, depending on the technique, you can fish with confidence that your Zodias rod can cope with any style any time.”
All the Zodias rod blanks feature Hi-Power X construction, eliminating blank twist for both better casting and accuracy. Hi-Power X is a unique process to support lightweight blanks with carbon tape added in a 45-degree ‘X’ pattern on the outside. The process provides ‘torsional rigidity’ to keep the blank from twisting during the cast – and with more distance and accurate lure presentation.
Anglers gain further advantages with the sensitivity and strength of the lightweight C14+ material real seat, plus lightweight semi-micro guides.
“These Fuji Alconite K semi-micro guides, with stainless steel frames as light as titanium, allows us to provide the best balance so we can keep the rods light while still giving anglers extra casting distance,” added Gant.