Top 10 Best Shimano Fishing Rods
for January 2022

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SHIMANO Rod & Reel Spheros Spinning Fishing Combo Saltwater, SPC3000HGSW w/7' Medium 1pc

SHIMANO Rod & Reel Spheros Spinning Fishing Combo Saltwater

SPC3000HGSW w/7' Medium 1pc

by SHIMANO
What We like

Reel: Cross Carbon Drag provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.

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Product Features

  • Reel: The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body rigidity and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.
  • Reel: CoreProtect provides water resistance without creating a heavy rotation feeling. There are three key areas of the reel that require protection; the roller clutch, the body and the line roller.
  • Reel: HAGANE Gear gives you strength and durability and is at the very heart of the reel. Through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives you the long-lasting smoothness that you feel when you first use a reel, over and over again.
  • Reel: S A-RB bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.

Reel: coreprotect provides water resistance without creating a heavy rotation feeling. there are three key areas of the reel that require protection; the roller clutch, the body and the line roller. Reel: s a-rb bearings have been through the same process as our a-rb bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation. Reel: the hagane body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. the body rigidity and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. the result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power. it's efficiency through strength. Reel: hagane gear gives you strength and durability and is at the very heart of the reel. through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives you the long-lasting smoothness that you feel when you first use a reel, over and over again.

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Shimano Zodias Spinning Freshwater|Spinning|Bass Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med HVY | Action: Fast [ZDS69MHA], Length: 6'9

Shimano Zodias Spinning Freshwater

Spinning, Bass Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med HVY, Action: Fast [ZDS69MHA], Length: 6'9"

by SHIMANO
What We like

Ci4+ Reel Seat: Shimano's original material reinforced with carbon fiber. It is lighter and has higher strength than conventional resin material. This highly technical material is 2.5 times more rigid 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 rigidity for perfect reel fixation which results in better rod efficiency.

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Product Features

  • Hi-Power X construction uses diagonally-wrapped carbon tape to form an array of X shapes on the rod blanks 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. Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control for the angler.
  • Fuji K Alconite Guides + Fuji K SiC Tip
  • Carbon Monocoque Grip: Carbon Monocoque grip is a carbon-molded grip that is lightweight with high sensitivity, transferring even the smallest vibration to an anglers 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.
  • Lure Rating: 1/4-3/4

Hi-power x construction uses diagonally-wrapped carbon tape to form an array of x shapes on the rod blanks 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. hi-power x construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control for the angler. Fuji k alconite guides + fuji k sic tip Lure rating: 1/4-3/4 Carbon monocoque grip: carbon monocoque grip is a carbon-molded grip that is lightweight with high sensitivity, transferring even the smallest vibration to an anglers 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.

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Shimano Expride Casting Freshwater|Bass|Glass|Casting Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med | Action: Mod [EX1610MGA], Length: 6'10

Shimano Expride Casting Freshwater

Bass, Glass, Casting Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med, Action: Mod [EX1610MGA], Length: 6'10"

by SHIMANO
What We like

Shimano Original CI4+ Reel Seat: CI4 is a Shimano original material reinforced with carbon fiber. It is lighter and has higher strength than conventional resin material. This highly technical material is 2.5 times more rigid 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 rigidity for perfect reel fixation which results in better rod efficiency.

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Product Features

  • Lure Rating: 1/4 - 7/8
  • Grip Material: Cork & EVA
  • Fuji K-Frame SiC Guides
  • Hi-Power X construction uses diagonally-wrapped carbon tape to form an array of X shapes on the rod blanks 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. Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control for the angler.

Hi-power x construction uses diagonally-wrapped carbon tape to form an array of x shapes on the rod blanks 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. hi-power x construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control for the angler. Fuji k-frame sic guides Grip material: cork & eva Lure rating: 1/4 - 7/8

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Shimano Teramar West Coast Spinning Saltwater|Inshore|Spinnng Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med HVY | Action: Ex Fast [TMSX80MHB], Length: 8'0

Shimano Teramar West Coast Spinning Saltwater

Inshore, Spinnng Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med HVY, Action: Ex Fast [TMSX80MHB], Length: 8'0"

by SHIMANO
What We like

TC4: A dynamic core of T Glass material overwrapped with a spiral pattern of high modulus graphite. TC4 blanks are designed specifically to fish Power Pro lines and achieve outstanding strength to weight ratios.

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Product Features

  • West Coast Designed Actions
  • Pac Bay Zirconia Guides
  • Diamond Wrap Handle / Grip Length: 13"
  • Power Pro Line Rating (lb test): 20 - 50

Diamond wrap handle / grip length: 13" Pac bay zirconia guides Power pro line rating (lb test): 20 - 50 West coast designed actions

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Shimano Sellus Casting Freshwater|Bass|Casting Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med HVY | Action: Fast [SUC72MHA], Length: 7'2

Shimano Sellus Casting Freshwater

Bass, Casting Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med HVY, Action: Fast [SUC72MHA], Length: 7'2"

by SHIMANO
What We like

Lure Rating: 1/4 - 1

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Product Features

  • Split Grip EVA Handles
  • Aluminum Oxide Guides

Split grip eva handles Aluminum oxide guides

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Shimano Zodias Casting Freshwater|Casting|Bass Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med HVY | Action: Fast [ZDC610MHA], Length: 6'10

Shimano Zodias Casting Freshwater

Casting, Bass Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med HVY, Action: Fast [ZDC610MHA], Length: 6'10"

by SHIMANO
What We like

Ci4+ Reel Seat: Shimano's original material reinforced with carbon fiber. It is lighter and has higher strength than conventional resin material. This highly technical material is 2.5 times more rigid 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 rigidity for perfect reel fixation which results in better rod efficiency.

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Product Features

  • Lure Rating: 3/8-1
  • Hi-Power X construction uses diagonally-wrapped carbon tape to form an array of X shapes on the rod blanks 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. Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control for the angler.
  • Carbon Monocoque Grip: Carbon Monocoque grip is a carbon-molded grip that is lightweight with high sensitivity, transferring even the smallest vibration to an anglers 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.
  • Fuji K Alconite Guides + Fuji K SiC Tip

Lure rating: 3/8-1 Carbon monocoque grip: carbon monocoque grip is a carbon-molded grip that is lightweight with high sensitivity, transferring even the smallest vibration to an anglers 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 uses diagonally-wrapped carbon tape to form an array of x shapes on the rod blanks 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. hi-power x construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control for the angler. Fuji k alconite guides + fuji k sic tip

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Shimano Talavera Bluewater Conventional Slick Butt Saltwater Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med Light |Action:ExFast [TEBC70MLSBA], Length: 7'0

Shimano Talavera Bluewater Conventional Slick Butt Saltwater Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med Light

Action:ExFast [TEBC70MLSBA], Length: 7'0"

by SHIMANO
What We like

Fore Grip / Grip Length: 12" / 10.5"

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Product Features

  • Mono Line Rating (lb. test): 12 - 30
  • Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Aluminum Gimbal
  • Power Pro Line Rating (lb. test): 20 - 40

Fuji aluminum oxide guides Mono line rating (lb. test): 12 - 30 Aluminum gimbal Power pro line rating (lb. test): 20 - 40

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Shimano Compre Walleye Spinning Freshwater|Spinning Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med Light |Action:Ex Fast [CPSWX66MLD], Length: 6'6

Shimano Compre Walleye Spinning Freshwater

Spinning Fishing Rods, 1pc Power: Med Light, Action:Ex Fast [CPSWX66MLD], Length: 6'6"

by SHIMANO
What We like

Lure Rating: 1/16 - 1/4

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Product Features

  • Fuji Reel Seat
  • AA Cork Handles
  • SeaGuide Zirconia

Fuji reel seat Aa cork handles Seaguide zirconia

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SHIMANO Trevala 6'6 H Saltwater Jigging Casting Rod

SHIMANO Trevala 6'6 H Saltwater Jigging Casting Rod

by SHIMANO
What We like

The highly innovative trevala jigging rod series is designed to be used with the deadly shimano butterfly jigs and with high speed; high power reels

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Product Features

  • Reinforced with fuji aluminum oxide guides. diamond polished for an ultra-smooth finish; these guides provide long lasting durability and decreased line wear for better corrosion resistance and heat dissipation
  • Equipped with comfortable eva foam rubber grips that add comfort while providing a great hold even when wet. features a split grip style handle for offshore conditions
  • Engineered with a high carbon butt section fused together with a tc4 tip; this new blank design from shimano gives you less weight with increased sensitivity. its fast recovery rate and optimal response allow you to subdue fish quickly
  • Length: 6'6" / power: heavy / action: moderate fast / mono line(lb. test): n/a / powerpro line(lb. test): 80-200 / lure rating (oz.): 270-325g / foregrip length (in): 8 / reargrip length (in): 12.5 / guide type: fuji sic / blank material: tc4 / pieces: 1 / grip material: eva / number of guides: tip+8

Length: 6'6" / power: heavy / action: moderate fast / mono line(lb. test): n/a / powerpro line(lb. test): 80-200 / lure rating (oz.): 270-325g / foregrip length (in): 8 / reargrip length (in): 12.5 / guide type: fuji sic / blank material: tc4 / pieces: 1 / grip material: eva / number of guides: tip+8 Engineered with a high carbon butt section fused together with a tc4 tip; this new blank design from SHIMANO gives you less weight with increased sensitivity. its fast recovery rate and optimal response allow you to subdue fish quickly Reinforced with fuji aluminum oxide guides. diamond polished for an ultra-smooth finish; these guides provide long lasting durability and decreased line wear for better corrosion resistance and heat dissipation Equipped with comfortable eva foam rubber grips that add comfort while providing a great hold even when wet. features a split grip style handle for offshore conditions

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SHIMANO Curado CDCC72M 7'2'' Medium Crankbait Casting Rod

SHIMANO Curado CDCC72M 7'2'' Medium Crankbait Casting Rod

by SHIMANO
What We like

5/16oz.-1/2oz.

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Product Features

  • Medium
  • 8lb-15lb

8lb-15lb Medium

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