Shimano Introduces Zodias Rod Series
IRVINE, Calif. – Versatile performance is the concept behind Shimano's new Zodias rods series, an 12-model line-up designed in actions and lengths for accuracy when needed, long distance when needed, or when finesse techniques are need. The series – developed by Shimano and built by Shimano - includes six casting models in 6'10" and 7'2" lengths, and six spinning models in 6'8" and 7' lengths.
"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, spinnerbaits and jerkbaits," said Robby Gant with Shimano's 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 fish any style at any time."
All the Zodias rod blanks feature Hi-Power X construction, eliminating blank twist for both better casting distance and accuracy. Hi-Power X is a unique process to support the lightweight blanks, with carbon tape added in a 45-dgreee 'X' pattern on the outside of the blank. Gant explains the tape process provides what is called 'torsional rigidity' to keep the blank from twisting during the cast – and with it, more distance and a more accurate lure presentation.
Anglers gain further advantages with the sensitivity and strength of the lightweight CI4+ material reel seat, plus lightweight semi-micro guides. "These Fuji Alconite K semi-micro guides, with stainless steel frames as light as titanium allow us to provide the best balance so we can keep the rods light while still giving anglers extra casting distance," Gant said.
For more information on Shimano's new Zodias rod series, see your local tackle dealer - visit the Shimano web site at http://fish.shimano.com - or call Shimano's product support team at 877/577-0600 (6 am to 5 pm Pacific Standard Time). on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.