The 14 Best freshwater rods

Top 14

  EXPRIDE CASTING SOJOURN SPINNING SELLUS CASTING EXAGE CASTING SLX CASTING CLARUS SPINNING CLARUS CASTING CURADO CASTING CRUCIAL CASTING ZODIAS SPINNING ZODIAS CASTING SELLUS SPINNING SENSILITE SPINNING SOJOURN CASTING
  EXPRIDE CASTING SOJOURN SPINNING SELLUS CASTING EXAGE CASTING SLX CASTING CLARUS SPINNING CLARUS CASTING CURADO CASTING CRUCIAL CASTING ZODIAS SPINNING ZODIAS CASTING SELLUS SPINNING SENSILITE SPINNING SOJOURN CASTING
Action F Fast F Medium Fast F - F F MF F Extra Fast - Fast Fast
Brand Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano
Drag power M M M H M ML H UL MH UL M XH M H
Foregrip length 2'' - 2'' - 2'' - 1'' 2'' 1'' 1'' - - 1.20'' -
Grip material EVA EVA AA Cork Cork EVA - EVA AA Cork AAA CORK EVA EVA Split AA Corkw/ Composite Ring Split AA Corkw/ Composite Ring -
Guides Graphite Aluminum Oxide Aluminum- Oxide Fuji Alconite Black Frame Graphite - TIT OX - Semi Micro Aluminum- Oxide K Guides - Stainless steel w/ Alconite Ring Aluminum Oxide Micro Aluminum Oxide - Fuji Alconite Fuji Alconite
Item code SJC70MB SUCT68M CSC66MD CRCC710HB SJS66MB ZDS273MH SLXC75H CSS56UL2D CDCFP76MH SENS66UL SUSSHX71M EX1711XHA XAC610MH ZDS175MH
Length (in) 84 80 78 94 78 84 89 66 90 78 85 95 82 89
Line weight (lbs) 6-15 10-20 8-17 - - 5-10 15-30 2-6 15-25 2-6 6-12 14 - 30 8-15 12 - 30
Number of sections 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Reargrip length 9'' - - 2.5'' 7.5'' 8''1/6'' 2.55'' - 11.5'' 1.5'' - - - 11''
Powerpro line - 20-50 - 20-50 - - 30-65 - 30-65 3-10 5-20 - - -

EXPRIDE CASTING

The 2017 Expride series was meticulously tested by touring pros and tackle junkies across the United States for two full seasons. This series incorporates Shimano's Hi-Power X and features a wide variety of versatile actions, plus a handful of technique specific rods to meet the demands of some of the most specialized fishing styles.

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SOJOURN SPINNING

The new Sojourn rod line offers a great custom look at a competitive price. The blank features graphite composite construction which is light, super durable and comes in the most popular actions.

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SELLUS CASTING

The all new Sellus series was created for the Bass fisherman. We chose the most popular actions for the hottest techniques used in today’s bass fishing. This series offers rods for Crankbait, Spinnerbait, Top Water, Worm, Jig, and a Flipping stick. We use 24 ton carbon for increased sensitivity and its lightweight feel. Newly designed Reel seats that will make the rod feel perfect and balance perfectly in your hand.

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EXAGE CASTING

Fill your rod locker with Shimano quality that won't break the bank. The all-new Exage rods from Shimano deliver a high performance bass rod series that takes whatever the tournament trail dishes out. This compact series of rods delivers everything you need to get the job done on the water.

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SLX CASTING

SLX offers tournament level performance at a price that all anglers can afford.  With versatile actions throughout the lineup, there is an SLX to cover any technique.  SLX rods feature an attractive and sensitive carbon foregrip, as well as a Shimano custom reel seat.

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CLARUS SPINNING

The new Clarus rod line offers high-quality and a wide range of styles and actions for serious anglers at a very affordable price. 30 ton graphite blanks on spinning and casting models, Fuji guides and reel seats, High-quality, AA cork handles

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CLARUS CASTING

The new Clarus rod line offers high-quality and a wide range of styles and actions for serious anglers at a very affordable price. 30 ton graphite blanks on spinning and casting models, Fuji guides and reel seats, High-quality, AA cork handles

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CURADO CASTING

Shimano's new, tournament-quality, Curado rods feature a mixture of versatile and technique-specific actions, covering the spectrum of techniques for hardcore bass anglers. Light and sensitive Hybrid High Modulus UD Carbon with Nanoresin blanks, high-quality cork grips and FUJI components throughout. FUJI tangle free Alconite guides and matte rubberized, soft touch coated FUJI reel seats mean Curado rods are loaded with high-end features for high-end performance.

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CRUCIAL CASTING

The new Crucial series is one of the most versatile rod series ever created. Coming with both Split grip or full grip handle designs. You will also see there are a few technique specific actions within the lineup like Crankbait rods, Swimbait rods, and drop shot rods. These rods feature Shimano's C4S-HM Blank which delivers unparalled strength with extremely light weight. Each rod was tested to cover a wide variety of today's best fishing techniques.

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ZODIAS SPINNING

Zodias is built with the purpose to give you, the angler, a crisp and responsive rod that delivers incredible casting distance and accuracy. Utilizing our Shimano Hi-Power X construction, we are able to significantly reduce blank twist, allowing you to efficiently and easily transfer more energy through the rod. But we didn't stop with casting distance and accuracy. The crisp, lightweight blank delivers every tick and vibration down through the custom CI4+ reel seat. These rods are designed, developed and manufactured by Shimano to provide you with a versatile line up of weights and actions. The crisp, lightweight Hi-Power X, Zodias blank sends every tick and vibration down through the custom CI4+ reel seat. In Hi-Power X construction, the blank’s outermost layer is diagonally wrapped with carbon tape, which forms an array of “X” shapes.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.The flexibility allows Shimano to adjust these wraps during construction for precise actions, enhanced overall strength and added twist resistance.In short, Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control by the angler

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ZODIAS CASTING

Zodias is built with the purpose to give you, the angler, a crisp and responsive rod that delivers incredible casting distance and accuracy. Utilizing our Shimano Hi-Power X construction, we are able to significantly reduce blank twist, allowing you to efficiently and easily transfer more energy through the rod. But we didn't stop with casting distance and accuracy. The crisp, lightweight blank delivers every tick and vibration down through the custom CI4+ reel seat. These rods are designed, developed and manufactured by Shimano to provide you with a versatile line up of weights and actions. The crisp, lightweight Hi-Power X, Zodias blank sends every tick and vibration down through the custom CI4+ reel seat. In Hi-Power X construction, the blank’s outermost layer is diagonally wrapped with carbon tape, which forms an array of “X” shapes.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.The flexibility allows Shimano to adjust these wraps during construction for precise actions, enhanced overall strength and added twist resistance.In short, Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control by the angler.

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SELLUS SPINNING

The all new Sellus series was created for the Bass fisherman. We chose the most popular actions for the hottest techniques used in today’s bass fishing. This series offers rods for Drop shotting, split shotting, texas rig, and shakey head. We use 24 ton carbon for increased sensitivity and its lightweight feel. Newly designed Reel seats that will make the rod feel perfect and balance perfectly in your hand.

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SENSILITE SPINNING

Shimano’s new Sensilite series was specially designed to be both light weight and sensitive.  With UL and L powers across the series, Sensilite is perfect for targeting Panfish and Crappie with small jigs and plugs.  Quality split grip cork handles and 24 ton graphite blanks offer anglers high end feel at an affordable price.

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SOJOURN CASTING

The new Sojourn rod line offers a great custom look at a competitive price. The blank features graphite composite construction which is light, super durable and comes in the most popular actions.

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