Shimano Expride Series Casting Rods

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*Note: all Expride rods are 1-piece EXCEPT for the models that are 9 feet long or more, which are 2-piece.*


  • The Shimano Expride Series Casting Rods exhibit outstanding performance and are suitable for everything from a casual day trip to top-grade tournament competition.
  • Advanced Hi-Power X Blank Construction for more efficient power transfer.
  • Fuji Stainless Steel Frame SIC guide for a lighter weight and unimpaired passing through of knots.
  • Custom Ci4+ reel seat for enhanced sensitivity.
  • High-quality Split AA Cork Grip with composite ring for maximum handling comfort.

The Shimano Expride Series Casting Rods are a high-end series of freshwater and light inshore casting rods. Its Advanced Hi-Power X Blank Construction, which uses a hoop-and-axial material wove with a premium carbon tape in a 45-degree "X" pattern, ensures more efficient power transfer with enhanced sensitivity and reduced blank twist. Fuji Stainless Steel Frame SiC guides are used for lighter weight and to allow knots to pass through unimpaired. To top it all off all rods in this series use Shimano's well- Ci4+ reel seat for maximum sensitivity in a lightweight package. For superb ergonomic properties, a high-quality Split AA Cork Grip is equipped.

Additionally, the Expride series rods come in a wide range of lengths, powers, and tapers/actions, meaning there's a rod for nearly every popular bass/freshwater fishing technique - from jerkin' and crankin' to flippin' and froggin'. Grab one ASAP and kick some bass at your next tourney!

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Based on 7 reviews
7’3 XH

Love the Expride line up. Light and built well. Got this rod for frog fishing. Pair it with a XG reel and 65lb braid and go have a blast. Couldn’t be happier.

Ray De Leon
7-2 MH Expride

Since I started fishing I tried not to let myself become brand loyal and focus on American made rods. This Expride has just about thrown that thinking out the window. This rod is so light and comfortable, paired with a chronarch MGL, the balance is amazing! I don’t know how you can only drop one-liners to review this rod. It will become my primary Tx rig rod for 1/4 - 3/8 (or 1/2) and has also done great with a Dirty Jigs Matt Allen head and Keitech. I’ve even used it to throw weightless Senkos and landed several fish from feeling slack line bites. So far I have added the 7-2 MH glass and a 7-2 H Expride to the lineup. I haven’t fished them yet but will leave a review once I can spend some time with them on the water. I have plans to get the 7-3 XH Expride that is being touted as THE frog rod to wrestle fish out of the heavy cover my fisheries carry. If it wasn’t for my piqued interest in the OrochiXX Series, Daiwa Kage, and ALX Enox, I would probably be adding a Zodias and Poison Adrena, but I have to see how that ends up when I get there. There’s a reason these are hard to come by, it is a fantastic rod and very versatile, the Expride will not disappoint!

Tom Grace
Expride casting rods

I now own six Exprides and they are every bit as good as my $500 GL***** rods - light and extremely sensitive

Erik Brandsen
7’3” Expride XH Casting rod

Best rod I own!!! So light, so crisp. I will get more expride.


I was very impressed with the variety of sizes that are avalabile in this series of rods. I fish both fresh and saltwater competitions and bought a 7' 2" and 9'. I couldnt be happier

# Part Numbers

Product VariantManufacturer Part #UPC
6 feet 6 inches - MediumEX166MA022255211772
6 feet 8 inches - Medium HeavyEX168MHA022255211789
6 feet 10 inches - MediumEX1610MA022255211796
7 feet - Medium Glass RodEX170MGA022255211802
7 feet 2 inches - Medium LightEX172MLA022255220507
7 feet 2 inches - Medium HeavyEX172MHA022255211819
7 feet 2 inches - Medium Heavy Glass RodEX172MHGA022255211833
7 feet 2 inches - HeavyEX172HA022255211826
7 feet 3 inches - Extra HeavyEX173XHA022255211840
7 feet 6 inches - Medium HeavyEX176MHA022255220514
7 feet 6 inches - HeavyEX176HA022255211857
7 feet 7 inches - HeavyEX177HA022255220521
7 feet 11 inches - Extra HeavyEX1711XHA022255211864
9 feet 10 inches - HeavyEX1910HA022255217200
9 feet 11 inches - Extra HeavyEX1911XHA022255217217