Shimano Expride Series Casting Rods

$259.99
Length - Power

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

Features:

  • 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 a 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 ever popular bass/freshwater fishing technique - from jerkin' and crankin' to flippin' and froggin'. Grab one ASAP and kick some bass at your next tourney!

Models and Specifications
Model Length Power Taper/Action Line Weight (pounds) Lure Weight (ounces) Guides Pieces Handle Length (inches)
EX166MA 6'6" Medium Fast 8-16 1/4-3/4 9+Tip 1 14 1/4
EX168MHA 6'8" Medium Heavy Fast 10-20 3/8-1 9+Tip 1 15
EX1610MA 6'10" Medium Fast 8-16 1/4-3/4 9+Tip 1 15
EX170MGA 7' Medium Glass Moderate 8-16 1/4-7/8 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX172MLA 7'2" Medium Light Fast 7-14 1/8-5/8 9+Tip 1 15
EX172MHA 7'2" Medium Heavy Fast 10-20 3/8-1 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX172MHGA 7'2" Medium Heavy Glass Moderate 10-20 3/8-1 1/4 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX172HA 7'2" Heavy Fast 12-25 7/16-1 1/2 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX173XHA 7'3" Extra Heavy Fast 14-30 1/2-2 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX176MHA 7'6" Medium Heavy Fast 10-20 3/8-1 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX176HA 7'6" Heavy Fast 12-25 7/16-1 1/2 9+Tip 1 15 3/4
EX177HA 7'7" Heavy Moderate Fast 12-25 1/2-2 9+Tip 1 16 1/2
EX1711XHA 7'11" Extra Heavy Moderate Fast 14-30 1/2-3 10+Tip 1 16 1/2
EX180HA 8' Heavy Moderate Fast 12-25 1/2-3 9+Tip 1 19 1/2
EX190XXHA 9' XX Heavy Moderate Fast 14-30 1-7 10+Tip 2 22
EX1910HA 9'10" Heavy Moderate 12-25 7/16-2 10+Tip 2 18
EX1911XHA 9'11" Extra Heavy Fast 14-30 1/2-3 10+Tip 2 20
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 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Customer Reviews

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Variety

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

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V.P.
Best Rod

Best rod Ive found in a long while. Comfortable grip allows for good control and handling.

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P.S.
Light & Sensitive

Amazingly light and sensitive rod. I can feel every pull and flip of a fish as im reeling it in.

# Part Numbers

Product VariantManufacturer Part #
6 feet 6 inches - MediumEX166MA
6 feet 8 inches - Medium HeavyEX168MHA
6 feet 10 inches - MediumEX1610MA
7 feet - Medium Glass RodEX170MGA
7 feet 2 inches - Medium HeavyEX172MHA
7 feet 2 inches - Medium Heavy Glass RodEX172MHGA
7 feet 2 inches - HeavyEX172HA
7 feet 2 inches - Medium LightEX172MLA
7 feet 3 inches - Extra HeavyEX173XHA
7 feet 6 inches - Medium HeavyEX176MHA
7 feet 6 inches - HeavyEX176HA
7 feet 7 inches - HeavyEX177HA
7 feet 11 inches - Extra HeavyEX1711XHA
8 feet - HeavyEX180HA
9 feet - Extra Extra HeavyEX190XXHA
9 feet 10 inches - HeavyEX1910HA
9 feet 11 inches - Extra HeavyEX1911XHA