Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Shimano Expride B Casting and Spinning Rods

WHAT IS IT?

Shimano Expride B Casting and Spinning Rods

WHAT SETS IT APART?

Shimano’s Hi-Power X blank delivers an optimum blend of performance and durability, from tip to handle. The technology reduces overall weight, while increasing compression strength in the rod. The new Expride B series also features CI4+ reel seats and Fuji SiC guides for premium angling performance in an exceptionally light and well-balanced rod family.

HOW DO I USE IT?

Hi-Power X allows rod engineers to craft models with finely-tuned lengths, powers and actions that address specific presentations, such as power cranking, supersized swimbaits or even broad-spectrum versatility. An expanded library of 22 different Expride B models is now available, each precision-crafted to fight and land trophy-caliber fish under the most challenging conditions.

HOW MUCH?

$389.99-$419.99

MORE INFORMATION:

Fish.shimano.com

ANGLER’S INSIGHT:

Shimano engineers further enhanced the Expride B series by incorporating premium Carbon Monocoque handles. These innovative, lightweight hollow carbon handles increase vibration transfer through the rod and into an angler’s hand, delivering up to 30% more sensitivity for superior bite transmission.