Shimano Updates Zodias Rods with Carbon Monocoque Grips
Introduction: First offered in Shimano's flagship Poison Adrena rods,
Shimano's hollow Monocoque grip will soon be found on the brand's updated Zodias
rods, improving sensitivity and overall performance versus the previous
Zodias now gets the Carbon Monocoque Grip which delivers
significantly more sensitivity
gets an upgrade: The most obvious change in the new Zodias line is the
inclusion of the hollow Monocoque grip, but unlike the Adrena rods these rods
still make use of a more traditional EVA grip behind the reel seat, which is
constructed out of CI4.
Zodias makes use of custom CI4 reel seats
rods will still utilize Hi-Power X blank construction to optimize casting
accuracy and distance. Hi-Power X construction seeks to achieve this by
eliminating blank twist using a unique process to support the lightweight
blanks, with carbon tape added in a 45-dgreee ‘X’ pattern on the outside of the
blank. The tape process provides torsional rigidity to help keep the blank from
twisting during the cast.
Unlike Adrena rods the Zodias rods still make use of more
traditional EVA main grip
hollow Carbon Monocoque grip is designed to transfer even the smallest
vibrations from underwater structure, lure action or bites to an angler’s hand.
A look at the spinning Carbon Monocoque implementation
combined with our lightweight carbon-infused CI4+ reel seat, anglers are offered
up to 130% more sensitivity over traditional rod handles,” said Adam Diehl with
Shimano’s product development team. “Add that sensitivity to the benefits of
reduced rod twist from our Hi-Power blanks for better fish-fishing control, and
Zodias provides the tool needed to target your personal best every cast.”
All the one-piece Zodias rods come designed with
Fuji Alconite guides with a Fuji SiC tip.
the new Zodias series includes 9 casting rods and 8 spinning rods in the key
lengths, powers and actions for today’s popular bass fishing techniques. Whether
it is jig and worms, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jerkbaits as well as other
bass-catching tactics, the Zodias rods are designed for specific applications.
The perfect home for a new Shimano Vanford F? The new reel
will look right at home on a new Zodias or Adrena rod. Of course Shimano doesn't
mind it if you pair the new reel with a G.Loomis either...
has also added to two new lengths to the Zodias line-up including ZDC-70MH
7-foot medium-heavy power casting rod for bottom contact presentations and
all-around use, and the 7-foot-6-inch ZDS-76ML spinning rod for drop-shot rigs,
hair jigs and small swimbaits for smallmouth. The heavy power, 7-foot-5-inch
ZDS175H is ideal for braided-line applications, especially when making long
casts into grass. A long reargrip is designed to provide added casting distance
The new Zodias rods were also
engineered to pair well with Shimano's new Vanford F spinning reels, and the
matching colors was no coincidence. These technique specific rods will retail
from $199.99 to $219.99 when they hit the market in August.