Shimano Rods ICAST 2017

Shimano has been working on some new rods and reworking some of our favorites. These are the rods that were introduced at ICAST 2017 in Orlando. Want to see the reels? Check them out here.


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 mean Curado rods are loaded with high-end features for high-end performance. They are also designed to be paired with our new Curado K baitcasting reels. MSRP: $159.99-$169.99

Curado Rod Features

  • High Modulus Construction
  • AAA Cork Grips
  • Fuji Reel Seats
  • Fuji K Stainless Guides w/Alconite Ring

Expride (NEW OVER 8′ MODELS)

Per the B.A.S.S. change to allow over 8 foot rods, we now offer four new over 8 foot rods in our proven Expride series, three casting and 1 spinning. All OVER 8 models feature a special two-piece design that is up to 25% lighter than telescoping designs. These new models are excellent for long casting, large swimbaits, punching techniques, and more. MSRP: $349.99

Expride Features

  • Hi-Power X Construction
  • Fuji K Aluminum SiC Guides
  • Ci4+ Reel Seat
  • High-Quality, AA Cork Grips

Ocea Plugger Full Throttle

Our new flagship popping and plugging rod, the Ocea Plugger Full Throttle, is outfitted with our Hi-Power X and Spiral X blank construction technologies. With Hi-Power X protecting from breakage and Spiral X preventing blank twist, this rod is exceptionally durable. These new models feature improved cosmetics and more powerful mid-sections. MSRP: $599.99

Ocea Plugger Full Throttle Features

  • Spiral X
  • Hi-Power X
  • Fuji SiC-MN Guides
  • High Quality EVA Grip Material


The new Clarus rod line offers high-quality and a wide range of styles and actions for serious anglers at a very affordable price. MSRP: $79.99-$89.99

Clarus Features

  • 30 Ton Graphite Construction
  • Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Fuji Reel Seats
  • High-Quality, AA Cork Grips

Teramar Inshore West Coast (SPINNING MODELS)

In addition to our offering of extremely durable casting rods of the Teramar WC (West Coast) Series, we are introducing all new spinning variations to the series. MSRP: $199.99-$219.99

Teramar West Coast Features

  • TC4 Blank Construction
  • Pac Bay Zirconite Ring Guides
  • Shrink Tube Grip


In order to satisfy the need for portability, we are proud to present a new two-piece 7’0” Exage spinning model. This rod maintains the tournament-quality of the Exage series while being perfect for travel. MSRP: $99.99

Exage Features

  • 30 Ton Carbon Construction
  • Fuji Alconite Guides
  • High-Quality, AA Cork Grips
  • Fuji TCS and TVS Reel Seats


Shimano redesigned the Compre series of casting and spinning rods to create an all-around rod with top-of-the-line features. The new 6’6″ rods added to the series will help the most serious multi-species anglers get more out of their pursuit of bass, walleye, muskie and inshore saltwater species. New models CPC66M2E, CPS66MH2E. MSRP: $99.99

Compre Rod Features

  • 24 Ton Carbon Construction
  • Fuji Alconite Guides
  • Fuji and TVS Reel Seat




We now offer a new two-piece 6’6” casting model of the popular Scimitar series. This rod is perfect for those looking for a budget and travel friendly option. MSRP: $39.99 

Scimitar Features

  • Graphite Composite Construction
  • Light Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Full Cork Handles


The new Sojourn rod line offers a great custom look at a competitive price. The blanks feature graphite composite construction which is light, super durable and comes in the most popular actions. Cork handles add to the look and provide a great, high-end feel. MSRP: $29.99-$54.99

Sojourn Rod Features

  • Graphite Composite Construction
  • Cork Handles
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