SHIMANO EXPANDS ZODIAS BASS ROD SERIES WITH THREE NEW MODELS
FOR CRANKBAITS, CASTING INTO HEAVY COVER
Frogging or Cranking the ledges is summer time fishing. Here's some great news from Shimano on their technique specific designs, Shimano adds three rods to its 14-model Zodias (ZDS) bass rod line-up with the new ZDS 170M-G, ZDS 176MH-G and the ZDS 175H.
While the current Zodias series provide anglers with rods designed to perform as needed with all types of lures – be it worms, jigs, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jerkbaits, the new Zodias rods are constructed for specific lure and situation use. The 7-foot ZDS 170M-G and 7-foot-6 inch ZDS 176M-G crankbaits rods have longer reargrips for long-casting leverage, and include glass composite material within their Hi-Power X blank for the softer action needed. The heavy power, 7-foot-5-inch ZDS 175H is ideal for braided line applications, especially when launching frogs into heavy grass. A long reargrip provides added casting distance leverage.
All the Zodias rods blanks feature Hi-Power X construction, eliminating blank twist for both better casting distance and accuracy. Hi-Power X is 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 what is called ‘torsional rigidity’ to keep the blank from twisting during the cast – and with it, more distance and a more accurate lure presentation.
The new Zodias rods also include the sensitivity and strength of lightweight CI4+ material reel seats, plus lightweight semi-micro guides.