Shimano Expride rods are designed to a clear and concise brief – ‘minimum materials to offer maximum effect’. The incredibly lightweight, yet extremely powerful series features Shimano’s new Hi-Power X blank technology. The unique construction utilises carbon fibre tape, which is woven around hoop and axial materials in a 45-degree cross-pattern from top to bottom. The proprietary process has allowed Shimano to produce a series of rods that feature exceptional power and strength, while reducing blank twist. This reduced twist means better lure and tip control during casting and retrieving, and maximizes strength. Expride rods feature advanced CI4 reel seats, reducing weight while increasing feel to the user. Spinning models are equipped with Shimano’s CI4 Perfection Seat and the casting models with Shimano’s CI4 Fighting Grip Type R. All rods feature semi-micro Stainless Steel Fuji K-guides with SiC inserts to complement the Expride’s performance attributes. Stronger, lighter and more sensitive, the Expride series is made to give you all the power you are looking for and will never let you down.