Shimano Expride Casting Rods - $309.99 to $349.99

Shimano Expride Casting Rods

Minimal material with maximum effect is the concept behind the new Shimano Expride Casting Rods. Featuring advanced, new Hi-Power X blanks, Shimano's proprietary Hi-Power X construction process utilizes hoop and axial materials wrapped with carbon tape woven in a 45-degree X-pattern. This unique process creates an incredibly lightweight rod with increased compression strength and power. It also greatly reduces rod twist, which translates in to vastly improved lure and tip control during casting.

Shimano further maximized the performance attributes of the Expride series with the use of a new CI4 Reel Seat. CI4 is the same material used in the Chronarch and Stradic CI4 reels, and it further contributes to the overall lightness of the the rods, while also increasing the sensitivity transferred into the angler’s hands. The Fuji Stainless Steel Guides with SiC Inserts are some of the best in the business as well, offering the durability and performance necessary to match the Expride’s advanced performance attributes. Available in a range of actions and tapers for a variety of bass fishing applications, the Shimano Expride Casting Rods deliver top-notch performance.

-Backed by 1-year Limited Warranty (All warranty claims must be made with Shimano directly. Tackle Warehouse can no longer accept Shimano warranty rods.)

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Shimano Expride Casting Rod 6'6" Medium

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Med-Fast 10-20lb 1/4-3/4oz 9+Tip Expride Cast A
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14-1/2" $309.99
Expride Cast A

Shimano Expride Casting Rod 6'8" Med Hvy

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Fast 10-25lb 3/8-1oz 9+Tip Expride Cast B
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14-3/4" $319.99
Expride Cast B

Shimano Expride Casting Rod 6'10" Medium

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Med-Fast 10-20lb 1/4-3/4oz 9+Tip Expride Cast C
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15" $309.99
Expride Cast C

Shimano Expride Casting Rod 7' Medium Glass Crank 2pc.

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Med-Fast 10-20lb 1/4-3/4oz 9+Tip Expride Cast D
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15-1/2" $319.99
Expride Cast D

Shimano Expride Casting Rod 7'1" Heavy 2pc.

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Fast 12-30lb 3/8-1 1/2oz 9+Tip Expride Cast D
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15-1/2" $349.99
Expride Cast D

Shimano Expride Casting Rod 7'2" Med Hvy 2pc.

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Med-Fast 10-25lb 3/8-1oz 9+Tip Expride Cast D
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15-1/2" $349.99
Expride Cast D

Shimano Expride Casting Rod 7'3" Extra Hvy 2pc.

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Med-Fast 16-35lb 1/2-2oz 9+Tip Expride Cast D
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15-1/2" $349.99
Expride Cast D

Shimano Expride Casting Rod 7'3" Med Hvy 2pc.

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Price Stock Qty
Fast 10-25lb 3/8-1oz 9+Tip Expride Cast D
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15-1/2" $349.99
Expride Cast D

Shimano Expride Casting Rod 7'3" Med Hvy Glass 2pc.

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Med-Fast 10-25lb 3/8-1oz 9+Tip Expride Cast E
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16" $349.99
Expride Cast E

Shimano Expride Casting Rod 7'6" Heavy 2pc.

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Fast 12-30lb 7/16-1-1/2oz 9+Tip Expride Cast E
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16" $349.99
Expride Cast E

More Shimano Rods Casting

  • Featuring advanced Hi-Power X blanks, premium Fuji components and lightweight CI4+ reel seats, the Shimano Zodias Casting Rods deliver fishing versatility like no other rods on the planet.

  • Stronger and more powerful, the new Shimano Crucial Swimbait Casting Rods feature new C4s-HM graphite blanks and all the features you need for fishing swimbaits.

  • Designed for anglers who prefer split grips, the new Shimano Crucial Split Grip Casting Rods feature new C4S-HM blanks, making them lighter, stronger and more sensitive than ever before.

  • Now 28% lighter than previous models, the newly redesigned Shimano Crucial Crankbait Casting Rods deliver all the features you need to fish a variety of crankbaits.

  • Delivering tournament caliber performance, the next generation of Shimano Crucial Casting Rods feature new super sensitive C4S-HM graphite blanks, which are 28% lighter than previous models.

  • The Shimano Clarus Casting Rods are back and better than ever with new IM8 graphite blanks that make them lighter, stronger and more sensitive.

  • Perfect for traveling, hiking or stashing in your car, the new Shimano Clarus 2-Piece Casting Rods are lighter, stronger and more sensitive than ever before thanks to new IM8 graphite blanks.

  • Minimal material with maximum effect. That's the secret behind Shimano's new Expride Casting Rods. They're incredibly lightweight and sensitive - with power that will turn heads.

  • Shimano and Jackall combined forces to create the Shimano Jackall Poison Adrena Rods. Featuring advanced Spiral X blanks and premium components, they offer the ultimate in technique specific performance.

  • Offering the technique specific performance second-to-none, the Shimano Cumara Umbrella Rig Casting Rods now feature lightweight and ultra powerful HM-1 blanks and the newest Fuji components.

  • Now featuring the advanced HM-1 blanks from the Cumulus Rod Series, the Shimano Cumara Worm/Jig Casting Rods are incredibly lightweight with unsurpassed sensitivity and power, as well as the latest Fuji KR-Concept Guides System.

  • Precisely tuned and tested to deliver techniques specific perfection, the Shimano Cumara Spinnerbait Casting Rods now feature Shimano's advanced HM-1 blanks and Fuji's newest guide train, the Fuji KR-Concept Guide System.

  • The newest generation of the Cumara Rod Series, the Shimano Cumara Flippin' Rods now features Shimano's lightweight, powerful and ultra sensitive HM-1 blanks, as well as, Fuji's newest components.

  • The newest generation of the Cumara Rod Series, the Shimano Cumara Crankbait Casting Rods are incredibly lightweight and powerful with the technique-specific attributes you need for cranking, as well as, the newest Fuji components.

  • New and improved, the Shimano Compre Casting Rods still deliver the performance and features at a reasonable price that have made them perennial favorites of serious bass anglers.

  • Precisely engineered with the technique specific performance and features you need for fishing spinnerbaits and topwaters, the Shimano Compre Reaction Casting Rods offer tournament caliber performance at a reasonable price.

  • The Shimano Compre Crankbait Casting Rods deliver on all levels, offering the technique specific performance and premium features at a reasonable price.

  • A new addition to the winning Compre lineup of rods, the Shimano Compre Flipping Rods deliver the technique specific performance and features you need for flipping, pitching and punching.

  • The all-new Shimano Sellus Casting Rods feature an array of Shimano's most popular actions and tapers, sensitive 24-ton graphite blanks and quality components - all for a low price.

  • One of Shimano's most reasonably priced rod series, the Shimano Sellus Crankbait Casting Rods offer technique specific actions and tapers dialed in for fishing crankbaits to their full potential.

  • Featuring sensitive and powerful IM-7 graphite blanks and premium Fuji components, the Shimano Convergence Casting Rods offer a tremendous angler value and high-end performance.

Customer Reviews Back to Top

Comments: I have already made one review for these rods and decided to make another now that I have had a chance to fish several models. I have been using the 7'3" Glass Crankbait Rod for 3/8oz and 1/2oz Chatter Baits and it is the best rod I have ever used for them. I have been using the 7'3" Medium Heavy for 3/8oz and 1/2oz Swim Jigs as well as Biffle Bug and can't be happier. These rods are called 2 piece rods but you can't tell because the top part goes in at the handle.  This is very common with Japanese Models due to there lack of space and small cars. Plus Shimano has improved the warranty.

From: Wade: CA 6/8/15

Comments: This rod is incredibly balanced, very light & very sensitive. I've never fished a loomis nrx but it feels in hand just like that o me. Very comparable to the steez in performance & in looks and quality.

From: Charlie: Rome, GA 4/28/15

Comments: Bought the 6'8" MH. Rod is extremely light which translates to great sensitivity. Haven't had enough time on the water to know if a rod this light and sensitive will hold up to hard use but I'm hopeful. Handle fits my hand like a glove & balances very well with all my Lew's reels. I was skeptical about the X wrap technology, just sounded gimmicky to me. But after trying it, WOW. I use this rod for skipping jigs and it skips and pitches more accurately than any other rod I have used! Huge thumbs up... My only complaints are I'm not too crazy about the looks of the BIG cork lockdown screw and the color of the blank.

From: Sam: WI 4/24/15

Comments: I got the 7' Medium Glass Crankbait rod and have been using it for 1.5 and 2.5 Square Bill crankbaits and absolutely love this rod. I cast so accurate and effortlessly on a roll cast and loads really good when you get bit. Do yourself a favor and give this rod a try you will not regret it.

From: Wade: CA 2/9/15

Comments: incredible peace of craftmanship! Light balanced incredibly sensitive. I'd rate is as good as or better than an orochi xx ...miles ahead of the cumara

From: Chris: Guntersville, AL 7/17/14

Comments: Rod is unbelievable but i have no idea why they wouldn't use there over the counter warranty on this rod. It really turned me off of spending this much money on a rod and only getting 1 year Warranty and i am sure i'm not the only one who thinks that. so i just got a Cumara instead :) haha

From: Bailey: Ontario, Canada 5/22/14

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