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Shimano 23 Zodias Travel Rod

Regular price
From $266.00
Regular price
$226.00
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From $266.00

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International shipping options available:

  • International express courier (3-21 business days): $55.00 (max weight 1kg)
  • New Zealand Flat Rate ( 3-7 business Days): $25.00 (max weight 2kg)

Local customs charges/import duties may be payable - Fishing Station has no control over this.

The Zodias series has undedgone a significant upgrade and now features Shimano's exclusive Carbon Monocoque butt for the ultimate in sensitivity and finesse. 

These revolutionary fishing rods are equipped with advanced features that redefine the standards of sensitivity and portability, delivering an exceptional angling experience to enthusiasts around the country. 

Designed with a carbon monocoque grip, the Zodias Travel Rods offer a higher level of sensitivity that surpasses traditional fishing rods. This cutting-edge technology allows anglers to feel even the most subtle strike, enhancing their ability to detect bites and improve their overall catch rate. The hollow structure of the rod ensures unparalleled lightness, further enhancing its responsiveness and manoeuvrability. 

Now featuring a travel range to match, the Zodias travel series come with Hi Power X Blanks and FUJI Stainless Steel K Guides with Alconite + SiC Tip Inserts. Available in both baitcast and light spin options this will suit all traveling anglers.

 

Features

CARBON MONOCOQUE - Carbon Monocoque grip is a carbon-molded grip that is lightweight with high sensitivity, transferring even the smallest vibration to an angler’s hand. The Carbon Monocoque Grip increases sensitivity by 30% compared to traditional rod handles and utilizes a hollow structure that eliminates unnecessary parts of the rear grip to improve weight reduction and vibration transmission.

HI-POWER X - Hi-Power X construction uses diagonally-wrapped carbon tape to form an array of "X" shapes on the rod blank's outermost layer. The width of the tape, its winding angle and the part of the rod being wrapped are fine-tuned according to the target fish species. This manufacturing process allows Shimano to adjust these wraps during construction for precise actions, enhanced overall strength and added twist resistance. In short, Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control for the angler.

CI4+ - CI4 is a Shimano original material reinforced with carbon fiber that is lighter and has a higher strength than conventional resin material. CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4 material and is 2.5x more rigid than its predecessor. While improving lightness and rigidity, reel bodies, rotors and reel seats built with CI4+ are further reduced in size and weight.

 

Specifications

ITEM CODE LENGTH (FT) LENGTH (M) ACTION PIECES WEIGHT (G) LURE WEIGHT (G) LURE WEIGHT (OZ)
ZODIAS TRAVEL 5'8" MEDIUM LIGHT BAITCAST 5'8" 1.73 F 4 102 5-15 3/16-1/2
ZODIAS TRAVEL 6'6" MEDIUM LIGHT BAITCAST 6'6" 1.98 F 5 107 5-15 3/16-1/2
ZODIAS TRAVEL 6'10" MEDIUM BAITCAST 6'10" 2.08 F 5 120 7-21 1/4-3/4
ZODIAS TRAVEL 7'2" MEDIUM HEAVY BAITCAST 7'2" 2.18 F 5 132 10-30 3/8-1
ZODIAS TRAVEL 6'4" LIGHT SPIN 6'4" 1.93 F 5 105 3-10 3/32-3/8
ZODIAS TRAVEL 6'8" MEDIUM LIGHT SPIN 6'8" 2.03 F 5 110 4-12 1/8-7/16
ZODIAS TRAVEL 7'0" MEDIUM SPIN 7'0" 2.13 RF 5 115 5-15 3/16-1/2
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