For 2020, the Zodias has undergone a significant upgrade and now features Shimano’s exclusive Carbon Monocoque Butt for the ultimate in sensitivity. The Full Carbon Monocoque rod butt is made of a hollow carbon construction, eliminating the use of EVA from the rear grip. This results in a very lightweight construction that is extremely sensitive and improves vibration transmission through the rod blank to your hand when working a lure. To provide the exact balance between power and finesse, the 2020 Zodias continues to feature Shimano’s Hi-Power X graphite blank and Ci4+ Reel Seat and upgraded Fuji Stainless Alconite K guides with a SiC tip. With 12 models in the range that have been engineered with specifically tuned actions for a range of lure fishing styles. The rods are finished with the slick red and black cosmetics that have made the Zodias series a perfect match for many Shimano reels.
In Hi-Power X construction, the blank’s outermost layer is diagonally wrapped with carbon tape, which forms an array of “X” shapes. 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. The flexibility 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 by the angler.
SHIMANO CI4+ REEL SEAT
In addition to using high-end Fuji reel seats, Shimano has designed a number of models in-house. These Shimano engineered models make it possible to use specialised reel seats for different types of rods. The usage of the highly technical material CI4+ creates an ultra light reel seat.
The Full Carbon Monocoque rod butt is made of a hollow carbon construction, eliminating the use of EVA from the rear grip. This results in a very lightweight construction that is extremely sensitive and improves vibration transmission through the rod to your hand when working a lure.
|ITEM CODE||LENGTH (M)||LENGTH (IN)||PIECES||LINE WEIGHT (LBS)||BUTT ASSEMBLY||ROD TYPE|
|20ZOD1510M2||1.78||5’10”||2pc Butt Join||10-20||CARBON MONOCOQUE||Baitcast|
|20ZOD175HA||2.26||7’5”||2pc Butt Join||12-25||CARBON MONOCOQUE||Baitcast|
|20ZOD270H||2.13||7’0”||2pc Butt Join||7-14||CARBON MONOCOQUE||Spin|
|20ZOD270L||2.13||7’0”||2pc Butt Join||3-6||CARBON MONOCOQUE||Spin|
|20ZOD270M||2.13||7’0”||2pc Butt Join||5-10||CARBON MONOCOQUE||Spin|
|20ZOD270MH||2.13||7’0”||2pc Butt Join||6-12||CARBON MONOCOQUE||Spin|
|20ZOD270ML||2.13||7’0”||2pc Butt Join||4-8||CARBON MONOCOQUE||Spin|