When the action is off a beach or jetty, you need the tackle that puts you ‘within range’. Continuing its efforts aimed at surf fishing, Shimano introduces a new line-up of SpeedMaster surf rods, a seven-rod series to handle most surf situations and each priced at $149.99. The rods will be making their debut World Fishing & Outdoor Expo this weekend in Suffern, N.Y., the Saltwater Fishing Expo in Edison, N.J. on March 15, and the New England Saltwater Fishing Show in Providence, R.I. on March 22,
and available soon from Shimano tackle dealers up and down the East Coast.
Featuring optimized rod action for long distance casting and to provide optimal lure action, “these new versatile surf rods will enable anglers to target stripers and blues – and species like snook and pompano from Florida beaches,” said Trey Epich with Shimano’s product development staff, “especially when paired with any our ‘Long Cast Concept’ surf reels including the new SpeedMaster 14000XTC.”
The two-piece SpeedMaster surf rods have 24-ton graphite blanks, Fuji Black K-Frame guides with Alconite rings, are designed with Shimano’s custom ‘Long Cast Concept guide spacing, and feature shrink tube grip material.
The series is offered in six spinning models, including medium-power, medium-fast action nine- and 10-foot rods; a medium action 10-foot-six, and medium-fast action 11-foot and 12-foot all with medium-heavy power; and a heavy power, fast action 12-footer.
For use with casting reels such as Shimano’s Calcutta or Tranx 400, there’s also a SpeedMaster fast action 12-foot casting rods in medium-heavy power.
For more information on Shimano’s new SpeedMaster surf rods, see your local Shimano tackle dealer, or check out the Shimano web site.
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