Expride Spinning

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.
  • blank_construction_v1_m56577569830909651.png Hi-Power X + Taftec
  • guide_rings_v1_m56577569830909652.png Semi micro Fuji K-guides
  • reel_seat_v1_m56577569830909653.png Perfection CI4 reel seat
  • grips_v1_m56577569830909649.png Cork & EVA


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Product Specifications

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Rod type Spinning
Lengths 1.88 - 1.98 - 2.03
Actions XF - F - MF
Blank material Hi-Power X + Taftec
Reel seat CI4 Perfection Seat
Guide type Semi micro Fuji K-guides
Grip Cork & EVA
Packaging Cloth Bag

Item code Length (m) Action Transport length (cm) Weight (g) Nr of guides Nr of sections Casting weight (g)


The lightest of the Expride range, yet one of the most solid rods on the market. Designed for light finesse fishing, including drop-shot and fishing with super light jigs and soft plastics, the single-piece rod has a casting weight rating of 2-6g. The rod features a solid TAFTEC tip to increase sensitivity, strength and recovery and ensures that short, sensitive bites end up as hook-ups! The tip of this rod transmits everything and thanks to the CI4 Perfection seat you feel everything as well!

1.88 XF 188 90 9 1 2-6


Expride's L-model is a versatile rod, which is designed for light jig heads, split-shot rigs, small plugs and small hardbaits. The two-piece construction makes for convenience, yet retains the strength and sharpness that characterises the Expride range. With a casting range of 3-10g the 266L covers a wide range of light fishing styles with power, finesse and style. Feeling is transmitted to the angler via the superb CI4 Perfection reel seat and the rod has the backbone to set hooks with exceptional efficiency.

1.98 F 102 97 9 2 3-10


This is the heaviest of the Expride spinning rods, with a casting weight of 4-12g. The two-piece ML Expride model is perfect for casting hardbaits, from wobblers to crankbaits. The rod has the power to set any hook but has the sensitivity required to feel the slightest movement or vibration. The rod's micro-guide system ensures no power is lost while playing bigger fish and with all feeling transmitted perfectly via the rods CI4 Perfection reel seat. This Expride will quickly become your 'go to' rod for fishing hardbaits and finding fish quickly!

2.03 MF 104 102 9 2 4-12

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