David Fritts - Shimano Zodias Fishing Rods - G. Loomis Salmon Rods
Zodias is built with the purpose to give you, the angler, a crisp and responsive rod that delivers incredible casting distance and accuracy. Utilizing our Shimano Hi-Power X construction, we are able to significantly reduce blank twist, allowing you to efficiently and easily transfer more energy through the rod. But we didn't stop with casting distance and accuracy. The crisp, lightweight blank delivers every tick and vibration down through the custom CI4+ reel seat. These rods are designed, developed and manufactured by Shimano to provide you with a versatile line up. Tested and punished on waters across North America, these rods definitely are not one trick ponies. They have proven to be the most versatile series Shimano has ever created, as each model is proficient across a wide range of techniques. If you are looking for a rod that delivers exceptional casting distance and accuracy across multiple techniques, then Zodias is the rod series for you.
Zodias Rod Specs
- Rod Family Type: Freshwater
- Models Offered: 6 Casting - 5 Spinning
- Key Feature: CI4 Reel Seat
- Construction: Hi-Power X
- Guides: Fuji Alconite with SIC Tip
Zodias Rod Features
- HI-POWER X CONSTRUCTION
- FUJI ALCONITE GUIDES WITH FUJI SIC TIP
- CI4 REEL SEAT
- EVA HANDLE GRIPS
Mooching is a style of fishing done from a boat by slowly trolling or drifting with the wind or tide. You need a rod that is powerful to fight big fish, yet soft enough to fish the bait properly. The technique works in tidewater as well as the open ocean.
G. Loomis Salmon Rods feature a moderate action with a soft, yet sneaky powerful flex so the fish will hang on to the bait a little longer at which point you set the hook and hang on a lot longer! Our standard mooching rod is 9-feet long, but when you start putting out multiple rigs to make your run, longer rods allow you to spread out your lines and avoid tangles. You're going to get them anyway, the fish will see to that, but at least you'll feel more confident if you can keep things spread out a bit before the chaos starts.
Sensitivity isn't a priority for mooching since you use a rod holder, but G. Loomis Salmon Rods can be used for drift fishing in the rivers where sensitivity is important and especially when you need more power for deep, swift current and big fish. GL2 material allows us to make them light yet durable, a real bonus when things get hectic and you start yanking on some of those feisty silvers or a big king.
Starting at: $109.99