In 2020, the Zodias JDM series has undergone a significant upgrade and now features Shimano’s exclusive Carbon Monocoque butt for the ultimate in sensitivity and finesse. The full Carbon Monocoque rod butt is made of a hollow carbon construction, eliminating the use of EVA from the rear grip and improving vibration transmission through the rod blank to your hand when working a lure. Shimano testing has found rod sensitivity has been improved by 30%.
To provide perfect balance between power and finesse, the 2020 Zodias series continues to feature Shimano’s Hi-Power X graphite blank and Ci4+ Reel Seat. The new Zodias series now comes with upgraded Fuji Stainless Alconite K guides with a SiC tip. There are 12 models in the Zodias series that have been engineered with specifically tuned actions for a range of lure fishing styles.
The new range of rods come in both spin and baitcast, and vary line ratings and actions. The rods are finished with slick red and black cosmetics that make the perfect match for many Shimano reels.
Available in March 2020 | RRP: $299.95
HIGHLY SENSITIVE HOLLOW STRUCTURE
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.
20ZOD264L - 6’4” Spin 1pc 3-6lb
For all things finesse, the 264L has got you covered. From light estuary fishing for bream to fishing in the fresh for bass, this rod is compatible with all types of light lures.
20ZOD268L - 6’8” Light Spin 1pc 3-6lb
Much like the 264L in weight, the extra length in the 268L makes for added performance in casting and accuracy. Perfect for throwing light lures up to 10g to those snags that are harder to reach.
20ZOD268ML - 6’8” Medium/Light Spin 1pc 4-8lb
This medium to light range spin is well balanced and holds ultimate casting ability and power. Featured with a delicate soft tip, moveability and manipulation of your lure is increased. This model is perfect for all things finesse that still pack a punch.
20ZOD270M - 7’0” Medium Spin 2pc 5-10lb
The 270M provides the angler with the feel and sharpness of a light and sensitive rod, while also equipping the power when needed. Long casting performance is easily achieved with this model and is well suited to all things estuary.
20ZOD270UL - 7’0” Ultra-Light Spin 1pc 2-5lb
The ultra-finesse model in the range, is equipped with added length for cast-ability and sensitivity when using those extremely light jigs and lures. The added length increases bite sensitivity and ultimately aids in setting the hooks. Perfect for surface action on bream and bass.
20ZOD270L - 7’0” Light Spin 2pc 3-6lb
Added length in the 270L, ultimately aids in casting performance and that perfect lure placement. From light estuary fishing for bream to fishing in the fresh for bass, this rod is compatible with all types of light lures.
20ZOD270ML - 7’0” Medium/Light 2pc 4-8lb
The universal 270ML, is a great allrounder for light-medium range fishing. The blank attains the sensitivity and action for those small fish, however can still provide the stopping power to those larger species.
20ZOD270MH - 7’0” Medium/Heavy Spin 2pc 6-12lb
The versatile 270MH is suited to all styles of fishing in the medium to light heavy range. Perfect for flicking larger plastics and vibes in the deep and shallow areas.
20ZOD270H - 7’0” Heavy Spin 2pc 7-14lb
The heaviest of the new spin models. The 270H is your workhorse for those larger species that don’t want to be caught. This model is perfect for such species as snapper, mulloway, barra and those larger mangrove jacks.
20ZOD166ML - 6’6” Medium/Light Baitcast 1pc 7-14lb
A versatile medium range model, that demonstrates finesse and power. This model is perfect for a mid-light range of bait cast fishing. This modemodel is well suited to chasing species such as barra, mangrove jack, Murray cod, and other river species.
20ZOD1510M2 - 5’10” Medium Baitcast 2pc 10-20lb
Sitting in the middle, there’s the 1510M2. The model is short in length, which makes it perfect for casting in those tight spots. However, it also brings the power and ability to land those fish that may seem unstoppable.
20ZOD175HA - 7'5" Medium/Heavy Baitcast 2pc 12-25lb
The 175HA model steps it up a notch. This long cast rod is made to target those species with grunt. Perfect for larger Mangrove Jacks, Barra, Threadfin, and Murray Cod.