New Shimano Rods for 2017

Announcing the latest rod lineup from Shimano, including four brand new models and two redesigned fan-favorites. Every angler will be able to find the rod that’s right for them with prices ranging from $19.99 to $119.99, technique specific models, and new colors available! Meet the redesigned Compre and Convergence, and brand-new Exage, Scimitar, Stimula, and Talavera… 


Exage – Bass Tournament Ready

Fill your rod locker with Shimano quality that won’t break the bank. The all-new Exage rods from Shimano deliver a high performance bass rod series that takes whatever the tournament trail dishes out. This compact series of rods delivers everything you need to get the job done on the water. There are 6 casting models, 3 cranking models, and 4 spinning models.

  • 30-Ton Carbon Construction for Light Weight, Sensitivity, & Durability
  • Fuji Alconit Guides
  • Fuji TCS & TVS Reel Seats


MSRP: $99.99. Available in March 2017. See Exage Bass Rod Specs Here


Compre – The All-Around Rod

Shimano redesigned the Compre series of casting and spinning rods to create an all-around rod with top-of-the-line features. The updated actions and powers in the series will help the most serious multi-species anglers get more out of their pursuit of bass, walleye, muskie and inshore saltwater species. Available in 4 casting models, 4 muskie models, and 8 spinning models.

  • 24-Ton Carbon Construction For Durability & Sensitivity
  • Fuji Alconite Guides
  • Fuji TCS & TVS Reel Seats


MSRP: $99.99-$119.99. Available March 2017. See Compre Rod Specs Here.


Convergence – The Workhorse

The all new Convergence delivers a workhorse series of rods with Shimano performance and quality components. The compact line-up of lengths, powers and actions are suited for a variety of techniques and species. Avid anglers appreciate this no-nonsense series of rods to target bass, walleye, panfish and inshore saltwater species. Available in 4 casting models and 8 spinning models.

  • High Composite Blank Construction for Power & Durability
  • Fuji O-Ring Guides
  • Fuji TCS & VSS Reel Seats


MSRP: $59.99. Available March 2017. See Convergence Rod Specs Here.


Scimitar – High End Looks & Performance

The all-new Scimitar series by Shimano was designed with a high-end look and feel that outclasses every rod in its class. For freshwater, salmon or light inshore applications, these lightweight and powerful graphite rods offer the right powers and actions to land your favorite species on any lake, river or coastal waters. Available in 4 casting models, 6 salmon-steelhead models, 5 salmon-steelhead trolling models, and 11 spinning models.

  • Graphite Composite Construction For A Light & Sensitive Blank
  • Lightweight Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Full Cork Handles For All Day Comfort


MSRP: $39.99-$49.99. Available in March 2017. See Scimitar Rod Specs.


Stimula – The Dependable Classic

Shimano Stimula spinning rods were built to deliver a reliable rod series for years of great fishing on the water. This hardy line of rods comes in a variety of lengths and actions that will handle a wide range of species and build a strong legacy of fishing experiences. Available in 14 spinning models.

  • Responsive Graphite Composite Construction
  • Lightweight Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Comfortable Full Cork Handles


MSRP: $19.99. Available March 2017. See Stimula Rod Specs Here.


Talavera & Talavera Inshore – Serious Saltwater Performance

Talavera builds on the Shimano legacy of high performance saltwater rods with all-new rod tapers built to punish the fish and not the angler. Designed with high quality materials and components, Talavera delivers exceptional power and durability for inshore and offshore fishing. Available in 5 casting models, 5 spinning models, and 7 inshore spinning models.

  • High Composite Graphite Blank Construction For Rod-Bending Strength
  • Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides on Conventional Rods
  • Fuji Alconite Guides on Inshore Rods


MSRP: $99.99. Available March 2017. See Talavera Rod Specs Here.