OVER 8 Expride Models
Shimano is proud to present four new models, all over eight feet long. We call them the "OVER 8" models. All OVER 8 models feature a special two-piece design that is up to 25% lighter than telescoping designs. They feature the same Shimano-only Hi-Power X construction, semi-micro guides customized to each model/action in a compact, light weight design.
The extra length of the handle is perfect for lobbing big glide baits. Lightweight, but not light on power, this rod has the right tip to let fish eat the bait and then more than enough power in the mid and butt sections to drive hooks home and winch double-digits to the boat.
The additional length of this long cranker allows you to achieve incredible casting distance and drive your bait deeper, faster. Whether you're fishing Tennessee River ledges or long points in East Texas, this is the ultimate big-lipped bait option.
This rod is the baddest of all heavy punching rods. The additional length and power gives anglers incredible leverage to pull fish from the thickest mats and tullies. No more going in to dig out your fish and blowing up your spot. Plus, this rod is a great option for slinging 8-10 inch soft swimbaits.
Ned rig, shakeyhead, dropshot, senko, neko rig. Designed to be a versatile, long caster, it deserves a spot on your deck no matter what your finesse weapon of choice.Incredible sensitivity and additional length make this rod shine in deep water. The extra length aids in driving small hooks home on a long cast or out deep. As B.A.S.S. Elite Pro Jared Lintner put it, “I need 5 of these…tomorrow.”