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Shimano Catana Egi Squid Rod

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Product Description

Shimano Catana EGI Rod Squid Rod

The Catana rod series is all about getting “more bang for your buck”. What’s more, the range of rods in this series is quite extensive and also includes a specialist squid rod or EGI rod. While still only relatively new, the dedicated squid rod is now, more or less, pretty main stream. Many anglers have discovered the benefits of using a rod that has the unique performance qualities perfectly suited for casting squid jigs at this most famous of table delights.

Whether you collect squid for bait or for the table, a Shimano Catana EGI Rod Squid Rod will definitely enhance the experience. The Catana EGI is specially constructed for casting squid jigs and includes a specialised tip design to mitigate against the common issue of losing your catch just prior to netting. These features alone make all the difference when hunting Squid, now, add split EVA grips, a Graphite blank and lightweight Zirconium guides, and the squid don’t stand a chance.  With and appropriate reel to balance the outfit, casting manners are impeccable.

You will be fishing light. You’ll strap on a 1000, 2500 or 3000 spin reel to complete your rig, and the line you cast is all down to personal preference. Stock up with a good selection of Squid jigs in a variety of colours for safety. Ensure your squid jigs are sharp. As soon as they appear to be a little dull, discard them. It doesn’t matter how good your rod is, if your jigs are blunt, Squid will drop the jig every time.

The Catana EGI rod is a very inexpensive way to arm yourself with a quality, squid specific rod. It should be noted however that while your EGI is designed for Squid, it will also double as an ideal light weight set up for casting soft plastics. The length makes it a great selection for working the beach side gutters for Bream and Whiting.

At this price, and with this sort of performance and quality, there is every reason you should add a Shimano Catana EGI rod to your fishing rod rack.


Features and Specifications

DescriptionLengthLine WT (kg)ButtGuides
CTA762MLEGI 2.29 metres (7ft 6 inch) 3-6kg Split EVA Sea Guide
  • Blank:  24 Ton Toray Graphite
  • Butt Assembly: Shimano Split EVA with Custom Reel Seats
  • Guides:                Sea Guide. Light weight Zirconium
  • Recommended reel size (sold separate) 1000, 2500 or 3000 size shimano spin reel
  • Specifically designed to give you the best action and experience when squid fishing

Note: images for illustration only. Some slight variations may occur


  • The greatest benefit of the Catana Squid rod by Shimano Australia is that you are fishing with equipment designed specifically for purpose. You will hook, subdue and land more squid with your EGI rod.
  • Your EGI rod will also double as a handy option for casting light soft plastics at Bream Whiting and Flathead.
  • Handy two piece construction is ideal for transport and storage.
  • Zirconium Sea Guides promote excellent line management.

A Shimano Catana EGI Rod Squid Rod is your fast track to catching more squid. Whether you are land based, casting from a jetty or bank, or casting from your favourite vessel, you can rest assured, fresh Squid will most definitely be on the menu.

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