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Shimano Raider Rods For Sale

Any angler who hasn't been asleep for that last decade will know the Ian Miller-designed Shimano Raider rods series. The 2021 release promises a few improvements and style changes but with the continuation of the same quality build and actions you expected.

Historically, many have considered the Raider series an entry-level rod. Miller himself (Although the Shimano-Miller partnership has now ended), Miller suggests that with the series's progression, the Raider is beyond entry-level status and what he would term "your first 'serious' rod."

Reading through the specs, it's easy to see where Ian is coming from. This is a serious, quality kit at the price level yet very affordable.

Raider Specific Actions

Each Shimano Raider fishing rod is designed for specific applications, such as casting for Bream or using soft plastics for Flathead. They are lightweight yet durable.

Raider Rods with Fuji Guides

2015 saw the return of Fuji guides and a style makeover that retains the brilliant bronze colour yet presents a rod that looks like a custom job in the top-tier pricing bracket. The Raider 21 replaces all the 2015 models, sports Fuji Fazlite guides, and an enhanced 30T Toray graphite blank.

Cork Rod Grips

Shimano cork grips have a phenomenally sensitive feel and transmit action at the hook end better than any other material. The 21 series sees the retention of cork grips on most models. However, some specific models, like the Egi and Travel rod, are made with EVA grips.

Shimano Raider Rods - Pro Performance Without the Price Tag

The Shimano Raider, Fishing Rod Models, are priced to get you out on the water and experience fishing with advanced technology. Shimano's Raider rods make pro-calibre engineering and fish-conquering quality accessible to anglers at all budget levels.

The thousands of Aussies already wielding these sleek rods will attest - the Raider delivers a serious performance punch without the premium price tag. Shimano has drawn on decades of innovation to pack these rods with features typically reserved for models double the cost.

We're talking sharp hook sets, controlled battles, and powerful lifts that'll have you feeling like a master angler. Even the most vigorous tailor, snapper and barramundi will bow to your enhanced abilities. That is provided you have the appropriate model, of course.

With a range spanning everything from bay to bluewater conquests, a specially tuned Raider rod is waiting to boost nearly any fisho's success (and smiles) on the water. For an excellent price, you can grab some quality fishing equipment to ensure any fish on the hook feels like they're being caught by a pro (even if we say so ourselves).

Features and Specifications

Model Type Main Use Line Class Length Sections Cast Weight Grip Type Suggested Reel Type
6102 Flathead Spin Lake, River, Light Inshore 3-5Kg 6ft 10 inches 1 7-15g Cork Split Rear Grip 2500-3000 Spin
762 Bream Spin Lake, River, Light Inshore 2-4Kg 7ft 6 inches 2 3-12g Cork Split Rear Grip 2000-2500 Spin
722 Bream Spin Lake, River, Light Inshore 1-4Kg 7ft 2 inches 2 1-10g Cork Split Rear Grip 1000-2500 Spin
721 Bream Spin Lake, River, Light Inshore 1-4Kg 7ft 2 inches 1 1-10g Cork Split Rear Grip 1000-2500 Spin
662 Ultra Light Spin Lake, River, Ultra Light Inshore 1-3Kg 6ft 6 inches 2 1-7g Cork Split Rear Grip 1000 Spin
681 Rack Spin Lake, River, Light Inshore 2-5Kg 6ft 8 inches 1 3-12g Cork Split Rear Grip 2500-3000 Spin
682 Rack Spin Lake, River, Light Inshore 2-5Kg 6ft 8 inches 2 3-12g Cork Split Rear Grip 2500-3000 Spin
701M Medium Snapper Spin Snapper / Light Offshore Boat/ Heavy inshore 4-7Kg 7ft 1 10-45g Cork Full Rear Grip 4000 Spin
701H Heavy Snapper Spin Snapper / Med Offshore Boat/ Heavy inshore 5-10Kg 7ft 1 10-45g Cork Full Rear Grip  5000-6000 Spin
762 Snapper Spin Snapper / Med Offshore Boat/ Heavy inshore 5-8Kg 7ft 6 inches 2 15-45g Cork Full Rear Grip 4000-5000 Spin
602 Barra Spin Barramundi / Heavy Inshore / Light Offshore 5-8Kg 6ft 2 10-30g Cork Full Rear Grip 4000-5000 Spin
661 Barra Spin Barramundi / Heavy Inshore / Light Offshore 5-10Kg 6ft 6 inches 1 10-35g Cork Full Rear Grip 4000-5000 Spin
1202 Surf Light Spin Beach Fishing 4-8Kg 12ft 2 20-100g Cork Full Rear Grip 4000-6000 Spin
1202 Surf Med Spin Beach Fishing 5-10Kg 12ft 2 40-130g Cork Full Rear Grip 5000-8000 Spin
942 Shore Spin Spin Rock/Beach 3-6Kg 9ft 4 15-40g Cork Full Rear Grip 4000-5000 spin
802 EGI Squid Spin Squid Fishing Boat rock or shore 3-6Kg 8ft 2 1.8-4.0 Squid Jigs Cork Split Rear Grip 2500-3000 Spin
5102 Reef Raider Spin Boat Fishing 15-24Kg 5ft 10 inches 2 Grip Join not supplied Full Length EVA 6000-10,000 spin
582 Barra Mauler Baitcaster Heavy Inshore / Barra, Cod, etc 5-8Kg 5ft 8 inches 2 10-28g Trigger Cork grip Baitcaster Reel
591 Barra Magnum Baitcaster Heavy Inshore / Barra, Cod, etc 6-10Kg 5ft 9 inches 1 10-28g Trigger Cork grip Baitcaster Reel
5102 Bass Baitcaster Light Inshore / Bass / Bream etc 3-6Kg 5ft 10 inches 1 4-12g Trigger Cork grip Baitcaster Reel
641 Cod Baitcaster Heavy Inshore / Barra, Cod, etc 6-12Kg 6ft 4 inches 1 15-40g Trigger Cork grip Baitcaster Reel
642 Cod Baitcaster Heavy Inshore / Barra, Cod, etc 6-12Kg 6ft 4 inches 2 15-40g Trigger Cork grip Baitcaster Reel
Travel 5ft 10inch Barra baitcast Travel Baitcaster Heavy Inshore / Barra, Cod, etc 6-10Kg 5ft 10 Inches (app. 67.5cm travel length) 3 12-30g Trigger EVA grip Baitcaster Reel
Travel 6ft 2 inch Baitcaster Travel Baitcaster Medium/Heavy Inshore / Lakes / Rivers 6-12Kg 6ft 3 Inches (app. 70cm travel length) 3 7-35g Trigger EVA grip Baitcaster Reel
Travel 6ft 4 inch River Baitcaster Travel Baitcaster Light-Medium Inshore / Lakes / Rivers 3-7Kg 6ft 4 Inchs (app. 71cm travel length) 3 5-20g Trigger EVA grip Baitcaster Reel
Travel 6ft Ultra Light Spin Travel Spin Light Inshore / Lakes / Rivers 1-3Kg 6ft (app. 68cm travel length) 3 1-7g EVA Full Rear Grip 1000-2500 Spin
Travel 6ft 2inch Barra Spin Travel Spin Med-Heavy Inshore / Lakes / Rivers 5-8Kg 6ft 2 Inches (app. 70cm travel length) 3 10-30g EVA Full Rear Grip 4000-5000 Spin
Travel 6ft 10 inch Spin Travel Spin Light Inshore / Lakes / Rivers 2-5Kg 6ft (app. 60cm travel length) 4 3-15g EVA Full Rear Grip 1000-2500 Spin
Travel 7ft Mid Spin Travel Spin Med-Heavy Inshore 3-6Kg 7ft (app. 62cm travel length) 4 5-18g EVA Full Rear Grip 3000-5000 Spin
  • Quality yet affordable graphite fishing rod – 30-ton Torquay construction
  • Cork Grips (most models - Egi Squid Rod and travel rods have EVA grips)
  • Fuji Fazlite Guides (Aluminium Oxide Guides on travel)
  • Shimano brand reel seat.
  • Responsive action – you can feel bites easier
  • We sell models for Inshore lakes and rivers, offshore, barra, cod and even travel models

Note: Images are for illustration only – some differences may occur between models, such as the rod grip and amount of guides. The price is for 1 rod only and can vary depending on the model chosen. Choose the rod you desire when ordering.

Shimano Raider Rods Buying Guide

Shimano Raider Fishing Rods is a wide-spanning series of graphite rods that encompasses several ranges. You can find a rod for catching bream, flathead, trout, whiting, bass, and more, while the heavier Shimano rods will be great for bringing in cod, barra, etc.

Below, we will go into more depth into the models we have for sale to help you choose the best option to purchase.

Light Inshore Spin Models

Starting with the 6101 Flathead spin, you guessed it; it’s ideal for flathead fishing. Don’t limit yourself to flathead; you’ll be well positioned to tackle many species in the lakes and rivers, such as bream and whiting. The flathead spin name aside, it is a rod that places you well to target a range of freshwater species, like Australian bass, trout, yellowbelly or redfin.

The Bream Spin models have been tailored to the demands of Bream anglers of all levels. They also make ideal rods for targeting trout, whiting and other light classes of fish in lakes and rivers.

Rack Raider models are among our best sellers out of the light range of Shimano Raider rods for sale. They are versatile in length and capability. Ideal all-round estuary and lake rod for freshwater and saltwater fishing styles targeting various species, including bream, whiting, Australian bass, trout, and yellowbelly perch.  Rack Raiders come in one or two-piece options.

Light Offshore / Heavy Inshore Models

Our range of Raider rods for heavy inshore and light to medium offshore fishing styles begins with our snapper series in 701M, 701H or 762. Either model targets snapper and other light to mid-class reef dwellers.  Shimano Raider Snapper rods also double up as great inshore rods to target queenfish, barra, fingermark, murray cod and other mid-class heavier inshore species.

Next, we discuss Barra spin models in the heavier class lineup. As the name suggests, Shimano has designed these models for barra anglers. They work wonders for a range of other fish where barra reside, like mangrove jack, queenies, threadfin, and more, but they also make an ideal pick for different mid-heavy river fishing styles like targeting murray cod or jew.

We also sell a range of baitcasters for the same style of applications but for those anglers who have an appreciation for bait caster-style reels over spin.

Offshore Models

While Raider has traditionally been an inshore model, for something a little different, Shimano has tested the waters with the 2021 release by including an offshore model, the 5102 Reef Raider Rod. With its rating of 10-24, this rod is quite a versatile option for spinning lures offshore through to the bottom, bashing the reefs below.

Surf Models

We have two models for sale in the Raider Surf range: a light rod and a medium rod.

As the model name suggests, the light surf rod will be your ideal choice for anglers who fish lightly. We’re talking about the angler that targets the beach gutters with baits such as worms, cockles and small strip baits for the likes of bream, whiting, dart and flathead.  We suggest purchasing a Shimano 4000, 5000 or 6000 size spinning reel for the ideal match on this particular rod.

The Raider Medium Surf Rod is ideal for all the earlier mentioned fish species that we discussed in the light range, with the addition of slightly more heavyweight species such as salmon, tailor, kingfish and even school mulloway. We suggest matching it to a Shimano spin reel between a 5000- and 8000-size model for ideal performance.

These rods are marketed as surf rods, but they will be equally good for light to medium rock fishing applications, such as for the angler who targets rock blackfish, otherwise known as the drummer and a wide range of other light-medium rock species.

Raider Egi Rod Squid Fishing Model

Most of us love squid, whether in the form of calamari rings, a mixed seafood Asian-style dish or my favourite, salt and pepper calamari. However, nothing beats the combination of the cuisine you love with the freshest ingredients, and there is no better way to know you are getting fresh than by catching it yourself. That’s where the new Shimano Raider EGI Rod 802 model comes into play.

The Shimano Raider Egi rod is primarily designed for squid fishing. However, even if you're not targeting squid, you can still use it for soft plastic or blade fishing. It can come in handy if you come across some bream or flathead and need another rod dedicated to this type of fishing.

Back to squid, though, the Egi Raider makes an ideal choice for any angler fishing shore or boat. Usually, you will encounter squid off rock platforms and around structures with a lot of seaweed. Squid like to reside in harbours under vessels, and you can also encounter them in lake and river systems, especially in the channels where the river meets the ocean and where there is a bit of structure around.

Shimano Raider Travel Rods

As the name suggests, the Shimano Raider Travel Rod series is a design concept with the fishing traveller in mind. Store it easily in your caravan or camper, or even stash it in the boot of your car when you’re out and about, perhaps even sneak in a quick fish during your work lunch break.

We have a range of Raider travel rods available in spin and baitcaster models for sale at Fishing Tackle Shop.

Model 5ft 10inch Baitcast is a 3pc baitcaster designed for targeting barra, cod and other heavier style fish—overall length when setup is 5ft 10 inches.

Model 6ft 2 inch is a 3pc bait caster-style bait cast rod designed to target Australian natives such as Murray cod and Barramundi. The extra length provides a little extra versatility and casting length.

Model 6ft 4 Inch River Baitcaster is a 3pc series rod that suits baitcaster reels for tackling lighter inshore sportfish such as bass and perch.

Model 6ft Ultra Light Spin is a fantastic option for those looking for a Bream Spin rod. This Raider Travel Rod has a 6ft 3pc construction, making it easy to bring wherever you go. It is perfect for catching lighter fish such as bream, bass, trout, whiting, and perch.

Model 6ft 2 inch Barra Spin is a 3pc spin stick designed, as the name suggests, for targeting barramundi and any other relatively hard-fighting fish.

Model 6ft 10 Inch 6104SP is a 4pc travel rod rated 2-5kg. It is Ideal for light lake and river fishing styles. The 6104SP makes an excellent all-rounder for catching bream, perch, flathead and whiting.

The Model 704 Mid Spin is ideal for anglers who fish inshore or shallow offshore grounds for snapper, bream, flathead, and other light classes of fish. It is rated 3-6 kg and provides extra power compared to the lighter spin models.

Raider Rod Benefits

  • Incredible cosmetics and styling that defies its price bracket.
  • Responsive graphite blanks provide extra sensitivity and easy bite detection.
  • Fishing light to heavy with a classy kit has never been so affordable.
  • Top shelf features such as custom Shimano reel seats and Fuji guides add to the overall feel and performance of the Shimano Raider Rods.
  • The Natural cork Grips featured on most models or lightweight EVA on the remainder of models are perfect for transmitting information from hook to angler with nothing getting lost in translation.

Buy A Shimano Raider Rod Online

The Shimano Raider Rods For Sale are the epitome of value for money. This is quality and innovation for the considered budget.

When you purchase a Raider rod, you’re getting serious about your fishing, and if you buy a raider from the fishing tackle shop, you are getting competitive pricing and orders dispatched by a company with over 19 years of experience in sending rods in the mail.


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