Shimano Raider Surf Rods for Beach Fishing
Raider rods have been around for some time now and are one of our bestselling ranges of fishing rods in the Shimano brand. Traditionally though, Raider has been a range of rods that cater to the inshore lake and river angler as well as the snapper fisho offshore. However not anymore! we finally have a range of amazing quality Raider surf rods for sale to cater to the beach fishing angler.
Sporting impressive actions, the new range of Raider surf rods are set to impress anglers chasing anything from sand whiting in close to mulloway out past the breakers. There are 2 models currently in the surf range to choose from when purchasing being either the light surf rated 4-8kg or a medium surf 5-10kg model. Like the other rods in the Raider series the surf models still feature full length cork grips, Fuji alu-oxide guides and are built on a 24 Ton Torquay brand graphite blank.
One thing we expected when we first saw these new additions to the Raider series at the annual AFTA trade show was that the price would surely be somewhat more expensive than the other models in the series. However, we were amazed to see that Shimano have been able to keep their costings low with volume builds allowing the Shimano Raider Surf Rods to retail for the same price point seen in the likes of the other light lake, river and snapper models. Truly amazing and well-done Shimano! Now we have a surf rod under the Shimano brand banner that is accessible to most angler’s budgets and sports the best actions complimented with the latest in rod technology.
Features and Specifications
|Model||Line Class Rating||Lure Cast Weight||Suggested size Shimano Reel||Example Target Species|
|1202 Surf Light||4-8kg||23-100 grams||4000, 5000, 6000||Whiting, bream, drummer|
|1202 Surf Med||5-10kg||35-130 grams||5000, 6000, 8000||Salmon, Tailor, whiting, bream, drummer, kingfish, mulloway|
Shimano Raider Surf Rod Buyer’s Guide
As mentioned earlier we have 2 models for sale in the Raider surf range, a light and a medium rod.
The light surf rod will be your ideal choice for anglers that as the model name suggests, fishes light. We’re talking 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. On this particular rod, we suggest purchasing a Shimano 4000, 5000 or 6000 size spinning reel for the ideal match.
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. For ideal performance, we suggest matching to a Shimano spin reel between a 5000 and 8000 size model.
Whilst these rods are marketed as a surf rod they will be equally as good for light to medium rock fishing applications such as for the angler who targets rock blackfish otherwise known as drummer as well as a wide range of other light-medium rock species.
Make your next beach rod a Shimano Raider Surf Rod. Available for sale now here at Fishing Tackle Shop at a very affordable price.