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Shimano Raider Surf Rods

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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: Shimano Raider Surf Rods
  • Size: 12ft
  • Available in either light or medium surf
  • Construction: 2pc blank
  • 24 Ton Torquay brand graphite blank construction
  • Full length cork grips
  • Fuji Alu-Oxide rod guides
  • Suitable for beach fishing and rock fishing
  • Suits Spinning Type Reels
  • Price is for 1 rod only – Images for illustration, slight variances may occur between models
 
ModelLine Class RatingLure Cast WeightSuggested size Shimano ReelExample 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.

Benefits

  • The biggest benefit we see is that the Raider surf rod series is priced so economically that just about every angler can afford one.
  • Quality is amazing for the price, sporting all the latest technology including a sensitive graphite 24 Ton blank made using Torquay graphite. Complete with Fuji rod guides this rod is ideal for anglers using monofilament or braided fishing lines.
  • Two-piece construction makes transportation a breeze, compared to one-piece rods they are much easier to cart down to the beach in the average small car.

Make your next beach rod a Shimano Raider Surf Rod. Available for sale now here at Fishing Tackle Shop at a very affordable price.

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