Redesigned for 2020, the Shimano Zodias Casting Rods incorporate state-of-the-art technologies passed down from Shimano's elite series of rods, along with all the original features that have made the Zodias a favorite among tournament anglers. Now featuring a Carbon Monocoque handle system, the new and improved Zodias sheds even more weight and achieves 30% more sensitivity than rods with traditionally constructed handles. Returning to the blue print is the CI4+ reel seat, which is widely agreed upon to be one of the most comfortable, sensitive reel seats available on a bass rod. Both of these features combine to more efficiently transmit vibrations through the rod and into the anglers hands, giving them a more precise reading of lure action, composition of structure, and bites. Also returning is the Hi-Power X rod blank technology, where an outer layer of carbon tape tightly winds the blank diagonally in opposite directions for enhanced torsional rigidity and heightened responsiveness. Hi-Power X blanks are revered for their ability to provide much more accurate casts by reducing blank twist and ovalization, while providing precise power transfer and control when fighting a fish. Fitted with a comfortable EVA mid-grip and Fuji K Alconite Guides, the new Shimano Zodias picks up right where the original left off by offering best-in-class performance for serious tournament anglers.