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Daiwa to launch new Zillion rod series at Bassmaster Classic Expo


Daiwa is set to launch its new Zillion series of bass rods at this weekend’s Bassmaster Classic Expo. The 16 model range are now being shipped to tackle dealers throughout the US and Canada.

The rod line-up includes four casting and two spinning models built on Daiwa’s ‘Flex Light’ fibreglass blanks primarily for use with lures retrieved with constant tension, and seven casting and three spinning rods featuring it’s proprietary SVF Nanoplus technology blank construction, for slack line, bottom contact, and power fishing techniques.

A rod series is designed to pair with the right Daiwa Zillion reel – be it the Zillion 10.0 SV TW for flipping/pitching and burning lipless cranks, the Zillion SV TW 100 series offered in three different gear ratios, or the Zillion TW HD 150 when the situation calls for heavier mono or braid and more line capacity, all the new Zillion rods feature Daiwa’s cutting-edge Carbon MQ grip butt section.

“Anglers will quickly notice the unique look of all the Zillion rods with our Carbon MG grip and then the advantage of this design when put to use,” said Chris Martin, Daiwa’s field marketing specialist and an avid bass angler. “This design feature allows exceptional energy transfer through all contact points on the rod for outstanding sensitivity – up to 26% more sensitive than EVA or cork grip rods – allowing anglers to be more aware of what their lure and fish are doing beneath the surface. Plus, the reduced rod weight achieved with the Carbon MQ grips mean reduced fatigue from all-day casting and retrieving efforts, plus more comfort and control.”

Zillion features:

  • Carbon MQ Grip butt section increases sensitivity and reduces weight;
  • Air Sensor seat enhances sensitivity to detect the most delicate bites;
  • FLEX LITE yields the feel of glass but at a significantly reduced weight;
  • SVF GLASS achieves unprecedented lightness by minimising resin content;
  • SVF Nanoplus technology offers exceptional strength and responsiveness;
  • X45 technology reduces rod twist for more accurate and longer casts;
  • Fuji K Guide system ensures durability and smooth line management.

MSRP $349.99.

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