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Production Rod - Shimano Zodias
Posted by: Ronald Atchley (96.125.236.---)
Date: January 22, 2023 11:14AM

Shimano makes a Zodias 7 foot 2 inch medium heavy fast action bait casting rod . Does anyone know which blank this rod is built on ? Thanks .
Ron

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Re: Production Rod - Shimano Zodias
Posted by: Michael Ward (---.atlagax1.pop.starlinkisp.net)
Date: January 22, 2023 03:04PM

Certainly a Shimano proprietary blank

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Re: Production Rod - Shimano Zodias
Posted by: Ronald Atchley (96.125.236.---)
Date: January 22, 2023 04:59PM

Michael Ward Wrote:
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> Certainly a Shimano proprietary blank
Thanks Michael . I didn't ask the right question - as usual . I should have ask if anyone knew which company makes the blank . Thanks again,
Ron

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Re: Production Rod - Shimano Zodias
Posted by: El Bolinger (---)
Date: January 22, 2023 05:33PM

@RONALD I think a better question might be "what blank can I buy that is comparable quality to "x" rod?

My guess is Shimano blanks are unavailable to the public, I'm pretty sure after they bought Loomis they eventually scrapped their blank sales in the name of profit.

Building rods in MA, daydreaming of fishing in CA

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Re: Production Rod - Shimano Zodias
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.44.66.72.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: January 22, 2023 05:57PM

Shimano does not sell blanks. I've no idea who makes them, and from what I see and hear, no one else does either. So I'm no help! I see a few guys on tv and you-tube who know, but they're not sayin'.

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Re: Production Rod - Shimano Zodias
Posted by: Ronald Atchley (96.125.236.---)
Date: January 22, 2023 07:06PM

El and Lynn ,
I appreciate the responses . I didn't think I could purchase a Zodias blank but thought , if I could find out who made it , I might get a little insight that would help me learn more . Thank you .
Ron

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Re: Production Rod - Shimano Zodias
Posted by: Mike Ballard (---.ip-198-50-155.net)
Date: January 23, 2023 10:09AM

At one time Shimano was making some of their higher end blanks at the G.Loomis plant in WA. That may or may not be the case anymore.

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Re: Production Rod - Shimano Zodias
Posted by: Ronald Atchley (96.125.236.---)
Date: January 23, 2023 12:14PM

Mike Ballard Wrote:
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> At one time Shimano was making some of their
> higher end blanks at the G.Loomis plant in WA.
> That may or may not be the case anymore.

Thanks Mike . I contacted Shimano and they would / could not give me any information regarding the blank - even basic info . I understand their reasoning . Business is business as always . Thanks again .
Ron

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