Shimano Zodias

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Shimano Zodias

Postby Hogsticker2 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:54 pm

Am I after the medium or medium light? I'll be using 4.5 Inch paddle tails on 3/16 oz heads. Here's the kicker. I need to be able to use it for Flick Shakes 5.8 on 1/8 oz heads in a pinch. It will also be the 2 piece model. I'm worried the medium will be too powerful for the worms, and the ml won't be powerful enough for the paddle tails. I have a 1 piece medium poison adrena. It's a little soft for the paddle tails, but handles the flick shakes like a peach. Being the blanks on the Zodias are tailored towards the US market they have a little more power, hence my confusion. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Re: Shimano Zodias

Postby Hogsticker2 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:02 pm

If it's any consolation, I once owned a major craft medium power Corzza (692m) . This stick was just about perfect for my above stated needs. Which of these Zodias would be closest?

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Re: Shimano Zodias

Postby reason162 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:21 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:I'll be using 4.5 Inch paddle tails on 3/16 oz heads. Here's the kicker. I need to be able to use it for Flick Shakes 5.8 on 1/8 oz heads in a pinch.


I find the payload on these two models to be almost interchangeable, since the ML is fast and the M is modfast. If I had to pick one, it'd be the medium...just a hair slower through the tip, I find it a better light bait launcher than the ML, even though it's rated to heaver.

eta: I have the 1 pc models, no idea if the same actions apply to the 2 piece Zodias...

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Re: Shimano Zodias

Postby LowRange » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:43 am

Whic medium Zodias are you looking at, the 72 or 610?

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Re: Shimano Zodias

Postby Loafer » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:22 am

As Zodias 1610M-2 owner (viewtopic.php?f=46&t=61672&p=523128#p523734), i think, if summary weight of soft lure and head is less that 13-14 gr, you need ML model.
But, Shimano, think - you need L:
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Re: Shimano Zodias

Postby Nermalthecat » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:46 pm

I'd go 7'0 ML Spinning Zodias. Absolutely love fishing exactly what you mentioned above with that rod.

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Re: Shimano Zodias

Postby Hogsticker2 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:26 am

Nermalthecat wrote:I'd go 7'0 ML Spinning Zodias. Absolutely love fishing exactly what you mentioned above with that rod.

I've played with that exact rod in a store. Definitely not enough power for solid hook sets with mid size paddle tails and 4/0 hooks. I'm after a casting rod as well.

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Re: Shimano Zodias

Postby Nermalthecat » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:01 am

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Nermalthecat wrote:I'd go 7'0 ML Spinning Zodias. Absolutely love fishing exactly what you mentioned above with that rod.

I've played with that exact rod in a store. Definitely not enough power for solid hook sets with mid size paddle tails and 4/0 hooks. I'm after a casting rod as well.

Yea misread about the 4/0. Definitely not strong enough. But I don't mess with 10lb+ largies. I'm a smallmouth only guy.


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