Epitomizing the tournament caliber performance demanded by elite anglers, the Shimano Expride B Casting Rods combine premium components with the most advanced rod technologies. Given an upgrade for 2022, the Expride series has long stood as a benchmark by which high performance bass rods were judged, and this newest generation lives up to its legacy. Returning to the blueprint of the Expride B is Shimano's renowned Hi-Power X 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. New to the Expride B is the Carbon Monocoque handle system. This innovative and lightweight hollow carbon rear-grip increases vibration transfer through the rod and into an angler's hand for up to 30% more sensitivity for superior bite transmission. Also enhancing sensitivity is the ergonomic and super comfortable CI4+ reel seat, which sits between a premium quality cork fore-grip and mid-grip. Fuji SiC guides offer superior line management and durability, along with smooth friction free casting. The range of models has been expanded in this latest generation to include more fine-tuned rod actions with models specifically designed for finesse, power fishing, versatility, and even throwing large swimbaits.