texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Skeeter John, Robert Gonzales, Pellco, Jarvisfish, jr08
113915 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 97,576
hopalong 90,542
Pilothawk 80,339
John175☮ 77,777
Bigbob_FTW 67,724
JDavis7873 67,400
Derek 🐝 65,152
Mark Perry 60,904
Tritonman 59,000
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums62
Topics782,462
Posts9,930,779
Members113,915
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Shimano Zodias Or G-Loomis E6X #13578232 06/01/20 01:54 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 256
J
jkowalkowski3 Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
J
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 256
I'm looking at purchasing a couple rods in the $200-$220 range and these have both caught my eye. Can anyone offer any opinions on these rods? What other rods in this price range should I be looking at as well?

Thanks.

Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: Shimano Zodias Or G-Loomis E6X [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13578245 06/01/20 02:04 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,606
Ken A. Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,606
I am a big fan of the higher end Loomis stuff but the E6X is just okay. I bought 2 of the new IMX rods and I don't like them nearly as much as the old IMX rods I own. If you can't get a GLX or above I would go with the higher end Shimano.

Re: Shimano Zodias Or G-Loomis E6X [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13578248 06/01/20 02:06 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,606
Ken A. Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,606
I picked up one of these at Anglers Pro Tackle a while back and I was very impressed with it. Crazy price!

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Daiwa_Aird_X_Casting_Rods/descpage-DAX.html

Re: Shimano Zodias Or G-Loomis E6X [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13578296 06/01/20 02:48 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 54
2
2Pacalypse Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
2
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 54
I've been super impressed with the Shimano rods. They'll get my vote

Re: Shimano Zodias Or G-Loomis E6X [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13578336 06/01/20 03:18 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 802
C
Cmack Online Content
Pro Angler
Online Content
Pro Angler
C
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 802
Ok, so I own both and the Zodias is superior to the EX6 in every aspect. Bought the EX6 782C at academy, on clearance for $98, and after fishing with it a while I feel like it wasn't a bargain at that price. I have a 6'10" MH Zodias that is my go to worm/lizard pitching rod. Paid around $189 and feel like I got my moneys worth. IMO it's at least as sensitive as my G.Loomis IMX rods, actually closer to GLX.

Also, I agree with Ken A, that the ew IMX series are not as sensitive as the older ones. I actually prefer some of my older Mossyback series over the new IMX. GLX and above are where G.Loomis really shines. NRX are probably the only rods that don't have an equal from another manufacturer. The Daiwa Aird-X are a great value for $50, I have a 7' MH that I use when slab fishing for white bass.

Last edited by Cmack; 06/01/20 04:29 PM. Reason:

Re: Shimano Zodias Or G-Loomis E6X [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13578692 06/01/20 08:53 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 14,678
E
ezbassin Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
E
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 14,678
Zodias for sure between that one and the EX6. The EX6 is not that sensitive. I had one and sold it shortly after I got it.
The Shimano Experide is very nice also. I also have several Shimano Crucial rods that I really like, but I am a tackle nut and have a lot of different rods that I like.

Last edited by ezbassin; 06/01/20 09:00 PM.
Re: Shimano Zodias Or G-Loomis E6X [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13578721 06/01/20 09:28 PM
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 66
LFA17 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 66
I have mostly G Loomis, Falcons and Dobyns. I pick up the Dobyns Champions first, then the Falcons, then the GLX or IMX I have. Don't like the balance of the G Loomis rods in general. To me, Dobyns are right there at the top.

Re: Shimano Zodias Or G-Loomis E6X [Re: ezbassin] #13580222 06/02/20 11:01 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,606
Ken A. Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,606
Originally Posted by ezbassin
Zodias for sure between that one and the EX6. The EX6 is not that sensitive. I had one and sold it shortly after I got it.
The Shimano Experide is very nice also. I also have several Shimano Crucial rods that I really like, but I am a tackle nut and have a lot of different rods that I like.


Agreed. The Expride is very nice. It was the highest level Shimano until they came out with the new Poison line. I bought one for a bladed jig and I really like it a lot. I also throw big square bills on it.

Last edited by Ken A.; 06/03/20 02:16 AM.
Re: Shimano Zodias Or G-Loomis E6X [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13580233 06/02/20 11:10 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 515
V
Verkeith Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
V
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 515
I have a Zodias glass rod paired with a Curado DC and absolutely love it...

Last edited by Verkeith; 06/02/20 11:15 PM.
Re: Shimano Zodias Or G-Loomis E6X [Re: jkowalkowski3] #13580236 06/02/20 11:13 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,302
R
RedEar12 Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
R
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,302
Between those 2, Zodias for sure.
Only thing I dont like is no hook keeper.

Re: Shimano Zodias Or G-Loomis E6X [Re: RedEar12] #13581477 06/03/20 09:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 14,678
E
ezbassin Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
E
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 14,678
I agree, the Experide doesn't have a hook keeper either.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3