NEW for Spring 2022, the TX5 fits perfectly into the highly regarded Tribal Specimen rod range. One of the best looking carp rods available, says Shimano, it is packed with the latest carbon technology and offers a stunning balance of finesse and performance. 

Inspires fish-playing confidence

Remarkably lightweight and slim, the powerful casting performance of the Intensity models will open up a new area to your long-range fishing, says Shimano, whilst the finesse nature of the tip action on all models inspires fish-playing confidence to fully enjoy the experience.

Enhanced action and tip recovery

At the heart of the TX5 is a slim Nanosheet carbon blank which is reinforced with a 3K weave and also contains Biofibre for additional strength. The addition of ultra lightweight Seaguide Stainless Steel Zirconia guides enhances the action and tip recovery speed when casting, ensuring you maximise your distance. And if that’s not enough, a custom 3K reel seat and a 3K polymer Winn Grip handle complete the rod. What‘s not to like?

Tribal’s first ever 10ft Intensity action

There are six models in the range, which will cover all of your fishing. Two 10ft models are designed for small waters or boat fishing and come with either a 3lb or Intensity action. This is the first Intensity action Shimano has made in a 10ft length and although short in length, it can cast a 4oz lead over 200 yards! There are three 12ft models, including a distance busting Intensity, but for the ultimate in long range casting go for the 13ft Intensity and ‘reach distances you have only dreamed of’.

As a combination of looks and performance, the TX5 is a true ‘shift in power’, adds Shimano, with a feeling of quality that is so often missing in mid-priced rods.

Available in 10ft 2.75lb, 10ft 3lb, 10ft Intensity, 12ft 2.75lb, 12ft 3lb, 12ft 3.25lb, 12ft Intensity and 13ft Intensity. Retail prices start from €199.95.

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