Shimano Introduces New Rod Options for the Muskie Angler

Charleston, SC – Shimano North America Fishing, a legendary innovator in the fishing tackle industry, is proud to announce new rod options for the dedicated freshwater angler. Shimano left no stone unturned when revamping its eye-catching Sojourn lineup while adding an ever-widening array of Muskie-specific options. Built to handle big fish and tailored for the specific techniques used to catch them, the redesigned Sojourn Muskie lineup and 9’9” fast action addition to the legendary Compre Muskie series are as serious as the species they chase.

 Sojourn Muskie: The redesigned lineups of Sojourn spinning, casting, and trolling rods combine eye-catching aesthetics and performance-built quality for enhanced durability and sensitivity when targeting trophy freshwater bites.

The Sojourn Muskie series meets the needs of today’s muskie anglers, offering a variety of powers from medium-heavy to extra-extra-heavy. The revised guidetrain now features double-footed guides and a wireframe tip-top for increased durability and an eye-catching aesthetic. The new to lineup eight-foot heavy trolling model features an EVA handle and durable wire guide to hold up to the rigors of this proven technique. All models over eight feet are telescopic for increased packability and transport. For muskie anglers throwing large lures, trolling, or using live bait, the redesigned Sojourn Muskie series will stand the test of time. MSRP: $54.99-$74.99

Shimano new muskie rods 02Compre Muskie: Shimano designed the Compre Muskie series to cast longer, fight harder, and catch more fish. The all-new 9’9” fast action rod provides extra-heavy power and features premium SeaGuide XGB Zirconia guides and an extra-long handle to help anglers lob heavier baits while minimizing tangles. These durable and lightweight rod employs a Fuji reel seat and AAA cork handle for increased casting comfort, while the compressed cork butt cap supports hard-fighting fish under heavy loads. Models over eight feet are telescopic for travel and storage ease. Built to last, the Compre Muskie series will stand up to a lifetime of battles. MSRP: $149.99-$169.99

 When success comes once out of every 10,000 casts, it is essential to have the tackle engineered to perform when anglers need it most. For more information on the Sojourn, Sojourn Muskie, and Compre lineups, and to find the perfect system pairings, like the battle-tested Tranx or classically built Cardiff to spool with PowerPro line, visit To find a retailer near you, visit Shimano’s dealer locator, and for more information on Shimano North America Fishing and the latest product releases, please contact Kade Gewanter at

About Shimano North America Fishing

Since 1970, Shimano has been a global manufacturer of industry-leading fishing tackle systems built for anglers compelled by experiences on the water. Shimano designs, manufactures, and markets a deep lineup of angling-specific products focused on promoting health and happiness through the enjoyment of nature and the world around us. The company proudly maintains a portfolio of four consumer-preferred brands: Shimano, G.Loomis, Jackall, and PowerPro. You can learn more at or follow on social @fish_shimano_north_america/, @fishgloomis, @jackall_usa, and @fishpowerpro.

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