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Shimano North America Fishing Expands Saltwater Rod Offerings

Additions promise anglers quality options regardless of tactic or species

Charleston, SC – Shimano North America Fishing, a name synonymous with excellence in the fishing industry, is proud to announce an expansion of its saltwater rod offerings with the all-new GLF B series and redesigned Saguaro B series. 

“The Shimano lineup of saltwater rods has never been deeper. These series updates and additions provide options for any nearshore saltwater angler regardless of species or tactic,” says Blaine Anderson, Saltwater Product Marketing Manager.

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GLF B Series: The all-new GLF B series represents an extremely versatile lineup of Shimano inshore rods, designed with specialized actions catered towards anglers tossing artificial lures or live bait up and down the Gulf Coast. With six spinning and four casting options, the GLF B series features DIAFLASH technology to limit rod twist during powerful casts and tough battles while enhancing hook-setting power. For all-day comfort and fishability, engineers have added a Shimano Custom Reel Seat, an EVA + Rubber Cork Grip, along with a shorter butt section ideal for wading anglers.

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Saguaro B Series: The redesigned Saguaro B series of rods offers saltwater anglers an expansive lineup capable of targeting a gamut of game fish with various techniques. The lineup includes actions for boat, surf, and jetty applications. The Saguaro B series features tough, impact-resistant glass blanks and SeaGuide stainless steel guides to provide anglers with consistent long-term performance and enhanced smoothness. Shimano engineers reinforced the handle design for increased reliability and comfort when applying stopping pressure to tough-fighting game fish. For anglers targeting nearshore species from boats, the four boat spinning options feature power tip construction for heavy load situations. 

For more information about these new inshore additions and Shimano’s complete range of innovative fishing tackle, visit To find a retailer near you, visit Shimano’s dealer locator. For more information on Shimano 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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