The AERO x5/x7 range is a completely newly developed range of rods for coarse/match angling. Every rod in this range has been tested over and over again by a team of pro-staff and product developers in order to get the perfect blank actions, balance, responsiveness, strength, guide setting and quiver tip actions. The result: Shimano’s best series of coarse/match rods ever.
It is an extensive range of rods with models for every type of modern day coarse/match angling:
- Commercial feeder fishing, natural feeder fishing, distance feeder fishing.
- Float fishing
- Pellet Waggler fishing
Every rod in this range has a specific story and purpose and that makes them the ideal choice for every coarse angler who is looking for equipment that will support them in getting the very best results in their fishing.
AERO x5 Distance 12ft, 13ft, 14ft
The Aero x5 Distance, Distance Power and Heavy Distance Power offer a range of rods individually tuned to achieve long and extreme casting distances without the loss of fish-playing action.
Built on high quality HPC XT60 + NANO carbon blanks, all models have a powerful lower section to maximize the input force during the cast and seamlessly transfer it into the forgiving top section to generate maximum tip speed. The advanced carbon blend also produces extremely fast tip recovery which, combined with the large anti-tangle guides, reduces line friction during the cast to increase feeder flight time.
Potential casting distances are from 70m for the Aero x5 Distance 12ft (3.66m) up to 140m for the Heavy Distance Power 14ft (4.27m).
AERO x5 Float & Pellet Waggler
The Aero x5 Float Match and Pellet Waggler rods are slim and perfectly balanced.
Designed with exceptional fish-playing actions, they offer pin-point casting accuracy and sensitive, responsive tips to increase striking speed and cushion sudden increases in pressure.
The lightweight Aero x5 Float models are designed for conventional float fishing and come in two lengths: 13ft (3.96m) and 14ft (4.27m). These models have a fast action for good casting performance and lightning quick striking with a responsive, sensitive tip for safe fish-playing, even with ultra light lines and small hooks.
The Aero x5 Pellet Waggler models come in two lengths - 10ft (3.05m) and 11ft (3.35m) and have a semi-parabolic action which casts accurately and controls carp quickly with an almost elastic type playing action.
All Aero x5 Float and Pellet Waggler rods are built on high quality HPC XT60 + NANO carbon blanks and fitted with lightweight 'long-frame' guides.
AERO x5 Precision Multi-Feeder 9-11ft, Feeder 10ft
The Aero x5 Precision Feeder rods are designed to deliver close to mid-range casting accuracy, combined with exceptional fish-playing performance suitable for small, medium and even large carp and silver fish. Built on high quality HPC XT60 + NANO carbon blanks, all models have lightweight guides and sensitive carbon tips.
The Aero x5 Precision Multi-Feeder 9-11ft offers great versatility and can be used at 9ft (2.74m) for close range fishing up to 30m, or at 11ft (3.35m) for close to mid-range fishing up to 50m. When used at 11ft the action is slightly more powerful in the lower half, whilst still retaining the exceptional fish-playing action.
The Aero x5 Precision Feeder 10ft is a stunning small 'commercial' water rod which is perfect for casting feeders and bombs tight to islands with pin-point precision, or for fishing the near margins for large carp.
AERO x7 Distance 12ft, 13ft and Distance Power 13ft Feeder
The Aero x7 Distance and Distance Power Feeder models represent the pinnacle in long range feeder fishing performance and technology. Built on ultra-high quality HPC XT200 + NANO carbon blanks, with immense power in the bottom half and smooth fish-playing top sections, these models also benefit from three built-in quivertip top sections for seamless integration.
The pedigree of Aero x7 Distance models is further enhanced by the addition of a removable handle extension which gives 4" (10cm) of additional leverage if required, anti-tangle Kigan 3D Zirconia guides, Fuji VSS reel seats and custom selected quivertip guide sizes for reduced line friction.
Potential casting distances are from 70m for the Aero x7 Distance 12ft (3.66m) up to a 120m for the Distance Power 13ft (3.96m).
AERO x7 Finesse 9ft, Precision 10ft, 11ft Feeder
The Aero x7 Finesse Feeder and Precision Feeder models offer ultimate high-end, close range, feeder performance. Designed to deliver close to mid-range casting accuracy, combined with unrivalled fish-playing action, these models also benefit from three built-in quivertip top sections for seamless integration with ultra fine carbon tips.
Built on ultra-high quality HPC XT200 + NANO carbon blanks, they have wand-like lightness and ultra-fast tip recovery, combined with semi-parabolic actions which are soft enough to absorb sudden shocks but powerful enough to control F1's (Finesse model) and even large carp (Precision models).
For the serious match angler wanting short rods for match type feeder fishing on 'commercial' waters, the Aero x7 Finesse or Precision models will elevate ability to the highest levels.
Semi-buoyant: This results in the line laying just below the surface so the float will stay perfectly on the spot, even when fishing in more windy conditions | Very soft: Effortless casting even with light wagglers | Low elongation: Direct contact, enables perfect hooksets, also at distance
Aero Slick Silk
Very strong: both linear and knot strength, enabling you to fish as light as possible | Silky smooth: super smooth and soft material gives the best natural bait presentation as possible | Low visibility: fish will not be spooked, since the line can hardly be seen underwater due to the clear color
Aero Silk Shock
Very fast sinking: 100% fluorocarbon sinks very fast, resulting in perfect line-lay against the bottom | Low memory: results in perfectly stretched line without kinking | Low visibility: refractive index very close to water, making it nearly invisibly underwater, preventing weary fish being spooked by the line