Shimano Tribal Tx-1a. The Tribal TX1 rod is renewed: The blank is even slimmer than the previous TX1 and the looks have changed drastically. This rod is the ideal carp rod for the starting carp angler of for carp anglers with a small budget. The TX1 might be the ‘entry level’ carp rod of Shimano, but the quality is high. It casts very far, fights a fish well and has high quality components.


- Rod Type: Carp/Specimen

- Grip: EVA

- Blank Material: XT40

- Reel Seat: DPS

- Packaging: Shrink tube

- Guide Type: Seaguide Stainless Steel

- Lengths: 2.74m-3.96m

- Weight (g): 568

- Length (m): 396

- Transport Length (cm): 203

- Number of Sections: 2

- Number of Guides: 6


Shimano reel seat:

- In addition to using high-end Fuji reel seats, Shimano has designed a number of models in-house. These Shimano engineered models make it possible to use specialised reel seats for different types of rods.

XT Carbon:

- XT Carbon is used throughout the Shimano rod range. The number following the XT (XT100), denotes the quality of carbon fibre used. The higher the number, the stronger the carbon. Where different types of carbon are combined to create the required action both numbers will be shown (XT60/40).