Rely on the H2O XPRESS Ethos Inshore HD Baitcast Rod for sensitivity and strength in a lightweight design. The Fuji ACS reel seat's exposed blank delivers that extra touch of sensitivity you need to feel subtle bites, while the 40-million-modulus IM8 graphite blank's crossdirectional fibers provide strength. 1-piece design.
Features and Benefits
1-piece, 40-million-modulus IM8 graphite blank features crossdirectional fibers to reduce torque and provide added strength
Top-grade cork handle helps reduce weight while improving overall balance and feel
Fuji Alconite guides further reduce weight and help extend guide life
Fuji ACS reel seat provides an exposed blank for added sensitivity
Full grip: 7 feet
Split grip: 6 feet 6 inches, 6 feet 9 inches
Important Product and Safety Information
Proposition 65 warning for California residents: WARNING - This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Rated 5 out of
Perfect!I started building bass rods to learn what makes a good rod. I needed another 7' my as I am a guide. I looked at all of them at Academy and chose the Ethos Inshore due to the IM 8 blank, lightness, tip action, tuck alconite guides, straightness of blank, alignment of guides, Fuji reel seat and full cork handle which serves to balance this rod very well! So now I have put it to the test and I love it! Very sensitive with great tip. My customers like it's well!! Top it off with academy's customer service and this is a keeper!
Someone 8 months ago said it was designed for freshwater. The name of the rod is 'inshore'. Inshore is saltwater, bays, backwater etc. To me there are 3 basic types of fishing. Offshore, Inshore and Inland lakes. I plan on using mine exclusively for inshore saltwater. I really don't think the rod knows the difference. Rinse with fresh water after use as with all rods.
Answered by: jmmaly
Date published: 2017-12-12
Can't figure out if this is the rod that people are using to fish freshwater for bass...is there a freshwater version?
Asked by: Zacher
The H2O XPRESS Ethos Inshore HD Baitcast Rod is designed for freshwater.