Shimano Tribal XS1 Rod

Reference: P48370

Key Features

  • HPC200 + Biofibre blank with 3k carbon weave
  • 50mm butt guides on all models
  • Anti-wrap tip guide and Shimano SiC intermediate guides
  • 3k carbon fibre machined custom reel seat
  • Stainless steel engraved Tribal Bug end cap
  • Weight: 353g (2.75lb), 372g (3lb), 422g (3.25lb)
  • Weight (Intensity): 376g (12ft), 421g (13ft)
  • Transport Length: 187cm (12ft), 203cm (13ft)
  • Number of Sections: 2
  • Guides: 6
Independent rating
from genuine buyers
ModelItem namePrice & stock
TXS112275Length: 12ft, Test Curve: 2.75lb
Our Price: £164.99
2 in stock
RRP: £249.99
Saving you: £85.00 with 34% discount

Check Local Stock (Click and Collect)

Get your items today, pick them up from a local store.

Show All
ModelItem namePrice & stock
TXS112300Length: 12ft, Test Curve: 3.0lb
Our Price: £164.99
Sold out
TXS112INTModel: Intensity, Length: 12ft, Test Curve: 3.75lb
Our Price: £174.99
Sold out
TXS112325Length: 12ft, Test Curve: 3.25lb
Our Price: £164.99
Sold out
TXS113INTModel: Intensity, Length: 13ft, Test Curve: 3.75lb
Our Price: £174.99
Sold out
Delivery Information
UK Mainland
FREE delivery on orders over £9.
Normally dispatched within 1 working day.
Full tracking is available from our courier ParcelForce from the evening your item has been dispatched.
You will receive an email with all tracking information as soon as your order has been dispatched
For delivery to other parts of the UK or into Europe please: click here to read more details
Payment Options

Product Description


Shimano Tribal XS1 Rod,

The Shimano Tribal XS1 contains some of the highest carbon content of any commercially made Shimano rod. The rod blank is constructed from HPC200 carbon – HPC refers to a high pressure application during the carbon curing process which ensures an even distribute of resin through the carbon fibre matrix to create a blank that is up to 40% stronger than a blank created without this curing method. This makes this rod ideal for targeting large double figure carp and aggressive fighting fish, as it can withstand the most brutal action on the bank with ease. The carbon in this rod is mixed with Biofibre. This is an organically occurring material which gives the blank additional strength. It works by reinforcing the carbon in all directions, ensuring that this rod has fantastic shock resistance for all those powerful takes that you’re likely to encounter when you’re carp fishing in the UK.

The Shimano Tribal XS1 is available in both standard and Intensity versions. Intensity is an out and out casting rod with a purpose designed action to enable you to reach the furthest point of your cast. Shimano has worked with some of the best distance casters in the world to create this rod, putting it through the development process time and time again until they were completely satisfied with their casting distances. Able to attack those previously unreachable waters, you’ll be amazed at the huge carp that are lurking slyly out of your standard reach. Intensity technology is featured on the 12ft and 13ft 3.75lb rods in this range. However, even the standard rods in the range can cast out to impressive distances. The 12ft standard model is available with test curves of either 2.75lbs or 3lbs. These options are both highly versatile, allowing you to tackle close range features and huge distances with equal ease. The XS1 is the ultimate all-round carp fishing tool and it plays fish under that tip as well as it does far out into the open water – allowing you to target a huge range of venues and fish with confidence.

All the rods are fitted with 50mm butt guides, which allows your line to soar along the length of the line for those fantastic distance casts. Across the range, the guides taper to 16mm tip. This oversized tip ensures against crack-offs and weed tangles, allowing you to cast and retrieve with equal confidence – even when you’re bringin a fish in through snaggy waters. Shimano has added triple legs to the butt guides, to give increased strength, but have remained with double legs on the tip guides, to ensure 100% responsiveness remains. The result is an ultra-strong and ultra-sensitive performance piece which really does hit the next level.

The reel seat is constructed from 3k carbon weave with stainless collars that really keep your reel in place. This 3k weave runs right up the rod to the second eye, giving this rod incredible strength. As with all the rods in Shimano’s Tribal carp fishing rod range, the XS1 offers complete compatibility with all of Shimano’s carp reels – enabling you to mix and match unconventional rods and reels and allowing you to use big pit reels on shorter test curve rods. The rod isn’t fitted with a line clip, allowing you to place your own line clip (available for purchase separately) in your preferred location. This kind of bespoke modification is part of the reason that this rod is in a class of its own.

With unique technology that allows the rod to completely recover after a cast, providing incredible casting distance, accuracy, and maintaining a perfect curve when playing a fish, the Shimano XS1 is a rod to get excited about.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Product IDNo

Feefo Reviews

Feefo Reviews - 93 reviews

DateScoreCustomer Comment
Read more reviews on Feefo
Feefo reviews : Average 98% (93 reviews)

Email Me When Back In Stock

Subscribe to receive an email as soon as this product become available again!