Shimano® Compre® Inshore Spinning Rods
good for the price
Got the 7'2 medium heavy rod for a year now.
pro: lightweight, i can cast all day and it feels like im holding nothing. can handle daily use (mines still feel/look like new), long 12inch handle, excellent fuji oxide guides
con: action feels more like 'medium' than 'fast' cuz i got a shimano clarus with fast action as well and the compre feels like a medium compare to the clarus. though i'm not sure if this is due to the compre being an inshore rod and my clarus being a freshwater rod. biggest problem would be the multipurpose hook-keeper. if i retrieve too fast my lines will get caught around the hook-keeper. my friends also got shimano rods and this is a constant problem. but other than those two problem this is an excellent rod
November 23, 2014
I just purchased this rod from Bass Pro and just mounted my Pflueger President reel on it and it looks and feels very nice. I will be using it for walleye and I am confident that it will perform very well since I have been using Shimano gear for many years for all sorts of fish. The over the counter limited life time warranty is a great feature also, but I hope I never need to take advantage of it.
July 20, 2014
Great rod, I bought to catch big reds when their spawning. It throws a 3/4 oz spoon for ever.
I am very happy with this rod!
October 21, 2013
Short reel seat
Don't know why the 1st reviewer gave this a 4* since he could not use it because of the short reel seat. I am giving any rod that cannot fit any reel a 1* if the reel I buy to go with it will not fit. This is just the manufacturer not meeting the needs of their customers and I'm tired of it. I had not bought Shimano rods till recently but were really impressed with a couple I had bought until this problem. No more, back to Ugly Sticks which I can depend on. Or maybe I'll try Star's but I'm leery of there breakage problems.
March 26, 2013