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Shimano® Crucial® Casting Rods

   

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7'2"

Med Hvy

Action:
X Fast

Line Weight:
20-50 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/4 - 1 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
CRCX72MHA
  • $159.99

  • SKU: 1856419

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7'2"

Heavy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
20-50 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/2 - 1-1/2 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
CRC72HA
  • $159.99

  • SKU: 1856420

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7'11"

X Heavy

Action:
X Fast

Line Weight:
40-80 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1 - 3 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
CRC711XHA
  • $179.99

  • SKU: 1856432

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6'8"

Medium

Action:
Med Fast

Line Weight:
20-40 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/4 - 5/8 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
CRCT68MA
  • $149.99

  • SKU: 1856446

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6'8"

Med Hvy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
20-50 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 1 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
CRCT68MHA
  • $149.99

  • SKU: 1856447

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7'5"

Medium

Action:
Med Fast

Line Weight:
20-40 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/4 - 5/8 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
CRCT75MA
  • $169.99

  • SKU: 1856448

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7'5"

Med Hvy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
20-50 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 1 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
CRCT75MHA
  • $169.99

  • SKU: 1856449

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7'11"

Heavy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
20-65 lbs.

Lure Weight:
5 - 8 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
CRCS711HA
  • $179.99

  • SKU: 1856465

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  • Power curve dynamics are custom tailored for specific angling methods
  • IM10 graphite blank
  • Fuji® Alconite® guides
  • High-density EVA foam split grips
  • Custom Shimano reel seats
The Crucial series is Shimano’s most comprehensive line of rods, with a huge selection of models for every technique, from casting topwaters to drop-shotting on a spinning rig—they’re built to make you even better at the type of fishing you’re already skilled at! The power curve dynamics are custom tailored for specific angling methods, so that you can fish with confidence while maximizing your effectiveness. Every specialized rod features an incredibly strong yet extremely sensitive IM10 graphite blank, topped with slick and durable Fuji Alconite guides, high-density EVA foam split grips that reduce weight and improve ergonomics, and custom Shimano reel seats that lock your reel into place.
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bad Rod This rod snapped a foot down from the top just by pulling on it a little when I got hung up... This was a lot of money for it to snap like a tooth pick. June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worm and Jig rod Really like this rod. I bought the Worm and Jig rod in 6'8" medium heavy x-fast action. It casts accurately and is heavy enough to shake loose from snags but sensitive enough to pick up light bites. I've used 3/16 to 1/2 ounce weights without problems feeling the bottom and cover. So far the largest bass on this rod is in the 5-6 lb. range. Pulled the fish out of some pretty heavy timber with no problems. Only issue is the way the handle screws down on the reel....sometimes it gets loose after fighting a fish....just have to retighten it occasionally. May 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very well balanced I have the 7' M paired with a Curado 201E7. I have had this setup for over a year. I use it for Bass fishing only. It is light and balanced, sensitive and tough enough to pull in large Bass. I recommend this setup. February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Rod! I just purchased this rod today in 7'2, medium power, and 6-12 line. Lets just say that this is the greatest feeling rod i have held. it is very balanced and responsive when bass are biting. I was a little scared to make the jump to such a nice/expensive rod, but it was worth it! August 29, 2013
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Is the 7 foot heavy action moderate rod good for deep cranking with 6xds?
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this would be a great rod for very deep diving crank baits. i have the medium and when i throw lures that dive 15' or more, the rod really bends a lot. Medium heavy would be perfect
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Yes, I've used in Brazil - Amazonia !
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The Crucial rods are great for worming and jigging. Its the right length and action for flipping and pitching so you should be good to go.
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that would be very good for flipping and pitching depending on the slop you are pitching into. I prefer a heavy, not xtra heavy, but i dont fish thick thick slop
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Finesse set up

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Purchasing a chronarch 50e for finesse applications. Trying to leave the spinning gear behind when possible. What rod would you recommend for light line and lures?
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You might try the Veritas or Veracity by Abu Garcia. Both are very light and well balanced. For one with the most responsive tip, look for the winch model which is mostly for crankbaits, but could be used with light jigs or worms.
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Well to be honest finesse application's is where the spinning gear shines as the reels have smooth drag. But if you are set on using the chronarch be sure that the rod has a limber tip for the light line and to handle the head shakes.
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the 12#-20# line weights are for mono and fluoro lines. The 30#-65# line weights are for braid. This answer is directly from Shimano and should clarify any confusion.
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The catalog line weight on these rods matches Shimano's information. Please use the catalog information.
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