Shimano® Crucial® Casting Rods
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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.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by bassmanfl 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 Blindmanfishing 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 MikeytheWiz 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 Cody1 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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