Shimano® Crucial® Spinning 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 waterboynto Last Purchase Ever
After sending this rod to Shimano for repair or replacement, it was sent back with blown up picture of the damage and a rude letter stating that it was not covered under their warrantee program. Given the fragile nature of a fishing rod you would think they could have at least offered a replacement for a fee. Now I'm out $150 for the rod and $26 for the shipping. My local tackle shop guy suggested I try a St Croix rod...better product, better warrantee and less hype. I was a loyal customer for 15 years and will never purchase another Shimano product again.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by powerpro crucial m/xf 7'2
great rod im-10 blank for an awesome price!! everything about this rod is a-class. enjoy
July 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JmFaith55 Another great product from shimano
Got the new crucial rod last Friday 7' 2" medium/heavy fast action for worms and jigs to pair with my stradic ci4. The pair together is awesome. The rod has incredible control from the accuracy of your casts to the ease of controlling your bait. The rod is super super light and crazy sensitive. I had talked to several people before deciding what I was gonna get and everything that I was told was completely accurate. If your looking to up your fishing game and you want a great rod to help with your lure control and weight of your setup this is the rod you should try. It's up there with the more expensive rods but worth every penny. I'm a die hard shimano fan and they have delivered once again. My crucial rod with the stradic ci4 reel is an awesome set up and I would recommended them both to all the serious fisherman out there.
May 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by FishMississippi Poor Quality
This was my first rod to break in 25 years of fishing. Used it 1 time and the tip broke off on a piece of grass. Must have been a bad batch....
April 30, 2013
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