Shimano Crucial Spinning Rod
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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.
- 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
Shimano® Crucial® Spinning Rods
Paying too much for the name
I have now tried 3 of these Crucial rods for walleye fishing and I think they are simply garbage. They were all paired with the Stradic reels and love the smoothness of the reels. Bought these rods based on name and I will not buy another. I have bought cheaper rods with better feel, balance, and sensitivity for half the cost. Shimano fans may like them but I won't use them again.
July 10, 2012
Just got the 2pcs crucial 6'8" Medium and right away tested it on trouts. 4# test on a Shimano Stradic CI4 3000. The IM-10 tip is very sensitive and enough to detect trouts light bites. The extra fast taper making hook setting easy, but that Extra Fast taper and the 4# test line forced me to set the drag loose.
Got the limit with all shimano rods and reels in compre and crucial and stradics. The biggest one for that day was a 2.7 lbs. It actually pulled and bent the crucial in it's final head shake.
Can't go wrong with Shimano.
January 16, 2012
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