Shimano Crucial Spinning Rods

$169.99 - $179.99

The new and improved Shimano Crucial Spinning Rods are now lighter, stronger and more sensitive than ever before. Shimano’s new C4S-HM graphite blanks utilize vertical and horizontal layers of graphite sandwiched between two layers of carbon tape. The result is a series of rods that are significantly stronger and more sensitive than previous models, and also 28% lighter.

Premium Fuji Alconite Guides at Concept Spacing maximize the performance of each blank, while also providing the durability to stand up to rigorous fishing and even braided lines. Custom Shimano reel seats provide a lightweight ergonomic base for your reel, and Grade A cork handles deliver the comfort you need to fish all day. Perfect for a wide range of light line and finesse applications, the Shimano Crucial Spinning Rods are also backed by Shimano’s industry leading warranty program.

-Backed by 1-year Limited Warranty (All warranty claims must be made with Shimano directly. Tackle Warehouse can no longer accept Shimano warranty rods.)

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Rod handle lengths are measured from the butt of the rod to the top of the foregrip. [ View Diagram ]

Shimano Crucial Drop Shot Spin Rod 6'8" Med Split Grip

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Stock Price Qty
Extra Fast 5-10lb 1/8-3/8oz 7+Tip Crucial2 Spin A 13-1/2" In Stock: 3+ $169.99
Crucial2 Spin A

Shimano Crucial Spinning Rod 7' Medium

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Stock Price Qty
Fast 6-12lb 1/8-3/8oz 8+Tip Crucial2 Spin B 15" In Stock: 3+ $169.99
Crucial2 Spin B

Shimano Crucial Spinning Rod 7' Med Hvy

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Stock Price Qty
Fast 8-14lb 3/16-5/8oz 8+Tip Crucial2 Spin B 15" In Stock: 3+ $169.99
Crucial2 Spin B

Shimano Crucial Spinning Rod 7' Medium Split Grip

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Stock Price Qty
Fast 6-12lb 1/8-3/8oz 8+Tip Crucial2 Spin A 13-1/2" In Stock: 3+ $169.99
Crucial2 Spin A

Shimano Crucial Spinning Rod 7' MH Split Grip

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Stock Price Qty
Fast 8-14lb 3/16-5/8oz 8+Tip Crucial2 Spin A 13-1/2" In Stock: 3+ $169.99
Crucial2 Spin A

Shimano Crucial Drop Shot Spin Rod 7'2 Med Split Grip

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Stock Price Qty
Extra Fast 5-10lb 1/8-3/8oz 8+Tip Crucial2 Spin A 13-1/2" In Stock: 3+ $179.99
Crucial2 Spin A

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Customer Reviews

Comments: This is an amazing rod to say the least, I purchases the 7' foot MH & it is extremely sensitive. I use this rod for every kind of fishing, it is my all-around rod. The feel of this rod is very good & is extremely light, I would recommend this rod to any fisherman who wants a rod for any fishing style, technique & application.

From: Aidan: NJ 8/14/16

Comments: Just bought this rod a few weeks ago & have been using ot as a finesse rod even though i got the mh 7'. This rod is super sensitive and in 3 fishing trips it has helped me catch close 40 bass with the last one weighing in at 5lbs 2 oz. That fish had me in the weeds & this rod had the back bone to help me get him to the boat. Awesome product and i would recommend it to anyone looking for a good rod.

From: Derek: Escondido, CA 6/23/16

Comments: I bought the 6'8" split grip model about 5 years ago on markdown. I was a little worried the fast action medium would be too light. I matched the rod with a Shimano Sahara & the balance is ideal. This rod is perfect for finesse worms with 8ld test flrcbn. I highly recommend this model.

From: John: Knoxville, TN 8/28/15

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