Shimano Crucial Crankbait Casting Rods
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About This Rod
Newly designed and updated, the Shimano Crucial Crankbait Rods are especially unique in that they were engineered using Shimano's breakthough TC4 blank technology for ideal crankbait specific actions, a sturdy backbone, and a light, soft tip. The TC4 Construction process wraps a double layer core of advanced dynamic fibers with an inner and outer spiral of high modulus graphite to build a blank that is virtually indestructible, yet crisp and lightweight. This provides the qualities you need for fishing a crankbait - making it easy for bass to inhale the bait - and for you to set the hook. Lighter and more responsive than ever before, they also come equipped with new, custom, no thread, Shimano Reel Seats. The reel seats strip away all but the essential material, and fasten from below the reel for a sleek threadless look. Fuji Alconite Guides at Fuji Concept Spacing also help increase casting distance and cast control, while split grip handles and comfortable, EVA Grips round out the premium features, and help reduce weight even further. Offering ideal crankbait specific actions, the Shimano Crucial Crankbait Rods deliver the performance serious bass anglers need.
- Multi-Purpose Hook Keeper
- Etched Technique Badge Butt Cap
- Limited Lifetime Over-the-Counter Replacement Warranty
Comments: I am reviewing the 7'11" MH crankbait rod. At first glance (after a couple of uses) the rod is typical Shimano - light and sensitive. It must be noted I am a Shimano fan. I do think the rod seems to lack what I expected it to in regards to action. I was not expecting the action of the rod to be as fast as it is. It casts ok, though the action does not allow the kind of casting distance I got from my KVD rod of similar style. I wasn't a big fan of the KVD rod, though. I think a more moderate or medium fast action would suit me better. I was considering a g loomis deep flex but bought this instead. I do regret a bit that I didn't spend the extra cash, but my history with the Shimano brand has been very good. I can use it for other things, I am sure, including what I think will make a great lipless rod ripping out of grass. I have yet to fight a fish with it so only time will tell if the action is adequate.
From: Bob: Cleveland, OH, United States
Comments: i love the crucial line up...but when i compared the 7'6'' MH rod along side it's little brother 7'6'' MH compre..and the compre feels much better than the crucial. if your trying to rip grass, the crucial feels much too soft to really get any control or power out of grass...the compre has a much stiffer back bone but still soft enough at the tip to keep fish on. only down side about the compre is the guides are huge!! when compared to the guides on crucial..that's where the money difference is...much better guides on the crucial.
From: Peter: Sacramento
Comments: This rod is incredible! I've got the 7'6" MH paired with the new Chronarch 200E6 and they're literally a match made in heaven. Extremely light rod and super sensitive. Shimano definitely did it right with this one.
From: Michael: Tifton, GA
Comments: No doubt the next rod I will buy. It will be awesome paired up with my Chronarch. Nobody beats Shimano!!
From: Casey: RI
Comments: These Crucial rods are the best rods ever made . I have 4 now and will be getting 10 more soon. I have fished for 36 years and never had a rod that feels so good in all cases . I just can't wait any more to go fishing with these even if the fishing is slow , I just love to cast and feel the action and how light these are . I like my falcon rods but I love the crucial line of rods . Price - Warranty - Feel = 100% fun fun and Satisfaction.
From: Kevin: Johnson, KY
Comments: I love these rods , They are the best fishing rods i evry used . I keep 16 rods in my boat for tournament fishing as of now 2 are these but by the end of the year there will be 8 more of these in it.
From: Kevin: Eastern, KY
Comments: Best rod i have ever owned. fit for the technique its designed for and more. can be used in several applications
From: Massapequa Park, NY
Comments: These are very light and balanced crankbait rods!! I have the 7'6 MH & throw lipless cranks & medium diving cranks on it & it works great. I even throw swim jigs on braid with this rod. Action is perfect for several applications. These rods will get the job done on any crankbait situation & more!
From: Toledo Bend, LA
Comments: I bought a 7'6" MH today and I loved it. Best rod I own. So happy I didn't buy a Loomis.
From: roman: San Jose, CA
Comments: If you are looking for a new crankbait rod look no further.
From: Adam: Elizabethtown, KY