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Shimano's exciting lineup of Crucial Rods offers the serious bass angler top quality components at a very reasonable price. You can get Shimano's top-of-the-line Crucial Rod with actions specifically designed for bass fishing in more than 40 different casting and spinning models. These rods are constructed with light, powerful IM9 Graphite that makes them responsive, sensitive and light in your hand. All guides are top quality Fuji Alconite Guides with lightweight frames. Alconite ceramic is strong enough to stand up to any demands you may put on it, has 80% greater compression strength and is 20% lighter than other ceramic. The Alconite Guides are spaced according to the Fuji Concept System; more guides closer together for more sensitivity and increased line control and casting distance. Fuji reel seats and Grade A quality cork handles provide a light, sensitive grip, and you will experience far less fatigue after a long day of fishing. Also, all Crucial Rods are backed by Shimano's Limited Lifetime Warranty.

These 12 Crucial rods give you the entire range of actions you need to get on the water and catch fish using whatever technique you choose. The quality Fuji reel seat is offset 7.9 degrees to provide a more ergonomic grip when you palm the reel and the rear grip is sanded to a slightly smaller diameter with a small swell at the butt for easy two handed casting. This is the heart of the Crucial lineup and these rods will give you top-of-the-line quality so you can get the most out of your time on the water.

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Comments: I bought a Crucial MH flipping model more than 10 years ago and the rod still performs well. Sensitive, light, and strong. I know that technology keeps making lighter and lighter rods, but even the older model Crucials are amazing pieces of equipment.

From: John: Knoxville, TN 10/6/15

Comments: I bought the 6,10" Med. Hvy. Fast rod for jig fishing. It's paired With a 13 Concept A reel. The setup is perfect for jig fishing and especially excels at skipping. I've been whacking bass hiding deep under low slung docks at Clear Lake. Great combo.

From: Philip: CA 9/3/15

Comments: I received a crc610mhb as a warranty replacement. I used this rod for throwing a unweighted senkos rigged wacky on a week long fishing trip. The rod far exceeded my expectations. It is noticeably lighter than the previous model and I much prefer the cork to foam. In my personal opinion this rod is much more sensitive than the last model, I would put it equal to the old Cumara. I have other Shimano rods(old cumara and cumulus) and Falcons(cara's and lowriders) but I kept picking this one up all week. I liked this new rod so much I have already purchased 2 more other models. For me they fish well above their price. Great job Shimano!  

From: Bryan: Raleigh, NC 5/20/15

Comments: 7'3'' hvy Full Cork Grip.  Love this rod... Balanced well for a shimano.  Way better than the last version of the crucial.  DOES NOT HAVE HEAVY DUTY GUIDES THE WHOLE WAY DOWN THE BLANK.  A great crucial, has the sensitivity and that shimano crucial hook setting power.  Rare that things get better with tackle but this one did.

From: Derek: OH 9/22/14

Comments:I ordered 4 of these rods. 2 7ft med. act. And 2 6'8" med act. These rods are very lite, very sensitive, and very strong! I'm very pleased with my purchase. Not to mention the great customer service, promptness of delivery and the product knowledge that the TW employees display, I'm a Shimano-Tackle Warehouse for life!!! Thanx Tackle Warehouse. (Matt, Dereck, Quinn, Robert and everybody else) You guys deserve a raise!!

From:David: Grant County, USA