Shimano Crucial Rod
The first time I ever touched a new Shimano Crucial rod, was at the ICAST show in Las Vegas. This is the show where all the manufacturers reveal their new products for the upcoming year. It seems every year Shimano’s booth is one of the busiest. Last year, it was the new Shimano TEDC Calcutta, and this year it is the Crucial - and man-oh-man - what a rod!! I had no idea just how good this rod was, until I finally got the opportunity to fish with it.
These rods are so sensitive, I am sure you could feel a fish fart near your lure. Whether it is drop-shotting for Lake Erie smallmouth, casting big buck tails for monster pike, or just fishing the top water on your favorite lake, it is crucial that you bring one of these rods with you. By far the lightest, most sensitive, strongest and most comfortable rod I have ever fished with in my life.