If you saw the coverage of this year's ICAST show, you may have noticed a complete makeover for many of the popular Shimano rods. Long known for top quality reels, the Shimano rods are also catching my attention lately. I own a Cumara and have to say it is one of my favorites. The new Crucial looks very similar, but is priced lower (around $150). All of the Crucials are technique specific.
I haven't fished one, but I just saw the review thefishnreport.com did and am now even more excited to get my hands on one. Check it out: Shimano : Crucial Casting & Spinning Rods
The rods are now available on TackleWarehouse.com