Casting Rods
Shimano Poison Adrena Casting Rod

Shimano Poison Adrena Casting Rod Review

Rated 87.5/100 overall based on feedback from 1 users
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The Poison Adrena is without a doubt one of Shimano's most responsive baitcasting rods when it comes to bass fishing. Their new Spiral X Core construction within their blanks gives them incredible strength, while remaining impressively light. The rod range for the Poison Adrena is versatile and well-thought out, giving you the option of several technique-specific models.

Estimated price: $349
  • Spiral X Core constructed blanks make these blanks stronger than most. A high modulus Carbon blank
  • Fuji stainless steel SiC-S K-Type guides with Titanium SiC tip guides
  • Full Carbon monocoque handle
  • XT Ci4+ reel seat provides plenty of added sensitivity

Summarized feedback from Bass Anglers

Reasons to buy

  • Built with a high modulus carbon blank, using Shimano's Spiral X core construction
  • Extremely sensitive rod that is also very light - great to fish with for long hours
  • There's a model option for all techniques - even a glass option if you're looking for a high-end cranking rod
  • Ci4+ reel seat is made out of carbon fiber and is very light - playing a noticeable role in sensitivity
  • The highest of quality Fuji guides help with smooth casting and sensitivity
  • The carbon monocoque handle is highly rated by many, saying it plays a noticeable role in sensivity
  • All-purpose rod with elite performance

Reasons not to buy

  • Some anglers feel you can find a rod with greater sensitivity in this higher-price region
  • This rod comes at a pretty high price
  • We haven't found many complaints about this rod - anglers love it!

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Reviewed by: Scott
Dec 02, 2022
One of my favorite Shimano rods! Super sensitive and casts all lure weights like a dream. I usually throw my Aldebaran on here - and it's a weightless Senko dream.

Bottom Line

The Poison Adrena is one of the more impressive casting rods we've seen from Shimano. Anglers love how incredibly light the rod is, but they also love the versatility and strength of it.

This rod can be used for all techniques with effect - whether its flipping with the 7'2" heavy, or cranking with their glass build. This rod falls in the higher-end when it comes to price, but you have to consider the quality that you're paying for.


About the brand

Shimano is arguably the biggest and most respected name in fishing. They are responsible for producing some of the most ground-breaking tackle ever seen, and they continue to lead the market in all forms of fishing.

Shimano has taken a key interest in bass fishing, and have developed the finest baitcasting reels on today's shelves. Many other brands constantly look to Shimano for ideas, as they seldom put a foot wrong.

You simply cannot go wrong with a piece of Shimano gear.

Professionals who work with Shimano:

  • Keith Combs
  • Brett Preuett
  • Bernie Shultz