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Shimano Clarus Spinning Rod

Shimano Clarus Spinning Rod Review

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The Shimano Clarus spinning rod will go down as one of Shimano's most well-known series of rods. The Clarus has always been an affordable, but reliable rod that will do the job for almost any technique.

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Feature overview

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Verdict on the Clarus, after hours of reading:

Reasons to buy this rod

  • Versatile rod that many love for finesse techniques
  • The 6'6" medium heavy fast model makes a sublime drop shot rod!
  • A rod that remains on the shelves of all fishing stores - incredibly reliable performance at a competitive price
  • The new Clarus includes a G-Alpha grip which handles all kinds of weather effortlessly. The Intenza also makes use of the G-Alpha handle
  • A lightweight, high-modulus graphite blank that provides impressive responsiveness and sensitivity
  • Aluminum-oxide guides play a role in reducing friction and improving overall line flow
  • One of the key features in this rod is durability. You're guaranteed many years of comfortable fishing with it!

Reasons not to buy this rod

  • In terms of sensitivity, Shimano do have more advanced offerings
  • Some anglers prefer the traditional cork or EVA foam handles

Rod Specifications:

Rod Blank

High-modulus graphite blank.

Rod Guides

Aluminum oxide.

Rod Handle

G-Alpha grip handle.

Reel Seat

Shimano custom reel seat.

Available Models:

6'6" Medium Heavy Fast

6'6" Medium Fast

7' Medium Heavy Fast

7' Medium Fast

7'6" Light Fast

7'6" Medium Heavy Fast

7'6" Medium Fast

Bottom line

The Clarus remains an incredibly popular rod for Shimano. This series covers almost every technique needed out on the water, but anglers seems to love it for finesse applications.

The addition of the G-Alpha handle is a unique and worthwhile feature, and it's something we're starting to see on a regular basis Shimano.

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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
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