Lure fishing is hard work, long hours in the sun and cast upon cast with the hope of hitting the big one, plus when you get lucky you still have put everything in to get your trophy out. As in any trade and hobby it pays off to have great equipment by your side that can work as hard as you do..!
Well tame the tiger and earn your stripes with the Shimano Crucial Dropshot Rod..!
When selecting a good quality rod for lures and dropshot you need to take these into consideration:
- Light weight - You need a rod that will be light enough to carry, cast and work a lure for an extended period of time. The IM-9 High Modular Graphite in the crucial makes it perfect for long fishing trips
- Backbone - It is important to have a quick tip in order to work your leadhead in a natural way, but also have the backbone to pull and guide your catch back to you. Pulling power coupled with sensitivity makes the best rod for river, surf and even fighting shad off the bricks
- Grip - The crucial boasts with A grade blackened cork handles for maximum grip with wet hands
- Guides - Nothing worse than breaking a guide due to rust. With Fuji guides you can be sure that with a rinse after your session, your guides will outlast the rod.
If there is one feature that really stands out for me, then it is the Fuji Exposed reel seat..! This means your reel sits directly on the blank giving you the most sensitive feel imaginable.