Shimano Clarus Salmon and Steelhead rods are designed for serious anglers. Shimano used input from some of the best fisherman and dealers when creating the Clarus Salmon and Steelhead series of rods. Key features include newly designed reel seats, Grade A cork handles, and the lighter and more sensitive IM-8 blank, which will help you catch more fish.
This rod is awesome! I have it paired with a Shimano Calcutta Conquest 401 and I use it as a swim bait rod for bass fishing. For a heavy rod, the tip action is a little soft but it's perfect for the weights I'm throwing. I throw anywhere and between 3/4 - 4 1/2 oz lure and cause of soft tip, it loads up very well allowing you to get mad distance on the cast. "Well at lease for me anyways :) "
ProsPrice 50/50 split
By Racer X.
Very light and strong...
May 6, 2016
Been fishing for 30 lb.stripers to 40 lb.sturgeons,one heck of a low price pole for the money.Had this for 3 yrs now and 60 times year round using this poles.I'm a happy camper,will buy the 10 footer and 8 footer soon,cayse of the cost and by Shimano specs.....
ProsWell built in design and quality........
ConsNone so far,has not broken with the 40lb sturgeons in the Delta to Rio Vista on shore fishing.......
By Les P.
St Augustine, FL
This Rod's Lure Weight Is Far From Advertised
November 1, 2014
I was somewhat reluctant to buy this rod because of the 3/8-4oz lure weight. This broad range seems to good to be true. Of course, it was not true. I would hesitate to cast this rod with a weight no more than 1oz. The rod sits in my closet. I wish I could it exchange for something functional for me. I would recommend a rod similar to the Lamiglas MBC 86H with a true 1/2-1 3/4 lure weight as a good compromise. Shame on Shimano.
By Don P.
West Linn, Oregon
Great Salmon / Steelhead Pole
November 2, 2013
I had been looking for a good (1piece) pole for Salmon / Steelhead. All the stores I visited offered nice poles but they were al 2 piece. Very Frustrating. So decided to look on-line. Came across your site and found this Shimano casting rod. Absolutely love it. Exactly what I was looking for to match up with my Corodo 300