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Description

The Shakespeare Agility IM-8 Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods offer beautiful craftsmanship and quality at a great price. These rods are made with IM-8 graphite blanks to produce a lightweight and sensitive rod. These spinning rods are perfect for salmon and steelhead fishing yet provide the backbone needed when targeting pike, stripper and catfish along with many inshore saltwater species as well.

Features of these rods include:

  • Lightweight and sensitive IM-8 graphite blank construction
  • Stainless steel guides
  • Long lasting Titanium guide inserts for reduced line wear
  • Top grade cork grips with composite butt
  • Fuji-style reel seats with cushioned stainless steel hood
  • Blank-through-handle construction
  • Hook keeper

These rods are all two-piece models.

Specifications
Agility Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rod Specifications
ModelLengthActionLine Wts.Lure Wts.GuidesHandle
ASP60862M8' 6"Medium6-12 lbs.1/8-1/2 oz.6 + TIPM
ASP60862MH8' 6"Med. Heavy8-20 lbs.1/4-5/8 oz.6 + TIPM

 

Handle Styles
MHandle M

 

 

Reviews
Review Summary
3.9
( 13 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.84%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (7)
Pros
Good Tip Action (9)
Sensitive (6)
Accurate Casting (5)
Light weight (3)
Lightweight (2)
Cons
Poor Construction (2)
Best Uses
River Fishing (9)
Large Fish (5)
Ocean Fishing (3)
Small Fish (2)

great long distance lakeshore spinning rod
Verified
Buyer
north attleboro ma
About Me:
Avid Fisher
haven't used it yet but much like the rods I have been using to long distance cast spoons to lakers and salmon.
Pros: reel seat and cork grip
Cons: none
Best Uses: long distance spoon casting
Very good rod for this price
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
Not Specified
I bought this rod for my 10 years old son thinking about fishing for chum salmon. When I got this rod I noticed that the handle looks a bit bulky and too long for the boy. And frankly I was a bit disappointed. But any way my son was happy to get new toy and was ready to give it a try. The very first fishing trip showed that my first impression was totally wrong. In fact this rod is perfectly balanced (thanks to the long handle), super sensitive, very light but strong enough to pull out 25lb salmon. My son caught that day 20 chums average 20lb weight. In fact I love this rod more than my more expensive Cabelas. This rod definitely suits for salmon/steelhead fishing. Very happy with purchase.
Pros: None Specified
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Looks and feels really great!
Verified
Buyer
Snoqualmie Wa
About Me:
none

I've been a Berkley customer until now, after looking into the making of graphite rods and finding that different makers use the same graphite blanks I was willing to give the moderately priced Shakespeare a try. This is a rod using the IM-8 blank, just as the several Berkley Air rods I already own. I have purchased two of the Shakespeare Agility rods and one of the reels now, I'd buy another in a heartbeat. Good solid construction, great feel in your hand, nice balance. I haven't gone out to fish with it yet but I am sure it will get the job done.

Pros: Solidly made, Good Tip Action, Great balance, Light weight
Cons: none
Best Uses: Salmon fishing, Ocean Fishing, River Fishing
great rod for the money
Verified
Buyer
PA
About Me:
none

really nice rod for the money... many uses for this rod from freshwater to salt!!!

Pros: Good Tip Action, Light weight
Cons: none
Best Uses: any
Rod Tip
Verified
Reviewer
Gray,GA.
About Me:
none
When you go fishing for the Big Fish,,All way carry Fuji Stainless Steel Rob Tips in your fishing Box,,So you can fix it if you have a problem with you rod tip.....
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Lightweight, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish, Ice Fishing, Fly Fishing, Ocean Fishing, River Fishing
great rod for the $$$
Verified
Buyer
northren nj
About Me:
Avid Fisher
good cheep salmon rod
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
not a bad rod
Verified
Reviewer
Pittsburgh, PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great for steelhead and bass. Great for fishing bigger creeks.
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
Great Rod for the price!
Verified
Buyer
New Jersey
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This the 3rd Shakespeare rod in this line I've owned. They are light weight, durable and I love the action. The rod is only used for salmon fishing in NY. Year after year the rod earns it's keep. The area I fish is very rocky and the rod takes a lot of abuse, so when it gets damaged the price is not an issue.
Pros: Light weight, Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
"I would buy this product again and agai
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Buyer
austin, texas
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I used this pool for surf fishing. It was light, easy casting & easy for transporting.
Pros: Flexible, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish, Ocean Fishing
robert
Verified
Buyer
idaho
About Me:
Avid Fisher
i caught several nice steelhead with this rod, i use 10 pound mono and over a couple weekends the line wore deep grooves in the tip. other than that its a good rod. the tip needs to be made from stronger material, i change it and it works great.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: River Fishing
Nice rods for the price.
Verified
Reviewer
Washington, PA
About Me:
Professional
Very good graphite rods in this price range. I fish and guide with the 10'6 light versions and just purchased the 8'6 medium heavy and heavy action models. Will be used primarily as Delaware river striper rods and also spinning for musky, pike, and catfishing. Saltwater would not be out of the question and I will also use these on large water salmon out west and in NY.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
very dependable on demand
sweethome, OR
About Me:
Avid Fisher
i recieved the rod today, and took it out for a stroll, and third cast i landed a beautiful 10lb steelhead no problem real nice flex, real strong, no problem!
Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: River Fishing
shakespeare agility im-8 spinning rod
Verified
Buyer
monterey, ca
About Me:
Avid Fisher
the rod is very brittle. it broke casting after about three hours of use. I couldn't see any nicks or scrapes on the rod so it appears to be a material related problem. not very durable. does look good and casts well when it was working.
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses: River Fishing
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