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The Shimano Clarus Center Pin Rods feature specially designed IM-8 Carbon blanks perfect for traditional center pin style fishing. These rods double as great float rods when you get into that situation. Clarus Center Pin Rods also feature Grade A cork handles, Fuji Aluminum Oxide guides and Pac Bay sliding rings.

The Shimano Clarus Center Pin Rods have the following features:

  • Premium, IM-8 Carbon graphite blanks
  • 4-piece construction for easy storage and travel
  • Specialized, center pin/float design
  • Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guide System with black frames
  • Grade A cork handle with Pac Bay sliding rings
  • Metallic charcoal blank finish
  • Hook keeper
  • One-year limited manufacturer's warranty

The 4-piece design of the Shimano Clarus Center Pin Rods makes travel and storage a breeze, something our center pin customers have been asking about for years. 

 

 

 

Specifications
ModelLengthPiecesGuidesPowerActionLine Wt.
(lbs.)
Lure Wt.
(oz.)
HandleHandle
Length
(in.)
CSS113ML4B11' 3"49+TipMed. LightMod.6-101/8-1/2A20
CSS130ML4B13' 0"410+TipMed. LightMod.8-121/8-3/4A20

 

Handle Styles
AShimano Clarus Center Pin Rods Handle A

 

Review Summary
4.4
( 10 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
100%
Reviewer Profile:  
Pros
Well Made (3)
Light and balanced (3)
Travel size (2)
Casts good (2)
good price (2)
Cons
none at this time (2)
Heavy (2)
Best Uses
Centerpinning (5)

Good Float Rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Oswego, NY

About Me:
Avid Angler
This is my first float fishing rod, and i did my research before deciding on this one. After reading reviews on this site and others, and looking at rods similar in price points, the Shimano Clarus seemed like a winner and I have not been disappointed. I have fought salmon and trout/steelhead with this during the past fall and current spring fishing seasons. Rod has good action, although it may be a bit softer than some float rods like my buddy's okuma, but I like that in a rod. The sliding rings make it easy to position the reel where it balances well on the rod and feels comfortable to operate. I paired this with the Okuma Raw II center pin reel and it seems like a winning combo.

Pros: Light and balanced

Cons: no alignment marks on pieces

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Shimano clarus 11"3" centerpin float rod.
Reviewed:


SCOTLAND,

About Me:
none

Hi, my name is allan punton, i live in Scotland, u,k,  i bought the 11"3" clarus centerpin rod for mainly float fishing on still waters, for  roach, perch, bream, tench, and chub,  the rod feels light and well ballanced, due to having sliding reel seat rings, it has a nice soft action, so it does not pull out of small fish, but can cope well with larger fish,  just let the rod do it,s job,  the softer tip will take out the fight of bigger fighting fish,  It has a good looking livery, not too bold,    I have to admit i am surprised to see graphite made rods still for sale in north America,  over here in the u.k. we have not seen them for a number of years,  all the rods over here are high modular carbon,  and all have a fixed reel seat, no sliding rings,     Anyway to sum up the clarus rod,  it is a fine rod,  if you are a mobile angler , 4 sections make it easy to get around,  and for the money, you can,t go wrong,  i would recommend you try one,

tight lines everyone,


Pros: Casts good, Light and balanced, Travel size, Great value

Cons: none at this time

Best Uses: float fishing, Centerpinning

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great for the price
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
West michigan

About Me:
none

I bought the 13' rod- I wish I would have bought the 11' 3" instead

you can't find a better rod for the price

 


Pros: Strong, Well Made, Great value

Cons: Heavy

Best Uses: Centerpinning

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Best Rod For The Money.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Western PA

About Me:
none

Great rod for the Erie tribs.


Pros: good price

Cons: none

Best Uses: Centerpinning

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Nice Rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
West Michigan

About Me:
none

I purchased this rod a couple of weeks ago.  The real test will be tomorrow when I take it out on the Manistee to pursue Steelhead.  The rod seems well built.  It seems like it has good backbone.  It is a little heavy and doesn't balance perfectly with the Ross Flow reel I'm putting on it.  But for $99 this is the best rod I've seen in this class.  I would recomend this to a friend.


Pros: Well Made, good price

Cons: Heavy

Best Uses: Steelhead, Centerpinning, large tailwaters

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Upstate NY

About Me:
none
Picked it up after reading how everyone was raving about this rod. It is a really good rod for the price. Very light, crisp, and a perfect size handle. After fishing with a Browning Six Rivers for a year, this felt like an improvement. It handles steelhead very well even with 4lb leaders and feels like it will have enough backbone for slowing down a king. My only concern would be the eyes on the last piece of the rod. They are small and would probably freeze up easy.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Shimano clarus C pin rod.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Hebron, Ct.

About Me:
none
I like the way it casts and 4 pcs makes for easy transport. Caught some nice sized browns and bows the rods power made for quick realease. It is just right for the small to medium sized streams I fish. The reel mounting rings needed a little tape to keep the reel in place and the hook keeper should be moved behind the reel to keep it out of harms way. All and all,a GREAT rod!!

Pros: Light and balanced, Casts good

Cons: Reel mounting rings slip

Best Uses: Smal to med streams

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good bang for the buck
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
johnstown, pa

About Me:
none
Caught 2 steelhead first time using the rod and was please with how the rod handled the fish, one 8 and one 5 pounds. May get another clarus in the future

Pros: Light Weight, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Youngstown, Ohio

About Me:
none
Used for steelhead fishing the great lakes. 3 for 3 first time out. Great power and improved casting when compared to my old noodle rod. Tough to beat the quality and gaurantee of Shimano poles

Pros: Hook keeper, Power, Casting, Portability

Cons: none at this time

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Finally a travel sized float rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Mt.Pleasant,Pa.

About Me:
none
performs well for centerpinning for trout/steelhead and etc.versatile

Pros: Well Made, Quality performance, Travel size, Nice looking rod

Cons: none

Best Uses: Centerpinning

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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