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Shimano Clarus Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods

$99.95 - $129.95

Shimano Clarus Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods are designed for the serious salmon and steelhead angler. Shimano has updated these popular rods with even more great features including redesigned IM-8 blanks which are lighter and more sensitive to help you catch more fish.

Shimano used some of the best fisherman and dealer input when creating these rods. Additional key features include the newly designed reel seats and Grade A cork handles. All Clarus rods are equipped with lightweight Fuji Aluminum Oxide guides. These guides are produced from a special blend of aluminum oxides and are diamond polished to an ultra smooth finish. This guide system offers greater sensitivity, castability, increased accuracy, and decreased line wear.

Additional features of these rods include the following:

  • IM-8 graphite construction
  • 2-piece construction for easy storage and travel
  • Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guide System with black frames
  • Specialized Salmon & Steelhead designs
  • Custom Shimano reel seats with cork composite reel cushions
  • Grade A cork handles
  • Metallic charcoal blank finish
  • Hook keeper
  • One-year limited manufacturer's warranty
Rod Specifications
ModelLengthPiecesPowerActionLine Rating
(lb.)
Lure Rating
(oz.)
Handle
CSS86M2B8' 6"2MediumFast8-123/8-3/4A
CSS86MH2B8' 6"2Medium HeavyFast8-173/8-1A
CSS90ML2B9' 0"2Medium LightModerate6-101/4-1/2A
CSS90MH2B9' 0"2Medium HeavyFast8-123/8-3/4A
CSS90H2B9' 0"2HeavyModerate10-201/2-1 1/2C
CSS96ML2B9' 6"2Medium LightModerate6-101/4-1/2B
CSS96M2B9' 6"2MediumFast8-123/8-3/4B
CSS96MH2B9' 6"2Medium HeavyFast8-173/8-1B
CSS100M2B10' 0"2MediumFast6-101/4-1/2B
CSS100MH2B10' 0"2Medium HeavyFast8-173/8-1B

Handle Styles
AClarus Salmon/Steelhead Spinning Rod Handle A
BClarus Salmon/Steelhead Spinning Rod Handle B
CClarus Salmon/Steelhead Spinning Rod Handle C

 

Review Summary
4.2
( 6 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (3)
Pros
Good Tip Action (5)
Sensitive (3)
Durable (2)
Accurate Casting (2)
Cons
None (2)
Best Uses
River Fishing (3)
Ocean Fishing (2)

get it!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Boston, MA

About Me:
none

Good quality rod.  Would purchase again.  Perfect for long casts, I paired this rod (9.5 ft) with a shimano solstace 4000 and I can cast a 1 oz spoon about 80 yards or more.


Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Best Uses: shore casting for lake trout

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Nice rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Cadillac

About Me:
none

I have only used it a couple times for float fishing but it has worked well and has great action, so far very happy with it.


Pros: Good Tip Action

Cons: None

Best Uses: Float fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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I needed a longer rod for surf fishing.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Souther California

About Me:
Avid Fisher
a big fan of the Clarus brand of Shimano rods. Terrific for the price point.

Pros: Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Durable, Easy To Transport

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ocean Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great salmon,steelhead,trout rod
Reviewed:


Olympia,Wa

About Me:
Professional
I keep 4 rods as backup 2 spinning 9ft 6-12 / 2 spinning 8'6 8-17.. Lighter rods are used for floats & jigs. Medium-Heavy for side planners, plugs & spoons.

Pros: Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action

Cons: Not best for braided line

Best Uses: Lake Fishing, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Excellent all-around salmon/steelhead
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Portage, MI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great for a beginner or someone who wants a salmon rod that can handle a steel head if one gets on. I have both handle styles in the 9', one is better for bait fishing the other better for casting all day. Both are great off the pier or in the river and light and sensitive enough to also work when I am salmon fishing but instead find the perch.

Pros: Accurate Casting, Durable, Good Tip Action, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Pier Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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nice rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
cyprus

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Bought this rod for small pretadory fishing in the Mediterranean sea. Such as sea bass and barracuda. Great rod for its price, very light and ballances with 2500-4000 sized shimano reels. It has a very sensitive tip and a stiff body. Cool graphite color and sexy guide wrapping, far greater than the older clarus model. this rod could have been improved if the backgrip was a bit shorter than it is..since it's a bit too long for its action (1/4-1 oz)

Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, River Fishing, Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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