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Description

The Shakespeare Agility IM-8 series spinning rods offer beautiful craftsmanship and quality at a great price. These rods feature IM-8 graphite blank construction, quality stainless steel guides and ultra comfortable cork handles.

Additional features of these rods include:

  • Lightweight and sensitive IM-8 graphite blank construction
  • Stainless steel guides with titanium inserts
  • Top grade cork grips with composite butt
  • Soft-touch, twist-lock reel seat with cushioned stainless steel hoods
  • Blank-through-handle construction
  • Hook keeper

All Shakespeare Agility rods are two piece.

Specifications
Agility Spinning Rod Specifications
ModelLengthActionLine Wts.Lure Wts.GuidesHandle
ASP 6056-2L5' 6"Light4-8 lbs.1/16-3/8 oz.6+TIPH
ASP 6060-2M6' 0"Medium6-12 lbs.1/8-1/2 oz.6+TIPI
ASP 6066-2M6' 6"Medium6-12 lbs.1/8-1/2 oz.7+TIPI
ASP 6070-2UL7' 0"Ultra Light2-8 lbs.1/32-1/4 oz.8+TIPI
ASP 6070-2M7' 0"Medium6-12 lbs.1/8-1/2 oz.8+TIPI

Handle Styles
HAgility Rod Handle H
IAgility Rod Handle I

 

Reviews
Review Summary
4.3
(62 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.93%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (39), Casual Fisher (7), Casual/ Recreational (6), Professional (3)
Pros
Sensitive (48)
Good Tip Action (42)
Accurate Casting (39)
Flexible (32)
Durable (28)
Cons
Breaks Easily (3)
None so far (2)
Hard To Transport (2)
Best Uses
Small Fish (33)
River Fishing (29)
Large Fish (12)
Great for Trout (2)
Bass (2)

Customer Reviews
GFM
PA
 I'd buy another!
Pros: Good value, Good Tip Action.
Cons: Loose fitting sections.
Best Uses: crappies.
Comments: Length and sensitivity are good combination @ good price. Reel seat and guide lineup was a little off, top section does spin sometimes. Good crappie fishing pole.
 long casting
Pros: Accurate Casting
Best Uses: crappies
Comments: my buddy love it and its smooth casting
Bobby
Austin
 Shakespeare Agility IM-8 spinning rod
Pros: Good tip-flexible
Cons: None so far
Best Uses: 6-12 lb line
Comments: I have several Shakespeare IM-8 Spinning Rods now and prefer them over other 2-piece medium rods. They have good action and feel.
Fred
Erie Pa
 Great Product!!!
Pros: Great action
Comments: I own several Shakespeare Agility rods. They are great fishing poles for not a whole lot of money.
lg
lake havasu
 should be re-designed
Cons: handel
Best Uses: Bass
Comments: handel two cumbersom for my use, this rod was used for off shore for bass fishing with jig.
Farmer Brett
Argos, Indiana
 Pleased with service and product
Pros: Good value, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: Use the set Walleye fishing in Canada several weeks ago. I was looking at a $300 combo. Now I wonder why. Did just fine for around $50!
JT
Bridgeport
 Very impressed with the sensivity of thi
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Lightweight, Flexible, Accurate Casting
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I use this rod for all fish in Oneida lake, some of the larger ones are a blast to play and catch on it. Sensitive enough to feel the slighest relcutant bite.
Mick
Port Charlotte, FL.
 Really nice ultra-light rod
Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Durable, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Lightweight
Cons: Loose fitting sections
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: I solved the problem of the loose fitting sections by putting some soft glue in the female section end.....perfection achieved. This is a great rod for the money it cost and is my primary and favorite fishing tool.
cousinz
Sacramento, CA
 good Equipment
Pros: Flexible, Lightweight, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Easy Handling
Uncle Al
Sacramento, CA
 Light, sensitive, strong backbone
Pros: Lightweight, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Sensitive
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: Great value. You could pay more for an expensive rod but that will not help you catch and land more fish.
yellow-cloud
Dallas, Texas
 good rod
Pros: Accurate Casting, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Lightweight
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: I bought the 7' long and ultralight action model. It is for creek fishing for crappie and white bass. I got a striper with it as well. Overall, I am comfortable with the rod. No complaint whatsoever.
Dr. Schizo
Bellevue Wa
 Great rod for trout!!!!
Pros: Lightweight, Durable
Best Uses: Lake fishing for trout, River Fishing
Comments: You will be hard pressed to find better rod for the money. I love the 7 foot ultralite. Pair with a deceiver reel for a perfect balanced solution.
nick
Guelph, Ont.
 Rod and reel are great together
Pros: Lightweight, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Perfect balance
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: perfect feel, liked it so much I bought two
river monster
pittsburgh pa
you dont need a 200 dollar rod
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Flexible
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: great rod for price well balanced in hand only down fall not made in usa
Hdrider
Paradise, Ca
 I just bought my 5th Shakespeare Agility
Pros: Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Durable, Great value
Best Uses: Down rigger trolling
Comments: I have been using the 7ft Ultra-light rod now for over 5 years. When I take friends fishing with me, they love using this rod and how it works being used for fishing with down riggers for big trout and browns. Not only is it a great rod, but it is also a great value. You cannot buy a better rod for twice the price, you will not be disappointed.
Jbmig
Faro, Portugal
 Super rod
Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Lightweight, Accurate Casting, Durable, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: Excellent rod to cast soft baits. It has a god tip action and gives a great feel of action.
Kevin
Vancouver, WA
 Nice overall rod.
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Lightweight, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting
Cons: 1 year warranty
Best Uses: trolling
Comments: I mainly use this to troll. I live the ligthweight feel. It feel s to me that is is a nicer pole than the pr0ice... After the initial feel of this rod, I was very excited to go use it. I am very happy with this rod.
Manny33190
Cutler Bay, Florida
Professional Angler
 Great Bass Rod Feel all the Bites
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Durable, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: great rood very light and sensative feel everything
Butch62
michigan
 very good I wood buy again
Pros: Sensitive, Good tip-flexible
Best Uses: PAN FISH
Comments: have not fished it yet but it is better than my other ul rods and costs less
Horndog
Columbus, OH
Awesome blank, nice grip, poor guides
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Cons: Poor Construction
Comments: While I still think this rod is a good value because the blank and grip are excellent for the price, it is not constructed with even decent guides. The guides have metal(lic) inserts that are not very smooth; my tiptop's insert was actually quite abrasive. Luckily, it fell out and the stainless steel underneath is an improvement. I have purchased an alternative tiptop w/ a ceramic insert to solve the issue.
Bob C.
Kalamazoo,Michigan
5FT. UL
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: Was out fishing today for gills and rod snapped in half. I was jigging beside the boat and i know it sometimes can be stressful on the rod when your jigging, but dont feel it should snap in two pieces on a average sizi gill. I have the 7FT. UL also and no problems so far. Have the ugly stick and they are a really nice pole but would not buy the agility again.
Bob
Kalamazoo,Mich.
 I would buy this product again
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: I troll using this pole with a small crankbait behind it. Tip action while trolling is great, just enough to let you know the bait is working properly.
E
Kent, Wa.
 Quality at a Great Price!
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: Was surprised at the quality of this rod. Smooth comfortable grip, very solid feel, good balance and 9 guides make for a consistent line path and longer casts. Mine is the 7' 2-8 rated.
chris
NC
Professional Angler
 an ok rod
Pros: Im-8, Lightweight
Cons: Small grip, Not that sensitive
Comments: the grip is too small in the part that i actually hold, though it gets bigger just behind that. and it isnt as sensitive as one might expect.
Clifford
Benicia, CA
 Shakespeare Agility IM-8 Spinning Rods
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Durable, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Kokanee trout
Comments: I bought two of these Kokanee rods for my downriggers. They perform flawlessly.
TREETOP
Newaygo,Mi.
 My fishing friends like the light action
Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Flexible, Durable, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Comments: Strong enough for channel cats and large mouth light enough for pan fish. I CAN FEEL THE LIGHTEST STRIKES.
Sir Steelahead
North To Alaska! - North The Rush Is On
 Nice Rod, Great Price
Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Flexible
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing
Comments: Terrific Rod at a value price. I own two of these rods now - a Medium Heavy casting rod for offshore rockfish, and the 7' spinning rod for trout and steelhead. The spinning rod rivals my G-Loomis HotShot rod at 1/6 the cost......And that is no malarkey.
Jeff
Phila. PA
 Great all around combo
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Super senstive, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport
Cons: No cons at all
Best Uses: Trout n panfish, Small Fish
Comments: Ultra light is accurate. You can feel the trout breathe on this puppy. Super sensitive action. Great buy for the price!
joetrout
North Carolina
 very sensative
Pros: Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: Very sensative and good hook set. Only con is that it is a 2 piece
likeakite
michigan
 looks good havent used it yet
Pros: Good Tip Action, Flexible, Sensitive
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: Will use this for Springtime panfishing.
joebaker79
Washington, PA
Professional Angler
Perfect bass spinning rods.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: SmallmouthLargemouth, River Fishing
Comments: The 7'0 medium is a nice rod that is light and sensitive enough for smallmouth but sturdy enough for largemouth fishing in cover. As a spinning rod user 95 percent of the time these rods have taken a beating the last few seasons and have pulled in some large fish. Very nice tip and feel.
Big Man
Glenarden, MD
 A very good quality at a good price.
Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I use it to fish in rivers and lakes
Alpha
TN
 Good bang for the buck.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish
Comments: While this rod has a few problems...it does not want to stay as one peice...the butt is a little too long for my liking but that is easily corrected. You have to make sure the rod is firmly pushed together or it will come apart as you cast. I would saw off about 3 inches of the butt and find a cap for it and it would be excellent for my fishing purposes....Crappie...Trout...White Bass. The sensitivity is great. The action allows for a good hook set. Some have talked about how this rod breaks easily but I have put this rod through the wringer and I don't see that as an issue. In my opinion this rod is a bargain for the price you pay.
love to fish
Beaver Dam,Wisconsin
 Great price for a quality spinning rod
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Cons: Hard To Transport
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: I had a chance to do some pan fishing with the rod and had a great time, very sensitive,fun fighting the fish.
grijockey
glendora ca.
 better than pro lite
Pros: Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: returned a shakespeare pro lite to that other store and got this great deal from fish usa.
Terry
Chester, SC
 Close Your Eyes
Pros: Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Durable, Great balance, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Comments: The IM-8 rods have a very slim profile, so much that looking at them, you wouldn't think they could be strong, but they load and cast like with an unexpected power. Their sensitivity transmitted from the lure to the reel has to be felt to really appreciate. And the proportioned balance is smoothly distributed over the entire length of the rod from strike to fight— YOU always feel in total control, not just hanging on for dear life. Just close your eyes on casts, retrieve, and fight, and you'll see what I mean. You just won't believe what you'll experience. The IM-8 rods are that unbelievable.
buck swamp
Waynesville, GA
Great rod for the money
Pros: Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Sensitive
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: I live on a small southern river and this rod is a great for panfish. I have broken 2 of these rods but that just goes with the territory. I already have another spare in waiting!
BassAckwards00 NAFC
Williamsport, PA
GREAT ROD
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish, Large Fish
Comments: I have an 8'6" Medium Action Model And I used it to land 20lb Salmon and had no problems at all great rod at a great price.
Fishcatcher
San Jose, Ca
 Excellent rod for trout fishing
Pros: Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing
Comments: Ultra light and the 7 foot lenght really helps
Jim B
Muskegon, Michigan
 A great rod for the money
Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Durable, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Flexible
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: These are great rods for the money. You will not see rods at this cost with extra guides and quality cork handles. A lot of bang for the buck and I will buy more.
fleabit
east central IL
 Still sold on them
Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Since my last Agility IM-8 review, I took advantage of a FishUSA weekly sale and picked up the two piece 5' ultra light rod. Perfect with a small Pflueger ultra light Trion or President reel. Broken down, the whole package is very light and 2 1/2' so I always have it in the car with me. I keep a couple of 1/16 Rooster Tails and 1/12 Kastmasters in the glove box so I'm ready to play whenever the opportunity presents itself. In the short time I've had the rod I've only fished for small bass and gills with it but it doesn't take a monster to put a good bend in it. You can't go wrong for the money.
tryn2lrn
Eastern PA
 Reasonable Price for a very good rod
Pros: Good Build Quality, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Durable
Best Uses: Feel every bump, River Fishing, Great trolling rod
Comments: I use the 7' medium actions for trolling and can feel every bump or instantly know you picked up the slightest weed. I have about 8 rods in this product line and love each one.
Capt'n Ron
San Jose, Ca
 I hought another one!
Pros: Perfect for downrigging
Best Uses: Large Rainbows
Comments: In using down riggers for big trout and browns, we use just bare lures so ultra light is the way we fish, so having a long rod, that is limber enough to put a big bend in to help take up the slack when a fish hits, but with enough backbone to still set the hook, this rod works perfectly. It has more guides then the normal rod and the cost makes it a great deal for the quality! I have bought two and bought one for my buddy so he will quit using mine!!!
FLIPPER
SPRING LAKE, MI
 SO FAR SO GOOD
Pros: Sensitive, Durable, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Accurate Casting
Cons: Hard To Transport, TOP HALF TOO LONG WHEN SP
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish, River Fishing
Comments: This rod is well constructed
fleabit
east central IL
 An affordable gem
Pros: Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I wade rocky midwest streams in search of bronzebacks. The 7' two piece medium action Agility fits the bill perfectly for my uses. Stiff enough for bottom bouncing jigs in current but sensitive enough to detect subtle mouthing. These rods are a great bang for the buck. My two 7-footers have NINE line guides (counting the tip) made of stainless steel and titanium. I challenge you to walk through any big box store and count the guides on any similar priced rods. The cork handles are comfortable and apparently durable, as mine have not chipped at all. These rods are light enough to carry for hours. My spinning outfit is very well balanced. And it's IM-8 graphite. It's a nice piece for the money.
paris
alabama
 great quality
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing
Comments: the rod combo is both efficient and effective.
tryn2lrn
Eastern PA
 Good Rod....Great Price
Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Cons: Handle a bit too long
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I really like these rods. They are an excellent value. I have much more expensive rods and these compare to rods of more than twice the price. The 7' ultra lite is awesome except for the handle being about 3" too long. I cut off the 3" and put a new butt cap on and it works great.
Mo
Akron, OH
 Best rod value ever.
Pros: Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Durable
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: Great quality for the price. It is equal to much more expensive rods. I do a lot of bass fishing with this. Better than an ugly stick.
thekuldad
North Huntingdon, PA
 "So far so good"
Pros: Easy To Transport, Flexible, Sensitive
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: I used this rod over the weekend drift fishing in Lake Erie; the Walleye didn't cooperate but I did catch a 6# Sheephead that really tested the rod. Great action and durability, no problems.
Tony
Ohio
 Can't beat the price!
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Medium wt rod that feels like a medium lite. Sensitive for a two piece rod.
Tony
Columbus, Ohio
 Great Buy
Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Durable, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: You will not find many IM8 rods for this low price. It is sensitive for a two piece rod. This medium rod feels like most medium lite rods which I love about it.
Disable Vet but can
Keller, TX
I just bought five more Ugly Stiks
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Durable, Flexible
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish, Lake Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: I bought my first Ugkly Stik in 1980, while on leave from the Military, to go fishing with my Dad. I have used this one rod until my two boys were big enough to start "borrowing" it. I bought them and myself some cheaper rods and started getting a collection of broken rod. So when I went to replace 5 broken rods, I looked at the rod I have used for over 28 years and said to myself, "I am only going to buy Ugly Stiks". Thank you very much Shakespeare, for the fine rods. I am not buying any other.
papag
tobyhanna, pa
 Nice Rod
Pros: Flexible, Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish
Comments: Nice Rod. First time in use caught about 6 bass with it, largest being about 4 or 5 pounds and handled it like nothing.
retired jon
Girard, PA
 a fine rod for the money
Pros: Accurate Casting, Flexible, Sensitive
Best Uses: Small Fish, Mainly trout
Comments: I purchased a 7foot ultra light and it is an excellent rod for trout and crappies
Bully
Ohio
 Great affordable rod
Pros: Flexible, Easy To Transport, Sensitive
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: Great feeling rod at a modest price. The 2 piece design allows for easy transportation.
fisherman Pat
Chicago
 Great trout and panfish rod
Pros: Easy To Transport, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Durable, Accurate Casting, Sensitive
Cons: None so far
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: I bought this rod primarily for trout and panfish. I used it already for trout and loved it. I bought 2 already and now will be ordering another one for my son. He tried it and loved the action as well.
Little Bear
organtown, WV
 Excellent rod
Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Flexible, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Great for Trout, Small Fish
Comments: Great large stream tout rod
alabamahunter
Central Alabama
 Good, affordable rod
Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Durable
Best Uses: Light saltwater, Small Fish, Bass
Comments: I bought three or four of these rods in various actions and lengths almost a year ago. I've used them for everything from panfish all the way up to redfish and snook. I think these are one of the best values out there. There pretty sensitive and have a very good action with no flat spots. They are very durable and I will probably buy more.
Bob
Hollidaysburg, PA.
 "Makes you want to yell fish on"
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Durable
Best Uses: Salmon Fishing, River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: I use my IM-8 for Salmon fishing at Lake Erie and trout fishing in the local creeks. It's a very tough and versatile rod.
ShoreRat
Northern ILLinois
 Great rod at a great price.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Great fun to fish with, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: River Fishing, Great for Trout, Great Panfish Rod, Large Fish, Small Fish
Comments: Great rod for Trout and Panfish. I primarily bought this rod to fish for Trout using a bubble and fly combination. Great fun to use.
BIG BASS BILLY
SPENCER WV
 A GREAT PROTUCT
Pros: Good Tip Action, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Durable, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I USE THIS ROD FOR DROP SHOT/SHAKEY HEAD JIG/GRUB FISHING, I LOVE FILL AND ACTION OF THIS ROD.ICOUGHT LOTS BASS,CRAPPIE,WALLEYE,AND BLUE GILL ON THE LAKE I FISH.THANKS ALOT FOR A GRATE PRODUCT.
Bass billy
Spencer wv.
I would buy this product over and over
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Flexible, Sensitive
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish
Comments: I use this rod for drop shot and with a shaky head jig.Best rod i every used for this type of bass fishing,Icought lots of bass on sutton lake wv with this rod.
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