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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.

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



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

Customer Reviews
north attleboro ma
 great long distance lakeshore spinning rod
Pros: reel seat and cork grip
Best Uses: long distance spoon casting
Comments: haven't used it yet but much like the rods I have been using to long distance cast spoons to lakers and salmon.
 Very good rod for this price
Comments: 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.
Snoqualmie Wa
 Looks and feels really great!
Pros: Solidly made, Good Tip Action, Great balance, Light weight
Best Uses: Salmon fishing, Ocean Fishing, River Fishing
Comments: 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.
 great rod for the money
Pros: Good Tip Action, Light weight
Best Uses: any
Comments: really nice rod for the money... many uses for this rod from freshwater to salt!!!
Rod Tip
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Lightweight, Durable
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish, Ice Fishing, Fly Fishing, Ocean Fishing, River Fishing
Comments: 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.....
northren nj
 great rod for the $$$
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: good cheep salmon rod
solitario lupo
Pittsburgh, PA
not a bad rod
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: Great for steelhead and bass. Great for fishing bigger creeks.
New Jersey
 Great Rod for the price!
Pros: Light weight, Good Tip Action, Durable
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: 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.
austin, texas
 "I would buy this product again and agai
Pros: Flexible, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish, Ocean Fishing
Comments: I used this pool for surf fishing. It was light, easy casting & easy for transporting.
rather be fishing
Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: 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.
Washington, PA
Professional Angler
Nice rods for the price.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: 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.
river walker
sweethome, OR
very dependable on demand
Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: 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!
phish phred
monterey, ca
 shakespeare agility im-8 spinning rod
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: 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.
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