5 best Shimano spinning rods according to anglers reviews

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Rating of the best Shimano spinning rods

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best Shimano spinning rods 1 Shimano Catana DX Spinning 240ML RUB 2,490
2 Shimano Yashi AX SPG Shad Jigging XH RUB 13,020
3 Shimano Beastmaster DX SPG 240l RUB 8,700
4 Shimano Exage BX STC Telespin 210M RUB 7 800
5 Shimano Nexave DX Power Game 270 MH RUB 7 800

Shimano Catana DX Spinning 240ML

Rating: 4.9

Shimano Catana DX Spinning 240ML

The representative of the Catana series popular in Russia, the main advantage of which is its low cost. Catana DX Spinning 240ML is a versatile spinning rod with an elongated blank made according to a budgetary but proven technology. It has a dough in the range of 7-21 grams, fast action and power typical for light (rather than middle class). Due to the combination of carbon fibers with different modulus of stiffness, each part of the rod receives the necessary margin of safety, which allows it to easily withstand variable loads, accompanied by characteristic jerks.

The main trophies of Shimano Catana DX Spinning 240ML are predatory river animals such as perches, pikes, walleyes and ides. The behavior of the lure on the spinning rod causes a little less excitement in the chub, however, he is a frequent guest on the hook. Objectively, this is the most balanced spinning rod both in terms of versatility and quality and price parameters.

Advantages

  • a high degree of versatility (suitable for most fishing styles);

  • low cost and high quality;

  • efficiency;

  • able to withstand short-term overloads (due to stepwise strengthening of the blank structure);

disadvantages

  • not found.

Shimano Yashi AX SPG Shad Jigging XH

Rating: 4.8

Shimano Yashi AX SPG Shad Jigging XH

The next representative of the rating, Shimano Yashi AX SPG Shad Jigging XH, differs from all other nominees for its versatility and exceptional professionalism. Not every angler will be able to wield this spinning rod, since the configuration of its characteristics is very different from the usual norms. The extra-heavy class requires the use of lures weighing from 80 to 100 grams – large soft tails for jigging, heavy wobblers and twitching lures.

At 270 centimeters in length, the Yashi AX SPG Shad Jigging XH weighs just 202 grams. These results were achieved thanks to the use of composite material in the blank: organic fiber Biofibre and HPC100 carbon fiber. The rod handle is made of Power Cork reinforced cork material with increased resistance to abrasion and moisture. Despite the fact that spinning is more special than universal, its cost practically does not differ from requests for consumer goods – another plus in the piggy bank of the already cool inventory.

Advantages

  • low price;

  • high load capacity;

  • lightweight construction (HPC100 + BioFibre);

  • variety of fishing styles;

  • excellent ergonomics – light weight and improved grip.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Shimano Beastmaster DX SPG 240l

Rating: 4.8

Shimano Beastmaster DX SPG 240l

Despite the very formidable name Shimano Beastmaster DX SPG 240l is a meek spinning rod, whose main qualities are maneuverability, total control over the bait and perseverance in the fight against aggressive fish. The fast action allows the 240cm model to cast bouncy and long casts, and to 'notice' even small changes in line tension. Needless to say, the chuika is excellent here: at the lower level of the test (3 grams), the blank registers any extraneous fluctuations in the bait with a characteristic whistle.

The fittings installed on the Beastmaster DX SPG 240l are also sharpened to ensure optimal spinning conditions for fishing. Fuji guide rings with special anti-friction spacers reduce line friction and, as a result, extend line life. As for the cost, it is frankly low for a high-level spinning rod. It is ideal for anglers on a budget and one of the best Shimano brands.

Advantages

  • good feel along the lower border of the dough;

  • low price coupled with excellent build quality;

  • rational distribution of the load along the entire length of the blank.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Shimano Exage BX STC Telespin 210M

Rating: 4.7

Shimano Exage BX STC Telespin 210M

A quality, responsive mid-length rod that has earned a place in the rankings for ease of transport. The Exage BX STC Telespin 210M is a fast action, six-section telescope suitable for fishing medium-large predators. Despite the large deflection in the middle sections, the model calmly withstands high loads, therefore those of the anglers who prefer a hard fishing style are often rewarded by fishing for trophy fish (pike, zander, chub, etc.).

The variability in the use of lures is not modest: having a dough in the range of 10-30 grams, Exage BX STC Telespin 210M works well with floats, wobblers, spinners and spoons, as well as with ordinary jig tails. Based on general impressions of the rod, its value is a good contribution to guaranteed productive fishing and exceptional convenience both during fishing and during transportation.

Advantages

  • ergonomic indicators (105 grams of weight and a high-quality cork handle);

  • great variability in terms of the selection of baits;

  • good load performance;

  • comfortable transport length (68 centimeters).

disadvantages

  • durability parameters are in question.

Shimano Nexave DX Power Game 270 MH

Rating: 4.6

Shimano Nexave DX Power Game 270 MH

Shimano's 270cm Nexave DX Power Game 270 MH is designed for seawater fishing, which somewhat limits applicability but does not compromise the overall experience. It is purchased mainly by professionals who like to make frequent trips to the sea coasts. The lure test ranges from 10 to 50 grams, which, together with high rigidity and fast action, allows a wide variety of lures used.

Fishing on the Nexave DX Power Game 270 MH mainly lends itself to sea bass and Atlantic tuna, a little less often yellowtail. Amateurs who used spinning for casting on domestic rivers noted a good excitement among large pike, but it is not very profitable to waste the potential of the model on river fishing. According to the 'price / quality' system, this rod is one of the best in the rating, as well as in terms of beauty.

Advantages

  • high build quality (all fittings and structural elements are designed by Shimano);

  • wide range of bait test;

  • pleasant appearance;

  • favorable combination of price and quality.

disadvantages

  • the potential is revealed only when fishing at sea.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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