Available at lengths of 5’6” to 7’, the Shimano Solora Spinning rod can serve many different purposes. Like other Shimano products, this rod was designed for precision, beauty, and durability. The fiberglass blank supports this notion, strengthening the rod body. While not as flexible as graphite rods, the special aerowave technology that Shimano employs allows the rod to more a little more. This is great, because it addresses the stiffness issue that many anglers complain about when working with fiberglass rods. The rod has aluminum oxide guides and a beautiful split cork grip. Shimano does make use of graphite on this rod on their sturdy reel seat.
I would say that this rod is worth more than the price that Shimano chose to charge, and many others would agree. Due to the construction and material of the rod, the Solora is heavy-duty, but can sense the small bites. This is important for the timing of catching fish.
The Solora is sturdy and will help you catch a lot of fish. There are really no negatives that I can see with this rod. You can use this to catch trout or bass. Many customers even recommend this rod for crankbaiting. It is really up to you, as this rod is quite versatile. And for the price, it’s not a hard decision to make. Make this your first rod – you won’t be disappointed.
Shimano is a fishing tackle company that is most well known for producing bicycles. One of their most famous sponsorship partnerships is Lance Armstrong. It really isn’t surprising that a bicycle company would produce fishing poles, as both require so much precision to create. In addition, both require gears of some type. Just is also a reason that many fishing tackle companies began as clockmakers.
The company was founded in Sakai City, Japan, near the current headquarters, located in Osaka. Shozaburo Shimano founded the company in 1921 in a town that was mainly known for its blacksmithing of swords and gun barrels. After much success, the fishing tackle division was started in 1970. With Shimano rods, you get the best of their technology, efficient and well-balanced materials, and comfort. Similar to the other sports equipment divisions, the quality of their products rank high across the board.