The Shimano Stimula 2-piece spinning rod is available from 5-ft 6-in to 7 feet in length. With a cork split grip, this rod will last you a long time. It’s beautifully crafted, as many Shimano products generally are. Because it is available in many different Power ratings, you can use this rod for small and big fish, including trout, bass, and even salmon. The line is escorted up the rod by aluminum oxide guides, and use the EVA butt cap to support the rod against your body when fighting those larger fish. Also for increased safety and convenience is the hook keeper, which prevents your hook from swinging around. The rod is sensitive, which helps you sense the fish bite.
The Stimula is strudy, stable, and reliable. It is sensitive enough to feel the small fish bites, but strong enough to tire out the larger fish as well. If you’re looking for a simple rod, that is really all you need. You can use this in saltwater conditions (followed by a thorough rinse of course), but it is recommended for freshwater conditions. Even for a two-piece rod, this rod is sensitive.
I would recommend this rod as a main fishing rod for beginners. I would recommend the medium rod. It is a quality rod for a really low price (check the Amazon link if you don’t believe me). In addition, it is such an attractive. It will last you a long time and stay strong. For the more experienced anglers, this rod would serve as a great backup. All in all, a quality rod.
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.