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“For bass anglers focusing on technique-specific rods for technique-specific fishing situations, we have the right lengths, power ratings and actions in our Cumara casting and spinning rods,” Gant said. “With the casting rods, we recommend our Core reels for worm and jig use and our Calcutta D reels for cranking. For spinning rod use, check out the Sustain and Stradic CI4 reels.”

IRVINE, Calif. – New for 2013 – NOW AVAILABLE – Texas rigs. Soft jerkbaits. Deep cranking. Spinnerbaits and drop shots. Today’s hottest bass fishing techniques are the focus behind Shimano’s newly designed Cumara rods, now featuring HM-1 graphite blanks and the new Fuji KR-Concept guide train. The series includes 20 casting models, plus 10 spinning rods for soft plastics and bottom contact techniques.
Along with the lightweight, sensitive HM-1 blanks, anglers will find increased casting performance, increased lifting power and increased hook-setting power from the new KR-Concept Alconite guides. “This guide train utilizes standard guides and micro guides, adding overall sensitivity and casting distance,” said Robby Gant with Shimano’s rod development staff, “plus by using more guides, we’re able to further reduce line twist concerns common when using spinning tackle.”
Cumara casting models are offered in 6’8” and 7’2” designed for Texas-rigs, up to one-ounce jigs, and soft jerkbaits; 6’10” and 7’2” spinnerbait rods; a 7’9” umbrella rig rod; and both a flipping rod and punch rod at 7’11” in length. Cumara cranking rods are constructed with HM-1/TC4 blanks to provide more flex, and include 7’ and 7’11” medium and deep crank models, and two 7’6” rods for use with lipless crankbaits.
Cumara spinning models include 6’8”, 7’2” and 7’6” worm rods, both a 6’8 and 7’2” drop shot rod, plus two 7’1” Shakey Head rods.
All the Cumara rods feature Shimano’s custom reel seat, EVA handles with split grips, and a hook keeper. Each is backed by a limited lifetime over-the-counter replacement warranty For more information on the technique-specific Cumara casting and spinning rods – suggested retail from $249.99 to $259.99 - visit the Shimano web site - fish.shimano.com - call Shimano’s product support team at 877/577-0600 (6 am to 5 pm Pacific Standard Time) – or visit your local tackle dealer.