Shimano FXS 2 Pieces Spinning Rod Review

Updated on May 20, 2022 by

This is a review of Shimano’s FXS Spinning Rod. Shimano are one of the world leading manufacturers of fishing equipment. The FXS is designed for streams, river, lake or inshore saltwater species.

This is an Ultralight spinning rod due to the material from which it is made. It is excellent for ease of casting and is know for its durability.

This review is based on my own personal experiences and judgements as an angler.

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Shimano FXS Features

  • Durable Aeroglass Blank Construction
  • Reinforced Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Solid Locking Graphite Reel Seat

Durability and Build 

The Shimano FXS aero-glass spinning rod is is a highly durable rod. Made from aero-glass, this not only means a long lasting rod but a light weight rod.

Sometimes an extremely lightweight rod is not entirely functional, but this is not the case with the Shimano FXS. The balance of the rod allows you long casting depending on the type of reel.

Casting Ease and Accuracy 

As the guides of the FXS fishing rod are made of aluminum oxide, that increases the accuracy of casting at all levels. You will enjoy a simple and easy line flow. Moreover, the ease of action, low weight and the simplified engineering makes the Shimano fxs aero-glass fishing rod one of the better rods for casting.

It is also very good in cranking and retrieving. According to the expert anglers, this rod is preferred by both beginners and professional anglers, due to the ease of handling.

Shimano FXS Spinning Rod

Grip Design

The grip of a fishing rod is extremely important . It contributes to the firmness on the fishing rod and also improves efficiency during angling. With the Shimano FXS rubber-gripped spinning rod you will get a firm grip that is comfortable for gripping and at the same time the grip reduces slipping when hands are wet. It is also resistant to all types of water conditions. So, wherever you are angling, whether that is offshore or onshore, this fishing rod is not going to slip from your hands.

Two-Piece Rod – Suitable for All Anglers 

The Shimano FXS 2 piece angling rod is made in two parts. They are constructed in a way that they will never come apart regardless of the dragging force you apply on it.

The advantage of the 2 piece design is primarily for storage and transport. You can fish with a 9 foot rod without the need to store a 9 foot rod, either in your garage or your truck.

The disadvantage is that most 2 piece rods lose sensitivity, which is particularly important if you are targeting timid fish that nibble. If you are targeting a species that you need to strike as soon as you feel the fish then you should consider a more sensitive, one piece alternative.

You will not lose your grip on this rod and you can be of any age and any skill level and find this rod suitable.

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Pros

  • Available in a wide range of sizes from 5 feet to 9 feet.
  • 2 piece design is ideally suited for transport and storage ease.

Cons

  • The fishing rod has a rubber grip, but with use this rubber will degrade. I personally prefer cork grip rods for comfort.
  • 2 piece rods lack sensitivity.
  • Only available with a fast action.
  • Not suitable for large saltwater fish species.

Specifications

MODELACTIONNUMBER OF SECTIONSLINE WEIGHT (LBS)LENGTH (IN)LURE WEIGHT (OZ)GRIP MATERIALGUIDESPOWER
FXS50ULC2Fast21-45’0”1/32-3/16EVAAluminum OxideUltra Light
FXS56MC2Fast26-145’6”1/8-1/2EVAAluminum OxideMedium
FXS56ULC2Fast22-65’6”1/32-3/16EVAAluminum OxideUltra Light
FXS60MC2Fast26-146’0”1/8-1/2EVAAluminum OxideMedium
FXS66MC2Fast26-146’6”1/4-5/8EVAAluminum OxideMedium
FXS66MHC2Fast28-176’6”1/4-3/4EVAAluminum OxideMedium Heavy
FXS70MC2Fast26-147’0”1/4-5/8EVAAluminum OxideMedium
FXS70MHC2Fast212-257’0”1/2-3EVAAluminum OxideMedium Heavy
FXS80MHC2Fast212-258’0”1/2-4EVAAluminum OxideMedium Heavy
FXS90MHC2Fast214-259’0”1/2-4EVAAluminum OxideMedium Heavy

Conclusion

Shimano is one of the top brands in this class and each of the items are excellently configured and well crafted. It is durable and easy to handle and being made from two parts suits a variety of anglers.

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Russ Egan

Russ is an avid fisherman. He has fished all over the world for more than two decades, primarily for saltwater game fish but also for local trophy fish. Russ writes reviews for all of his fishing gear to help others achieve their own fishing goals. His favorite reel is a Shimano Curado Baitcaster. His dream is to catch a Black Marlin.

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