Shakespeare® Excursion® Casting Rod
Shakespeare® Excursion® rods are a perfect rod for a variety of species. America Goes Fishing With Shakespeare®!
- Crisp actions that are great for a variety of species
- Comfortable handles with twist lock reel seat
- Lightweight and durable stainless steel guides with stainless steel inserts
Shakespeare® Excursion® Casting Rod
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MODEL # EXC601MD$19.99 $15.99View model specifications
Shakespeare® Excursion® Casting Rod is rated out of 5 by 19.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Craige from Breaks when casting These do not live up to what I expect from Shakespeare rods. I have had two of these rods and both have snapped when casting. The first one broke about half way down on the fourth cast with salmon eggs and a 1/4oz sinker. The second rod broke down to the second eye after just a few casts. I decided it was okay with that section missing. Next time I used it I was casting a fluke jig and once again it broke about half way down.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lewog from Great budget rod. I first bought a quick replacement casting rod for my son to temporarily hold him over til I could replace the more expensive one of his I accidentally broke. turns out to be a better rod than I imagined. It's not a club, good back bone and sensitivety, and comfortable handles. Holds up to abuse getting loaded loosely back and forth from the truck to the boat and seeing some shore fishing at the river. I bought two more medium action spinning rods one 6' 6" and the other 7ft. and use them quite often although the 7 footer gives up some sensitivety. They are comparible to Bass Pro Shops GS series rods. A good value at around 20bucks.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by Furbearingmammal from Failed on a 12" largemouth bass I bought this rod 8/16/15 to compliment an Excursion reel I'd been using for a couple months. Well, tonight the tip snapped clean off -- as you can see in the picture -- at the first guide. The fish in question was a solid, but not exceptionally-large, largemouth. Both I and the guy I was fishing with tonight agreed it was ~12" in length. This pole is rated at up to 12lbs. There's no way a 12" bass weighs 12lbs, yet snap! No, I would not recommend this rod to a friend. A rod rated at 12lbs that fails on a 12" bass when 12lb test mono doesn't after 41 days? Plus a $10 processing fee to replace it when it cost $20 in the first place? Nope. First time I've been truly disappointed in a Shakespeare product. I'll move up to tougher rods in the future.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jlpd from Great value Let's start by saying this is a $20.00 rod, so expecting it to compare to a $200.00 rod makes no sense. For the price this is a very nice rod, either for a spare rod or a beginner. I actually bought a second one already. I use the 6' medium with an $80.00 Daiwa reel. It fits great and works better than expected. I fish a lot out of a canoe and these rods are a nice addition to my collection. I'm very glad I made the purchase...
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by eddie from very good works very well and i always feel the strike, go get one and pair it up with almost any bait caster you like
Date published: 2014-02-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by bill e boop from do not buy bought the excursion 2 weeks ago and used the rod twice. caught a bass and rod snapped in half.
Date published: 2015-06-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by TOM S from GOOD BEGINNER ROD They have these rods in 7 ft. at Walmart for under $20. I had this rod for about 8 months and it was a great rod, very sensitive but firm tip. It did break on me, though.. It snapped in half on a 15 lb. catfish, luckily the line didn't snap. But I was using 20lb test braided line.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jadethread from Wonderful rod I have rods I bought fifteen years ago when they were 12.95 each. They are great rods especially for the price. Very responsive. Sturdy.
Date published: 2015-06-03