Filling the void as a comprehensive high-end series, Grappler Type J has a place in every nearshore/offshore jigging market. Utilizing Shimano’s highest performing rod blank technologies, Spiral X and Hi-Power X, Grappler Type J blanks are 250% more structurally rigid and 180% less prone to twisting than standard blank construction. With a diverse array of powers and lengths for fishing Shimano’s Butterfly Jig assortment, Grappler Type J is sure to conquer any situation.
- Spiral X construction enhances catching power for anglers. Spiral X construction consists of three layers: a middle layer of vertical fibers as well as inner and outer layers, both comprised of carbon tape that tightly winds the blank diagonally in opposite directions. By using this carbon tape in place of a conventional horizontal fiber sheet, Spiral X achieves enhanced compression rigidity and increased torsional rigidity without adding extra weight.
- Hi-Power X construction uses diagonally-wrapped carbon tape to form an array of “X” shapes on the rod blank’s outermost layer. The width of the tape, its winding angle and the part of the rod being wrapped are fine-tuned according to the target fish species. This manufacturing process allows Shimano to adjust these wraps during construction for precise actions, enhanced overall strength and added twist resistance. Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control for the angler.
- Slow Jigging specific rod actions
- Fuji Reel Seat