Built with Shimano's highest-performing rod blank technologies, the Shimano Grappler Type Slow J Jigging Rods are purpose built for the Japanese inspired technique of slow pitch jigging. The Grappler Type Slow J features a moderate action conducive for slinging jigs upwards off of the seafloor and allowing them to flutter downwards on slack line. These slow pitch rods are deceptively powerful with a deep parabolic flex throughout the entirety of the blank.
Shimano's Grappler series rods are built from blanks utilizing their proprietary Spiral-X and Hi-Power X construction that produces the most powerful, lightest, and most sensitive blanks available. Spiral X construction consists of multiple layers comprised of carbon tape that tightly winds the blank diagonally in opposite directions, resulting in enhanced torsional rigidity without adding extra weight. This construction results in an extremely responsive rod that allows for instant power transmission while casting or jigging and greatly enhances fish fighting capabilities. Spiral X blanks are 250% more structurally rigid and 180% less prone to twisting than standard blank construction. These cutting edge blanks are fitted with Fuji Alconite guides and an SiC tip, along with comfortable EVA handles. The end result is a rod that delivers sharp and crisp precision control that is extremely light to reduce angler fatigue.
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