Shimano Grappler Type Slow J 68MH 6FT8IN
Grappler utilizes Shimano's highest-performing rod blank technologies, Spiral X and Hi-Power X, to deliver the most powerful, lightest, sensitive, offshore jigging rods available. Spiral X blanks are 250% more structurally rigid and 180% less prone to twisting than standard blank construction. Available in Jigging, Slow Jigging, Light Jigging and Casting actions, there's a perfect Grappler for every jigging situation. Spiral X construction consists of 3 layers- a middle layer of vertical fibers and a an inner/outer layer of carbon tape that tightly winds the blank diagonally in opposite directions. Spiral X achieves enhanced compression rigidity and enhanced torsional rigidity without adding extra weight. This facilitates instant power transmission for precise casting and fighting fish. Hi-Power X construction is the blank's outermost layer is diagonally wrapped with carbon tape, it forms an array of 'X' shapes. 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.
Shimano Ocea Jigger Reels
Fusing Shimano's most advanced manufacturing capabilities with the needs of anglers, the Ocea Jigger is a flagship level star drag jigging reel. Boasting Shimano’s Infinity Drive technology, Ocea Jigger offers paramount cranking power by reducing friction between the pinion gear and spool shaft, greatly improving rotational torque. Combined with MicroModule Gearing, anglers will experience unmatched gear feeling. X-Protect enhances durability and water resistance by utilizing a water repellant coating and a labyrinth construction to funnel water away from key wear out parts. The adjustable, two-position, long crank handle; the Spool Lock to allow anglers to more safely break off snagged lures; the Auto-Clutch which easily engages the reel out of free spool to react to quick bites; and Shimano’s Exciting Drag sound to alert anglers when they are in jeopardy of pulling hooks or breaking off, add up to provide all day jigging ease and comfort.