The overhead models in the Shimano Game Type J jigging Rods are truly something else. They epitomise the class and stature of top shelf Shimano kit. The spin community have taken to these jig rods like fish to water and the overhead models will more than impress the traditionalist that will only jig with an overhead reel.
The first thing most anglers will have to do is try and get their heads around the tiny rod diameter. It beggars belief that rods so thin have the power to wrestle massive GT’s from the blue water depths. It all comes down to Shimano rod technology and innovation. High power Spiral X graphite blanks forms the basis of your weapon. Blank construction is the key feature of this series and the technology is born out of the need to provide insane power and strength without the angler having to hold on to a rod that weigh the same or have the same dimensions as concrete reinforcement. Serious jigging is physical enough without having to wrestle with your rod simply working your lure.
Jigging is synonymous with fatigue but with the new Shimano Game Type J Overhead Fishing RodsShimano has made massive inroads to reducing fatigue simply by lightening the anglers load. All the hardware is about reducing load while increasing strength. The Fuji K silicon guides are a perfect match for the blanks. The Split EVA grips provides excellent leverage for strong arguments with pelagic species and other reef dwellers. They will also take the heavy punishment of life on the boat and from white knuckling anglers.
Such quality will cost you a little more but the models in the Shimano Game Type J Overhead Fishing Rods series willgive you a fishing experience that cannot be quantified in a price tag. They are pure magic and represent the best Shimano offers in jigging rods. Put one in your shopping basket now and grab a few new jigs to go with it. Jigging has never been this exciting.
♦ Series: Shimano Game Type J – JDM Rod
♦ Reel Type: Overhead (suits overhead style reels)
♦ Japanese Designed
♦ Moderate to Fast Taper Action
♦ Fuji Silicone Rod Guides
♦ High power Spiral X - graphite rod blank
♦ Suitable for jigging with overhead style reels – Boat Fishing (offshore)
♦ 1 Piece fishing rod construction
♦ Split Grip EVA
♦ Ci4+ Shimano Reel Seats
♦ Jigging Rod for jigging bluewater species such as tuna, kingfish, amberjack etc
Note price is for 1 Type J Overhead rod only. Choose which model you prefer when ordering. Images are for illustration only, differences can occur between models.
|Model||Rod Length||Action||Line Class||Lure Weight RAting|
|GTJB603||6ft||Heavy||PE 3 – Approx 30lb||180 grams|
|GTJB605||6ft||Extra Heavy||PE 5 – Approx 50lb||300 grams|
♦ High power Spiral X graphite Blanks gives you incredible power with none of the fatigue causing weight.
♦ Line management and guide strength and durability a assured with Fuji Silicon guides on all models.
♦ Custom split EVA grips are built to take the punishment. The split grip construction provides the extra leverage you need when big fish pull hard.
♦ Custom CI4+ reel seats lock your reel to the rod as if they were constructed as one. With no movement you can be assured all the power is channelled in the direction you need it.
♦ These rods look fantastic. You’ll be proud to display your type J in your rod rack as king of your rod arsenal.
The Shimano Game Type J overhead fishing rods are an investment in better fishing. Jig up a storm and prevail in every fight as your Type J works its magic on the hardest fighting blue water species.