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Shimano Grappler Heavy Spin Popper Stickbait Rods

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Shimano Grappler Spin Rod – For Heavy Spin, Poppers and Stickbait Lures

You’re fishing out a few kilometres not far from the edge of the shelf and approaching a location that has been good to you in the past. You are yet to decide on a target or technique and take a wait and see attitude. All of a sudden, a stone’s throw to port, the water erupts. Something big is chasing something else into a frenzy. Your technique is now determined. You’re going to cast poppers into the chaos with your Shimano Grappler heavy spin rod, knowing full well that your Shimano Grappler Rod has all the power required to wrestle whatever it is that is causing this disturbance.

It could be Tuna, it could be Mackerel, it doesn’t matter, you’re confident your choice of equipment and technique is going to put you into the thick of the action. The casting manners of the heavy spin Grapplers are fantastic. You’re relying on this, as you wish to keep your distance from the boiling water just in case it’s Blue Fin. You don’t want to spook them with the boat. The 80m and 80HM are perfect for the poppers and selection of stick baits you wish to toss at them. At 2.44 meters respectively you are perfectly balanced for some long casting and a heavy battle.

If you’re after some serious sport and wish to fish a little lighter, try the 68 and 73 model. All 4 rods in the Grappler heavy spin series are a class above, with high carbon content High Power X blanks light enough for relentless cast and retrieve yet strong enough and powerful enough to bring a Tuna boat side, exhausted and ready for tagging. Line will peel of your reel seamlessly, perfectly assisted by Fuji K guides. Ergonomics and comfort are delivered via full length EVA grips, Always durable and always up to the rigors of extended battles with angry pelagic freight trains. Ci4+ is a high class inclusion and completes what is a perfect heavy spin rig.

The Shimano Grappler Heavy Spin Rods provide super spin action and are deserving of top billing status in the rod rack on your boat. Your Shimano Grappler will be so reliable and so inspiring, you will never venture past the heads without it. Select yours now.


Model Specific Details

ModelLengthApprox Cast WeightLine Class RatingSuggested Reel Size
GRAPS68L (Light) 6ft 8 inches / 2.03 metres 10-45 grams PE2 (Approx 20lb) 5000, 6000
GRAPS73ML (Medium Light) 7ft 3 inches / 2.21 metres - PE3 (Approx 30lb) 6000, 8000
GRAPS80M (Medium) 8ft / 2.44 metres 25-80 grams PE4 (approx 40lb) 8000, 10,000
GRAPS80MH (Medium Heavy) 8ft / 2.44 metres 40-100 grams PE5 (approx 50lb) 8000, 10,000, 14000
  • High Quality Graphite High Power X Rod Blank
  • Fast to extra fast lockup actions
  • Fuji K series Silicon Guides
  • Shimano Ci4 style reel seat
  • Shimano Grappler Spin Rod – For Heavy Spin, Poppers and Stickbait Lures
  • 2 Piece construction (1pc blank separate at butt)

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Fishing Applications and Fishing Reel Suggestion Guide

The Shimano Grapler rods in this range we have for sale are designed for hard fishing styles. Perfect for the angler that wants to trow lures for tuna, kingfish, mackerel, amberjack, GT Giant trevally, and various other bluewater species. If you need a reel to match checkout our handy table above to give you an idea on what size reel goes with a particular Grapler stickbait rod.


  • Shimano Ci4+ reel seats provide unrivalled stability, connection, feel and sensitivity. There is no better reel connection.
  • A casting rod needs casting guides and the Fuji K Silicon guides provide awesome line management  and consistent, seamless casting.
  • The High Power X blanks provide phenomenal strength. Fast actions make them highly sensitive and responsive.
  • The 80m and 80HM will be the perfect weapons for stickbaiting and tossing poppers atTuna, Mackerel, Kingies and GT’s.
  • The two piece construction is very convenient for storage and transport. The ferule design enhances strength and the uniform performance of the blank.

When nothing but casting poppers, stick baits and other hard bodies will do, you need the Shimano Grappler Heavy Spin range. The quality is a class above, the inclusions are outstanding and the feel is superb. Cast your way to angling glory with the Shimano Grappler Heavy Spin Range.

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