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Shimano JDM Game Type J Fishing Rods

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Product Description

Shimano Game Type J Fishing Rod for Jigging (Spin models)

One might have thought that we would now be used to such light weight, ultra-thin rods and their jigging capability with huge, backbreaking species such as Tuna and GT’s. When holding a Game Type J Rod in your hand it is very hard to reconcile that you will be pointing this very thin stick at a fish that, given half the chance, would pull you straight out of the boat. The technology invested in the Shimano Game Type J Fishing Rods for Jigging is nothing short of astonishing.

There are 5 spin models of Shimano Type J Spin from which to choose (Each is sold separate so choose which model you require when ordering). Selection will be determined, more or less, by the line class or weight you wish to fish. Each rod is a superb specimen of fishing engineering with High power Spiral X graphite providing a blank of superior power and strength. Each blank is dressed with Custom EVA grips and Fuji K SIC guides. These guys look as amazing as they perform.

We all know how physical jig work can be. The constant lift and drop takes a toll over a long day, add a few fish battles to that and it can be exhausting. The Shimano Type J Fishing Rod goes some way to reducing this fatigue as your super lightweight rod seems to work with you, reducing the effort required to work your jig.

The Shimano Game Type J jigging Spin models are nothing short of awesome. Priced in the top tier, you’ll feel the purchase no doubt. You will promptly forget all about your wallet the moment you hook up and then land your first 30kg GT. Get yours now, you know you want one!

Features and Specifications

  • Series: Shimano Game Type J – JDM Rod
  • Suits Spinning Reels
  • Japanese Designed
  • Tapers are all moderate to fast
  • All rods are complete with Fuji K SIC Rod guides
  • High power Spiral X graphite fishing rod blank
  • Custom EVA grips
  • Suitable for jigging – Boat Fishing (offshore)
  • Piece construction: 1 piece fishing rod

Note price is for 1 rod only. Choose the model you prefer when ordering. Images are for illustration only, differences can occur between models.

ModelRod LengthActionLine ClassSuggested Lure WeightSuggested Spin Reel Size
GTJS586 5ft 8 inches Extra Heavy PE6 – Approx 60lb 300 grams 8000-10000
GTJS603 6ft Med-Heavy PE 3 – Approx 30lb 180 grams 6000-8000
GTJS605 6ft Heavy PE5 – Approx 50lb 250 grams 8000
GTJS594 5ft 9 inches Heavy PE 4 – approx 40lb 210 grams 8000
GTJS652 6ft 5 inches Med-Heavy PE 2.5 – Approx 25lb 160 grams 6000

Fishing Applications and Fishing Reel Suggestion Guide

Shimano Game Type J Rods are ideal for offshore jigging for tuna, kingfish, amberjack and a host of other bluewater fish favourites that will readily take a vertical or butterfly jig lure. The models in this series are for spinning reels, see our table above to determine what we suggest size wise in terms of spinning reel size.


  • These rods are amazingly light weight. Just by holding them you can feel the advanced technology in the JDM Japanese Designed construction.
  • The lightweight construction of Shimano Type J Fishing Rods sacrifices nothing in power yet helps to remove a lot of the fatigue associated with jigging.
  • Wrestling tuna requires incredible strength and power. Fishing with the Shimano Type J jigging rods will direct all the power to where you need it.

As the price category suggests, the Shimano Game Type J Fishing Rods for Jigging are far from being toys. However, you’ll have more fun than your most memorable Christmas with one of the Type J rods in your rod hands. With Shimano Game Type J, Jigging has never been more exciting.  Game on.

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