Shimano JDM Game Type J Fishing Rods

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Shimano Game Type J Fishing Rod for Jigging

One might have thought that we would now be used to such lightweight, ultra-thin rods and their jigging capability with huge, backbreaking species such as Tuna, trevally, coral trout and kingfish. When holding a Game Type J Rod in your hand, it is tough to reconcile that you will be pointing this skinny 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 five spin and four overhead models of Shimano Type J Spin from which to choose (Each is sold separately, so select 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 and Spiral X core, providing a fishing rod blank of superior power and strength. In addition, each blank is dressed with Custom EVA grips and Fuji K SIC guides. These guys look as impressive as they perform.

We all know how physical jig work can be. The constant lift and drop take 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 operate your jig.

The Shimano Game Type J jigging Spin and overhead models are nothing short of incredible. 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 20kg Kingfish. Get yours now; you know you want one!

Features and Specifications

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

Note: Price is for 1 rod only. Choose the model you prefer when ordering. Images are for illustration only, differences can occur between models. This range is a specialist series, we therefore order this in specially once you place your order online with us. Please allow a few extra days for dispatch.

Model Rod Length Line Class Suggested Lure Weight Suggested Reel Size
GTJS642 SPIN 6ft 4 inches PE2.5 160 grams 5000-6000 Spin
GTJS603 SPIN 6ft PE3 180 grams 5000-6000 Spin
GTJS5104 SPIN 5ft 10 inches PE4 210 grams 6000 Spin
GTJS5105 SPIN 5ft 10 inches PE5 250 grams 6000 Spin
GTJS566 SPIN 5ft 6 inches PE6 300 grams 6000-8000 Spin
GTJB603 OVERHEAD 6ft PE3 180 grams Overhead such as torium, tranx or ocea jigger
GTJB605 OVERHEAD 6ft PE5 250 grams Overhead such as torium, tranx or ocea jigger
GTJSJB662 SLOW JIG OVERHEAD 6ft 6 inch PE2 200 grams Overhead such as torium, tranx or ocea jigger
GTJSJB664 SLOW JIG OVERHEAD 6ft 6 inch PE4 330 grams Overhead such as torium, tranx or ocea jigger

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. For our suggested reel see the table above.


  • 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 a Shimano Game Type J fishing rod, Jigging has never been more exciting.  Game on.


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