Shimano Game Type J Conventional Jigging Rods

Shimano Game Type J Conventional Jigging Rods

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TypeLengthPowerActionBraided Line WeightLure MaxForegrip LengthReargrip LengthButt AssemblyPrice
1 pc
XX-HeavyModerate Fast100lb400g6.3in15.5inAluminum Gimbal$399.99 USD
1 pc
HeavyModerate Fast60lb300g6.3in15.5inRubber Gimbal$399.99 USD
1 pc
X-HeavyModerate Fast80lb350g6.3in15.5inRubber Gimbal$399.99 USD
1 pc
Medium LightModerate Fast30lb180g1.3in15inEVA$399.99 USD
1 pc
MediumModerate Fast40lb210g1.3in15inEVA$399.99 USD
1 pc
Medium HeavyModerate Fast50lb250g1.3in15inEVA$399.99 USD
Redesigned for 2021, the newest evolution of Shimano Game Type J Conventional Jigging Rods utilize cutting-edge blank technology to further push the limits of what a jigging rod is capable of. Featuring unprecedented strength and responsiveness, the newest Game Type J Jigging Rod series is designed for anglers who look to expand the ever-changing boundaries within the world of jigging. The new Game Type J Rods integrate Shimano's patented Hi-Power X and Spiral-X Core technologies for rod blanks that perform flawlessly under the most demanding circumstances. Spiral X construction consists of multiple layers comprised of carbon tape that tightly winds the blank diagonally in opposite directions, resulting in enhanced torsional rigidity without adding extra weight. This construction results in an extremely responsive rod that allows for instant power transmission while casting or jigging, and greatly enhances fish fighting capabilities. Spiral X blanks are 250% more structurally rigid and 180% less prone to twisting than standard blank construction. Offering only the finest of components to compliment these state-of-the-art blanks, models with power ratings Medium-Light through Medium-Heavy feature Shimano Ci4+ Reel Seats, which are comfortable, extremely light, and are among the most sensitive reel seats available. Models rated as Heavy through XX-Heavy incorporate Fuji reel seats for increased durability when fighting on giant fish. All models are wrapped with lightweight and extremely durable Fuji SiC guides built to withstand the most extreme drag pressures. When it comes to a wide variety of jigging techniques for both pelagic and reef fish, the Game Type J paired with Shimano's flagship series of jigging tackle has no equal.
5 Stars based on 4 reviews
By Reese
All around insane
January 31, 2020
Only had this thing for a couple months now but it is an absolute workhorse. The lightest jigging rod I’ve ever owned yet still gets the job done. When we were sold this rod he talked about how he had caught a 250# shark on it. I was skeptical because of the size but this thing is super powerful and gets the job done for jigging
By Cyaco
Upstate NY
It is a good rod
February 22, 2019
It is a good rod, but 2014 models are one generation older JDM technology.
I am kind of disappointed. 2017 model Game Type LJ JDM rod has newer spiral x and hi-power x technology.

Anyway, overall, it is one of the best rods in the US market.
I would still buy Game Type J over Major Craft Major Craft Giant Killing.
By Kody
Tampa bay, Florida
Absolute beast
June 17, 2016
I have paired mine with a saragosa 10k loaded with 50lb j braid. This past week I had the chance to take it out to jig up some 35-45lb amberjack and a small Goliath grouper estimated to 60+ lbs. The tip of the rod is super sensitive and responsive. You can feel even the lightest of swipes by lesser species, but the backbone on this thing is where it's really impressive. You can feel the rod work under load throughout the entire blank. Under heavy drag and lots of pressure battling these fish your back will thank you for spending the extra coin. I have terez and trevala rods that are absolutely great for what they are but they are nothing compared to this. Shimano did one hell of a job!
By Agustin
Shimano tipe j
December 21, 2015
I catch two big red snapers and amberjack with this rod the rod is very ligth but have alot power l own shimano teres and black hole rods
ProsVery light lots of power
11 Questions & 11 Answers
Phillip Morgan
from GA asked:
December 28, 2019
Looking at the xx-heavy. It says unlimited. I have a 10500 spinfisher With 100lb braid for large sharks. How would this rod match up to the reel?
1 Answer
Unfortunately, the reel will not even fit onto the rod. The foot of the reel is too thick for the reel seat.
Submitted by: KRAIG FRIEDMAN on January 9, 2020

from SCHAUMBURG, IL asked:
October 28, 2018
What is the biggest Twin Power or Stella reel I can fit with GTYPJS586
1 Answer
8000 stella swb would be the largest you can go with keeping everything balanced.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 29, 2018

from Brooklyn, NewYork asked:
February 8, 2018
I am looking for a 1 pc lightweight fast action spinning rod with back bone for blackfish jigging ..which model is best ? It will pair up with my van staal vs150
1 Answer
The heavy mod fast 6 foot would work best for the type of fishing your doing.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 14, 2018

Patrick K
from Bayonne, NJ asked:
November 12, 2020
Is The XX heavy conventional a stiff rod or does it flex a lot a shimano trevala butterfly rod. 
1 Answer
These new Type J rods are the spiral X blanks which tend to have a slightly stronger stiffer feel, while still maintaining a high performance bend you're used to from a shimano jigging rod.

These rods are brand new for 2021 so we have not physically handled these rods yet

Submitted by: Alex T on November 13, 2020

tom chong
from Malaysia asked:
April 14, 2019
i get use to old version type j PE4 .so for this new model which is equivalent to PE4. THKS
1 Answer
Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on May 23, 2019

from Gibraltar asked:
April 11, 2018
would the GTYPJB605 be suitable with a talica 20 for blue fin tuna up to 100lbs? if not, what shimano jigging rod would you suggest?
1 Answer
The GTYPJB605 would be a suitable reel for the TLD 20 for the size fish your targeting.
Submitted by: Donald on April 17, 2018

from Miami, Florida asked:
February 22, 2018
I'm in the market for 2 Vertical Speed Jigging Rods. I will be pairing them up with a Twin power 5000XG and a Twin power 8000PG. Debating between Black Hole Cape Cod special 80g and 150g, or Game Type J S603 and S605. Which would be the better fit? Looking for lightweight, reliable, and a good made product. -Thanks
1 Answer
The Game Type J S603 and S605 paired with the Twinpower 5000 and 8000 size reels will match great together and make up great reliable combos.
Submitted by: Donald on March 3, 2018

from Murcia asked:
March 25, 2017
Hi I would like to know if the shimano game type J B684 would serve me to move well lures from 100 to 150 gr in depths of approx. 40 m. Thank you
1 Answer
The GTYPJB604 would be the best fit for lures that heavy in a conventional rod, and GTYPJS603 in a spinning. Different lengths are available in these particular models.
Submitted by: Devon on March 25, 2017

Jaime Perez
from Panama asked:
March 23, 2017
I would like to start on slow jigging what shimmno rod nd reel you recommend? Jigs from 60 to 160 gr
1 Answer
We'd recommend a Game Type J model number GTYPJB603 paired up with a Shimano Talica sizes 10, 12 or 16 depending on how heavy of a line you are using. The Shimano Trevala or Trevala S would be the more affordable option in Shimano jigging rods.
Submitted by: Devon on March 25, 2017

luis sardinas
from michigan asked:
March 13, 2016
are all these jigging rod on the order chapter spinning or convectional?
1 Answer
They are both spinning and conventional. The model number with GTYPJB is the conventional rods. The model number with GTYPJS is spinning.
Submitted by: Tyler on March 14, 2016

Pedro Silva
from Portugal asked:
September 29, 2015
Is this rod fit for mechanical jigging and speed jigging?
1 Answer
I would say that this rod should work fine for that application. If I was in the market for a jigging rod I would consider this one, and also rods made by Black Hole.
Submitted by: David on September 29, 2015


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