Shimano GRPCS77M Grappler Type C Popping Rod

Shimano GRPCS77M Grappler Type C Popping Rod

Built with Shimano's Spiral-X and Hi-Power X blank construction, the Grappler Type C is prepared to do battle with the toughest pelagic heavyweights.

Price: $339.99
TD Code
TypeLengthPowerActionBraided Line MaxLure MaxForegrip LengthReargrip LengthPrice
2 pc
MediumFast50lb3-1/2oz6.0in14.8in$339.99 USD

Built to do battle with the toughest pelagic heavyweights, the Shimano Grappler Type C Popping Rods utilize Shimano's highest-performing rod blank technologies. Much different than the other rods in Shimano's Grappler series, the Grappler Type C is designed for long distance casting poppers and stickbaits rather than vertical jigging. These fast action popping rods feature a soft tip for launching lures great distances, and a sturdy backbone that provides unbelievable fighting power against the hardest fighting offshore species like tuna, giant trevally, various billfish species, and more.

Shimano's Grappler series rods are built from blanks utilizing their proprietary Spiral-X and Hi-Power X construction that produces the most powerful, lightest, and most sensitive blanks available. 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. These cutting edge blanks are fitted with Fuji Alconite guides and an SiC tip, along with comfortable EVA handles. The end result is a rod that delivers sharp and crisp precision control that is extremely light to reduce angler fatigue.

5 Stars based on 16 reviews
By Michael K.
Outstanding Rod
May 7, 2022
Great popping rod, 8' 2" XH will throw a country mile and handle YFT with ease.
By Ryan
Florida Panhandle
8' 2" Medium Heavy
February 5, 2022
After shopping around for a quality popping rod, I finally settled on the Shimano Grappler Type C. Living in the Florida panhandle, I target a wide variety of fish species such as jacks, drum, kings, and tuna. I needed a rod that could specifically handle a variety of conditions that I encounter at the jetties, and while fishing from the pier or surf. This rod can do all of that!
  • Action, casting distance, and durability
By S B.
St Augustine FL
8'2" popping rod
November 10, 2021
I don't know how the one customer says they are limited to a 6000 size reel. My Saragosa 14000 fits perfectly. It is perfect fro bridge snook and tarpon. Casting x-rap 14's with 65 lb braid and 80 lb yozuri pink flouro leader.
  • Everything about this rod is excellent.
  • None.
By Cgar13
Love the Grappler rod line
October 13, 2021
Got the 8' medium. Threw 1 1/2oz up to 2 3/4oz plugs and jigs. Rod handled all plugs and jigs with no issues. I don't throw anything over 3oz so not sure how it handles plugs at the top of it's weight ratings. Use it mostly for shore and jetties. Works great for top water and subsurface plugs. Mated with an 8000 TP and 40lb braid with leader. Cast with it for hours and never wore me out. I do recommend a casting glove with the heavier setup to same your fingers.
  • Light weight, same tech as Ocea for less
By Sonny
Tracy, CA
Amazing Rod
July 12, 2021
Highly recommend.
Cheaper same technology Ocea Plugger and Full Throttle.
By Matthew
New Braunfels, TX
March 6, 2021
Hands down the best bang for your buck!
By Cgar13
Feels like a medium action should feel, 7'10" med/lite
October 28, 2020
After receiving my 7' lite grappler I ordered the 7'10 med/light to compare the 7' light and 8' medium. This is the way the medium rated Grapplers should be. Love the Grapple C series. Just feel that their action rating is off by one rod. 7' lite should be med/light, 7' 10" should be medium and 8' medium should be med/heavy. The rods are light, sensitive and the two piece design at the handle makes them feel like a one piece rod. Paired with a Stella 6K, 30lb Sufix braid. Feels great in the hands, Cast up to the rated lure weight with easy. Highly recommend.
  • Two piece design feels like a one piece, Light sensitive and great looking
  • For the action you are looking for go down one rating. If you want a medium, go to medium light ect.
By Cgar13
Great Rod, great action 7' light
October 28, 2020
I originally purchased the 8' medium. Felt it was too stiff and acted as a heavy action. I wanted something that would break down to the size of my two surf rods I take when traveling by air. With this being a two piece at the handle it fit the bill. I tested lures from 1/2oz to the 2oz rating. The 1/2oz bucktail went off like a rocket with a quick flip of the rod instead of a full swing. All lures through the range cast very well and the rod loaded with ease. This 7' light feels like a 7' medium Teramar. Rod is very sensitive and light. Paired with a Shimano Twin power 4K and this is my new go to rod for inshore and light surf casting.
  • Light, sensitive, great action and the two piece design feels like a one piece
  • Wish they made it in 7'6" length
By Alex
Stevenson Ranch, CA
Nice spinning rod!
October 23, 2020
I like this spinning rod!
It came in time and without any delays!
Thanks a lot!
By Thomas
Mt Airy, Maryland
Best in ckass
September 16, 2020
Spiral X technology is absolutely noticeable when fighting fish. There is zero wobble in the rod. This allows you to put the screws to the fish unlike most other saltwater rods. Incredibly light yet can handle bruisers. I’m going to be buying the slow jig model because of its versatility. You won’t be disappointed.
  • Lightweight, very powerful, and high quality
  • Nonr
By Karl
San Francisco Bay Area
Excellent Craftsmanship
September 14, 2020
This rod is an example of modern day technology.
Quality from top to bottom.
  • It is light and durable.
By cgar13
Shelby Twp, MI
Grappler Type C 8' Med
August 29, 2020
Received my new rod quicker than expected. TD shipped same day. Love the fit and finish of the rod. For a medium action it seems a little stiffer than I'm used too. Also the tip isn,t as soft as I would like. I went out and tested it with plugs from 1 oz thru 3 oz. 2 oz plus or minus seems to be the sweat spot. I threw jerk baits, top waters and spoons. Also threw a 3 3/8 oz Tsunami top water which felt heavy on the rod from start of throw to release. Rod was matched with a Saragossa 6K with 30lb 832 Sufix and 30lb leader. Also used a 5000 Stella that is the late 90's vintage. They both balanced well and felt good in the hands. I tried my 8000 Saragossa and Stella but the reel seat size did not fit as I could not tighten the jam nut. The handle is thinner than expected so if you have larger hands it might feel awkward. I was looking to use this rod for the above mentioned lures and weights for shore casting and piers. I am thinking on ordering the ML to compare it and see which one fits my needs better. All in all I like the rod, but not sure it is the perfect match for my needs.
  • Fit and finish of rod is excellent for price.
  • Love the two piece design
  • 8" medium blank and tip are stiffer than other Shimano rods such as Terez. Reel seat is shorter so 6000 size reel is max.
By ContemplateTheNavel
Gulf Coast Florida
Good Rod, Reasonable Price
April 24, 2020
Shimano Grappler Type C Medium

Here are some initial impressions of the Medium 7’7” Type C Grappler. I am a Florida Fisherman with a focus on in shore and near shore. I fish about 300 days a year, but my focus has been on light spinning rods either with live bait or with lures less than one ounce. This is my first popping rod. My intent is to throw lures larger than one ounce to big jacks, tarpon, bonita, etc. So far, I have used lures as large as the 3 ounce Chugg Norris, 3 ounce Halcro Max, Shimano Orcas (2+ ounce), Nomad Design 115 and 150 Madscads. The rod is very comfortable with all of these lures. I get similar casting distance on many of these lures, so the rod loading may be less of a restriction on casting distance that lure surface area or aerodynamics. The reel seat may be best suited to Shimano or Diawa reels or those with a shorter foot than the Penn reels. I am currently using a Penn Spinfisher V 5500. The Penn is a good weight, drag, and line capacity match to my intended use, and it balances well to the rod. However, the reel foot is just a little too long to use the second reel seat lock down nut. I will look at a Saragosa 8000 or a Van Staal VR150, or explore the Spinfisher VI 5500 for a better fit to the reel seat. The rod is quality built and should withstand daily use for years. I would love to try the Type C in other weights and lengths to really dial it in to my specific uses. Following seas and tight lines.
  • High quality construction
  • None
By Christian
Orlando, FL
Excellent Rod!
January 27, 2020
I own a higher model Ocea Plugger rod and Full Throttle rod so I was curious to see the quality of these lower priced models. I was glad to see that these rods are built with great materials and the X-Wrap blanks are second to none. Shimano makes great rods. My next purchase will be a model from the new Terez series!
  • -High Quality
  • -Plenty of Power
  • -Excellent rods for powerful fish (Tarpon, Tuna, etc.).
  • None
By Yohan
Bloomington, Indiana
Great value for money
December 16, 2019
No need to buy expensive rod when you can buy this inexpensive rod which offers a lot more features than average popping rod

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