Shimano GRPJS66MH Grappler Type J Jigging Rod

Shimano GRPJS66MH Grappler Type J Jigging Rod

Built with Shimano's Spiral-X and Hi-Power X blank construction, the Grappler Type J is the lightest, most powerful, and most responsive offshore jigging rod available.

Price: $299.99
TD Code
TypeLengthPowerActionBraided Line MaxLure MaxForegrip LengthReargrip LengthGimbal TypePrice
1 pc
Medium HeavyModerate Fast50lb250g5.5in11.3inNone$299.99 USD

Designed for use with a wide array of jigs and jigging techniques, the Shimano Grappler Type J Jigging Rods utilize Shimano's highest-performing rod blank technologies. The Grappler Type J is perfect for anything from jigging over near-shore reefs for mid-sized bottom fish to butterfly jigging for giant bluefin tuna, and everything in-between. These versatile jigging rods feature a moderate-fast action perfect for imparting a natural action on bucktails and soft plastics, while retaining enough backbone to steer fish away from structure, making them the ideal for wreck fishing.

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 Luis A.
Grappler tipo J (Grappler type J)
August 10, 2022
la he visto emparejada con un tranx y es un combo muy fuerte para pelear con peces grandes
el dise?o y combinacion de colores hace que se vea lujosa
(I have seen it paired with a tranx and it is a very strong combo to fight with big fish
the design and color combination makes it look luxurious)
  • ligera
  • fuerte
  • (light
  • strong)
  • ninguna (none)
By brennan
chadds ford, PA
August 5, 2022
Awesome rod. Have it paired with a 14k twin power SW. Excellent jigging rod for many species, tuna, cobia, etc. lightweight and has a great feel. Grip is great as well
  • none
By Jorge f.
Manchester New Hampshire
Grappler type J by Shimano
June 14, 2022
this is by far the best rod I’ve ever owned. Sensitive tip but yet super strong outstanding jigging rod. I recommend it for everyone
  • Strong rod
By Bob
Grappler GRPJC66M
January 9, 2022
Shimano quality build. Will pair with Avet SXJ Raptor and Powerpro for bottom jigging.
By Hung
Great rod
November 1, 2021
I just pulled two 8-ft reef sharks on this rod and it worked like a champ. Lightweight and strong. I have a Twin power size 10000 (2021) on it and I love the combo.
  • lightweight, strong
  • none so far
By kehan
light weight
August 31, 2021
great action and light weight
By Phanh
Philadelphia, PA
Had to other another
May 20, 2021
Love this rod so much, I had to order a second one!
  • Light, strong, and worth every dollar spend
  • None
By Matthew
New Braunfels, TX
March 6, 2021
Hands down the best bang for your buck!
By Ricky
New Shimano grapplers rod.
September 21, 2020
This new shimano grappler are excellent, they are powerful for their size .I catch big shark and big American red snappers on the party boat and handle excellent ,now I own 4 of then 2 spinning, 1 conventional, 1 slow jigging good investment.
  • Light ,powerfull, good construction, excellent price.
  • none
By Anonymous
Philadelphia, Pa
Best jigging rod
September 2, 2020
Amazing rod, I would recommend this to everyone.
By Chase
Gulf of Mexico
Great rod
June 15, 2020
The best jigging rod I have tried to date. It lifts heavy jigs more efficiently and with less efforts than any other rod I have tried to date.
By Dave
Venice, La
Good offshore rod for Beeliner and mangrove
April 28, 2020
Very light and sturdy rod for everything light offshore. If you can only bring one rod for cobia, snapper, etc.. this would be it.
  • Light and sturdy
  • Expensive
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Primo features
April 10, 2020
This rod has great features, it combines great guides, strength, all in a light package to keep you from tiring on the water
  • Light, strong proprietary technology
  • None
By Matt
Strong & light
March 13, 2020
Great rod for the money
  • Price
  • None
By Cyaco
Grappler rod is very affordable
January 11, 2020
Grappler rod is very affordable.
I have many JDM Grappler rods but I decided to get the American version.
The difference between JDM and USM is... 2pcs vs 1pc.
I like 2pcs better when I use the backseat of my SUV otherwise, I love 1pc rod.
Very Japanese style rods, like Major Craft rods TackleDirect carries.
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from Quincy, MA asked:
October 3, 2019
Which Shimano Saragosa would pair well with a 6'6" MH jigging rod?  
1 Answer
The 5000 saragosa would pair nicely with that rod. 
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on October 5, 2019

from izmir asked:
January 9, 2021
which one should i pick for 5-8oz jig weight, medium or mh?
1 Answer
I would go with the MH. This rod is rated for 250 g., which is approximately 8 oz. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 11, 2021

from Quincy, MA asked:
September 19, 2019
Which of these jigging rods would you recommend for northeast anglers looking for tautog, scup, sea bass, and fluke?  
1 Answer
The 6 Ft 6in medium heavy would be perfect for all inshore species such as tau tog, striper, fluke, etc. If you usually are using lighter jigs (3-4 oz) try the medium power.
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on September 20, 2019


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