Shimano GTYPJB605 Game Type J Saltwater Jigging Casting Rod

Shimano GTYPJB605 Game Type J Saltwater Jigging Casting Rod

Price: $399.99
TD Code
TypeLengthTechniquePowerActionPower Pro
Line Rating (lb)
Weight (g)
1 pcs
JiggingExtra-HeavyModerate-Fast50300g$399.99 USD
The Shimano Game Type J Saltwater Jigging Rods combine Spiral X and Hi Power X blank construction technology. This Spiral X construction provides for reinforced blank strength and torsional rigidity. These Shimano rods are lightweight in design. Hi-power X-construction eliminates blank twist, which means longer casting distances and exceptional casting accuracy. These Shimano rods were designed to fish Shimano butterfly and other vertical drop jigs when targeting tuna, grouper, snapper, and sea bass. These rods feature CI4+ material reel seats thus providing more power and sensitivity.
5 Stars based on 8 reviews
By Gusnyny
Next level jig rod
April 15, 2021
One of my favorite rods to use. It’s just an amazing weapon in the arsenal. Super light, thin feels great in the hand, super strong and sensitive
Prostop shelf everything, rings, blank, ci4+reel seat!
By phuc
Fresno, CA
Super Light Rod !!!
March 12, 2021
I already have the 604 model and I am getting the 603. These rods are super light and strong. I can cast all days without hurting my joint. If you want light rod this is the one !!!
By Jack G.
Lake Forest, California
A very good jigging rod
March 11, 2021
I bought this rod for local rockfish jigging in SoCal. I was originally concerned about it lacking backbone especially because of the new depth restrictions because took it out last Sunday and it held up perfectly jigging with a 200 gram flatfall jig for big rockfish in 400+ft. The only slight problem I can see is that you can't really cast a heavy jig up current which you sometimes have to do when rockfish jigging in SoCal. Other than that, the rod is super light and comfortable to fish with.
Prossuper light weight good backbone
Conscan't cast a jig up current
By Jack
San Diego, CA
Great Rod
February 16, 2021
Great light rod for bottom fishing, you can feel everything on this with 30-40# straight braid. Plenty of backbone to pull in big Lings and Hailbut. I hear it works well for free fall jigging for Yellowtail and Tuna but haven't tried that yet.
By sang s.
Really good item
February 13, 2021
this fishing rod is very nice and strong
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
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Greg B
from Miami Florida asked:
May 31, 2019
Would this be considered a slow pitch Rod or just a standard jigging Rod
1 Answer
Standard jigging 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 31, 2019

from NY asked:
February 25, 2019
what reel would you pair on this rod for Tuna jigging here in the NE? And what realistically is the maximum sized tuna you think this rod can handle? (considering my tendency to push tackle beyond their limits...)
1 Answer
The Accurate Boss Valiant 400 would pair up very well with the game type J jigging rod 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on February 28, 2019


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