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 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
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


Show off your fishing gear investment. Please post images and videos of your fishing gear, apparel, catches and lifestyle shots on and off the water. Let's see what you've got for a chance to win FREE gear! You can use #HookedOnTD or UPLOAD YOUR IMAGE HERE to make it onto our product pages or gallery. See something you like? You can shop directly from the images we post when gear we sell is featured!