Shimano Ocea Jigger Star Drag Conventional Reels

Shimano Ocea Jigger Star Drag Conventional Reels

Shimano's flagship jigging reel combines multiple cutting edge technologies to provide never-before-seen rotational torque and cranking power.

$499.99 - $529.99
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TD Code
RetrieveGear RatioLine Retrieve Per CrankBraided Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
Right Hand6.4:139in40/300
8+115lb14.3oz$499.99 USD
Right Hand5.1:131in40/300
8+117lb14.3oz$499.99 USD
Right Hand6.2:146in40/400
8+122lb21.0oz$529.99 USD
Right Hand5.1:138in40/400
8+122lb21.0oz$529.99 USD

Making use of the industries' most advanced manufacturing practices, the Shimano Ocea Jigger Star Drag Conventional Reels were built for the jigging enthusiast looking for the ultimate in unbridled performance. The Ocea Jigger offers unprecedented cranking power thanks to a multitude of features. Equipped with Shimano's cutting edge Infinity Drive technology, a new main shaft supporting structure is utilized to reduce friction with the pinion gear, resulting in greatly improved rotational torque. Rotational torque is also enhanced by an adjustable long crank handle to provide the angler with superior leverage over heavy loads. With two different adjustable handle positions, anglers can choose from positions that enhance either speed or power to better suit their jigging application. A buttery smooth retrieve is ensured with MicroModule gear. The X-Protect feature enhances durability and preserves that out-of-the-box effortless rotation by utilizing a labyrinth construction that channels water away from key internal components, combined with a water repellant coating. Housing the Ocea Jigger's internal components is a compact aluminum frame that is both lightweight and easily palmable, putting unparalleled fish fighting power in a package that is comfortable to use and will reduce angler fatigue during long jigging sessions.


  • Two position adjustable long crank handle offers all day jigging comfort
  • Exciting drag sound allows anglers to know when they are in jeopardy of pulling hooks or breaking off
  • Auto-Clutch return to easily bring the reel in and out of freespool and react quickly to bites
  • Spool lock allows anglers to more safely break off when they snag bottom
  • New trouble free drag star design which allows for easy adjustment
  • EI coating on the spool surface in order to prevent corrosion
  • HG and PG gear ratios to properly pair with various jigging styles
  • Shimano's best-in-class S-ARB bearings to provide long lasting performance

Shimano Technology Found In Shimano Ocea Jigger Star Drag Conventional Reels:

  • Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to it's stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An angler's actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.
  • Micro Module Gear - State-of-the-art gear design makes use of smaller gear teeth and more of them, which results in a more efficient gear train and much smoother retrieve.
  • Infinity Drive - Through the use of new main shaft supporting structure to eliminate friction within the pinion gear, reels with Infinity Drive achieve increased winding torque, along with an incredibly smooth and light rotation under heavy loads.
  • Exciting Drag Sound - Produces an audible drag sound to provide the angler with better feedback when a fish makes a run.
  • S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as Shimano's A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearing's rotation.
  • E.I. - Shimano's proprietary treatment on the spool and body that allows for advanced corrosion resistance that's more than twice as effective as the conventional surface treatment.
  • X-Protect - By combining a water repellant coating and a specially designed water channeling labyrinth construction, X-Protect provides high-level water resistance without adding weight or sacrificing light rotor rotation.
5 Stars based on 4 reviews
By Eric W.
Springboro, ohio
Smooth as silk
March 16, 2020
Super smooth and powerful
By RandyT
Gardena, CA
Really impressed
January 27, 2020
I was happy when Shimano released this reel here in the States. I have to say, I was looking at purchasing a JDM version prior to it's release, but as most know, Shimano and other U.S. based brands won't touch their companies JDM products. It is extremely smooth, and reeling up from depth with a 400 or 500g jig and a fish, is not a problem. I'm waiting to see how well it works on large fish.
ProsVery, very smooth when reeling.
ConsNone so far.
By Cyaco
Shimano’s best or Daiwa’s Best??
January 12, 2020
Difficult to say which one is better... Ocea Jigger 1500HG has automatic clutch return and drag sound. Those 2 are better than Saltiga 15H. But, Saltiga was released in 2015...
By Kenny
Columbia, Maryland
Just my .02 when popping open the reel
November 19, 2019
The Shimano Ocea Jigger is a rock solid, compact beast of a reel. Combining Rolex level precision with power and features. Whether you're fast jigging or slow jigging. Tog jigging or just bottom fishing. This thing is a precisely engineered monster. there's nothing it's equal.

Love how shimano has made this a very high performance reel in this price range
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from New Haven Connecticut asked:
November 20, 2019
Will this be offered in a lefty??
1 Answer
As of now they will only be available in a right hand retrieve 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 20, 2019

SC Park
from Sterling, VA asked:
October 4, 2019
Is this reel JDM?
1 Answer
While similar to the jdm this is the North American version 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 7, 2019

from NJ asked:
January 3, 2020
Other than the handle, what is the difference between the Ocea Jigger and Trinadad A?
1 Answer
While they are extremely similar in design they have do features that made them very different. The Ocea Jigger while offered in limited sizes compared to the Trinidad that has 5 different models and sizes to choose from. The Trinidad's also have a higher drag capacity then the Ocea Jiggers. Also the Ocea Jiggers have the option to buy the lower gear ratio model to have more torque, most of the Trinidad's come with 6:2:1 Ratio. So if you needed a lower ratio for jigging with a slightly longer shaft the Ocea Jigger may be the option to go with. However if you need something with more capacity and higher maximum drag the Trinidad may be the best option. 
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on January 15, 2020

from Canada asked:
December 21, 2019
Made in Japan?
1 Answer
Yes, this model of Ocea Jigger is made in Japan, however it is NOT the JDM Ocea Jigger that many people are familiar with. This model was made in Japan specifically to be sold in the North American market.
Submitted by: Devon Hicken on December 30, 2019

from Wilmington, DE asked:
December 18, 2019
Does this mean Shimano will now service the OJ in the US?
1 Answer
Correct. The Ocea Jigger is now a USDM product distributed by Shimano North America and will have the same service and warranty options as other Shimano America Products!
Submitted by: Ryan on December 18, 2019


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