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.

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RetrieveGear RatioLine Retrieve Per CrankBraided Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
Right Hand6.4:139in40/300
8+115lb14.3oz$519.99 USD
Right Hand5.1:131in40/300
8+117lb14.3oz$519.99 USD
Right Hand6.2:146in40/400
8+122lb21.0oz$549.99 USD
Right Hand5.1:138in40/400
8+122lb21.0oz$549.99 USD
Right Hand5.1:146in50/740
6+140lb27.9oz$619.99 USD
Right Hand4.4:140in50/740
6+140lb27.7oz$619.99 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 20 reviews
By Nick
Odessa, DE
very comfortable jigging reel
June 28, 2022
Great size and comfort..has the power to do it all
By Luis A.
Carmen, Mexico
muy comodo (very comfortable)
April 20, 2022
excelente desempe?o (excellent performance)
  • compacto y fuerte (compact and strong)
  • drag
By Keith C.
Friendswood, Tx
Great real
March 21, 2022
Very smooth. Handle very well.
  • Light weight and durable.
  • Price.
By Anthony
Out the ball park!!!
March 19, 2022
By far one of the nicest reels I own.
  • Strong, corrosion resistant, reliable, scratch resistant, good water resistant, super comfortable, great line capacity etc.
  • Super freaking expensive but you get what you pay for?
By william n.
NY - New York
Shimano OCEAJG4000 Ocea Jigger
January 4, 2022
i bought this reel for jigging tilefish. i have not used it yet. the only thing that i have done was spool it but from what i felt its going to be an awesome reel.
  • na
  • none
By Joseph P.
Shimano OCEA 2000
November 8, 2021
I purchased this reel to fish for tils fish and tuna. I only used it for Seabass just to see how it feels. IT FEELS GREAT.
  • Its a Shimano and its expensive but its worth every penny.
  • NONE
By Mike L.
LAPUSH Washington!
Absolutely, Unequivocally hands down the top end of all jigging reels and ultra multipurpose! Quality on top of quality. Words cannot express!
August 17, 2021
See title
  • Everything
  • None, u pay for what you get and you get it here !
By Anonymous
Ocea 4000 hg
June 20, 2021
This is one bad ass reel it screams at you power! Will be ordering a second one.
  • Smooth powerful
  • None
By Dan M.
oceanside, NY
April 6, 2021
Smoothest reel on the market. Effortless retrieve, even on 30-40lb fish. Compact and light. Just a pleasure to fish.
  • Smooth and powerful. Star drag has more click stops than a Trinidad. Compact and light.
  • 5 more lbs of drag would be nice, though you’re fine without it. EVA ball knob handle would be a nice option for those using this for tog and not slow pitch fishing.
By Ricardo C.
Panama, Central America.
monster reel in a small package
March 22, 2021
Quality built: 10
Performance specs: 10
Shimano of course! Techology is included fo free!!
It will last a lifetime if you take care of it, it is meant for the big fights!!!!
  • Shimano tech!!
  • None yet!!!
  • Not cheap but you get for what you pay for, right!!!!!
By Ryan
Love it
December 31, 2020
Perfect for bottom dwellers or jigging at any depth in the water column. Super smooth and sexy looking reel.
  • Spool lock. Improved torque over the Trinidad.
  • Cost if you?re on a budget.
By Travis
Naples, FL
Shimano Ocea Jigger 👌
December 27, 2020
Quality fit and finish including boxing is second to none ! No slop in reel but itís Shimano so what can I say!
  • Everything said above
  • None
October 12, 2020
By Domingo
San Jacinto, CA
Expectation we’ll beyond!
May 4, 2020
Easy to control, gives me better grip handle and provides smooth and easy cranking motion. What else can you ask for?
  • A beast in a small package!
  • Cant find one don’t waste your time looking for!
By Chris
Pompano Beach, FL
This is my primary jigging reel set up
April 26, 2020
I use both the 1500 and 2000NRHG frequently. I like it more that valiant 500N by accurate. so smooth, reliable, strong. great inches per crank, good drag. One draw back: careful on the cast because the handle will spin around and close the bail and then...DUCK! I have grown accustomed to opening my bail and pressing my knuckles against the handle when I cast with the drift. I won't use anything else personally!
  • SMOOTH!!!
  • great inches per crank
  • enough drag to stop big fish
  • looks awesome
  • light weight
  • handle winding and closing bail on a cast
16 Questions & 16 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 Cozumel Mico asked:
July 31, 2022
When is available? 2000 size 
1 Answer
Hi, Unfortunately we do not have any updated delivery dates at this time as to when the Shimano OCEAJG2000NRHG Ocea Jigger Star Drag Conventional Reel will be back in-stock. I would recommend to periodically check the website to see when it will be back in-stock and available to order as our inventory updates in 24/7 real time. Please let us know if there's anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 2, 2022

from Mauritius Island, Indian Ocean asked:
April 5, 2022

I'm thinking about getting the 1500HG and spooling it with 30lbs braid to jig/bottom fish in anywhere between 200 to 500 feet of water. I'd be fishing slow jigs and madais anywhere between 3 to 6 or 7 ounces. What rod pairing would you recommend for this application?

1 Answer
Hi Rabin, Based on your fishing application, I would recommend a Blackfin Deep Stix Slow Pitch Jigging Rod. This would pair well with a Shimano Ocea Jigger for your slow pitch jigging application. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 5, 2022

Chris Miller
from montauk ny asked:
March 25, 2022
Fishing for yellow fin and big eye in the Northeast canyons. We are generally jigging from 50 to 300 feet although water depth usually over 1000 feet. The tuna we are catching range from 20 to 150 pounds. Which model OCea jigger And rod would you recommend? Also would you recommend replacing the handle with a longer power handle and do you have available?
1 Answer
Hi Chris, For your fishing application I would recommend a Shimano OCEAJG4000HG Ocea Jigger Star Drag Conventional Reel and a Black Hole 52B 350G Cape Cod Special Jigging Rod. The handle of the Shimano Ocea Jigger can be adjusted for your preference so another handle is not necessary. This would be a ideal setup for any size Tuna Jigging applications for the Northeast. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on March 25, 2022

from Pensacola fl asked:
January 19, 2022
Does the 2000 come with a clamp?
1 Answer
Hi Ditri, The Shimano Ocea Jigger Star Drag Conventional Reels size 2000 does not come with a reel clamp. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on January 20, 2022

from fishkill, NY asked:
November 18, 2021
i am thinking about buying the shimano ocea jigger 4000. I would like to have it spooled when I pay it. How do I do that? Do i order the line that I want and send a message with it saying spool it with this line? 
1 Answer
Hi William, When placing your order, please include a note in the comments section with your specific spooling instructions. We are able to offer our house monofilament free of charge with the purchase of a reel, just include the lb test and the color you prefer. If you would like your reel(s) spooled up with a specific monofilament other than our house mono, braid (solid or hollow), or fluorocarbon line, please add that to your order along with your spooling instructions within the notes. Any line that is left over will be shipped with your order. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 19, 2021

from Los Angeles, CA asked:
November 15, 2021
Targeting big ling cod off So. California using a deep dropper rig at about 600 feet depths or deeper.  Looking at the Ocea Jigger 2000NRHG vs. 4000HG.  Pros/cons of getting the larger Ocea Jigger vs. the 2000 size (besides the price)?  Also, which Terez conventional rod would pair well with the 2000 size Ocea Jigger or with the 4000 size Ocea Jigger for this application?  Deep channel and currents off So. Cal coast so often use 12 - 20 oz. bank sinkers -- lots of cranking.
1 Answer
Hi Rob, Based on your fishing application you described, I would recommend the Shimano Ocea Jigger 4000 size. Specifically model: OCEAJG4000; TackleDirect Code: SHM-4269. This model will allow you to use more braid due to the line capacity. This model also will give you the most torque due to the lower gear ratio. I would pair this up with a Shimano Tallus PX Conventional Rod. Specifically model: TLXC70XH; TackleDirect Code: SHM-4281. Since you are fishing heavy lead in deep water this rod and reel combo will be easier to straight crank in a Large Lingcod in 600+ feet of water with ease. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on November 22, 2021

from PA asked:
September 21, 2021
What year model is this?
1 Answer

The Shimano Ocea Jigger Star Drag reel is the 2019 year North American model.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on September 22, 2021

from Jersey asked:
January 30, 2021
Will the Ocea jigger 4000 have a bolt on to rod option?
1 Answer
Yes, this reel comes with a clamp.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 2, 2021

from Woodbridge, Virginia asked:
January 28, 2021
Which reel would be good for bottom fishing sea bass, flounder etc. 

and what Shimano rod would I pair that with?

1 Answer
The 1500HG paired with a MH Shimano Terez or Grappler Slow J will make a great overall bottom/fluke fishing setup. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 28, 2021

from California asked:
December 16, 2020
For the 4000 version do you have to manually put the reel into gear or does it go into gear when you turn the handle?
1 Answer
For this reel, you have to manually put the reel into gear by flipping the side switch.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on December 17, 2020

from California asked:
October 20, 2020
Does it have a level wind?
1 Answer
This reel does not offer a Levelwind model
Submitted by: Alex T on October 23, 2020

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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