Shimano Big Game Type J Casting Rod
Built light and robust, the Shimano Big Game Type J Casting Rod will be your next favorite rod! Utilizing Shimano's Hi-Power X and Spiral X construction, this rod is designed to be strong and durable. The multi-layer, cross patterned structure adds new strength to the rod, helping you to reel in some behemoths! Not only is this rod as strong as an ox, but it's also comfortably light! Shimano uses a carbon base to build the rods while giving them impressive strength; it allows them to also be as light as can be! The Shimano Big Game Type J Casting Rod is sure to impress!
- CI4 is a Shimano original material reinforced with carbon fiber. It is lighter and has a higher strength than conventional resin material. CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4 material. This highly technical material is 2.5 times more rigid than CI4 and is used in Shimano reel seats to increase sensitivity and to reduce weight. Use of CI4+ for the reel seat also delivers remarkable rigidity for perfect reel fixation which results in better rod efficiency.
- In Hi-Power X construction, the blank’s outermost layer is diagonally wrapped with carbon tape, which forms an array of “X” shapes. The width of the tape, its winding angle and the part of the rod being wrapped are fine-tuned according to the target fish species. The flexibility allows Shimano to adjust these wraps during construction for precise actions, enhanced overall strength and added twist resistance. Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control by the angler.
- Spiral X construction consists of three layers: a blank made of vertical fibers, an inner layer, and an outer layer both comprised of carbon tape that tightly winds the blank diagonally in opposite directions. By using this carbon tape in place of a conventional horizontal fiber sheet, Spiral X achieves enhanced torsional rigidity without adding extra weight. This in turn facilitates instant power transmission for precise casting and fighting fish. Through its exclusive lightweight structure, Shimano's Spiral X construction enhances anglers' "catching power."