Shimano Big Game Type J Spinning Rod

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Item No.: F18487



The Shimano Big Game Type J Spinning Rod brings that sharp rod control all anglers seek. The Big Game Type J features the Spiral X and Hi-Power X construction strong blanks, which add an impressive-feeling of control over the rod. The Spiral X construction enhances the durability and sensitivity of the rod. It has three layers, the blank made out of vertical fibers, an inner layer, and the outer layer is diagonally wrapped carbon tape that tightly winds the blank in opposite directions. This strong rod, in turn, delivers sharp and crisp reactions, allowing you to set those hooks quickly. For a lightweight but durable rod, make sure you pick up your Shimano Big Game Type J Spinning Rod today!

  • CI4+ Reel Seat
    • 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.
  • Spiral X
    • 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."
  • Hi-Power X
    • 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.

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