Shimano New Shimano jigging rods?

Bantam1

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These are the Game Type J rods that are sold in Japan. They aren't up on the website yet. We have a new web guy that is still working on getting everything up on the site. I will remind him today.
 
Aug 28, 2014
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What is the difference between these and the Trevala F's? or the 2014 Ocea Jigger rods?

Correct me if i'm wrong, but I thought the Game J's were created for slow jigging? Will the be good for Flat Sides too?
 

Bantam1

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The Trevala F rods are high modulus carbon blanks with a TC4 tip. Its a very crisp and responsive jigging rod. We gave them a little more backbone for the US anglers. The Game Type J rods are built with Spiral X and High Power X technology. Essentially they use one sheet of carbon and the rest is carbon tape. It cuts the weight of the rod and reduces excessive oscillation of the rod blank. So much crisper than a standard rod blank. These models are not for slow jigs. They are made for standard vertical jigging. They will work for those jigs, but not for the technical fishing style that they do in Japan with the slow jigs.

In Japan they do offer a Slow Jigging series in Game Type J (I think in Type J), but we did not bring these to the US. I do not think the US angler would like a rod that bends all the way through the reel seat like the slow jigging rods.
 
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Bantam1, can you shed some light. There's a bit of confusion between the rod models. On Tackledirect the B604 is rated Heavy but on Shimano's website it is extra heavy.

I am looking to order on but I want the Heavy and not ex heavy.
 
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These are the specs from Shimano Japan:

品番 全長(m) 継数(本) 仕舞寸法(cm) 自重(g) 先径/元径(mm) 適合ジグウェイト(g) 適合ラインPE(号) リールシート
位置(mm)
カーボン
含有率(%)
本体価格(円) 商品コード
S652 1.96 1 196.0 165 2.6/12.5 MAX160 MAX2.5 487※U 88.0 36,000 36438 8
S603 1.83 1 183.0 165 2.5/11.9 MAX180 MAX3 482※U 86.2 36,000 36439 5
S643 1.93 1 193.0 170 2.3/12.9 MAX180 MAX3 472※U 88.8 36,500 36440 1
S594 1.75 1 175.0 170 2.6/12.5 MAX210 MAX4 482※U 89.3 36,500 36441 8
S624 1.88 1 188.0 180 2.6/13.4 MAX210 MAX4 482※U 87.7 37,000 36442 5
S605 1.83 1 183.0 190 2.8/13.8 MAX250 MAX5 487※U 87.9 38,000 36443 2
S586 1.73 1 173.0 200 2.9/13.4 MAX300 MAX6 487※U 86.2 38,000 36444 9
B603 1.83 1 183.0 140 2.1/8.2 MAX180 MAX3 408※D 99.1 35,000 36445 6
B604 1.83 1 183.0 150 2.2/9.8 MAX220 MAX4 418※D 96.7 36,000 36446 3
B605 1.83 1 183.0 160 2.6/10.2 MAX300 MAX5 428※D 95.2 37,000 36447 0


This is from Shimano US:
GTYPJB603 6'0" Medium Heavy NA 30 1 NA Fuji K Sic
GTYPJB604 6'0" Extra Heavy NA 50 1 NA Fuji K Sic
GTYPJB605
6'0" Heavy NA 40 1 NA Fuji K Sic

I think the US site has the 604 and 605 switched.
 

Bantam1

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My mistake. I didn't catch it the first time I looked at it. Too many hours staring at Excel spreadsheets today. I will let our web guy know about the error and get it corrected.
 

remel1993

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Anyone have this rod and what rating do you have? My friend has both the xxh and mh model and says the xxh model feels better jigging 150g jigs in 200-400ft of water.
 

Bantam1

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Sep 13, 2007
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We do not offer the 684 model in the US. I do not have experience with this rod. If it is anything like the other "4" powered rods, it should handle the heavier jigs with no issue.
 

Bantam1

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Sep 13, 2007
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The 4 Power rods are rated for 50# Power Pro line. I do not have the exact spec in front of me. I would say it will be around 20 pounds max. Maybe slightly higher.
 
Aug 28, 2014
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They're available in both. I own both. The conventional is a really thin diameter rod but powerful. I compare it to my Temple Reef Mythos Plus but not quite as refined. I'm surprised that the spinning model the blank is almost twice as thick in diameter. For the price I'd get a Terez or a Tevala type F.
 

Bantam1

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Sep 13, 2007
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The models are all listed. It's a little confusing because of the Japanese item numbers.

14GTYPJB604 B is used for casting models.
14GTYPJS603 S is used for spinning models.
 

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