Shimano Grappler 2019 series
THE new Grappler 2019 series are the next generation of offshore JDM rods, equipped to battle with the largest offshore predators. This upgraded series now features both Spiral X and Hi-Power X blank technology to enhance power, strength and durability. With 19 dedicated Type J (Jigging) and Type C (Casting) models that are PE rated from PE 2.5 to PE 8, there is a wide range of options to suit Australian anglers.
The patented high-strength Spiral X enhances torsional and compression rigidity under load without adding extra weight to the blank. According to the manufacturers, the Hi-Power technology further reinforces structure which enhances the torsional resistance further and creates the optimum balance between lightweight, strength and control. On top of this they also feature Fuji reel seats and Fuji K Guides with SiC tips, and specially tapered grip designs.
Whether it be heavy kingfish jigging or topwater GT casting, the rods have been tested in harsh offshore environments, resulting in a line-up that is capable of grappling with the strongest of ocean predators.
With the new Stella SW 2019 series hitting local stores, the spinning models in the Grappler range will be a perfect fit, whilst models from the coveted Ocea Jigger range will partner up with the overheads brilliantly. Available in March, 2019.
Type J (Jigging): $429.95AUD
Type C (Casting): $499.95AUD