If you are looking for a shorter travel length than can be found in more traditional 2-piece versions, the Grappler Type C 3-piece is the perfect high-end, long range top water stickbait and popper rod.
In keeping with the Grappler name, these rods are fighting tools without equal. Lean into a fish and you’ll feel the power increase throughout the complete rod, in an almost parabolic way, applying remarkable pulling power and enhancing your performance and enjoyment to new heights.
Grappler Type C 3-piece rods are built from blanks utilizing Shimano’s latest Spiral-X Core in addition to Hi-Power X technology. This produces superb blank stability when long range casting with heavy lures and also when playing fish under extreme pressure.
There are two rods in the range, designed for use with larger stickbaits and poppers over 100g, making them perfect for large tuna and the largest GT, where their amazing fish-playing performance really comes into its own. Fitted with Fuji Alconite MN guides for excellent line management when using the latest braided lines and an ultra strong Fuji DPS reel seat which has an additional locking nut for the ultimate in security. Both models are fitted with a reverse taper EVA handle.
Shimano Grappler Saltwater Lure Fishing Rod Features
- The latest Spiral X Core and Hi-Power X carbon construction
SPIRAL X: Through its exclusive lightweight structure, Shimano's patented Spiral X construction enhances catching power for anglers. Spiral X construction consists of three layers: a middle layer of vertical fibres as well as inner and outer layers, 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 fibre sheet, Spiral X achieves enhanced compression rigidity and increased torsional rigidity without adding extra weight. This in turn facilitates instant power transmission for precise casting and fish fighting.
HI-POWER X: Hi-Power X construction uses diagonally-wrapped carbon tape to form an array of "X" shapes on the rod blank's outermost layer. 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. This manufacturing process allows Shimano to adjust these wraps during construction for precise actions, enhanced overall strength and added twist resistance. In short, Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control for the angler.
- Medium fast action for long range casting with parabolic-like fighting curve
- Fuji Alconite NM guides for lightness and strength
- Ultra strong Fuji DPS reel seat with additional locking nut
- Reverse taper EVA handle for assured grip
- Travel Length for 8"2"/2.49m 3pce is 89cm