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Shimano 20 Game Type J Rod

Regular price
$268.00
Regular price
$334.00
Sale price
$268.00

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International shipping options available:

  • International express courier (3-21 business days): $55.00 (max weight 1kg)
  • New Zealand Flat Rate ( 3-7 business Days): $25.00 (max weight 2kg)

Local customs charges/import duties may be payable - Fishing Station has no control over this.

Shimano’s new Game Type J series are the latest JDM jigging rods to hit Australian shores. With seven models, this impressive new series feature improved blank technology and offer five spin and two overhead’s ranging from PE2.5 to PE6 line ratings. Improving on the original 2015 series, the 2020 series features Hi-Power X and now Shimano’s patented Spiral X Core carbon construction to reduce weight and increase strength. Paired with Fuji K Stainless SiC frames, a mix of Ci4+ or Fuji reel seats and an EVA split butt configuration for comfort and lightness, the Game Type J range is purpose-built to be incredibly balanced. The 2-piece butt join construction has been engineered to maximise performance and deliver a parabolic bend to ensure comfort and performance for Anglers while exerting maximum force on fish.

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.”

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. In short, Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control by the angler.

SHIMANO CI4+ REEL SEAT – In addition to using high-end Fuji reel seats, Shimano has designed a number of models in-house. These Shimano engineered models make it possible to use specialised reel seats for different types of rods. The usage of the highly technical material CI4+ creates an ultra light reel seat.

 

Features

  • Spiral X Core
  • Fuji K Stainless Silicon Guides
  • EVA Grips

 

Specifications

 

ITEM CODE LENGTH (M) LENGTH (IN) LINE WEIGHT (LBS) LURE WEIGHT (G) GUIDES
20GTJB603 1.83 6' MAX 3 MAX 180g FUJI K STAINLESS SiC
20GTJB605 1.83 6' MAX 5 MAX 250g FUJI K STAINLESS SiC
20GTJS5104 1.78 5'10'' MAX 4 MAX 210g FUJI K STAINLESS SiC
20GTJS5105 1.78 5'10'' MAX 5 MAX 250g FUJI K STAINLESS SiC
20GTJS566 1.68 5'6'' MAX 6 MAX 300g FUJI K STAINLESS SiC
20GTJS603 1.83 6' MAX 3 MAX 180g FUJI K STAINLESS SiC
20GTJS642 1.93 6'4'' MAX 2.5 MAX 160g FUJI K STAINLESS SiC
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    • Still in original packaging and condition (including any shrink or plastic wrapping)
    • Returns window is activated from date of delivery from logistics carrier (or date of pickup from post office)
    • All return postage costs are paid by buyer
    • Original shipping costs are non-refundable

    Returns Process

    • Contact us to open a Return Authorisation
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    • Please ensure sufficient packaging and protection inside the box to prevent transit damage
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    It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that the parcel is dispatched within the 7 days – parcel tracking must show the parcel is scanned by the logistics carrier within the 7 days of initiating the return. Parcel tracking and insurance is strongly recommended. It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure the parcel reaches us. We will not accept returned goods stamped “More To Pay”.

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    Any returns received:
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    will not be processed, and will be shipped back to the buyer at their cost.

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    We will replace items that are damaged in transit by the carrier, or incorrectly shipped due to fulfilment errors on our side. Please contact us and we will arrange the return and replacement.

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      Intentional misuse of an item by not following instructions and usage guidelines, such as (but not limited to):

      • Submersing a reel
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      Will not be covered by our warranty and fault protocol, and the item will be returned to the buyer at the buyer’s cost.

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