Shimano Grappler Type C Popping Rods
Shimano's Grappler Type C Popping Rods are the long distance popper and stickbait casting rod of the series compared to the others which are more suited to jigging. The Grappler Type C Rods are fast action overall however have a soft tip for launching lures while still having a powerful backbone to take down the beasts this rod is designed for. The 8'2" in the Medium Heavy/Heavy/X-heavy will be popular amongst the tuna jig and pop crowd, while the lighter powers will be used by the striper, bluefish, albie and even light tuna fisherman.
The Grappler series from Shimano features two of their newest rod blank technologies, Spiral-X and Hi-Power X. Both these technologies provide for a light, powerful, and sensitive blank, something all anglers certainly want. Spiral-X is a carbon tape tightly wrapped at an angle from the butt of the rod to the tip, which is done in two layers in opposite directions. This provides for torsional rigidity under load without adding weight to the blank itself. Hi-Power X is the rod's outmost layer being wrapped with carbon tape in an "X" pattern from the butt to the tip of the rod. Hi-Power X works in combination with Spiral-X to further tighten the carbon tape and ultimately prevents the "ovalization" of the rod. In short, Spiral-X and Hi-Power X combined with one another gives the angler the sharpness and control not seen in many other rods.
-Ci4+ Reel Seat
-Fuji Alconite Guides
-Fuji SiC Tip
-EVA Handles*All Shimano Grappler Type C Popping Rods are 2-piece
|GRPCS710ML||Spinning||7'10"||Medium Light||Fast||3 oz|
|GRPCS77M||Spinning||7'7"||Medium||Fast||3 1/2 oz|
|GRPCS77MH||Spinning||7'7"||Medium Heavy||Fast||4 1/2 oz|
|GRPCS80M||Spinning||8'0"||Medium||Fast||3 1/2 oz|
|GRPCS82MH||Spinning||8'2"||Medium Heavy||Fast||4 1/2 oz|
|GRPCS82XH||Spinning||8'2"||Extra Heavy||Fast||7 oz|