Friday, April 27, 2012

Shimano 2012 Jigging Rods

Shimano has launched some new light jigging rods recently this year to catch up with modern jigging mainly influenced by Japanese blank designs like the Goldenmean Sabeldance and Earthshaker. This is good news as there are more light jigging rods for us to choose from. If you add in the Valleyhills Oceantrail and CTS custom light jigging blanks, things are really looking exciting for the anglers.

The 3 models are the Shimano Game Type LJ, Shimano Jogbros and the Shimano Metalblow. These rods come with Fuji K guides. I hope the rods come in 1pc versions!

From what i see, the Shimano Game Type LJ is the one to get as it comes with Spiral X technology.

Pricewise, hearsay is that the Shimano Metalbow is available for $180 at TCC which is a crazy price bound to pit it directly against Sabeldance.

Here are some videos of the Shimano Metalblow PE 1.5 in action by Edmund. He overloaded the rod and the rod was tested on maxdrag Shimano Stella 4000 with Powerpro Slick 30lbs! Amazing rod action! Jig used was Shimano Stinger Butterfly Slidend metal jig with Gamakatsu Light Jigging Assist DIY



Here is link to the official Shimano page for the Metablow!
http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/rod/2549

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