The new Grappler BB series from Shimano is an affordable saltwater series that expands the existing Grappler family. It boasts features such as Hi-Power X blank technology, Shimano custom reel and CI4 reel seats, as well as Fuji K Stainless Alconite guides.
Incorporating Shimano’s exclusive carbon-wrapped Hi-Power X blank technology ensures blank twist and rotation is reduced when the rod is in motion, giving you increased casting performance, better fight control and a crisper feel when working your lures.
There are 13 diverse models to choose from, all featuring a 2-piece butt join concept. There are casting models from 8’0” to 8’2” with ratings from PE5 to PE8 for all things topwater. There are also pin and overhead jigging models weighted from PE3 to PE6 that will have you covered when the bite is deep. Additionally, the Grappler BB series integrates two overhead Slow Jig models at 6’8” from PE2 to PE 3 and two LJ models at 6’3”.
The Grappler BB series features a range of rods that sit perfectly with any mid to high priced Shimano overhead and spin reels.
Price: SRP $319