GRAPPLER 300HG Baitcast

The Shimano Grappler 300 HG is direct to New Zealand fishers from the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) catalogue and was hand picked for its perfect fit for our inshore metal jig fisheries.

At the heart of the Shimano Grappler's features are X-Ship for enhanced cranking power, Hagane Body meaning a strong and more rigid frame, S3D to reduced side-to-side spool wobble when casting and an impressive 6.2:1 retrieval meaning less time winding up and more time fishing.

The Super Free bearing-supported pinion gear system (SF) was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft, creating friction and limiting the length of the cast. With SF, the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing, and when the clutch is di...
These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearings rotation.

HAGANE Body means this reel has a high rigidity and zero twist. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the anglers actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.

By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with our S-ARB bearings and integrating a bigger drive gear, Shimano increased the gearing efficiency and power. This results in a fishing reel with ultra-light handle rotation, giving a perfect rotation even under heavy loads.

Shimano New Zealand provides a TEN YEAR WARRANTY on all Shimano fishing reels, against defects in materials and/or faulty workmanship.