It’s been 6 years since Ocea Jigger has been sold and been loved by lots of jigging anglers. And now, this SHIMANO’s flagship overhead reel has been fully model changed this year.
60% Decreasing of Reeling Resistance – Infinity Drive
SHIMANO official says this Infinity Drive reduces 60% of reeling resistance from old model – now what is the Infinity Drive?
One big update of the Infinity Drive is the mount type of pinion gear, says SHIMANO official. The ’11 Ocea Jigger holds the gear by bearing, but the new ’17 Ocea Jigger holds it from inside by spool shaft, and by this difference gains toughness, strength and smoothness of the reeling.
Second update is the drag sound system updated. A spring in ’11 Ocea Jigger has been removed and gained the handling smooothness.
Third update is by SHIMANO official, each parts update and the new ’17 Ocea Jigger reduced 60% of the reeling resistance.
Moreover, this new model also has micro module gear and this feature is mainly, getting good impression from Ocea Conquest and Engetsu – can’t wait to first touch.
Long Handle – No More Customising Needed!?
With ’11 Ocea Jigger, the handles are very short and therefore lots of people used to use custom long handle, especially for the deep sea jigging. In Australia, we sometimes need to use 250 – 300 g jig for 100m deep, so the normal handle was a bit too short and power-less.
Now the new ’17 Ocea Jigger has long crank handle by default. With 1500PG/HG handle length is 73/85mm, against 70mm with ’11 Ocea Jigger. This will for sure, make smoother and lighter feeling.
New Water Resistance X-Protect
This new ’17 Ocea Jigger has new water protect feature, X-Protect to drive gear side.
Specs and Release Date
This reel doesn’t actually have 3000 size yet, and smaller will be sold first.
1000HG, 1500PG, 1500HG will be released at June 2017.
1001HG, 1501PH, 1501HG, 2000NRPG, 200NRHG will be on August 2017.
2001NRPG, 2001NRHG will be on September 2017.
|Model||Gear Ratio||Weight (g)||Drag Power (kg)||Capacity*
|Retrieve Range (cm)||Price (yen)|
|1000HG||6.4||405||7.0||20-300 25-230 30-200||97||50,500|
|1001HG||6.4||405||7.0||20-300 25-230 30-200||97||50,500|
|1500PG||5.1||405||7.5||20-500 25-400 30-320||78||50,500|
|1501PG||5.1||405||7.5||20-500 25-400 30-320||78||50,500|
|1500HG||6.4||405||7.5||20-500 25-400 30-320||97||50,500|
|1501HG||6.4||405||7.5||20-500 25-400 30-320||97||50,500|
|2000NRPG||5.1||595||10.0||30-400 40-300 50-220||96||55,500|
|2001NRPG||5.1||595||10.0||30-400 40-300 50-220||96||55,500|
|2000NRHG||6.2||595||10.0||30-400 40-300 50-220||117||55,500|
|2001NRHG||6.2||595||10.0||30-400 40-300 50-220||117||55,500|
* Line capacity is based on 1Gou = 10lb.
* All product information and images are basically from SHIMANO official website.