“BREAK the STANDARD”
New Generation Offshore Jigging rod
Super high elastic offshore Jigging rod, FOKEETO IKARI which equips our new invention “IKARI BLANK” (PAT.P). The FOKEETO IKARI is very thin, but performs with phenomenal breaking strength and overwhelming repulsive force.
Super high elasticity and bendable action hugely improves jig control ability. It can perfectly control long jig, short jig, slow jig, and others with one rod. Previously, these different types of jigs had needed different types of rods to show the real action.
Moreover, its phenomenal breaking strength gives huge power in fight against fish, and you can fully stand a rod. It has never been possible with high elastic rods before.
FOKEETO IKARI will take you to the new stage of offshore jigging, and it will amplify the fun of fishing.
IKARI blank is “Carbon x Carbon Structure” which means carbon core is built into a super high elastic carbon.
A normal blank is tubular (inside is hollow), but IKARI blank incorporates carbon material inside of the blank as its core.
This outstanding blank breaks the common knowledge of “High elastic rod = easy to break” by its phenomenal breaking strength with high elasticity.
The biggest characteristics of IKARI blank, Breaking strength, Repulsive force, and Sensitivity, will make a clear distinction from other blanks before.
Why we need IKARI blank
“High elastic rod = easy to break”
This is a common knowledge and absolute character of carbon material, and antithetical subjects of high elasticity and high breaking strength have never become one in the true meaning.
The high elastic rod imparts a unique action to lures, but can be easy to break.
Nowadays, there are many high elastic rods which focus on lure action exclusively, at the expense of durability in fighting the fish. Anglers feel anxious about rod breakage so they fight fish with the rod pointed down the line, but this is not the true role of a fishing rod.
We think a fishing rod needs to support anglers in every fishing process, from the lure action to hooking and landing the fish.
This is why we had been developing a perfect blank which unites ”High elasticity” and “Breaking strength”.
Characteristics of IKARI BLANK
Phenomenal Breaking Strength
One of the biggest characteristic is its Breaking Strength. Comparing to normal tubular blank, IKARI performs 2.6 times stronger breaking strength.
To begin with, why a rod gets broken?
On the other hand, IKARI Blank has Carbon Core inside of its blank. While a rod bends, Carbon core keeps the blank perfect round shape as much as possible. By restraining deformation of a blank, IKARI has succeeded to reinforce its breaking strength to the maximum. Even though it’s a super high elastic rod, IKARI performs phenomenal breaking strength.
Overwhelming Repulsive Force
The 2nd Characteristic is Repulsive Force. When a blank bends, a blank shows a power to return to its original shape, this power is Repulsive Force. While at tubular blank accumulates energy only into carbon pipe, IKARI blank accumulates all the generated energy into both carbon pipe and carbon core. Accumulated energy in Carbon core enlarge its repulsive force.
Since Carbon core is fully filled inside, information coming from lures and a line is conveyed directly to your hand without any loss. Hitting of bottom, lure action, current, tide, sensitive bite, etc. To feel this kind of information clearly and specifically is a huge advantage in fishing field.
Create an Ideal Rod Action
Basically, if a blank is thick, it gets stiff and doesn’t bend. If a blank is thin, rod bends but durability gets lower. Because of IKARI Blank has high breaking strength, it can become very strong and very thin. Durability, repulsive power, and rod bending. By controlling these important factors of fishing rod, we can generate an ideal rod action which wasn’t existed before.
Characteristic of FOKEETO IKARI
Control All Types of Jigs
[Better performance than specialized rods before]
Its special rod action “High elasticity and bendable” rose usability of different types of jigs dramatically.
Thanks to the bigger repulsive force, IKARI shows faster initial velocity, which is an important factor in jig action, and blank restoration time is faster as well. As a result, movement distance of jig is bigger in one action.
You Can Stand Your Rod in Fight
[Fight against fish without feeling risk of rod break]
IKARI which has improved breaking strength doesn’t let you feel the risk of rod break during fight while usual high elastic rod may give you anxiety of rod break, so you can stand your rod during fight. By standing a rod up, IKARI gradually bends by having more load on itself, and by load is getting bigger, repulsive force gets bigger. This big repulsive force becomes a big pressure directly on fish, so it will support your fight without giving fish any initiative.
Thinner Line Can Be Used
[IKARI absorbs line damage]
A rod usually take a roll to absorb damage on line during fight. However, anglers cannot stand a rod with a fragile high elastic rod, so it doesn’t take a natural role of fishing rod. Because of that, it will make direct damage on a line and a reel bigger, so that a risk of line break and reel break gets higher.
[mobility and tackle balance]
By making it with a handle offset, we made IKARI closed length less than 140cm, so it’s very good for fishing expeditions by airplane or any transportation. You can challenge to new places.
[A rod reduces consuming angler’s stamina]
As you can see on descriptions in other characteristics above, IKARI supports to keep your stamina. Jig action and fight can be operated with smaller power because of its high repulsive force. Also, by its well balance and stability, your fatigue becomes a minimum after all day of fishing.
Essential Rod Weight
[The answer for pursuing true usability]
In today’s fishing industry, there is a tendency of focusing on too much rod weight reduction, and we feel important factors of fishing rods are sacrificed. Especially, vertical jigging can be a power game, but weight reduction may decrease rod durability, so anglers cannot rely on their tackle.
FOKEETO IKARI was born by integrating these essential factors of true jigging rod.
Rod Curve (Click on the image)