NEW  FOKEETO  IKARI

“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.

 What is “IKARI BLANK”?

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.

What is “IKARI BLANK”?

 

 
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?
One of the big reason is “deformation of a blank”. When a rod bends, a tubular blank is deformed into elliptical shape, and it gets broken when reaches its limit.
 

 
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.

 

Super Sensitivity

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.
More clear information will help you to find out a right situation inside the water of the day, and you can adjust right lures and right lure action to the situation.
It will of course make different in the result.

 

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.
FOKEETO IKARI attempts fish by making perfect jig action with slow-pitch, high-pitch, and standard one-pitch. By now, each jigging style needed each specialized rod, but FOKEETO IKARI will control all these jigging technics with one rod even better than special rods before.
 
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.
Higher repulsive power allows jig action with smaller power of anglers, and gives bigger pressure on fish during fight.
IKARI reduces consuming of anglers’ strength, so they can save their stamina.


 

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.
FOKEETO IKARI works as if it’s your muscle, therefore it reduces fatigue and raise a possibility of catching big targets.

 

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.
On the other side, IKARI absorbs these damages by bending itself conforming with fish move, so the risk of line break gets lower.
IKARI is the best rod for situations that we need to use a thinner line like in deep are, strong current, and so on.


 

Handle Offset

[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.
Also this handle section works as “a balancer Handle” which is a very important section of balancing a whole tackle when a reel and a jig is set. Weight balance make big different on usability and tiredness.
Moreover, handle section is made stiffer, it makes power transmission very smooth and raises performance of jig action and fight.

 

Less Fatigue

[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.
Of course, fishing cannot be done only with a fishing rod. We need a reel, a line, and lures.
ZENAQ think it’s important to make a rod for improving true usability with other tackles line reel and lures than exceeded weight reduction.
 

  • the best weight balance that you can move your jig all day with a minimum power
  • enough durability to fight against fish without anxiety
  • necessary rod power to catch your target fish

 
FOKEETO IKARI was born by integrating these essential factors of true jigging rod.
It will definitely support anglers both physically and psychologically.

 

Model

 

NEW  FB63-3  IKARI  Bait model

Length: 6'3" / Jig: ~170g(Short)  ~240g(Long) / Line: PE#0.8~2
Technical model for fishing near coastal waters and in strong current which requires thinner PE line.
Control several types of jigs such as slow jig, short jig, semi-long jig, and long jig with thin PE line.
 
Fish Photo

FB63-3  IKARI

 
 
 
 

NEW  FB64-5  IKARI  Bait model

Length: 6'4" / Jig: ~210g(Short)  ~280g(Long) / Line: PE#1.5~2.5
FOKEETO IKARI standard model for all types of jigs in various area.
For coastal waters ~ more than 100m deep area. Targeting middle to large blue runners and rock fish.
 
Fish Photo

FB64-5  IKARI

 
 
 
 

NEW  FS64-5.5  IKARI  Spinning model

Length: 6'4" / Jig: ~210g(Short)  ~280g(Long) / Line: PE#1.5~3
Spinning model of FB64-5, but its butt section is reinforced for bringing out usability and potential of a spinning model.
It performs high rod controllability unique to a spinning rod.
 
Fish Photo

FS64-5.5  IKARI

 

 
 

 
 

Specs

 

FOKEETO  IKARI
BAIT MODEL
Length
(ft)
Joint
(pce)
Closed
Length
(cm)
Lure WT
Max
(g)
Line WT
(PE #)
Rod'sweight
(average)
(g)
Grip length
Click here!
Guide
(Fuji parts)
Reel seat size
(Fuji parts)
(A) (B) (C)
NEW  FB63-3 IKARI 6'3" Offset Handle 134 ~170(Short)
~240(Long)
PE#0.8~2 186 657 510 60 Titanium
TORZITE
T-DPS20IC
NEW  FB64-5 IKARI 6'4" Offset Handle 136 ~210(Short)
~280(Long)
PE#1.5~2.5 193 657 510 60 Titanium
TORZITE
T-DPS20IC

 
FOKEETO  IKARI
SPINNING MODEL
Length
(ft)
Joint
(pce)
Closed
Length
(cm)
Lure WT
Max
(g)
Line WT
(PE #)
Rod'sweight
(average)
(g)
Grip length
Click here!
Guide
(Fuji parts)
Reel seat size
(Fuji parts)
(A) (B) (C)
NEW  FS64-5.5 IKARI 6'4" Offset Handle 136 ~210(Short)
~280(Long)
PE#1.5~3 183 620 500 70 Titanium
TORZITE
DPS18IC

※Guide: Fuji Titanium frame +TORZITE ring guide

 
 
 
 

Photo

 

 
FB63-3  IKARI
 
 
 
FB64-5  IKARI
 
 
 
FS64-5.5  IKARI
 
 
 

 

Feature

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Bait casting model

  • Top guide
    Fuji T-KGTT 6F-2.0 ( FB63-3 IKARI )
  • Top guide
    Fuji T-KGTT 6F-2.2 ( FB64-5 IKARI )
  • Middle section
    Fuji T-KTTG6 ( All models )
  • Butt section
    Fuji T-KWTG7 ~ 8 ( All models )
  • Logo
    ( FB63-3 IKARI )
  • Logo
    ( FB64-5 IKARI )
  • Offset handle
    ( All models )
  • Reel seat
    Fuji T-DPS20IC ( All models )
  • Hexagon Grip
    ( All models )
  • Real seat & Grip
    ( All models )
  • Separate handle
    ( All models )
  • Grip end
    Rubber cork & Logo ring ( All models )

 

Spinning model

  • Top guide
    Fuji T-KGTT 7F-2.2 ( FS64-5.5 IKARI )
  • Middle section
    Fuji T-KTTG7 ( FS64-5.5 IKARI )
  • Butt section
    Fuji T-KTTG8 ~ 12 ~ 25 ( FS64-5.5 IKARI )
  • Logo
    ( FS64-5.5 IKARI )
  • Spec
    ( FS64-5.5 IKARI )
  • Offset handle
    ( FS64-5.5 IKARI )
  • Real seat
    Fuji DPS18IC ( FS64-5.5 IKARI )
  • Hexagon Grip
    ( FS64-5.5 IKARI )
  • Real seat & Grip
    ( FS64-5.5 IKARI )
  • Separate handle
    ( FS64-5.5 IKARI )
  • Grip end
    ( FS64-5.5 IKARI )

 
 
 
 

Rod Curve