Tournament Concept Softbait
The Tournament Concept series of rods are built using Okuma’s patented Unidirectional Fibre Reinforcement technology. These rods, designed for Kiwi anglers by the team at Composite Developments, are manufactured using a patented process with an outer layer of longitudinal fibres around the rod blank to significantly increase strength and power in the tip section. This offers lifting power and strength up to four times conventional graphite rods. The softbait rods in the Tournament Concept range are widely regarded as the best value on the market, packing an incredible amount of performance and technology into an affordable package. They are very lightweight and sensitive with plenty of power through the lower section of the rod, ideal for both keeping in touch with your lure and fighting fish. Designed specifically for New Zealand conditions and with multiple options available, the Tournament Concept softbait range is an excellent high-performance option at an affordable price.
Toughest graphite rods on the market
Patented Unidirectional Fibre Reinforcement technology
Lightweight, powerful and durable graphite blanks
Available in a range of lengths and weights
Sensitive tip and powerful butt section
Designed by kiwi fishermen for New Zealand fisheries
Tournament Concept 7’0” Heavy 6-10kg 2pc
Designed primarily with the kayak fisherman in mind, the Tournament Concept 7’0” 6-10kg offers impressive all-round performance in a lightweight package. The slightly shorter length makes it easier to keep fish under control when on a kayak, and the added durability of the UFR blank mean rod breakages are much less likely to occur. The full EVA rear grip add an extra level of protection from mishaps. The blank is lightweight and super sensitive making it ideal for stalking around the shallows with light jigheads, but it is equally at home working heavier jigheads and micro jigs in deeper water. A genuinely outstanding option for the avid kayak fisherman.
Tournament Concept 7’6” Heavy 6-10kg 2pc
An excellent all-round option for softbaiting throughout New Zealand. The lightweight blank and sensitive tip are ideal for casting and working lures from the shallow wash through to deeper water, and the powerful butt section will allow you to turn fish out of reefy territory once hooked up. At 7’6” in length you are able to cast long distances even with lightweight jigheads, allowing you to cover as much water as possible.
Tournament Concept 7’6” Medium 4-6kg 2pc
An outstanding light softbaiting rod ideal for stalking fish in the shallows throughout New Zealand. The lightweight blank and sensitive tip are ideal for casting light jigheads, particularly on the sand flats and harbours that are home to an abundance of snapper. At 7’6” in length you are able to cast long distances even with lightweight jigheads, allowing you to cover as much water as possible.