Kotare is the Maori word for the sacred kingfisher bird. This bird inspired this purpose-built range of rods by being fast, light and purpose built.
New for 2020, the Kotare range has been developed to provide the highest level of performance in the Okuma range. This range of rods is made from the highest modulus carbon we could find and coupled with the best components provides a lighter, stronger and more responsive rods that are designed for Kiwi’s by Kiwi’s. The 46T carbon construction is coupled with Okuma’s patented UMR (Ultimate Matrix Reinforcement) technology so while you maintain the sensitivity of a high modulus rod, you do not have to forgo on durability. Every rod has its limitations but with UMR, it maximises the performance of the materials adding enhanced reinforcing to vulnerable areas strengthening the overall action and minimizing weight.
The Kotare range will be the flagship range for Okuma New Zealand and each and every rod has been designed and tested in New Zealand. We guarantee these rods will impress, but we’ll let you be the judge
Designed by avid kiwi freshwater anglers, the Kotare 7’9” 3-10g rod is a truly high-performance trout hunting weapon. Utilising a 46T graphite blank, revolutionary UMR technology, a minimalist carbon foregrip and reel seat and the highest quality SIC guides, the Kotare softbait rod is incredibly light and responsive. Capable of casting lightweight softbaits and lures long distances and with unparalleled bite detection, the Kotare 7’9 is an ideal choice for almost any freshwater fishery in New Zealand. The super fast action means you are always in touch with your lure and can pick up even the most subtle of hits on the drop or retrieve. Once hooked up the rod has a truly impressive amount of backbone for turning fish away from structure and keeping break-offs to a minimum.
Super high-modulus 46T carbon blank
Ultra Matrix Reinforcement to increase durability
Alps carbon fibre reel seat
ALPS SiC guides
7’9” 3-10g Cast Weight
Super fast action for increased sensitivity when softbaiting