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
Kotare Slow Jig
Utilising the ultimate in new rod building technology, the Kotare range of slow jig rods has something to suit every lure fisherman’s needs. The ground-breaking 46T graphite blanks are incredibly lightweight and sensitive, while the new UMR technology reduces the risk of breakages often associated with high-modulus carbon rods. Designed by New Zealand fishermen for New Zealand conditions, each rod is built to suit the various types of lures that are commonly used in our waters. Whether sliders, inchikus or slow pitch jigs are your weapon of choice there is a rod in the Kotare range built for that purpose.
Super high-modulus 46T carbon blank
Ultra Matrix Reinforcement to increase durability
ALPS carbon fibre reel seat
ALPS SiC Guides
Super lightweight and responsive
Actions tailored specifically to different types of slow jigs
Kotare 6’6” 4-10kg Slow Jig
Designed specifically to chase snapper and other desirable species on “slider” type lures of any size throughout New Zealand. The super lightweight 46T graphite blank with revolutionary UMR technology makes this rod extraordinarily lightweight and sensitive yet still capable of going toe-to-toe with New Zealand’s hard fighting sports and table fish. The soft tip section is ideal for working sliders imparting plenty of subtle action. Once loaded up the forgiving mid section ensures pulled hooks are kept to a minimum during the fight, while the butt section has huge reserves of power for stopping fish in a hurry when necessary.