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 Cannon 14’ Surf
The pinnacle of performance distance casting rods in the Okuma range, the Kotare Cannon truly lives up to its name! Featuring an ultra-light slimline 46T carbon blank with revolutionary UMR technology to increase durability, the Kotare Cannon is the ultimate weapon for serious surf fishermen. The lightweight blank coupled with an extra-fast action add huge distance to your casting, getting your baits out where they need to be. With a cast weight of up to 8oz you can throw big breakout sinkers, allowing you to hold baits in position even in rugged conditions. A dedicated spot to attach a casting cannon rounds out this seriously impressive piece of shore-based weaponry.
Super high-modulus slimline 46T carbon blank
Ultra Matrix Reinforcement to increase durability
Dedicated spot to attach a casting cannon (csating cannon sold separately)
ALPS SiC guides
80-225g (3-8oz) Cast Weight
Ultimate in distance casting