Tobizo

The Tobizo Casts Farther Than Ever!

ZENAQ started making boat casting rods over 20 years ago. With the release of the FOKEETO casting series in 2002, we created the new gold standard for offshore casting rods. In 2017, we released the Tobizo series, which eclipsed the FOKEETO and redefined what it means to be the best boat casting rod. Our sixty years of rod manufacturing has provided us a wealth of experience which we used to develop these rods. By integrating the latest carbon material, Toray (T1100G), with proprietary processes distilled from our decades of experience in blank manufacturing, we are confident in saying that no other rod outperforms the Tobizo.
 
History(2017 Tobizo) 

The Advantages of a Long Cast:

Nobody goes fishing, makes a cast, and says, “Man, I really wish I couldn’t cast as far as I can.” Let’s face it: we all want to be able to cast farther, and for very good reason. For one, a longer cast allows you to reach the fish that were once way out of reach, reducing the likelihood of spooking them with the boat. With a longer cast, you can cover more water, which ultimately gives you a better chance of hooking a fish. Consider this: if every cast you make goes 10m farther, and over the course of a day you make 100 casts, then you’ll have covered an extra 1,000m (1km) by the end of the day. Although this may not seem like much, when blind casting for tuna or GTs, this 1km of extra distance drastically increases the probability of a fish taking your lure; in fact, it very well may be the difference between going home empty-handed and shattering a record.
 
Furthermore, easier distance improves the productivity of your fishing. How so? By using a rod that allows you to conserve your energy, you’ll feel like making more casts and have more energy left for the fight. Unprecedentedly efficient, the ultralight Tobizo’s optimized Toray carbon blank allows you to cast with 80% less effort.

The Advantage of Lifting Power:

A rod’s “lifting power” is not characterized by how stiff it is; rather, it is defined by the rod’s ability to exert force on the fish. Contrary to popular belief, a stiff rod does not provide anglers any advantage while fighting large fish; all a stiff rod does is put a greater strain on the angler instead of dispersing the load throughout the blank. By incorporating a blank which absorbs the load of a fighting fish, the angler has the advantage of bringing the fight to the fish comfortably during otherwise grueling, protracted battles.
The Tobizo series allows anglers to run high drag pressures on the rods. The extremely strong, elastic T1100G carbon incorporated in the blank translates this pressure into lifting power for the angler. No other offshore casting rod its weight can boast the same lifting power as the Tobizo, which stands apart in a class all its own.
 
 

Super Strong Carbon Blank:

The limited lifting power of the rods of yesteryear was a necessary sacrifice to make them castable. However, the Tobizo series of rods has finally overcome the problems of compromising casting performance for lifting power and strength for elasticity. The novel T1100G material from Toray, together with Nanoalloy® resin, yields a superiorly strong yet soulful carbon blank. These design factors contribute to the Tobizo’s outstanding strength without sacrificing—in fact, only improving—its long-casting ability.
 


 

Advantages of Hexagonal Foregrip:

ZENAQ’s innovative ergonomic foregrip, known as the hexagonal grip, is designed to fit an angler’s hands comfortably, giving him or her a huge advantage when fighting large fish. Contoured to maximize grip with minimal pressure, your hand will not tire nearly as much as with a cylindrical handle during a fight with a large fish. Additionally, the hexagonal grip offers more precise lure control, helping you tempt more strikes from fish.

Model

 
 

TC80-50G   for Technical game

Length: 8'0" / Lure: 30-80g / PE Line: MAX#4
The TC80-50G delivers long and accurate casts with the help of ZENAQ’s proprietary RG guide system. The rod is primarily used for targeting blue runners, although it can be used for many other smaller inshore and pelagic species. This rod excels in casting lures up to 50g. It has a sensitive tip section enabling you to feel even the slightest of bites.


[ TORAY TORAYCA® T1100G ]  [ RG guide system ]
 
Ideal for targeting yellowtail, tuna, bonito, hiramasa, and any other inshore and pelagic species in the 3-10kg (5-25lb) size range.
 
Fish Photos Casting Curve movie GT off the rock (0:39)
 

TC80-50G
 
  

TC80-80G   for All-Round game

Length: 8'0" / Lure: 50-110g / PE Line: MAX#6
TC80-80G is the most versatile rod in the Tobizo series. Although 80g is the sweet spot when
 
casting this rod, it throws anything in the 40-110g range extremely well. This rod is equipped with the ZENAQ’s proprietary RG guide system, which gets the very most out of the Tobizo’s fast-recovering blank to make it ideal for almost any kind of fishing.
 
[ TORAY TORAYCA® T1100G ] [ RG guide system ]

Ideal for targeting yellowtail, tuna, hiramasa, and any other inshore and pelagic species in the 7-20kg (15-45lb) size range.
 
Fish Photos Casting Curve
 

TC80-80G

 
 

TC86-110G   for Tuna game

Length: 8'6" / Lure: 70-140g / PE Line: MAX#7
The TC86-110G is the best-casting rod in the Tobizo series, exemplifying the “cast farther than ever before” ethos of the Tobizo series perfectly. The amazing distance is best achieved with lures in the 110g range. Perfect for taking on all types of tunoids, this mode’s super high elasticity and potential for distance make it ideal for reaching and subduing even the mighty bluefin tuna, despite their incredible strength and speed.
 
[TORAY TORAYCA® T1100G] [Ocean guide]

 
Ideal for targeting tuna, monstrous blue runners, and any other inshore and pelagic species in the 15-60kg (30-125lb) size range.
 
Fish Photos Casting Curve
 

TC86-110G 

 
 

TC83-150G   for Tuna & Trevally

Length: 8'3" / Lure: 90-180g / PE Line: MAX#8
The TC83-150G has been fine-tuned to be the perfect crossover GT and tuna popping rod. GT rods traditionally had an extremely stiff tip for working large cupped poppers, while tuna rods have had a more moderate action conducive to ultimate distance and working stickbaits. ZENAQ’s twenty years of experience building boat casting rods has taught us to optimize the sweet spot between power and castability. The fact that it is not as heavy as larger GT rods means you can still target these fish without feeling the exhaustion that those rods bring. The TC83-150G casts best with lures in the 150g range.
 
[ TORAY TORAYCA® T1100G] [ Ocean guide]

 
Ideal for targeting tuna, giant trevally, and other large inshore and pelagic species in the 20-80kg (50-175lb) size range.
 
Fish Photos Casting Curve
 

TC83-150G

 
 

TC80-200G   for Trevally

Length: 8'0" / Lure: 120-230g / PE Line: MAX#10
The TC80-200G is the strongest model in the entire Tobizo lineup. This rod is used by anglers trying to target giant tuna and record-smashing GT’s. The belly section of the rod is perfect for casting 200g lures, while the butt has the power to rip fish out of the reef. The seamless transition of these blank characteristics makes this rod a very effective and versatile big fish tool. The ultra-strong TC80-200G blank is a choice weapon for expert anglers and balanced so well that any angler can wield it with authority.
 
[ TORAY TORAYCA® T1100G ]  [ Ocean guide ]

 
Ideal for targeting giant tuna, monstrous giant trevally, and other sea monsters over 30kg (75lb) and exceeding even 100kg (220lb).
 
Fish Photos Casting Curve movie Big GT in fight (1:43)  movie Tobizo TC80-200G PV (1:29)  movie Tobizo TC80-200G Overview (English) (3:40)
 

TC80-200G

 
 
 

Specs

 
 

Tobizo
SPINNING MODEL
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Guide
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Reel seat size
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(A) (B) (C)
TC80-50G 8'0" Offset Handle 181 〜80 30〜70 PE 3〜4 265 710 460 200 RG DPS-20
TC80-80G 8'0" Offset Handle 181 〜110 50〜90 PE 3〜6 295 710 460 200 RG DPS-20
TC86-110G 8'6" Offset Handle 183 〜140 70〜120 PE 4〜7 415 840 500 300 OCEAN DPS-22
TC83-150G 8'3" Offset Handle 176 〜180 90〜160 PE 5〜8 405 840 500 300 OCEAN DPS-22
TC80-200G 8'0" Offset Handle 168 〜230 120〜210 PE 6〜10 395 840 500 300 OCEAN DPS-22

※Guide: TC80-50G / TC80-80G ZENAQ original RG guide system. (Fuji Titanium frame +SIC ring guide)
※Guide: TC86-110G / TC83-150G / TC80-200G OCEAN guide. (Fuji IC plated stainless frame +SIC ring guide) 

 

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Photo

 

 
TC80-50G
 
 
 
TC80-80G
 
 
 
TC86-110G
 
 
 
TC83-150G
 
 
 
TC80-200G
 

 
 

Feature

 
 

<For Light to Medium game, RG setting >

On TC80-50G and TC80-80G, ZENAQ original RG guide system is equipped.
RG guide system brings out rod’s full potential and heightens its ability to the maximum.
Combination of Tobizo blank and RG performs great longcast and lifting power.
All guides are with Fuji titanium frame + SIC ring

  • Top guide & assist guide - TC80-50G
    RG guide system is equipped.
    All guides are with Fuji titanium frame + SIC ring (Single thread wrapping) RG guide system brings out rod’s full potential and heightens its ability to the maximum.
    Combination of Tobizo blank and RG performs great longcast and lifting power.
  • Top guide & assist guide - TC80-80G
    RG guide system is equipped.
    All guides are with Fuji titanium frame + SIC ring (Double thread wrapping)
    RG guide system brings out rod’s full potential and heightens its ability to the maximum.
    Combination of Tobizo blank and RG performs great longcast and lifting power.
  • Butt guide - TC80-50G & TC80-80G
    Butt guide (T-LCSG20) for TC80-50G and TC80-80G. By suppressing line spiral in instant with small ring butt guide, it brings you great casting feel and distance.

<For heavy game, OCEAN guide setting >

  • Top guide - TC80-200G
    On TC86-110G, TC83-150G, and TC80-200G, the most reliable guide for heavy game, OCEAN guides are equipped. This most strong and durable guide setting will support your fight with a big one and fishing trip with high reliability.
  • Butt guide - TC83-150G
    On all Tobizo models, guides are equipped tightly with double thread wrapping. Experienced techniques of thread work and epoxy coating creates the highest finishing quality up to the name of “Handmade in Japan.”
  • Tobizo name
    Logo mark “Tobizo” with a taste of Japanese calligraphy. Well-designed logo will be an outstanding mark as the best casting rod.

  • Half-sanding & jet-black paint
    Tobizo All models
    Tobizo blanks are finished by “Half-Sanding” which highly performs combination of sensitive action and durability against breaking.
  • Double-Nut Ring (PAT.)
    Reel nut section is usually easy to be loosened. ZENAQ original Double-Nut Ring tightens sufficiently. Even when casting all day with a heavy tackle or fighting against monstrous fish, you can concentrate on fishing without anxiety.
  • Reel seat & Double-Nut ring (PAT.)
    FUJI reel seat DPS with special processing of “Ion plating”. It holds big reels tightly with original Double-Nut ring and spacer ring.
  • Rear Grip
    Rear grip is a Japanese EVA with moderate hardness and high durability.
  • Harness Ring
    Original harness ring protects damages on EVA grips when you use a harness.
  • Use image of Harness
    Original harness ring protects damages on EVA grips when you use a harness.
  • Grip-End Cap
    TC80-50G / TC80-80G Focusing on castability in Light and Medium game, Hikers cork end cap is easy to hold and good for handling.
  • Grip-End Cap
    TC86-110G / TC83-150G / TC80-200G ZENAQ original end cap which is made from rubber for high durability in heavy duties. ZENAQ logo mark is curved at the bottom.
  • Hexagonal front Grip
    Design Patent No.1638907
    ZENAQ original front grip “Hexagonal grip” is designed to fit human hands.
    This Hexagonal grip, which can be held easily and tightly, gives anglers huge advantages in the field.

 
 
 
 

Rod Curve

 
 
 

Casting Rod Curve (Movie)
 
 
 

Vertical Rod Curve