FOKEETO IKARI

/ Offshore Jigging

Extremely high elasticity
with outstanding durability

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ModelReel typeLength
(ft)
Lure WT
Max
(g)
Line WT
(PE)
FB63-1 IKARIBaitcasting6' 3"~120PE ~1.5
FS63-1.5 IKARISpinning6' 3"~130PE ~1.5
FB63-3 IKARIBaitcasting6' 3"~170(Short) ~240(Long)PE 0.8~2
FB64-5 IKARIBaitcasting6' 4"~210(Short) ~280(Long)PE 1.5~2.5
FS64-5.5 IKARI (S)Spinning6' 4"~210(Short) ~280(Long)PE 1.5~3
FS64-5.5 IKARI (W)Spinning6' 4"~210(Short) ~280(Long)PE 1.5~3
NEW FB55-10 IKARIBaitcasting5'5"~320PE 4~6
NEW FS55-10 IKARISpinning5'5"~320PE 4~6

Phenomenal strength

Super elastic jigging rod equipped with the IKARI Blank(PAT.No.7061787)

 

The FOKEETO IKARI is a super elastic offshore jigging rod, featuring ZENAQ’s novel proprietary technology: the “IKARI Blank”.

Until now, blanks this thin have never had the lightening-fast recovery or extreme durability of the IKARI, which make them ideal for all types of jigging. No longer do anglers have to bring a variety of rods with them in order to properly work different types of jigs; IKARI rods excel at working all types of jigs, from slow and short to semi-long and even long jigs.

IKARI rods also allow anglers to chase larger fish with smaller and lighter set-ups due to the blanks’ unprecedented elastic limits. With these rods, fatigue and missed hits are concerns of the past; ultralight, ultra-sensitive, and ultra-strong, these rods are designed to maximize your enjoyment of the offshore jigging experience.

 

What is an IKARI Blank?

 

 

 

Feature. 01

Universality of jig control

 

The IKARI’s high elasticity and sensitivity make this rod ideal for any kind of jigging style. Whether slow-pitch or high-pitch jigging, the IKARI’s ideal action and smooth recovery impart the best action to your jig. Before, many rods were needed for different types of jigging, but the IKARI’s breakthrough design allows it to replace an entire arsenal of previous-generation rods. The IKARI’s fast recovery accelerates jigs through the water faster, improving their action. Allowing you to cover more of the water column without doing more work in a day of jigging, IKARI rods help you save your energy for fighting the fish.

 

 

Feature. 02

Fighting fish with high rod angles

 

With the IKARI’s carbon core, you do not have to worry about your rod breaking during a fight as you would with a high-modulus tubular graphite blank. Instead of fighting fish directly off the reel, which decreases the force you can apply while wearing down your reel’s gear train, you can fight the fish with the rod. By repeatedly pumping with the rod and reeling up the line gained, you can exert a greater force on the fish. The IKARI blank helps you land larger fish faster while minimizing your strain and fatigue, as the rod absorbs the majority of the load.

 

 

 

Feature. 03

Ability to protect thinner lines

 

Modern braided PE lines have almost zero stretch. Therefore, when fighting fish directly off the reel as traditional slow-pitching jigging would have anglers do, lines take the brunt of fishes’ surges and headshakes, which can and do break lines with even relatively low drag settings. However, because IKARI construction allows anglers to fight the fish with their rods, the rods act as shock absorbers to protect the modern superlines we all enjoy jigging with. For situations where thin mainlines and/or leaders are imperative to success, IKARI rods stand a cut above the rest in ensuring that you can use your line to the fullest.

 

 

Feature. 04

Two-piece construction of ease of transport

 

The handle and guide sections of each IKARI blank are two separate pieces. With an impressively short length of only 140 cm (55 in) when collapsed, the IKARI is a fantastic option for anglers who like to travel with their favorite rods. The placement of the adjoining pieces has been carefully calculated; it is important that the weight and rigidity of the ferrule do not unbalance the rod. The IKARI disassembles at the top of the handle, which increases the stiffness of the blank under the handle to improve the transmission of force for fighting fish.

 

 

 

Feature. 05

Less fatigue in use

 

We understand what it means to fight big fish. This is why we build our rods to absorb more of the load to take the stress off your body so you can enjoy the fight more. Since these rods are so well-balanced, it is easier than ever to control your jigs precisely, allowing you to fish longer with no sense of fatigue.

 

 

 

 

Feature. 06

Essential Rod Weight

 

In today’s fishing industry, there is a tendency to try and create the lightest rods possible. We feel that, in this pursuit, too many vital characteristics are sacrificed, including durability. When we created the IKARI series, we considered many factors—jigs, lines, reels, and of course, target species. We decided on what we believe to be the optimal balance for the IKARI: a rod that you can jig with all day with a minimal effort and lean into with confidence when you hook your next personal best



 

  • Baitcasting model

    FB63-1 IKARI

     
    • Length: 6'3" / Jig: ~120g / Line: PE ~1.5
      PE Max #1.5 Shock leader Max 30lb
      Recommended reel size : 100~300
    • Targeting ~6㎏ class fish
    Detail
    The FB63-1 is designed specifically for high-pitch jerk, one-pitch jerk, and slow-pitch jerk jigging. This rod is great for making heavy jigs move very slowly in the water column. The FB63-1 is a very sensitive rod which responds to anglers’ every movement. With an elastic carbon shell and built-in carbon core, this rod performs astonishingly well for micro jigging and other light game applications.
  • Spinning model

    FS63-1.5 IKARI

    • IKARI Blank

    • Offset Handle

    • Hexagonal Palming Grip

     
    • Length: 6'3" / Jig: ~130g / Line: PE~1.5
      PE Max #1.5 Shock leader Max 30lb
      Recommended reel size : 3000~5000
    • Targeting ~6㎏ class fish
    Detail
    Like other IKARI models, this rod is great for high-pitch jerk, one-pitch jerk, and slow-pitch jerk jigging. As a spinning rod, the FS63-1.5 has the ability to make short casts, allowing the angler to cover more water. This model is perfect for micro jigging.
  • Baitcasting model

    FB63-3 IKARI

    • IKARI Blank

    • Offset Handle

    • Hexagonal Palming Grip

     
    • Length: 6'3" / Jig: ~170g(Short) ~240g(Long) / Line: PE 0.8~2
      PE Max #2 Shock leader Max 40lb
      Recommended reel size : 1000~1500 / 10~15
    • Targeting 3~10㎏ class fish
    Detail
    The FB63-3 is the technical model for fishing near coastal waters with strong currents when thinner lines are required to get down. This rod is perfect for controlling slow jigs, short jigs, semi-long jigs, and long jigs.
  • Baitcasting model

    FB64-5 IKARI

    • IKARI Blank

    • Offset Handle

    • Hexagonal Palming Grip

     
    • Length: 6'4" / Jig: ~210g(Short) ~280g(Long) / Line: PE 1.5~2.5
      PE Max #2.5 Shock leader Max 50lb
      Recommended reel size : 1500~2000 / 15~35
    • Targeting 5~10kg over fish
    Detail
    The Fokeeto IKARI standard is the model best suited for all types of jigs in depths exceeding 100m (330’). These rods are great for targeting medium to large rockfish, blue runners, and any other similar-sized inshore and pelagic species.
  • Spinning model

    FS64-5.5 IKARI (S)

    • IKARI Blank

    • Offset Handle

    • Hexagonal Palming Grip

     
    • Length: 6'4" / Jig: ~210g(Short) ~280g(Long) / Line: PE 1.5~3
      PE Max #3 Shock leader Max 50lb
      Recommended reel size : SW 5000~6000
    • Targeting 5~10kg over fish
    Detail
    The FB64-5 spinning model has a reinforced butt section that increases the load that can be applied through the rod, opening the door to many larger target species. Like the other spinning models, it is great for covering more water since you can cast this model short distances.
  • Spinning model

    FS64-5.5 IKARI (W)

    • IKARI Blank

    • Offset Handle

    • Hexagonal Palming Grip

     
    • Length: 6'4" / Jig: ~210g(Short) ~280g(Long) / Line: PE 1.5~3
      PE Max #3 Shock leader Max 70lb
      Recommended reel size : SW 5000~6000
    • Targeting 5~10kg over fish
    Detail
    FS64-5.5 (W) IKARI is designed to cover the heavier usage such as “using a thicker shock leader like 70lb”, “matching with a bigger reel”, and “utilizing under-hand casting to search wider area”, while keeping the IKARI Blank’s characteristics of “high strength”, “high elasticity”, and “high sensitivity”. On this W guide model, all guides are double footed titanium frame with SIC rings, all guide sizes are also bigger than the S guide model.
  • Heavy Baitcasting model

    NEW FB55-10 IKARI

     
    • Length: 5'5" / Jig: ~320g / Line: PE 4~6
      PE Max #6 Shock leader Max 150lb
      Recommended reel size : 2000~4000
    • Targeting 50kg class fish
    Detail
    An innovative heavy jigging rod targeting Tuna and other large species. Ultra-slim, high-elastic IKARI blank realizes a lightness that overturns the conventional concept of heavy jigging rods. Because of the revolutionary blank concept, the rods are able to handle a very wide spectrum of jig weights effectively. The rod action allows for optimal use of 200g-class jigs, while boasting impressive butt power that enables anglers to fight with fish in the 50kg class with a sense of security. The short length of 5'5" not only makes the rod easy handling, but it also allows the angler to take the initiative in the fight and increase the catch rate greatly. Its compact size (1010mm) makes it ideal for fishing expeditions.
  • Heavy Spinning model

    NEW FS55-10 IKARI

     
    • Length: 5'5" / Jig: ~320g / Line: PE 4~6
      PE Max #6 Shock leader Max 150lb
      Recommended reel size : SW10000~20000
    • Targeting 50kg class fish
    Detail
    An innovative heavy jigging rod targeting Tuna and other large species. Ultra-slim, high-elastic IKARI blank realizes a lightness that overturns the conventional concept of heavy jigging rods. Because of the revolutionary blank concept, the rods are able to handle a very wide spectrum of jig weights effectively. The rod action allows for optimal use of 200g-class jigs, while boasting impressive butt power that enables anglers to fight with fish in the 50kg class with a sense of security. The short length of 5'5" not only makes the rod easy handling, but it also allows the angler to take the initiative in the fight and increase the catch rate greatly. Its compact size (1010mm) makes it ideal for fishing expeditions.