Tobizo Debut

Cast farther than ever

It has been 20 years since ZENAQ started making boat casting rods, and 15 years has passed since we released FOKEETO casting series which has created the standard of world casting game.
And finally in 2017, “the world greatest boat casting rod” is born, named “Tobizo”.
We have invested literally “Everything of ZENAQ” into Tobizo, including all technology of 60 years of rod manufacturing and 20 years of off-shore casting experience.
Moreover, by compositing the latest carbon material TORAY T1100G which is said an innovational material in 20 years, Tobizo has obtained overwhelming rod potential.

What we have pursued was
“Overwhelming Longcast Performance”

The biggest feature of Tobizo is overwhelming longcast-ability. It will definitely bring you a great result than ever before.
 

<Advantages of Longcast>

You can cast from distant position where you don’t give fish cautiousness. Of course, it’s a big advantage when bait boils at far away.
You can search fish in wider area and trace a lure in longer distance than fellow anglers on the same boat. It definitely changes the result. For example, if each casting performs 10m farther than before, 100 castings make 1,000m (1km) of difference in total distance.
“Conserving angler’s stamina” Exhaustion after whole day of fishing is a quite big. Tobizo allows you to cast far with 80% of your power each time, so a number of casting in one day will increase, as a result probability of catching fish also goes up.

Antithetical subjects, Longcast and Lifting Power

A mere stiff rod doesn’t bring you an advantage in a fight against a huge target, because a stiff rod will not support you to ease tiredness of your body. Without absorbing a pressure from fish, it will directly convey the pressure to your body.
  

<<True meaning of LIFTING POWER>>

A true meaning of “Lifting Power” is not rod’s stiffness; it is “An Elasticity, which an angler can easily give power to the rod, and A Repulsive Power, which the rod itself lifts fish up by converting the given power from an angler”.
Based on this lifting power, the true casting rod can support the hardest fight against a huge fish that you have to devote all your strength.
However, Longcast and Lifting Power are antithetic, if only lifting power is focused, long castability would be neglected.
 

<<Super Muscular Carbon Blank>>

Tobizo finally had overcome this antithetic problem of Longcast≠Lifting power; it’s because of a rod making technology of ZENAQ meets the new innovational carbon material of TORAY, TORAYCA® T1100G. TORAY also had solved a big difficulty of carbon fiber, high strength≠high elasticity, at high standard. Moreover, by compositing Nanoalloy® resin, a super muscular carbon blank of Tobizo has been completed.


 

Advantages of Hexagonal front Grip (PAT.P)
 

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.

1st Advantage

“You can hold a rod with minimum grip strength”
We guess that experienced angler would easily understand how this is effective in the field.
A thing running out the most in a long fight or in a very tough fight is hand grip strength, and if it runs out, your power to lift up the rod will decrease drastically. Also when retrieving with big spinning reel, you have to hold grip really tight to do stable retrieving. However the Hexagonal grip allows you to grip very tightly with small power, so it will ease exhaustion of your muscle, then your performance will last longer with more strength.
Hexagonal grip is necessary to catch a huge target of record class.
 

2nd Advantage

“For more precise lure control”
When you use heavy lures and make hard lure action, Hexagonal grip helps you to make precise lure control due to stable holding with minimum power. To perform true action of each lure will increase a number of strikes. Since you can save your stamina in lure action, you can concentrate longer time, so eventually a result will be affected in a good way.
 
History(2017 Tobizo)

Model

 
 

NEW  TC80-50G  for Technical game

Length: 8'0" / Lure: 30-80g / PE Line: MAX#4
Precise cast control and long casting with RG guide system are the biggest features of TC80-50G which is targeting blue runners and many other species. Not only casting ability, but also it has high lure controllability on approximately 50g plugs with its elastic carbon blank. Even when a situation is very severe, its sensitive tip section will not miss small bites.
[ TORAY TORAYCA® T1100G ]  [ RG-guide system ]
<Target fish>
3~10kg of Yellow tail, Tuna, Bonito, Hiramasa, etc.
Fish Photos Casting Curve movie GT off the rock (0:39)
 

TC80-50G
 
  

NEW  TC80-80G  for All-Round game

Length: 8'0" / Lure: 50-110g / PE Line: MAX#6
TC80-80G is the all-round model, best for making longcast with approximately 80g lures and targeting 20kgs class fish. Also, wide range of lures from 40g ~110g can be used, and combination of the blank and RG guide system makes the total rod ability including casting, lure action, and fighting power very high.
This super versatile model shows its potential in all times, places, and situations, it will definitely be your great partner that wherever you want to bring.
[ TORAY TORAYCA® T1100G ]  [ RG-guide system ]
<Target fish>
7~20kg of Tuna, Yellow tail, Hiramasa, etc.
Fish Photos Casting Curve
 

TC80-80G

 
 

NEW  TC86-110G  for Tuna game

Length: 8'6" / Lure: 70-140g / PE Line: MAX#7
This model performs the most astounding casting distance among all Tobizo models. With TC86-110G, You can strongly feel the concept of Tobizo series “Cast Farther than Ever”. It’s best match with around 110g lures, and main target is the world beloved target, Bluefin Tuna. Other than its high casting performance, its elastic and repulsive blank shows great standing up against strong run of Tuna and amazing lift power.
It’s truly the masterpiece of combination of ZENAQ rod manufacturing technology and super carbon TORAYCA®T1100G.
[ TORAY TORAYCA® T1100G ]  [ Ocean guide ]
<Target fish>
15~60kg of Tuna, monstrous blue runners, etc.
Fish Photos Casting Curve
 

TC86-110G 

 
 

NEW  TC83-150G  for Tuna & Trevally

Length: 8'3" / Lure: 90-180g / PE Line: MAX#8
Based on the 20 years of experience and super carbon TORAYCA®T1100G, we have polished the blanks potential to the maximum for targeting big tuna and big GT.
Approximately 150g lures are the best for this rod. The well balanced rod weight reduces exhaustion of your body after all day of fishing. It equips a high durability rate which is definitely required in fishing trip.
The real knowledge from many experiences of ZENAQ is in Tobizo, Tobizo will be the new standard.
[ TORAY TORAYCA® T1100G ]  [ Ocean guide ]
<Target fish>
20~80kg of Tuna, Giant Trevally, etc.
Fish Photos Casting Curve
 

TC83-150G

 
 

NEW  TC80-200G  for Trevally

Length: 8'0" / Lure: 120-230g / PE Line: MAX#10
The strongest model of Tobizo, TC80-200G for monster class of Tuna and GT. Belly section which can cast around 200g lures and butt section which lift fish in instant from the reef area are well-combined seamlessly. Muscular blank of TC80-200G based on TORAYCA®T1100G is easy to handle despite its strength, and its improved integrity will be the greatest weapon of expert anglers.
[ TORAY TORAYCA® T1100G ]  [ Ocean guide ]
<Target fish>
30gk~ more than 100kg of monstrous Tuna, monstrous Giant Trevally, etc.
Fish Photos Casting Curve movie Big GT in fight (1:43)  movie Tobizo TC80-200G PV (1:29)
 

TC80-200G

 
 
 

Specs

 

Tobizo
SPINNING MODEL
Length
(ft)
Joint
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Closed
Length
(cm)
Lure WT
Max
(g)
Lure WT
Best Match
(g)
Line WT
(PE #)
Rod'sweight
(average)
(g)
Grip length
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Guide
(Fuji parts)
Reel seat size
(Fuji parts)
(A) (B) (C)
NEW  TC80-50G 8'0" Offset Handle 181 〜80 30〜70 PE 3〜4 265 710 460 200 RG DPS-20
NEW  TC80-80G 8'0" Offset Handle 181 〜110 50〜90 PE 3〜6 295 710 460 200 RG DPS-20
NEW  TC86-110G 8'6" Offset Handle 183 〜140 70〜120 PE 4〜7 415 840 500 300 OCEAN DPS-22
NEW  TC83-150G 8'3" Offset Handle 176 〜180 90〜160 PE 5〜8 405 840 500 300 OCEAN DPS-22
NEW  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) 

 

Chart

 
 

 
 

 

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 (PAT.P)
    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