Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art, one where the practitioners use its various moves to defeat their opponent while also protecting their opponent from injury. Our Aikido rod concept brings this philosophy to the lure angler, a range of rods designed with actions to cater for the increasing amount of anglers who practice catch and release fishing.
We invested a lot of time and energy in the blank, giving the modern lure angler a big bang for their buck. Built from super lightweight 40ton carbon, it feels featherweight in the hand while giving you great feel and lure control. Each rod is finished to a high standard with modern SiC guides fixed with fetching black and red whippings fixed to a dark blank. A VSS reel seat completes the rod with a metallic red collar adding to this rods stunning looks. A rod that has gained a lot of admirers from the HTO team during field testing.
There is one solid tip rod and two tubular tip rods in the range, with the solid tipped rod ideal for flicking out light lures, close quarters LRF fishing and for improving hook-up rates with finicky fish. The two tubular tipped rods give you the ultimate in lure control and casting abilities when fishing with crankbaits, jig head and metals.