Matagi was founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1994 by the two Tsuruta brothers.
At the time, it was just another fishing tackle shop. The company soon realised that selling fishing tackle without the possibility of customisation, already built up, was not enough to distinguish itself from its competitors in Osaka. This is why Matagi decided to take a turn in the business model of its company.
The company decided to reinvent its business and closed the original shop for a while in order to come back stronger than ever.
The two brothers traveled to the United States and visited as many fishing shops and repair centres as possible in order to come back more innovative than ever when they returned to Japan.
When they did, they found exactly what they were looking for: an American tackle shop whose owner took great pride in his work and made sure that any repair work he did lasted a long time without failing.
During the three weeks they stayed with him, he taught them more about caring for fishing equipment than anyone else.
Today, Matagi has one of the most diverse catalogues of rodbuilding components in all of Japan.
Where does the name Matagi come from?
The name Matagi means bear hunter in Japan.
A bear hunter is a strong man with a lot of courage, these are the values transmitted by Matagi.
Toray Carbon Fiber Fishing Rod
Toray, one of the world's largest producers of carbon fibre and composites, established in Japan in 1926. This is the story of a fibre producer who took an early interest in a new technology: carbon fibre.
Mainly used in aircraft, this composite material is a staple of the aerospace industry, having been adapted by Matagi for use in fishing.
All components of the range are made in Japan. Japanese fishing tackle is among the highest quality available on the market.
Japanese blanks are very special, because Matagi can use Toray very easily, or at least more easily than fishing companies in other countries.
Build up your Matagi rod with Rodhouse!
Rodhouse is proud to work with one of the leading Japanese blank manufacturers: Matagi.
Matagi blanks are classified in several sub-categories on the site in order to guide you towards the blank which will correspond to your type of fishing.
Several references have made the success of the brand on Rodhouse, in particular :
These few references are only a sketch of the large number of references offered by Matagi. We invite you to browse through the Matagi blanks category via the site menu to get a more comprehensive overview of the various products offered.
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