Starting as so many companies do as a spin off, in 1987 Okuma had humble beginnings as an OEM manufacturer. The founders came with decades of fishing tackle manufacturing experience, and although small, Okuma has always been a different kind of company. Under the leadership of the president and owner Charles Chang, the company has had a vision and a focus. In the last fifteen years this vision has gained in its intensity. Today Okuma is a driven company with and extremely diverse, loyal and motivated group of employees, agents, and customers. All of whom recognize something special happening here. The Okuma focus is a pure and total dedication to development, raising the standards of what we can produce and what is expected, with an eye always to value. Destined to be one of the premier tackle companies in the new millennium, Okuma does not look for inspiration from other manufacturers, instead we find inspiration in fishermen. From the weekend warrior to tournament pros, we are committed to your needs.