Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Okuma Fishing Tackle Pro-Staff. At Okuma, we have an uncommon enthusiasm for the sport of fishing. We enjoy every aspect of the sport, from preparing for the trip, to executing on the water, to sharing in the excitement of outstanding catches. For us, it is the total experience.

Our Pro-Staff partners are critical to our success. With exceptional content requirements to fuel the interest of our anglers, we require an extremely high activity level from our anglers. It is not for everyone, and that's okay. Our staff is comprised of a small group of anglers that truly enjoy playing a role in the positive experiences of anglers across the country.

We receive thousands of Pro Staff sponsorship requests annually and are only able to fulfill a limited amount. If you are seeking a Pro Staff sponsorship position with Okuma Fishing Tackle, we have established the following guidelines and instructions for submissions:

  1. All Pro Staff sponsorship requests must be received between August 1st - September 30th each year for consideration for the following year. Any Pro Staff sponsorship request that is received outside of this time frame will not be considered.
  2. All submissions for consideration MUST include the following:
    • Full name and contact information (Mailing address, phone number, etc.).
    • General overview of yourself and why you want to join with Okuma.
    • Core fishing styles, areas of expertise and main locations of fishing.
    • All events fished, and any clubs or affiliations you are involved with.
    • All social media you are involved with (Facebook, Instagram). Example links are a plus.
    • All online forums you are regularly active on. Example links are a plus.
    • Any special skills you have - such as photography, video and writing ability.
    • Provide the amount, either product, monetary or both, you are seeking from Okuma.
    • References - (3) fishing industry references are required.

All requests must be submitted via email and sent to

All information must be included in the body of the email, and the subject line of the email should say "Pro Staff Sponsorship Request" along with your name. We do not accept mailed or faxed requests, and we do not open any email attachment requests.

If your Pro Staff sponsorship request is received during the submission period, you will receive an acknowledgement reply via email. If your request is selected, you will be contacted via email or the phone number you provided to discuss details further.

Please be sure to review these guidelines and follow the steps accordingly. We thank you for your request and for considering Okuma Fishing Tackle.