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Black Hole Striped Bass Special surf rods arrived

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4 mins ago, GORDONFISHERMAN said:

do you know if the top section exceeds 80inches? do u also know what is the weight of the blank only 

I will check tomorrow. The 11' blank weights are 7.4 oz for 3/4 oz - 4 oz, 8.4 oz for 1 oz -  6 oz and 9.6 oz for 2 oz - 8 oz.

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7 mins ago, ksong said:

I will check tomorrow. The 11' blank weights are 7.4 oz for 3/4 oz - 4 oz, 8.4 oz for 1 oz -  6 oz and 9.6 oz for 2 oz - 8 oz.

That 11' 1 oz. - 6 oz. rod kind of looks like it could be a really nice Baja surf rod.

 

I really was kind of set on a 10'6 rod. But the 8.4 oz. blank weight is pretty incredible. Finished weight - this is a random guess, but maybe 11-12 oz? 

 

That said, from what I remember from looking at them at fred hall is they bend a little different from the fast action rods I generally prefer, and I'll need to think about that for a bit. I wish i remembered how your rods felt a little better! :)

 

Regardless, very exciting to see how Black Hole is innovating and continuing to bring new products to the market!!!

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6 mins ago, SoCalStripers said:

 

I really was kind of set on a 10'6 rod. But the 8.4 oz. blank weight is pretty incredible. Finished weight - this is a random guess, but maybe 11-12 oz? 

 

 

 

 

 

The original prototype 11' Striped Bass Special 1 oz - 6 oz rod weighs 11. 7 oz, but final product weighs 12.6 oz.

Here is action of 11' Striped Bass Special 2 oz - 8 oz rods. You can see the bend of the rod.

 

 

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21 hours ago, ksong said:

 

The original prototype 11' Striped Bass Special 1 oz - 6 oz rod weighs 11. 7 oz, but final product weighs 12.6 oz.

Here is action of 11' Striped Bass Special 2 oz - 8 oz rods. You can see the bend of the rod.

 

 

One more question. What is the measurement of the handle to the middle of the reel seat for both the 10' and 11' rods? Thanks. 

 

I feel like one of the 10’ or 11’ 1-5 oz. rods could work for me. The 11’ would probably be better for roosters but I almost feel like I should go with the 10’ just because i’ll enjoy using it more around SoCal beaches. Tough decision. 

 

One thing I realized. In my other thread you recommended the 11’ 2-8 oz rod but then suggested I consider the 3/4 - 4 oz rod. What about the 1-5 oz rod? Wouldn’t this be the most versatile rod to go with I think? 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, SoCalStripers said:

One more question. What is the measurement of the handle to the middle of the reel seat for both the 10' and 11' rods? Thanks. 

 

I feel like one of the 10’ or 11’ 1-5 oz. rods could work for me. The 11’ would probably be better for roosters but I almost feel like I should go with the 10’ just because i’ll enjoy using it more around SoCal beaches. Tough decision. 

 

One thing I realized. In my other thread you recommended the 11’ 2-8 oz rod but then suggested I consider the 3/4 - 4 oz rod. What about the 1-5 oz rod? Wouldn’t this be the most versatile rod to go with I think? 

 

 

 

23 1/2"- 24"

I realized you fish in California and I assume  you cast 3/4oz -3oz mostly and the light 3/4oz-4oz can handle big rooster.

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On 7/9/2019 at 11:12 AM, ksong said:

Top section length of 11' is 93.5". Our Black Hole East Coast Special has 50/50 split.

is this the one lifting 3gal of water? do u have color white?

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On 7/7/2019 at 5:12 PM, ksong said:

Here are price list from previous post.  I hope we did not increase the prices. :)

I challenge to compare our Striped Bass Special with the very best surf rods regardless of prices.

 

10' Striped Bass Special rod 3/4 oz - 4 oz for $315, 1 oz - 6 oz for $325 and 2 oz - 8 oz for $345

11' Striped Bass Special rod 3/4 oz - 4 oz for $335, 1 oz - 6 oz for 345 and 2 oz - 8 oz for $355

10' Striped Bass Special blank 3/4 oz - 4 oz for $185, 1 oz - 6 oz for $190 and 2 oz - 8 oz for 198

11' Striped Bass Special blank 3/4 oz - 4 oz for $195, 1 oz - 6 oz for $198 and 2 oz - 8 oz for $205.

 

 

 

 

What are the weight of the 10ft 1-6oz rod? Thank you 

Edited by IFish4Free
Seen answer for 3-4/4oz

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20 hours ago, kuro said:

For plugging would you suggest 1-6oz or 2-8oz for canal?

Just for plugging, I suggest 3/4 oz - 4 oz or 1 oz - 6 oz we the rods are lighter

But you can do plugging and jigging with 2 oz - 8 oz.

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