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New light casting rods from Black Hole USA in 2020

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22 hours ago, ksong said:

We are introducing new 7'9" Black Hole Challenger Bank UL (one-piece) and  8'6",9" and 9'5" Black Hole Suzuki UL ( two-piece) rods this year.

I have tested the Suzuki UL rods for coho salmon in Alaska and speckled trout in Virginia Beach.

Those rods are very light and sensitive. 

You can cast 1/4 oz - 1 1/2 oz.

 

I tested 7'9" prototype Black Hole Challenger Bank UL rods for speckled trout today.

While I can cast 1/4 oz - 1/2 oz jigs without any problem, I felt it has more backbone than the Suzuki UL rods.

I think the 7'9" rod is very good for albie, striper, blue, big snook or average size drum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is the estimated weight of all four of these rods?

 

 

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15 hours ago, yogiiiboy said:

What is the estimated weight of all four of these rods?

 

 

I am traveling with the 7'9" Challenger Bank UL rod. I let you know as soon as I come back to the shop.

One thing is sure that they shouldn't be heavy. :)

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1 hour ago, ksong said:

I am traveling with the 7'9" Challenger Bank UL rod. I let you know as soon as I come back to the shop.

One thing is sure that they shouldn't be heavy. :)

thanks kil................hoping that 8'6" is under 5 oz....................:D

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2 mins ago, yogiiiboy said:

thanks kil................hoping that 8'6" is under 5 oz....................:D

I believe the 8'6" rod is under 4 oz. :)

 

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On 1/5/2020 at 0:34 AM, ksong said:

All high-end  Japanese rods have plain foam grips. 

Why? What is the reason they think they are better?  I personally prefer the feel of either a solid cork grip or a cork tape. Foam tends to get a slimy feel when it’s wet. 

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I tested the 7'9"Challenger Bank UL for gag grouper.out of Holiday' FL 

It is not grouper rod. but grouper is good to test the strength of a light rod. :)

We fished only 25' water  and we caught quite a few keepers. Gag grouper season is closed now. After quick pictures, they were released.

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I was informed that there are great demand of quality ultra light rods for trout from Texas to Virginia Beach.  I will test the ultra light rods for them.

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Will the u/l rods be 2 equal sections?

i have a couple of European spec black hole rods ( I’m in the UK).

would love the 8’ Suzuki but shipping would be prohibitive.

a two piece rod might just be doable shipping wise,

i think there is a lot of interest in u/l fishing so thanks for your reports and input.

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14 mins ago, the mekon said:

Will the u/l rods be 2 equal sections?

i have a couple of European spec black hole rods ( I’m in the UK).

would love the 8’ Suzuki but shipping would be prohibitive.

a two piece rod might just be doable shipping wise,

i think there is a lot of interest in u/l fishing so thanks for your reports and input.

8' Suzuki L rod is one-piece as well as 7'9" Black Hole Challenger Bank UL rod.

But 8'6", 9' and 9'5" Suzuki UL rods are two-piece.

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Sample rods arrived. But the design of the rods are not what I suggested. I might visit Korea to straighten up  it means the introduction of the rods may be delayed 

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