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Black Hole USA rods review

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I am asked  what Black Hole rods are good for what species by many anglers.

It is good time to talk about Black Hole USA rods as most sit on the computers in their rooms due to conora virus. :)

 

About 10 years ago, I guided Korean fishing TV crew for bluefin in Cape Cod.  They brought light inshore popping rods. I said the rods are no good for bluefin in Cape Cod. But they landed 180 lb bluefin with such a light rod.  I started to ask many questions regarding the rods. The rods turned out to be Black Hole rods.  As I started Jigging and Popping shop then, I became an exclusive distributor in the US and Black Hole USA was born. 

 

We will discuss all models of Black Hole USA rods.

 

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I purchased an East Coast Special, 12' 3/4 to 4 oz.  It does what it says except 3/4 oz is a bit light for the rod.  I built it with an aluminum American Tackle reel seat and Microwave guides.  It casts excellent and with the microwave guides is so smooth.  I've landed some big bluefish with it with no issues at all.  Very nice rod and the blank was not all that expensive.

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I purchased an 11' Strioed Bass Special 1-6 blank at Ward Melville and had it built. Pairs awesome with my VSX275. 1 oz is a bit light for how much power and backbone it has. It more a 2-6 IMHO. No complaints on performance though, tons of power and light as a feather. Only downside is the rough finish IMHO. It's a bit rough on the hands when twisting it together (and my hands are working hands). Would rather see a finished blank.

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I have 2 black hole Suzuki 9'6 with six inches cut off the butt section. Really nice rod in my opinion for two hundred bucks I'm Back Bay

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3 hours ago, Evil-Bay said:

My 1pc 8' BH rod had a full bend on this little guy.....and it handled it like a champ!  Love this setup!!!

 

 

 

 

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What kind of fish is that?

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Before starting this thread, I'd like to show this picture of Dennis Verreet's huge grouper using 8'6" Black Hole Cape Cod Special Nano popping rod recently.

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Just finished wrapping guides on a striped bass special 10’ 1-6. I threw up to 3oz jigs in an open field with guides taped on. I pushed it as much as I could with taped on guides, the average distance was 250’ with 3oz. Average distance with a 1.5oz was 180’. Measurements were walked off with a measure wheel so distance is accurate. Was built with a kw reduction guide train for a vsx200 and split grips the rod weighs in right 11oz on my scale without epoxy. Overall I’m very impressed with this rod and can’t wait to pull on some fish with it. I also have had the Suzuki 9’6” and paired with a vsx150 it was my favorite light plug rod I’ve used. 

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15 hours ago, ThrowinPlugs said:

I purchased an 11' Strioed Bass Special 1-6 blank at Ward Melville and had it built. Pairs awesome with my VSX275. 1 oz is a bit light for how much power and backbone it has. It more a 2-6 IMHO. No complaints on performance though, tons of power and light as a feather. Only downside is the rough finish IMHO. It's a bit rough on the hands when twisting it together (and my hands are working hands). Would rather see a finished blank.

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Thanks for choosing Black Hole Striped Bass Special rod.

We choose rough surface at the recommendation of rod designer as he said it is stronger than treated surface.  Cost is the same. 

I know some Japanese high-end rods have similar surface.

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9 hours ago, Nick88 said:

Just finished wrapping guides on a striped bass special 10’ 1-6. I threw up to 3oz jigs in an open field with guides taped on. I pushed it as much as I could with taped on guides, the average distance was 250’ with 3oz. Average distance with a 1.5oz was 180’. Measurements were walked off with a measure wheel so distance is accurate. Was built with a kw reduction guide train for a vsx200 and split grips the rod weighs in right 11oz on my scale without epoxy. Overall I’m very impressed with this rod and can’t wait to pull on some fish with it. I also have had the Suzuki 9’6” and paired with a vsx150 it was my favorite light plug rod I’ve used. 

Thanks for choosing Black Hole rods. You will love your Black Hole Striped Bass Special rod as you do for Suzuki rod. :)

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18 hours ago, Birdsnester said:

I purchased an East Coast Special, 12' 3/4 to 4 oz.  It does what it says except 3/4 oz is a bit light for the rod.  I built it with an aluminum American Tackle reel seat and Microwave guides.  It casts excellent and with the microwave guides is so smooth.  I've landed some big bluefish with it with no issues at all.  Very nice rod and the blank was not all that expensive.

Thanks for choosing Black Hole East Coast Special rod.  I did not test the rods much, but it was recommendation by our field testers who love the rods.

 

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14 hours ago, Evil-Bay said:

My 1pc 8' BH rod had a full bend on this little guy.....and it handled it like a champ!  Love this setup!!!

 

 

 

 

IMG_20200416_044238.jpg

Thanks for the photo. I believe the striper is 38". That is a huge striper for such a light rod. The 8' Black Hole Suzuki L rod is designed for schoolie striper or albie. :)

 

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15 hours ago, Fishy4335 said:

I have 2 black hole Suzuki 9'6 with six inches cut off the butt section. Really nice rod in my opinion for two hundred bucks I'm Back Bay

Thanks for choosing Black Hole Suzuki 9'6" rod. I am cautiously using the rod on jetties now as I know the rod can handle big striper or blue though the rods are for schoolie striper or albie.

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