A First Look at the Boldly Styled Upcoming Halo Rods Black
Widow Bass Series
Introduction: ICAST is right around
the corner, the countdown is on until the show officially opens next week and
judging by the product that we have been able to preview in advance of the show
it is going to be a very exciting year. In the weeks leading up to the show we
had the opportunity to fish a new rod line that Halo will be launching at ICAST
called the Black Widow Series, which is based on a Japanese graphite blank and
is designed for excellent response and sensitivity, all with a range of tapers
and actions specifically created for bass anglers.
A firsthand look at the upcoming
new rod series from Halo...
The Black Widow: Fans of the latest range of Halo rods know that
the company certainly isn't shy about infusing color ad identifiers into their
lineup. For example the Daylite II rods all feature orange grips and wraps while
the value oriented Rave Series make use of yellow colors. The soon to be
released Black Widow takes things to another level with very aggressively styled
red grips and anodized components. This is one rod that you certainly will not
miss when it is resting on the deck of the boat.
... meet the aggressively styled
Black Widow Series
As you probably guessed by
the name of the rod the Black Widow spider serves as the theme of the entire rod
and can be seen on the very rear grip. Both front and rear handles feature
Dri-Tec Polymer materials that provide a solid grip in all weather conditions.
They are also ergonomically sculpted and I found them comfortable to cast with
and grasp tightly when reaction bait fishing.
The Black Widow rods make use of
Japanese Toray graphite and have a red metallic cross carbon wrap that gives the
rod a high-tech look and feel
The heart of any good rod is a quality blank, and
to create the Black Widow Halo turned to Japan, and more specifically graphite
The foundation of the
Black Widow rods
is a high modulus blank constructed with nano tech and Toray graphite. While I
could not discern just how high modulus these blanks are they do seem plenty
sensitive enough to effectively fish contact baits.
The sculpted grips are very
comfortable and provide a solid grip even when wet, they feature Dri-Tec Polymer
and are finished with EVA
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