2008 ICAST Coverage
Falcon's new Expert series of rods make use of proprietary next-gen
CrossMatch graphite (continued)
new Expert Series rods are not all that is new at Falcon and two time Bassmaster
Elite Series Champion Mike McClelland was on hand to introduce us to his brand
new Cara signature rod. Mike's new Cara rod falls in the Cara T7 series which
has also been advanced this season.
Professional angler Mike
McClelland shows us his new signature rod
The new T7 rods are outfitted with Fuji ACS seats
paired with Fuji Alconite guides with the company's LowRider alignment. The
heart of the rod is Falcon's American made F120X blank.
The rod is a member of the new
Cara T7 line
The rod Mike showed us was his new signature Cara
T7 "Reaction" rod which was a 7'4" heavy action stick capable of tossing 1/2 -
1oz lures on 15-30lb test line. Though the rod featured a heavy action it still
felt light and crisp in hand
The Cara T7 rods will now feature
Fuji ACS seats for enhanced ergonomics
Just as we were about to leave the Falcon booth we
noticed a new box that was designed under the new cooperation with Plano. The
FTO Elite spinnerbait box is designed to hold a ton of spinnerbaits side by side
either in a Falcon or Plano bag.
Falcon is also known for storage
solutions and this new spinnerbait box is the latest from the Plano and Falcon
The boxes feature secure latches on three sides,
and holds spinnerbaits securely whether the box is laid down flat or vertically
in a bag. The translucent top makes it easy and quick to identify which
spinnerbait you need to draw from your arsenal.
The spinnerbait box is secured
with latches on three sides, and a hinge on the forth
These boxes will be available right after the show
and will retail for $16.99 per box. Like Falcon's previous tackle storage
solutions the spinnerbait box is well designed and constructed to be highly
Bountiful storage for all your
Conclusion: We have only reviewed a single
Falcon rod and one other FTO box in our eight year history. Not nearly enough...
and the latest products from the company make it clear that we need to pay
closer attention to this brand, as they stand poised to offer one of the most
exciting bass rods in the industry with their new CrossMatch based Expert
Series. If these rods perform anywhere close to as good as they look Falcon rods
will have a major winner in their latest offering.