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ICAST 2010 Coverage


Falcon's New Ultra Budget Series, HD

 

Date: 7/22/10
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Admission: Buyers & Press Only
Manufacturer: Falcon Rods
Reviewer: Team TackleTour








Introduction:
Falcon Rods has been around since 1990 providing anglers with solid product, sensibly priced, and built within the United States. Last year, they introduced the contemporary styled BuCoo rods, a series of rods featuring split rear grips of Eva, no foregrip, and all Fuji components for $99.

 

 

 

This year, Falcon does themselves one better with their new HD rods. These sticks feature 100% graphite blanks, full cork rear and foregrips, and once again, all Fuji components (aluminum oxide guide inserts) for the aggressive price range of $59 - $69. Naturally, at this price range and with these components, we can’t expect the Falcon HD rods to be made in their Oklahoma plant and they are not

 

Last year, Falcon introduced the budget minded BuCoo series.

 

Falcon HD Rods Lineup

Model
Type
Length
Lure
Line
MSRP
HDS-5UL
Spin
5'
1/32-1/8
2-6
49.99
HDS-6UL
Spin
6'
1/16-1/4
4-10
49.99
HDS-66M
Spin
6'6"
1/4-1/2
8-12
69.99
HDS-7M
Spin
7'
1/4-1/2
8-17
69.99
HDS-76M
Spin
7'6"
1/4-3/4
10-20
69.99
HDC-66M
Cast
6'6"
1/4-1/2
8-17
69.99
HDC-66MH
Cast
6'6"
1/4-3/4
12-20
69.99
HDC-68M
Cast
6'8"
1/4-3/4
8-17
69.99
HDC-7M
Cast
7'
1/4-1/2
8-17
69.99
HDC-7MH
Cast
7'
1/4-3/4
12-20
69.99
HDC-76M
Cast
7'6"
1/4-3/4
10-20
69.99

 

This year, Falcon takes it a step further with the HD series.

The new HD rods represents Falcon’s only line of sticks built overseas and they are being offered to meet the demands of the current economic climate. The fact Falcon has held out this long and is only making the move to bring in a sub $70 rod says a lot about this relatively young company.

Made overseas, these sticks retail for under $70!

Speaking of answering today’s demanding market, Falcon is also making the move into micro guides with their new Cara Micro line of rods. In this lineup are four of their more popular models and each feature 13 Fuji micro guides with Alconite inserts, split rear cork grips, and Fuji ACS reel seats. Prices range from $199 - $219 depending on the model.

 

Falcon joins the micro-craze with the Micro Cara.

 

Mike McClelland's signature series with Falcon.

Falcon offers a nice lineup of rods for just about every level of bass angler.

 

Mike McClelland, Elite Series Angler for Falcon Rods.

Conclusion: We appreciate Falcon’s carefully measured and sensible approach to the rod market and look forward to the continued growth of their company. Their new HD rods are more than competitively priced and their entry to the micro-market looks and feels solid.



 

 

 

 

 

 
 





 

 



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