For a fast action rod (bends mostly on the first foot of rod) that is medium heavy rated, the tip is way too thin. Bought 3 rods, the tip either broke or started splintering with repeated casts. I am a very seasoned fisherman and take good care of my rods. Based on my experience, there is a design flaw with this rod despite high end material used. Also, the floating rings are difficult to line up and in the middle of battling a fish will actually move around and twist your line on the rod. Frayed my line while battling a salmon.
It is the most satisfying telescopic rod I ever purchased. It is easy to travel with and easy to store. It is a strong rod.
BlackHawk II Telescopic rod is not a joke. Many were commenting it would break easily as it's a telescopic rod. It's been more than two years and the rod still performs best. Caught these hard fighting fishes without any problem. Used it in saltwater too. The best thing i like about the rod is it's lightweight. Only 164 gram. Biggest fish caught with this rod is 8lb. Hoping to hit double digit soon. Paired it with Royale Legend 2 200, offering Plenty of drag to fight these hook bending monsters. Only problem I faced is with the rod guides while folding it back after a fishing session. Because of applying too much force i damaged the floating guide. That's probably my mistake. All in all very happy with Kastking products at affordable price and good quality. Hope to see Kastking entering Indian Market soon. Love from India.
Fish ID: Bluefin Mahseer, Snakehead, Croaker.
Bought casting 7’3” MH/F Tip is extremely light and broke after first use
Dang, for a teloscoping rod, I am happy. I had low expectations but needed a rod that I could fly easily with. I've taken it to Alaska, Florida, and Canada. I've caught walleye, drum, pike, bass, perch...some decent sizes too. No issues at all. It does take some time for the eyelets to align. I have found the more I used it without collapsing the better the eyelets stay in place. I wish I had a good carry case which is a struggle to find. I paired the rod with the Kast King Megatron 4000 reel. Love the set up. Now I am not a fish everyday kinda gal, but these trips were enough to show me this pole is great for me. I have had the pole for about a year now. No defects that I can see. Take care of your gear and it will last a long time.