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13 Fishing Defy Black 2 Casting Rod

13 Fishing Defy Black 2 Casting Rod Review

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The Defy Black 2 from 13 Fishing will cover everything you need out on the water. With traditional casting, cranking, and swimbait models available, you can rig your Defy Black 2 up with pretty much any technique you love. Along with the versatility, the Defy Black 2 comes at an accessible price.

90
Superb
19
Users:
4.5/5
Where to buy

Feature overview

Gear ratio:
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What we found out about the Defy Black 2:

Reasons to buy this rod

  • 13 Fishing often go with their PVG Japanese 24-T blank as it provides a consistent action and impressive load
  • Anglers love how light the rod is
  • Impressive backbone makes this rod suitable for jigs, as well as flipping and pitching (heavier models) 
  • Evolve stainless steel alconite guides ensure the reduction of friction and maximize casting distance
  • These are also micro-guides - this adds to sensitivity
  • Cranking models with a different blank construction that is suited to a more moderate action
  • Swimbait models designed for long casting and dealing with large profile lures
  • All-round impressive performance at an attractive price

Potential negatives

  • In terms of overall performance when it comes to sensitivity and action, 13 Fishing have designed more premium models - you have to consider the price!

Rod Specifications:

Rod Blank
Rod Guides
Rod Handle
Reel Seat

Available Models:

  • 6'7" Medium Fast
  • 6'7" Medium Heavy Fast
  • 7'1" Medium Fast
  • 7'1" Medium Heavy Fast
  • 7'3" Medium Fast
  • 7'3" Medium Heavy Fast
  • 7'5" Heavy Fast
  • 7'6" Medium Heavy Fast
  • 7'11" Heavy Fast
  • 7' Moderate - Crankbait
  • 7'4" Moderate - Crankbait
  • 7'9" Moderate - Crankbait
  • 8' Heavy Fast - Swimbait
  • 8' Extra Heavy Fast - Swimbait

Bottom line

The Defy Black 2 makes for an solid rod to add to your arsenal if you're looking for a versatile but affordable rod. This guy will cover most techniques, and there are even cranking, or swimbait specific models if you're looking to get something more technique-specific.

This would make for a great option if you're looking to test the waters with 13 Fishing before investing in one of their higher-end models.

About the brand

13 Fishing are another new-ish brand in the game who have brought upon a modern but classy touch to the sport. 13 Fishing have given us a clear idea on how rods could look in the future, as their innovation and design has never been seen before. Providing all kinds of tackle, 13 Fishing have established themselves as heavyweights in the sport, and are attracting some of the biggest names.

A few of the professionals that work with 13 Fishing:

  • Andre Casey
  • Derek Fowler
  • Tim Grein
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