Daiwa grows carp footprint with Black Widow
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Daiwa continues to grow its footprint in the ever-growing carp market. With input from some of the most knowledgeable carp ‘brains’ around, the manufacturer has built an impressive portfolio of products.
And while renowned for the quality of its tackle at the top end of the market, the Japanese company is also mindful of the more budget-conscious among the carp fraternity – and that is where the Black Widow series of rods is pitched.
New this year, the range is manufactured in Daiwa’s factory in Wishaw, Glasgow, and benefits not only from the company’s famed Japanese technology, but also from reported input from Korda founder, Danny Fairbrass.
The entry level line-up comprises three 12-foot models with test curves of 2.75lb, 3.0lb and 3.25lb, complimented by a 4.25lb spod rod, all coming in at sub £70 RRP.
It’s not the Daiwa way to cut corners, so despite that inviting price tag the rods have no shortage of impressive features. Built around the same fast taper mandrel as some of the company’s more expensive productions, the Widow is designed to offer power, distance and good fish-playing properties. The progressive load-up provides a good cushion for hook holds and under-the-tip lunges, says Daiwa.
Each model Black has low-profile, soft touch grips, a graphite DPS reel seat and low friction, aluminium oxide guides. The low-glare matt finish and understated branding give the rods a classy look.
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