Kastking Blackhawk II – collapsible, portable bait casting rod

One of the coolest products I have picked up this year. A collapsible rod that really feels like a one peice. Must have! Kastking makes reels, rods and line and this is one of their best for bass fishing!


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Reel Fishing says:

That’s what ALL of these type of rods need is that line guide ..

Only Juan says:

it was a nice rod till the dam floating guides would move of course and get stuck in a certain position. Was I supposed to fix the floating guides in place? The floating guide would twist and get stuck. So the line would be wrapped around the rod.

wrearry says:

It’s an inferior product, guides are thin, blank is thin. I bought a BC version and found out that most reels don’t fit properly on reelseat, it’s not a standard size (I’ve tried a Curado i, Daiwa Millionaire 201 & an Abu reel).
I became a Lil paranoid n decided to check the spinning version as well, found a crack on the blank where one of the moving guides supposed to rest on.
You’ll also notice that the moving guides are not well designed/made, they are made of metal and the edges curve out probably to prevent scratching the blank.
Lastly, the drawn lines that are supposed to help the user align the parts & guides are useless+poorly drawn.
After this purchase, I’m going back to four piece travel rods, so much safer and faster to set up.

Bùi Quốc Tuân Bùi Quốc Tuân says:

How money?

Cyber Axe says:

i have this rod…it is awsome …and easy to carry ….

Adi CooL says:

Hey Thanks Joe Simpson for the closer look on the Rod. Can’t really see Upclose with BCSG. hahaha but funny that you said that He costing you alot of money. LOL..

Meleutheria says:

Hey joe which model are you using? Medium or medium hard ( 5-18gr vs 7-21 gr ) İ ordered this with stealth baitcasting reel but my bad i mischose as spinning rod and will reorder the casting versiyon.My goal is to fish perch , pike mostly.The fishes here in our country are not that big unless to have a boat to fish in deep waters.Hence im not sure to order 5-18gr medium version or MH 7-21gr version , which one would you sugggest? Thanks for great review.

Dark side says:

BCSG !! Back at it again , haha cannot resist buying after watching his review’s

Alan Jenkins says:

I’m in the UK and got the Ranger spin rod and now I’ve got this one..Both great rods and great value for money..My Ranger has a Mela 2 reel so now I’m going to have to get a Kastking baitcast reel..can’t wait…lol..

Joe Simpson says:

If youre looking for a good bait casting collapsible fishing rod, look no more.

noor shazwani mohd saleh says:

What reel does you use?

Feral Grandad says:

Hay Joe, you had chance to use on the water yet? Im really thinking of pulling the trigger on one of these. Any more feedback 🙂

Raymarkable says:

Is it good for pier fishing ?

FILOU Philippe says:

Mine will arrive in FRANCE in few days, i will let my advice after Test on French Pike and Perch !
Thanks for this video

Philippe from Burgundy (FRANCE)

TheJigFreak says:

sliding eyes – floating guides… yeah i bought my BH2 tnx to BCSG too…lol

Bonita Paint correction and Detailing says:

i have the 8ft. i love it. except my floating guides were installed backwards and dont slide slide all the way to where they should be. but still works fine. i will be odering a couple more of these soon.

KeepinItReelFishing says:

Great review Joe! Have you put in much time with it this year? Holding up ok?

Thamac15 says:

Cheap garbage that doesn’t last. Typical of Chinese labored Kastking products.

MikaKise says:

lol I bought one because of BCSG too!

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