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Date: 7/13/16
Location: Orlando, FL
Admission: Buyers & Press Only
Manufacturer: 13 Fishing
Reviewer: Zander

Introduction: 13 Fishing's rod's have always had an edgy feel to them, and even the more affordable rods look and perform like they should be competing in a higher segment. This ICAST the big rod announcement was the introduction of the updated Muse Series, a new lineup that is tailored to offer a balance of form and function at a great price.


The hottest new rod from 13 Fishing? Meet the Muse Black Series


This certainly doesn't look like a 200 dollar rod, the new Muse Black Series screams enthusiast


Muse Black: The new Muse Black Series includes a wide range of casting and spinning models designed to tackle a wide spectrum of bass fishing applications. The rods look very "enthusiast" with their stealthy dark blanks, dark components, and sleek EVA grip designs.


Evolve Seamless Air Foil Carbon Reel Seats are very comfortable to grip


13 Fishing Muse Black Casting Rods

Powered by a 36 ton Poly-Vector Graphite (PVG36T) blank, the Muse Black rods are designed to be both exceptionally sensitive and light weight. The Evolve Airfoil Carbon reel seat not only looks cool it is extremely comfortable to hold and provides a confident grip. The reel seatís ergonomic curves appear to taper seamlessly into high density EVA for ultimate comfort. At the show the workmanship on the rods looked excellent and very refined. 

The spinning rod seat looks clean


When it comes to action the 13 Fishing Muse Black Rods feature Zonal Action Technology (ZAT1) which empowers designers working with Elite Proís to tailor the rodís complex, and dynamic taper. Whether its microscopic jigs or big swimbaits, the Muse series is designed to excels at every technique required by tour pros and die-hard weekend warriors.


Beautiful split grip designs minimize weight


13 Fishing Muse Black Spinning Rods


13 Fishing will make big bait anglers very happy with 5 new swimbait rods


In addition to the casting and spinning rods 13 Fishing has also engineered five new swimbait specific rods, all with their own unique tapers and actions. These rods feature thier own EVA grip designs and a more robust seat and foregrip design as well.


An example of the sculpted Muse Black Swimbait rod full grip, every ergonomic for slinging those big baits


13 Fishing Muse Black Swimbait Rods


All of the Muse Black rods are built with 36 Ton Japanese Toray Blanks, Evolve Carbon reel seats, Matte Black ALPS Stainless Steel guides with Zirconia Inserts and SIC Tips, and EVOLVE snagless hook keepers. Even the EVA grips feel soft and high end are are made from high density Japanese EVA.


A final look at the Muse Black's Evolve reel seats, very slick!


With the standard Muse Black rods retailing from $175 to $215 dollars and the swimbait models topping out at only $235 dollars these new rods certainly look like the company nailed the performance, function, and value mix. Top it all off with a 7 year warranty and these rods are ready to hunt!










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