A Return to Form - 13 Fishing's Envy Black is Back in a
Introduction: When it comes to 13 Fishing Rods the Envy is the company’s
well known line of performance oriented sticks. This ICAST the company has
completely redesigned these new rods with a cleaner overall look and a focus on
refining their tapers for technique specific applications.
Pro Angler Dave Lefbre shows us the newly refreshed 13
Fishing Envy Black rod series
Envy Black is Back: The last generation of Envy rods were met with
somewhat mixed reviews and the company knew they had to bring back what anglers
loved about the originals and turn it up from there. The new rods feature a
cleaner, simpler, and more elegant layout. The rods feature some of the cleanest
cork grips with composite ends that we saw at the show, and the split grip
layout is well implemented to improve balance of the 46 ton Toray graphite
The Envy Black returns to a simpler more traditional
Like their other rods the new Envy makes use of the company’s proprietary
Evolve soft touch reel seats but the guides on the rods are Fuji stainless steel
K guides with SiC inserts. These are still some of the most proven, and my
personal favorite, guides out there.
No more chromed out components, the Envy Black looks more
like a tournament rod series now with premium cork grips and composite cork
Guides a Fuji K frames wit SiC inserts
In addition to the Toray based spinning and casting rods there are also
three cranking rods in the lineup which make use of a 30 ton T-Glass blank.
These rods feature the same clean layout with split grips and the same reel
seats but the guides are Fuji K frames with Alconite inserts and a SiC top.
The Evolve reel seat features a soft touch finish
The new rods look, and feel, a lot more premium than the last generation
to me, and I was impressed by how light and crisp they felt at the show. The
actions feel right and the rods just handle better than the previous rods in
every way. Each Envy rod comes with a 10 year Limited Warranty and will retail
from $315-$375 dollars for the spinning and casting models and $250-$300 dollars
for the cranking sticks.
The spinning rods look clean as well
Split grips with a cork composite butt. The 13 Fishing
Envy Black look like a return to form for the series that put 13 rods on the map
The Envy Black rods are some of the rods that I was most excited about
seeing completely refreshed at the show and if they fish as good as they look
they should be a hot product this season, and may once again soon be the Envy of
13 Fishing fans once again. The kind of Envy Black Series that put the brand's
rods on the map is back.