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Daiwa Introduces a Refreshed Black Label Series - the BLX Bass Rods


Date: 7/15/19
Tackle Type: Rods
Manufacturer: Daiwa
Reviewer: Zander

Introduction: At last week's ICAST the spotlight at the Daiwa booth was primarily focused on the company's new Tatula Elite and Certate reels, but the company also launched a complete renewal of the Classic Black Label line called the BLX Bass Series. These premium rods make use of the latest technologies to deliver some very exciting application specific benefits.


The Black Label Series has been refreshed, meet the BLX Bass Line, a premium series made in Japan


The Black Label Series reborn: Daiwa has been hard at work on the BLX Bass Series rods for a few years and are a complete update to the Black Label Series. These new rods were designed and constructed with two different concepts in mind, sensitive and limber. The SG or Sensitive Graphite models were created specifically to be well suited for worms, jigs and dropshot techniques that demand sensitivity and quicker action.


BLX Bass rods are made with 3DX Cross Fiber technology and make use of Fuji SiC guides


On the other end of spectrum the BLX LG, or Limber Graphite models, are designed for crank baits, soft jerk baits and stick baits. The limber bend utilizes a blank formulation that has the properties and strength of fiberglass without the traditional size and weight. To achieve these characteristics Daiwa implemented Nanoplus HVF Carbon Technology which reinforces the blank through a micro-level arrangement of material in the plastic resin. This design creates a smaller, lighter, more rigid overall blank.


The rods make use of proprietary reel seats with premium cork handles


The 3DX 3D Cross Carbon Honeycomb Structure of the BLX blanks enhances compression with a high recovering force balanced in throughout the rod, and proven X-45 Bias Construction provides greater strength and also prevents twisting for more precise casting.


The BLX JDM rods are designed for ultimate sensitivity and offer enhanced compression and flexural strength for a faster, more responsive, overall feel


Hardware on all the rods consists of Fuji SIC Guides, a new ergonomically shaped proprietary reel seat holds reels securely and comfortably and premium cork handles provide anglers with a solid grip.


The BLX Bass rods look like a worthy refresh to the popular Black Label lineup, a series that has achieved cult status among Daiwa fans, and makes use of the latest technology to deliver the best sensitivity or limber action, depending on the rod and application.


In total there are eight different rods to select from ranging in price from $399 to $439 dollars depending on configuration, and will become available late this Summer.










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