The Search for One: The 13 Fishing Archangel

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The Search for One: The 13 Fishing Archangel

Post by Cal » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:13 pm

The Search for One: The 13 Fishing Archangel is the Very Definition of a Halo Product

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Introduction: With a name like “Archangel” it was pretty clear where 13 Fishing intended to position this rod series. The Archangel rods were introduced two seasons ago as the flagship rod line of the fast growing tackle company, and one of the first rods to implement the Fuji Torzite guides. Designed from the ground up this rod is built in Japan and is built with what the company describes as the best components, materials, and craftsmanship that the world has to offer, all at a cost of course as these rods retail between $649-$699 dollars each! With premium materials and a price to match we delved deep into this rod series, and after fishing the Archangel for a full season and a half we are finally ready to dole out our verdict.

Complete Article: http://tackletour.com/review13fishingarchangel.html

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Re: The Search for One: The 13 Fishing Archangel

Post by USA-RET » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:26 pm

Great review =D>

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Re: The Search for One: The 13 Fishing Archangel

Post by Zander » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:05 am

Thanks USA-RET, it was definitely one of the more exciting rods I've had the opportunity to test over the last season. It's always nice when the performance stands up to the positioning. No doubt this is a very big investment for any angler, but I hope we will continue to see 13 Fishing keep pushing the envelope on the high end.

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Re: The Search for One: The 13 Fishing Archangel

Post by i_am_R2 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:53 pm

Great review! I was actually thinking about this same model so perfect timing with the review :D

To make sure I read it correctly, the rod feels a little lighter in power than the 843 GLX? Looking at the line and lure specs I was hoping it would be a more powerful MH than the GLX. If you could confirm that would be awesome.

Thanks!

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Re: The Search for One: The 13 Fishing Archangel

Post by Dark3 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:08 am

Completely agree about the cork/eva combo. One of the primary reason ALX never got any of my money.

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Re: The Search for One: The 13 Fishing Archangel

Post by TommyG » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:24 am

Hi, checking the specs and you list line wt. at 8-16, and the lure wt. 3/16 - 5/8. These specs match the spinning rod specs.
TW lists the 7'2" MH at 12-20 line wt. and 3/8 - 1oz. lure wt.
Will the 7-2 MH throw a 3/16 bait easily?
Just a bit confused.

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Re: The Search for One: The 13 Fishing Archangel

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:21 am

TommyG wrote:Hi, checking the specs and you list line wt. at 8-16, and the lure wt. 3/16 - 5/8. These specs match the spinning rod specs.
TW lists the 7'2" MH at 12-20 line wt. and 3/8 - 1oz. lure wt.
Will the 7-2 MH throw a 3/16 bait easily?
Just a bit confused.
I have the MH. I don't think it would cast 3/16 total weight very good. Sweet rod though

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Re: The Search for One: The 13 Fishing Archangel

Post by TommyG » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:45 am

Thanks ccass, seems like 3/8 - 1oz. would be the proper rating.

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