Bionic Blade B176HT
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Product: Bionic Blade B176HT

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Nash County

    Default Bionic Blade B176HT

    Product Manufacturer: Bass Pro Shops
    Trigger Rod
    Power Hump Cork Handle
    3/8-2oz Lure
    12-30 LB Line
    10 Guides
    IM 8 Graphite

    Various lengths from 6'0 - 7'6
    Various line ratings from 8-17 lb through 12-30 lb

    The blank goes through the handle and is made of multilayer IM-8 graphite, rated at 45 million modulus, representing the perfect blend of sensitivity and power. The walls are thin but strong, and to ensure that you'll have power to spare, we've added a 3K Carbon Cloth overlay through the butt section, to increase "horseability" without adding weight. But sensitivity is crucial too. Every model is fitted with light Fuji® Concept aluminum oxide guides, and we've developed new Full Contact slotted graphite reel seats that will put you in touch with the other end of your line like never before.
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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Nash County


    Recommended: yes
    Got a set about 6 or 7 years ago, these do not have the xps handles.
    Love em, cant beat em.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
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    Recommended: no
    Cons: power hump handle
    Pros: durability
    (Not exactly the same model of Bionic Blade, but I thought it would be interesting to see some different opinions in a review. If it works maybe we should change the product def to something more generic like "Bionic Blade Casting Rod". If it doesn't fit, I can move it to its own product.)

    I've got the bn70mt - 7'0" Medium casting. Mine came "free" with a BPS reel. It's been a fine rod, lasted years and is still in tip-top shape. I use it mostly for carolina rigging and inshore saltwater.

    2 personal preference issues I have:

    1) I hate the power hump handle. Don't know why - my hands aren't small, my reels fit fine, but it just never felt comfortable in my hand. I sanded mine down but still am not happy with it. I would never buy another one. (Maybe if I had gone with all power humps it would feel normal, but its the only one so its the odd duck).

    1) Maybe its because I grew up on ultralite equipment or maybe its because I've bought a lot of cheap rods, but I tend to like a little more action in my rods. This one in Medium action is pretty stiff compared to other (cheaper & lower quality) mediums I've got.

    Other Bionic Blade owners I've talked to love them. To each his own!

    (edit - June 18, 2007)
    I've had a chance to use this rod for inshore saltwater fishing and have grown to like it more than I ever did for freshwater. I especially appreciate the action when fishing 1/4oz jigs for reds & flounder. Upping my score from 6 to 7. Still hate the hump.

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