Ascent is the resurrection of the classic Hollow Point series...with an exciting twist. It's made here in the USA. Utilizing its' predecessor's wildly popular blank, Ascent is a robust beast with American craftsmanship and unmatched sensitivity. A reliable blank made of 30+24 Ton graphite with cross-section carbon and 316 Stainless Marine Grade guides, means that this rod is ready for whatever you throw at it. With a nod of honor to our original color schemes, the Ascent is an eye-catching gray and copper theme that will highlight any arsenal.
Just Rec"d 1st Rod from Old 18. Love the eel of the medium fast action Rod. I pit on Stradic 4000 reel and 12# Fluorocarbon line. Can't wait to put it to test. Thanks.
The rod is light
Absolutely great for crappie fishing. Never thought I would be fishing for them with a bait caster and casting rod. Really great fun.
This rod is stunning. The pictures do not do it justice. I have mine paired with a Shimano Aldebaran BFS 2022 model and they are a match made in heaven. Colors pair perfectly. The performance of this rod is also as impressive as it’s looks. I am able to cast 1.2 gram spoons and 1/16 Oz jig heads very easily with Pline 4lb fluroclear. Overhead casts are even possible without backlash! I would imagine I could get even more distance with a finesse braided line. While I have yet to fight a fish on this rod, it feels like it could take on large trout(my main target species)with ease. If you are thinking of getting into the BFS game, get this rod!!!!!! I’ve tried other and this blows everything out of the water. You won’t be disappointed.
Bought 2Suppressor’s a year ago for reds and been eyeballing this Buoyancy as my dedicated spec rod. Have been more than pleased with everything Old18 has put out. Wife likes them too…after yelling at me about the price lol. Long story short “If your wife is mad at you, buy a fishing pole” And imma choose Old18 every time! 💯