The Ballistic Series is for crankin'. When you're throwing crankbaits and need reliability from a softer bend. Made with the best glass available, the Ballistic will pull true and pop through the nastiest of traps. A premium S2 Glass, American-made blank, 316 black stainless guides, Seaguide seats, and the perfect feel of the EVA grip makes this rod the best choice when only a crankbait will do. The minimalist, subtle blue color scheme lets everyone know that you're all about business...and that you've come to bag trophies.
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! 💯