Gear

Gear Review: Halo HFX Rod Series

WHAT IS IT?

Halo HFX Rod Series

WHAT SETS IT APART?

Performance and affordability were the objectives for Halo’s new HFX Series rods. The lineup includes 13 models — four spinning and nine baitcasting with multiple lengths and actions to serve a broad range of techniques from power fishing to finesse. Each rod starts with a blank made from high-quality Japanese Toray graphite. Halo then fits each one with the components necessary for a dependable fishing rod.

HOW DO I USE IT?

The HFX Series includes models from 6-foot, 10-inch to 7-foot, 11-inch in medium light to extra heavy. Halo fits each rod with its exclusive 4Finger reel seat offers an exposed blank design to allow fingers to feel the slightest movement through the rod blank. Furthering this benefit, the integrated Sensi-touch cork composite rings provide greater feel through the grip than conventional foam grips. The HFX Series also includes stainless steel guides, which stand up to braided lines, while remaining sensitive enough for light fluorocarbon. 

HOW MUCH?

$149

MORE INFORMATION: 

Americanbaitworks.com

ANGLER’S INSIGHT:

Halo set out to create a series of rods that offer an impressive level of performance with undeniable value. The company notes that market research indicates a trend of recreational anglers expanding their rod arsenals as their skill sets increase. It looks like the company hit the mark with a well-made rod under $150. Cool features include that 4Finger reel seat and the Align guide system, which results in perfectly straight guides from handle to tip.