Black Widow

First Strike

Performance Features:

  • Our USA made, NFC, hand-sanded, naked-graphite blanks, do not hide blemishes and are on average 20% lighter than their coated counterparts. All of our blanks are hand-sanded to avoid sanding into the fiber, damaging it and creating a weak spot.
  • Proprietary, made in the USA, offset seat for a lower sitting reel leads to better torque/rod roll control, increases casting accuracy, and enhances cradling of reel reducing wrist fatigue.
  • Proprietary lock-nut for a vice-like grip eliminates rocking reels.
  • Minimum epoxy on guide feet reduces weight and impact to blank action.
  • All guides feature a recessed ring design (RRD) creating enhanced bonding between ring and frame while protecting ring from impact. Angled tri-legged frame design eliminates nearly all line wrap, and improves casting distance and accuracy.


  • 20% lighter than cork and has a shelf life of 5,000 years, this tight hand woven, carbon-fiber saves weight and increases sensitivity.
  • Titanium frame with Zirconium insert guides are corrosion resistant (saltwater) and 40% lighter than comparable guides.
  • Hand-woven carbon-fiber strips amplify vibration and increase sensitivity. Each grip has a unique weave, with a satin smooth comfortable feel that becomes slightly tacky when wet.


  • Machine woven carbon fiber sleeve over a graphite silica arbor to provide the great sensitivity, with a comfortable texture. We call it EFX (edge first strike) or a Carbon-Tex grip.
  • Titanium frame with Zirconium insert guides are corrosion resistant (saltwater) and 40% lighter than comparable models.

Developing the Series:

EDGE Bass rods perform when it counts most. Gary Loomis designed lightweight and responsive builds that continue to evolve each year. Fine tuning these sensitive tools with LMX materials, allows anglers to feel the slightest vibrations and tip twitches, as well as having the power to move fish from cover and brush. A deadly combo. Both the Black Widow and the First Strike series feature proprietary, carbon-fiber grips that are built in-house. Our casting models in both series feature EDGE off-set reel seats. Designed specifically to increase sensitivity leading to more hook-ups while reducing fatigue. On the water, these elements equate to hooking and landing more fish and fishing longer sessions with better results. These rods perform for the angler, naturally elevating their game.

NameFactory Direct PriceMsrpPiecesLengthActionPowerLine WeightLure WeightBuildBuy
BWC Flip 767-1C$399.00$575
BWC MBR 705-1C $265.30
BWS MBR 705-1S$399.00
FSC SWBR 767-1C$279.00
FSC SWBR 808-1C$279.00
BWC DSR 711-1$399.00$575
BWC HVR 763-1$399.00$575
BWC HVR 764-1$399.00$575
BWC MBR 733-1$399.00$575
BWC MBR 734-1$399.00$575
BWC MBR 735-1$399.00$575
BWC SWBR 808-1$399.00$575
BWS DSR 711-1$399.00$575
BWS DSR 760-1$399.00$575
BWS MBR 733-1$399.00$575
BWS MBR 704-1$399.00$575
BWS MBR 734-1$399.00$575
BWS MBR 735-1$399.00$575
FSC CBG 7104-1$279.00$450
FSC CBR 806-1$279.00$450
FSC DSR 6101-1$279.00$450
FSC HVR 763-1$279.00$450
FSC HVR 764-1$279.00$450
FSC MBR 703-1$279.00$450
FSC MBR 704-1$279.00$450
FSC MBR 684-1$279.00$450
FSC MBR 705-1$279.00$450
FSC MBR 706-1$279.00$450
FSC P 787-1$279.00$450
BWS DSR 6100-1$399.00$450
FSS DSR 6101-1$279.00$450
FSS MBR 703-1$279.00$450
FSS MBR 704-1$279.00$450
FSS MBR 705-1$279.00$450