Long favored in the quiver of B-Side Fishing's Joe Cermele, and respected as the OG of the 13 Fishing lineup, the Omen Black series continues to lead 13 Fishing's domination of the new school. With lengths, actions and powers that cover techniques both current and emerging, every stick in this tournament-proven series features Japanese 36 Ton Toray blanks with Poly Vector Graphite technology. Translation: Lighter and more sensitive without sacrificing durability. Add full-cork 4A Portuguese handles, diamond coated ALPS 316 Stainless Steel Guides with Zirconia Inserts, Evolve custom ported reel seat and you’ll find no better balance or value in its class.
"Most of the time, if I'm walking out the door to fish locally, there's at least one Omen Black along for the ride. The 7' 1" model is what I'd call a perfect "all-around" rod with just the right speed and action to quickly switch from finesse tactics for river smallies to sending a shiner under a bobber for pond largemouths. I've even used mine for back bay fluke fishing and the rod translates the slightest knock instantly."
-Joe Cermele, host of B-Side Fishing, Bent Podcast