Review Of Black Hole Sabotage 228 7-29

In our time, the choice of spinning rods is just huge! Well, when finances allow to satisfy any wishes of our brother, but this possibility is not at all. Most advanced Russian anglers catch the average person “sticks” in the price range of 5-10 thousand rubles.


In this segment of the real war erupted among brands and manufacturers, but each buyer has their own personal preferences. One of these companies, with sticks which I know is a Black Hole.

Firm Black Hole was always famous for its powerful “Golovatyi” and the evil spinning, often with a low stated the test as well as with good working qualities for the “people’s” price. Company COEX, representing in the domestic market of the rods, each year produces new products, to keep pace with the times and to “keep the brand”.

Over the past few years I managed to catch a few sticks of BH, in particular Hurricane left the impression of one of the best budget station wagons, and Classic is good, though a bit dated, shore gigovic. But in this review we will focus on the much more high-class rods — Black Hole Sabotage, which I successfully caught most of the winter of 2017/2018.

He caught me and “laid a hand” on the first fishing trip.

“Sabotage” — in translation from English means a diversion or some kind of Subversion. The name very accurately reflects the essence of calm and measured life of predatory fishes he certainly undermine in the right hands=)

This spinning reel was introduced in 2017, the year, and at the moment won a lot of admirers. Now Sabotage is one of the best selling rods! Such glory he deserved for a reason, see for yourself: the lightest weight for their parameters, Fastiv (and I would say closer to extravascular) system, forzaitalia rings and a huge increase in power with good sensitivity.

Externally, the Sabotage looks stylish and modern. The form painted in shades of purple, and covered entirely with varnish. On the one hand, it is better protected from physical damage, which is certainly included in the concept of all spinning Black Hole, and on the other hand, the paint eats a little Chuikov. However, even with the lacquer stick is very clear, sensitive and delicate.

The case is made qualitatively, in a blue shade to match the rod of dense material, only the inscription on it eventually faded from the long breaks in his hand. In case two sections under each knee, and on the top it is closed with Velcro.

In the line of Sabotage are 6 models with the length from 2.13 to 2.74 meters, which cover tests in the bottom 7 and top to 54 grams. For an average strip of Russia is clearly not enough light more Sabotage, I would love sex like this would stick to 15 grams. But if your fishing conditions, big rivers and reservoirs with serious depths, or just snag seats, Sabotage 762 will fit you just perfect!

I chose from what was, so I took a model with a length of 228 inches, or 7.62 ft test 7-29 grams.

It’s not quite the usual range of weights, figure 29 clearly stands out from the General mass oncoview top the test up to 28. And she stands out not just because the real test of spinning, as I suggested to the experts of the Venue, as much to 35 grams! But the bottom is specified exactly. Oddly enough, on the waters of the Moscow region such a seemingly “oak” spinning perfectly fits into my terms of fishing!

Test cord manufacturers not mentioned, but I would subjectively give him #0.8-#1.5 on the Japanese classification. It is in this range Sabotage 762 will reveal all of your best working qualities. I myself am on most fishing trips caught with “unity”, but in terms of the Carter snags and put “kopeck piece.”

My favorite type of spinning is a number, and for all types of fishing. Such stick best punch of a predator with stiff jaws (pike and perch), which are the main objects of my fishing, as well as tactile sensitivity “is not lost” in excess “of lapsevoodi”. Just a personal preference.

So, Sabotage is a perfect example of such spinning. He is quick in statics and Patriach (residual ripple when throwing out quickly). Any extra vibrations and convulsions, after the shock there.

The form has a cone shape: it is enough powerful butt, allows to make the forced playing in difficult conditions, goes to a relatively thin tip.

The weight for such a powerful spinning with just the lightest of 120 grams, thanks to the rod not to strain the hand during fishing, and perfectly balanced with the modern light rails.

The most interesting decision in the Assembly of the spinning – consituye rings Korean.

First, because of their small weight they can highlight this Stroy sticks.

Secondly, a little bit, but adds a sensitivity (for such a powerful stick like Sabotage, the difference isn’t very noticeable, unlike some of the ultralight).

Thirdly, despite the overall small size of the rings, due to its torticolis inserts (increased inner diameter), Sabotage comfortable catch in the winter. I used it at temperatures down to -15 degrees.

Fourth, these rings are highly resistant to abrasion and with proper use should last for many years.

The classic fastow, the tip is soft enough and informative, and Sabotage it is much stiffer and does not go beyond the General framework of “Cola”. However, the informative tip, and it is very clearly possible to control wiring and bait.

Tulip set protivopolozhnye, and when casting it does not require special attention.

The handle is spaced from Eva, very comfortable. Its length allows you to properly swing at casting, and does not interfere with the dash animation.

As for the reel seat — the manufacturer claims that this is a Korean VVS. The nut is in the front.

I would like to dwell on the system of spinning. He is very, very interesting. On Patriach is a strict number, almost by extravascular system, as I wrote. Wiring is visible visually at the apex, the form is not involved. But under load already activated 2/3 of the total spinning and he fulfills every jerk of the fish, bringing so much pleasure during playing. Fish weighing 2 kilos, he almost rolled the wheel, but at the same time allows you to control it.

In the overall system — that is necessary!

I took this spinning reel for jig and not for anything else, so 99% of the time on fishing trips with him have dedicated to this method of fishing. Although more than convinced that the Sabotage will pull all lures within your test, including Rudra and Balisong 130. Yes, and Nizam comfortable working with 50-70 mi minakami.

But back to the jig. What I really liked — so this is a very wide test range spinning.

The smallest weight I’ve ever caught — 5 grams + lure 3 inches. About the sensitivity of the question on such scales, but visually the wiring, you can control it in calm weather.

8 grams + bait with cord #1 and the relatively rigid bottom starts to knock in the arm. In terms of the notorious otshuchivayas Sabotage exactly on top.

12-14 th grams + bait has already begun the most comfortable work. You can catch the blind, and to clearly control wiring.

The biggest thing I set — 24 grams, Chuikov at the same time, as they say, “heel” even on a mild day. A tip is absolutely collapses, and when fishing in strong current I easily did a sharp podbrey that weight. When casting there is a reserve, if you want you can “shoot” and “thirty”.

Casting distance for its length is clearly above average, and I was pleasantly surprised when on the first smooth cast threw a familiar river that did not work with other rods.

Bites are transmitted loud and impossible to miss them even with gloves on.

-“Why buy a more expensive rod, if Sabotage is so perfect?”, You ask.

So, what is this creation, the Black Hole loses the conditional Prototype GL, limited, G-Craft or Ares’is the voicing when you touch all sorts of underwater obstacles, driftwood, limestone, or pebbles. Miracles do not happen, but the above-mentioned spinning rods belong to a completely different price category.

Sabotage me was good caught a lot of jacks for the suburbs, the largest pulled on the 2600. To draw out their had in quite difficult conditions, in particular snags and the impressive ice near the shore. Power spinning is so great that using it without thinking I pulled out all the pike from snags and dragged them on the ice!

However one of the pike caught on the very edge, and I decided to play it safe and catch it in “manual mode”, for this I had to crawl to the very edge of the ice=)

Special attention is given my record perch caught it spinning on the Moscow river: it pulled smoothly at 1100! Podvis without any bites, and I thought I drag a walleye until it started to push down on the shore. When I raised it to the surface, I was very surprised at the size of this cabano-bass, then gently took a hand. Of course, he was released after a short photo shoot (like the rest of the fish caught in the winter nezamerzaika).

In addition to record, on Sabotage I managed to catch and ordinary sailors, and despite the rigidity and Kolovesi Blanca, it never poured.

But pike and Zander it gets to the brain! The number of bites was the largest among all the spinning I’ve been caught before, and gatherings were isolated.

This implies that Sabotage is very well suited for fishing in the middle zone of Russia (and not only), including in Moscow and Moscow region!

To summarize, I would say that Black Hole Sabotage 228 see with the test 7-29 gr. left me with a very positive impression. I found a use for it in the jig fishing on the Moscow river and small rivers of Moscow region with the pike, which required a large supply of power. While impressed by its delicacy, lightness, sensitivity and wide test range of the applied baits. In General, the stick is definitely worth the money and catch her — a real pleasure!