Delicate and bold.
A delicate power spin that shows extremely high versatility.


The Black Guardian is a spinning rod with an all-tubular structure and regular fast taper that is extremely versatile for not only soft baits but also hard baits.
From general light rigs such as cat rigs, jig heads, no sinkers, and drop shots, to rigs that are sometimes used for bait finesse, it is suitable for all ranges of soft bait techniques such as hanging on the surface, swimming in the middle, and hanging off on the bottom. Furthermore, it is also compatible with winding, twitching, lift and fall of lightweight hard baits such as shad and small metal vibes.
The tip is made of medium-low elasticity 24 ton carbon with moderate flexibility and stickiness. The berry is made of 33-ton carbon, high-strength, high-elasticity “Trading Card® T1100G” that has both stickiness and tension. The bat is lightweight and sharp with 40 tons of high elasticity + high-density woven cloth that suppresses twisting.
By using the right material in the right place, the blank material has a well-balanced combination of flexibility, tenacity, sharpness, quick return, lightness, and toughness. Therefore, there are no blind spots in the rod performance necessary for casting, operating, feeling, hooking, and bringing it closer.
Of particular note is the long-distance casting ability produced by the 6-foot-5-inch medium-light power blanks, combined with the ability to close and catch.
The true value of the Black Guardian is most demonstrated in situations where the rod requires power, but requires a lightweight lure and rig, and delicate operation to make it bite. It has enough operability to deal with selective big bass that lurk around cover, in deep range, long distance, and even in spots with strong currents, and is delicate yet bold, so-called delicate power spin. I also have it.
In addition, it can be said to be the standard for spinning in weed and big fish lakes like Lake Biwa.
I really want to catch one… Because spinning tackle is something you can reach for when you’re in trouble, you’ll want to choose it not only to let the fish use its mouth, but also to think about what happens after you hook it. Wide adaptability to delicately manipulate various lures and rigs. Power to contain big fish. Delicate and bold. The jet-black guardian deity, Black Guardian.
<Compatible lures & rigs>
●Jig head rig ●Neko rig ●Drop shot rig ●High-density worm no-sinker ●Carolina rig ●Small rubber jig ●Insect-based soft bait ●Minnow/shad ●Small crankbait ●Metal vibration etc…
<Example of technique used>
▪Shaking & Hang-off
Bowworm 5 inch, 6 inch, twin tail ringer 4.7 inch, 5.8 inch for 0.9-1.8g class cat rig. Compared to bait finesse, you can perform lighter and more delicate shaking. You can hook it on weeds or the bottom and shake it at one point, and from there you can do things like weed cuts and hang-offs as you wish.
jig heads are best suited for 4-inch and 5-inch bass enemy sticks weighing 1.8g to 3.5g. Not only does it enable long traces over a certain range from long casts, it also makes it easy to produce crisp rolling swimming action.
▪Even with no sinkers such as high-density worms and geckos
that use 2/0 to 3/0 class offset hooks, which are troublesome when fishing with offset hooks or ultra-deep spinning , the hook has sufficient penetrating power to prevent breakage. It shows the same hooking performance with super deep drop shots, light caro, split shot rigs, free rigs, etc.
▪Around cover and weeds
When using insect lures, hanging gizmos , or small sticks with guards around cover, do not force the bass to run without turning it over. In situations where you want to stop big fish from rushing into the weeds.
▪Twitch & Jerk
For continuous twitching and jerking of small shad, super sledge and ultra sledge . Or, it is possible to make lively action with shad caro, dragging jerk, etc. even at long distances where there are many lines and deep water pressure.
▪Long cast, submerged range down
bank shad , bank shad MID , Gran Searcher 55 , Gran Searcher , craft , spin craft , etc. When you want to cast shad and small cranks longer by using light line rather than bait tackle. , when you want to dive deeper. Also for situations where you want to cast long distances with a light metal vibration such as Little Max 3/16oz or 1/4oz.
▪ Under strong winds
Under strong wind conditions, you can stress-freely handle minnows and small spinner baits that are difficult to cast with bait tackle without worrying about backlash.
Pro staff impression

Toshifumi Kikumoto
Black Guardian is a regular fast taper that is extremely versatile for light rigs and lightweight hard baits, but it is characterized by its strong stickiness and quick return to bending, which contradicts the crisp sensitivity of Orion quality.
When you need a light rig in places where there are things to wrap around, such as weeds and standing trees. It’s also great for river fishing, where you’d be in trouble if you run into the stream.

Kenta Onishi
If I were to bring a spinning rod to Lake Biwa, this would be it. You can do anything. For example, it is perfect to operate the Nekorig by wrapping it around the weed and removing it.
It’s easy to get a sharp action when jerking shad, and it’s easy to cut through weeds. The lure flies well and has enough power even after hooking, so it can be called a standard model for Lake Biwa.

Yasunao Hondo
With specs of 6 feet 5 inches and medium light, it is a rod that can be used regardless of the field, whether it is Okappari or boating. It has power but is moderately supple, so it goes great with PE line.
For example, in my case, I often use it for insect-type shaking, I-type winding and twitching, and metal vibes because of the bubbly feel of the lift and the easy fall hit.

Eien Yoshikawa
The ML tubular tip may seem stiff at first glance, but it is designed to be easy to shake and create line slack.
Therefore, it is perfect for mid-strike, so-called power mid-strike, which uses slightly heavier jig heads and bulky worms, which are difficult to use with solid tips. It doesn’t bite, and you can feel confident that you can reel it in after hooking it.
  • ■ Blank
    Highly balanced design with medium and low modulus 24t carbon as the main cloth, high strength and high modulus “Torayca® T1100G” placed over a wide area from the bat to the belly, and the bat further reinforced with high modulus 40t carbon and high density Quattro woven cloth. .
  • “Trading Card® T1100G” & “Nanoalloy® Technology”
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  • Quattro woven cloth
    The bat section uses Quattro woven cloth, which has a higher lamination density and thicker weave than conventional Quattro (4-axis) cloth. Strongly suppresses twisting and cracking of blanks.
  • ■ Guide system
    All guides use titanium frame SiC ring K guides.
    Number of guides: 8 (including top guide)
    Although it is a powerful blank, a guide with a slightly larger diameter is set in the tip section to make it easier to bend the rod during casting and create line slack during operation.
  • ■ Grip design (fore)
    Adopting a down lock system, the hood, nut, carbon pipe, and fore EVA are designed to form a moderate level difference. It is easy to use the index finger in various gripping positions, and it is stable for sudden forceful movements such as continuous twitches, short jerks, and hang-offs.
  • ■ Grip design (reel seat center)
    Adopts slim reel seat Fuji VSS16. The cork shape is almost straight, allowing you to hold it firmly with your ring finger and little finger, as well as being able to hold it delicately without using too much force.
  • ■ Grip design (rear)
    Separate type designed for ease of use and light weight. The rear grip uses high-hardness EVA to achieve the excellent durability and balance unique to EVA material.
  • ■ Grip length

  • ■ Black design
    A black-based design with a slim and sharp impression. Among the combinations of black colors with different textures, the natural material cork makes the black texture stand out, creating a sense of luxury despite its simplicity.

  • ■Made in Japan
    This product is made in Japan. Click here (Grand Cobra Product Development Concept) for more information

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  • ■“National Fishing Rod Fair Trade Council” certified product
    Certificate of compliance with the contents and conditions of the National Fishing Rod Fair Trade Council based on the provisions of the Fair Competition Code for Labeling of Fishing Rods, which has been certified by the Fair Trade Commission and the Commissioner of the Consumer Affairs Agency. “Fishing Rod Fairness Mark” is printed.