The Halo Fishing Scott Canterbury Series Casting Rod combines performance with affordability. At a price point of $129 and available in six model options, the Canterbury Series covers a considerable amount of ground when it comes to meeting the needs of most anglers. With high-quality design elements throughout, this is also a rod that can hold up to all levels of fishing.
but I’ve been pleased with it and have actually found a lot of good use for it. This model has the same basic components of the other 5 models in this lineup, but what I found most interesting about this particular model is the size of the overall rod compared to the handle.
The handle of the 6-foot, 10-inch model is actually pretty short at 12 1/2 inches, compared to the 14-inch handle you see on their 7-foot rod. This means you still have all of the advantages of a 7-foot rod, just in a smaller package. The smaller overall package has made this a great rod for jerkbait fishing, wading creeks, underhand casts and taking in and out of the vehicle. It’s a rod size I wouldn’t have thought I’d have liked, but have actually found a lot of use for.
Whether you fish from a boat or the bank, I think this rod is going to be a big asset for folks who like to fish in close-quarter situations. So if you’re a skinny-water angler, keep this rod on your radar because I think you’re going to be really happy with it.
The Scott Canterbury Series Casting Rod is available in 6 sizes, ranging from the 6-foot, 10-inch medium-action up to a 7-foot, 6-inch medium heavy-action. Unlike most rods, the handle sizes fluctuate a good bit from one rod to another, which is something you’ll want to pay attention to.
But I actually like that Halo and Canterbury did this with this lineup, creating some fairly unique rods with better-suited handles for the rod actions.
Another thing Halo did here that’s a little different from most rods, they created a hybrid grip consisting of EVA foam and cork rings. These cork rings are called Sensi-Rings and this is a feature they also incorporated into their HFX Series lineup of casting and spinning rods. I’ve come to really like this design element. I like the way it looks but it also performs well by creating a solid and sensitive grip.
The components of this rod are top notch. In addition to the hybrid grip, Halo went with a high-end Japanese nanofiber graphite for the rod blank, stainless steel guides with zirconia inserts and a proprietary reel seat that exposes a section of the rod blank for added sensitivity.
The bottom line
This rod has held up to 8 months of pretty intense use on my part, so it has earned the description of durable. It’s well designed to be extremely sensitive and efficient. It looks really good and the fashion is met with equal part function, having 6 models to cover a substantial portion of the needs of most any angler. All for $129, the Scott Canterbury Series Casting Rods from Halo Fishing is a solid option if you’re in the market for a new rod.