Over the summer I was fortunate enough to be able to test the new Black Magic Specialist pole. This is just one of a large number of new product launches from Browning, and one that I was particularly interested to take a look at. 

This latest generation of Black Magic poles is based on the, also new, Black Magic Allround. Following the motto “You can always do a little more”, the developers have tuned it to an even higher level giving fantastic quality at an extremely attractive price. Before I talk about my on-the-water tests let’s take a closer look at the technical details.


As soon as it was unpacked this 10 meter long pole I was very impressed, as it shared many features normally found on much higher-priced poles. One of the first to catch my attention were the carbon reinforced areas around the main stress points, which serve to reinforce the pole precisely where it needs it, without adding excess weight. 

The kit supplied has a length of 2.6 meters and is already equipped with a PTFE bush and a side puller bush. This means that very little work is required to get the kits ready for use. Simply thread the elastic of your choice and the pole is ready for fishing. You can also add a cupping kit and additional pulla kit for very little additional cost.


The puller kits supplied with the pole are capable of handling elastics up to a 20+ rating (3.5mm hollow), so I was keen to test how well this pole handled powerful carp on stronger tackle. During testing I used the pole with elastics up to 3.1mm Stretch Hollow and landed carp quickly with little fuss. I have no doubt that this pole can handle strong tackle up to the stated rating and will land some seriously big carp. 

Soon to be available will be a range of Mini-Pole Protectors designed to fit the 3, 4, 5, and 6 sections of the pole. These have been specially strengthened to give maximum power under the elbow and enable the exact length of the pole to be adjusted to the perfect distance. With these pole protectors it is possible to fish at the following distances: 

3 parts: 4.5 meters

4 parts: 5.5 meters

5 parts: 7.0 meters

6 parts: 8.5 meters

7 parts: 10 meters

Expect the Mini-Pole Protectors to be available in Summer 2021. 

If you are looking for a great 10 metre pole that can handle everything from big carp to silvers, then be sure to check out the Black Magic Specialist Pole, it is a true allrounder. I think this pole to two different groups of anglers. Firstly, the Club Angler who is looking for a pole that can handle everything and is super-comfortable to fish with. Secondly, for anglers who fish for carp in the margins, and who might need to follow the fish out, or along the margin, to keep the bites coming the length of this pole is just right, and flexible enough to be a brilliant choice. 

Make sure you take a look at this pole at your local Browning Stockist, you will not be disapointed! 

Tight lines and best wishes! 

Christian Dörr, Team Browning Saarland