Tell Me All About Rods
Posted February 27 2012 - 02:54 PM
Can one lave a low power with a xfast tip?
Can one have a heavy power and a soft tip?
I'm confused and just curious. Can you help?
Posted February 27 2012 - 03:29 PM
It's hard to do justice to this topic in a forum post but I'll try. The real problem is taht there are no industry standards for rod specs. It's all subjective on the part of the manufacturer. Getting the vocabulary down is a good first step. Check out this if you haven't: http://www.bassresou...ions-power.html. Power and Action are independent of one another. And Action and tip stiffness are independent of one another. A slower action is not the same as a soft tip. Taper is a term of its own and is a description of the relation of the tip to butt diameters over the length. The taper is one design element used to get the desired power/action combination desired. Any of the combinations you mentioned are possible up to a point. A "Fast taper" would have a larger diameter butt that tapers quickle to a relatively fine tip. This is conducive to a fast action but just how fast depends on other design elements.
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Posted February 29 2012 - 10:32 PM
And what does the line rating have to do? One of my rods is rated for 10~17 lbs, yet I have 65 lbs braid on it. What gives?
Thanks for your help.
Posted March 01 2012 - 08:50 AM
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