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whats the difference with rods as far as the lure rating and what not???

 

dont quite understand how that works??

 

Is there specific rods for certain things??

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Lure rating is kinda like a guideline telling you what will allow the rod to perform the best. You wouldn't be able to cast a 1/16oz jig on a heavy powered rod. Just like you wouldn't be able to cast a 1 1/2oz lure on a ultralight without, it blowing up.

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Rods are rated for certain lure weights. And most rods have there time and place with each technique

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whats the difference with rods as far as the lure rating and what not???

 

dont quite understand how that works??

 

Is there specific rods for certain things??

 

A good all around rod for bass would be a 1/4oz to 3/4oz rating.

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whats the difference with rods as far as the lure rating and what not???

 

dont quite understand how that works??

 

Is there specific rods for certain things??

 

There are 3 aspects of a rod you need to know before using one, and that is length, power, and action. A 6'6" to 7' medium heavy power, with a fast action is considered to be a "general purpose" rod meaning you can use it for most techniques. The line and lure ratings are on a rod as a guide to what the rod was designed to be used with and it is often reflective of the rod power, most medium heavy rods are rated 1/4-3/4 lure weight with a line rating of 10-20lb, but some are also 1/4-1oz or 3/8-1oz. Medium power rods usually have a lure weight of 1/4oz to 5/8oz with a line rating of 8-17lb, and I'm not going to go into heavy powers because they are just higher line and lure ratings. Now to understand which rod to use for what technique is another ball game, but if you want to get the right rod for what you will use it for only requires a little research.

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Thanks for your help everybody!!

Much appreciated!

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There are 3 aspects of a rod you need to know before using one, and that is length, power, and action. A 6'6" to 7' medium heavy power, with a fast action is considered to be a "general purpose" rod meaning you can use it for most techniques. The line and lure ratings are on a rod as a guide to what the rod was designed to be used with and it is often reflective of the rod power, most medium heavy rods are rated 1/4-3/4 lure weight with a line rating of 10-20lb, but some are also 1/4-1oz or 3/8-1oz. Medium power rods usually have a lure weight of 1/4oz to 5/8oz with a line rating of 8-17lb, and I'm not going to go into heavy powers because they are just higher line and lure ratings. Now to understand which rod to use for what technique is another ball game, but if you want to get the right rod for what you will use it for only requires a little research.

 

 

The rod will be rated to handle certain weight lures. And yes, like golf clubs, there is a rod for most any application/lure.

 

 

Lure rating is kinda like a guideline telling you what will allow the rod to perform the best. You wouldn't be able to cast a 1/16oz jig on a heavy powered rod. Just like you wouldn't be able to cast a 1 1/2oz lure on a ultralight without, it blowing up.

 

 

Rods are rated for certain lure weights. And most rods have there time and place with each technique

 

 

 

 

Eddie nails it with this. Couldn't have said it better myself:

 

http://www.bassresource.com/fishing/rod-actions-power.html

 

 

A good all around rod for bass would be a 1/4oz to 3/4oz rating.

THanks for your help everybody!!

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