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On 11/14/2017 at 8:26 PM, WRB said:

Simple test try lifting 2 lbs of weight tied to your line using the rod or set the drag at 2 lbs and pull agianst it.  Note; 1 pint plastic drinking water full bottle weighs 1 lb., put 2 in a plastic grocery bag, hook your line to on and try lifting.

Tom

Sounds like an easy way to break a rod, why would you do that.

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1 hour ago, Michiganbassing said:

Sounds like an easy way to break a rod, why would you do that.

Have to know what your equipment is capable of to fish it effectively. 

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1 hour ago, Michiganbassing said:

Sounds like an easy way to break a rod, why would you do that.

You will not break a rod if you don't high stick it, keep the bend to about 90 degrees and not more. Rods are designed for max power at 90 degree bend, more over stresses them.

Most bass anglers over estimate their rods power, a ML rod should be able to dead lif 2 lbs, that is why setting drags properly is important.

Tom

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