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What brand has accurate power rating?

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Hi members~

 

I understand power rating differs a lot among different brands, but there must be a reference point of some sort.. 

 

I read things like fenwick hmg medium is actually medium/heavy, or daiwa aird medium heavy is actually medium etc...

 

Its pretty confusing when shopping online, without having large tackle store nearby to see in person.. 

 

Which brand rods do you feel has the most accurate claimed power rating and actual power? 

 

 

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Every company has certain rods or models that run lighter or heavier than what we feel like they should be rated. 

 

I suggest going off of the line ratings to get a better idea of what the power of the rod will be. 

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I agree.  The different rod manufacturers all have different actions related to the "standard".  What they do is get you in the ball park and from there the differences are more manufacturer specific.  If you read up on a specific rod you will eventually find it compared to something you have experience with.  Or....you just get in the ball park and go from there.  Keep in mind that what may be one action to you may not be the same action for me due to the way I fish so what I say may not relate to you.  

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I feel like the Loomis MBR rods are generally close to their listed lure weight range.  They have soft tips that make them seem lighter then they are, but after a year or two of fishing a few of them I have found that they can cast their full range.  It does seem like a Loomis 3 Power/MH is a bit lighter than most other manufactures' "Medium Heavy", but that is what I uses as my "standard".  

 

 

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This is the exact reason I put a reel on the rod, string it up, tie on the lure I plan on using!

 

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Every rod maker believes their power and action ratings are accurate, no standard exist.

Tom

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