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Difference Between 1 and 2 Piece Rods?

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Hello everyone. I've always used two piece rods before, only spinning. Well since I'm researching my first casting rod to purchase I'm curious about the differences between one and two piece rods. Obviously two piece rods are better for traveling purposes. Is there a difference in sensitivity?, power?, anything?

Probably a stupid question, but I'm curious. ;)

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I have this on good authority cause I asked the same question before on here.

Reel Mechanic replied and told me that the tip action is stiffer on a two piece rod than on a one piece. So if the rod would be a fast tip normally, then making it a two piece rod makes the rod act more like an extra fast tip action rod instead. It affects how well the rod tip will load under the weight of the lure being casted in other words.

I think you misunderstood ReelMech's explanation. Stiffnes (power) and action (taper) are independent of one another. Most ferrules today are working ferrules and the actions are really very close. The differences are not in the tips but in the area of the joints. But in all the multi piece rods I have built and owned, they look and feel slightly slower, not faster in action, since the ferrules are flat(er) spots.

Having a ferrule, even a working ferrule, creates a flat spot when the rod is loaded... the result is more bending behind the ferrule- which will slow the action, not make it faster.

To the OP- 1 pc. rods are typically more sensitive, lighter, better balanced and stronger.  (all terms relative)

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I also thought I replied to a question about making a 2 piece out of a 1 piece rods. All 2 piece rods have working ferrules now days.

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So the ferrule has a somewhat (if slight) "stiffening" effect on the rod ?

Or a slight "interuption" in the overall curve when the rod is loaded ?

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So the ferrule has a somewhat (if slight) "stiffening" effect on the rod ?

Or a slight "interuption" in the overall curve when the rod is loaded ?

yes on interruption.

The ferrule makes that spot stiffer but transfers the load to the portion of rod directly behind it so it's not actually a stiffer rod, just a flatter spot in the bend.

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The only 2 piece rod should be a fly rod. Step up in the sport of fishing and buy yourself a 1 piece baicasting/spinning rod.  I never seen a car too small that couldn't adequately transport a 1 piece rod.  

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I'm curious about the differences between one and two piece rods

NIGHT&DAY

Must be a reason why very few combos don't come with 1 piece but 2 piece rods. I can't think offhand of any 2 piece saltwater inshore rods, at least a quality rod. The only 2 piece rod I would buy other than a fly rod, would be a 10-12 surf rod.

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I don't wish to cause any issues since I appreciate all the advice I get from this forum so I'm going to remove my original post here cause I now think that maybe I don't fully understand it. Sorry to have caused confusion. But here's a link to where I asked about this incase it helps any to understand the differences in one piece and two piece rods. I had to go back about 22 pages in the forum logs to find it......searching it didn't turn up anything. ;)

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1221478689

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The only 2 piece rod should be a fly rod. Step up in the sport of fishing and buy yourself a 1 piece baicasting/spinning rod. I never seen a car too small that couldn't adequately transport a 1 piece rod.

Except for smart cars!!!!!

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With a one piece rod you do not have to worry about casting the front half with your bait when you forget to keep snugging the two rod parts together.

With a two piece rod you can take it down and travel with it, easily.

So if you travel and do not mind having people look at you like you are one big dummy when the front half of the rod joins your bait in the wild blue yonder, then go with a two piece rod.  ;D

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Thanks for the help everyone I really appreciate it.

I don't need a two piece rod for traveling reasons, thats just what I've always purchased in the past. I'm talking about the sensitivity, power, etc.

Sam I can honestly say I've never had that happen, maybe I'm just lucky. ;)

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I HAVE!!!  Had it happen a few times when I was new to fishing.  Always got it back by reeling it in, but the shock of seeing the rod end flying out in the water behind the lure was just as bad as if it had broke the line with it.   ;D  They were all cheap rods though.  Now I jam them together but good when I use a 2 piece, so tightly that it's so much like a one piece that I sometimes can forget that it is two pieces, I never take them apart.

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