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I have been looking at M and MH 6.6 IM8 baitcasting rods. I like the weight and feel of the rods. For those of you that have used one, what do you think about these?

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What is an IM8 rod? What does IM8 mean?

(I ask to see how many people can answer this one)

Gee a Newbee quiz on a site notorious for knowledgeable people. Sine I am the forum idiot I will answer this: It is a rating system for graphite rods, based on graphite content using a modular model. It is not a set number but based on graphite content in a density range

Problem No industry standard, so you still have to try company to company as an IM 7 rod say from one company might feel and weigh totally different from another

I hope I passed the test, I hate summer school :-/

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Not enough time for me to find but, someone will surely post the famous post on IM ratings :)

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LOL. :) Good info Muddy. I think you passed.  I am looking for what people like or dislike about the IM8 rods. Is it consistant? Does it have good accuratcy? I have noticed a few brands with a balance that does not feel right to me and a few that feel great when I was looking at them. I just want to get a general feel for what others think about this type of graphite rod.

JB

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Like Muddy said, the "IM" ratings are not constant across brands. You can't really make statements about specific rods that are IM8 based on use of another IM8 rod that is from a different company.

What specific rods are you looking at? The more information you can provide us, the better feedback we can give you.

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What is an IM8 rod? What does IM8 mean?

(I ask to see how many people can answer this one)

Gee a Newbee quiz on a site notorious for knowledgeable people. Sine I am the forum idiot I will answer this: It is a rating system for graphite rods, based on graphite content using a modular model. It is not a set number but based on graphite content in a density range

Problem No industry standard, so you still have to try company to company as an IM 7 rod say from one company might feel and weigh totally different from another

I hope I passed the test, I hate summer school :-/

I sense the sarcasm and point taken. You are right, there's no industry standard. I can buy IM8 from Hexcel and then call it HM70 or whatever. The original IM ratings designated the tensile strength of a particular carbon material. Take a look at Hexcel.com and you can find the charts. Also the rod doesn't have to be completely that material for me to call it that.

So a quick answer JB... there's no consistency among different brands in IM8.

I'd say put your hands on it and feel it. No substitute for that.

Also - Only you can make a rod cast accurately.

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Ok.  I misunderstood.  I do now.  I will just continue to look for one that I feel is right for me.   The noob thanks you.   :)

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What is an IM8 rod? What does IM8 mean?

(I ask to see how many people can answer this one)

Gee a Newbee quiz on a site notorious for knowledgeable people. Sine I am the forum idiot I will answer this: It is a rating system for graphite rods, based on graphite content using a modular model. It is not a set number but based on graphite content in a density range

Problem No industry standard, so you still have to try company to company as an IM 7 rod say from one company might feel and weigh totally different from another

I hope I passed the test, I hate summer school :-/

I sense the sarcasm and point taken. You are right, there's no industry standard. I can buy IM8 from Hexcel and then call it HM70 or whatever. The original IM ratings designated the tensile strength of a particular carbon material. Take a look at Hexcel.com and you can find the charts. Also the rod doesn't have to be completely that material for me to call it that.

So a quick answer JB... there's no consistency among different brands in IM8.

I'd say put your hands on it and feel it. No substitute for that.

Also - Only you can make a rod cast accurately.

Welconme aboard YOU BEEN MOOKED  

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Thanks, I guess. :)  BTW I purchased a BPS Signature Series XPS 6.6 M action rod.  I think I am going to like it.

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I had the bps extrem finesse rod..i liked it until I broke it..lol

I woulda got another except they were out, so I got the Rick Clunn instead..so far, so good.

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