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Anybody know of a table that shows the lure weight vs action.  I know rods by action but some rods online only have lure weight so I am completely clueless when it comes to choosing which one. Thanks

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With regards to a lighter rod I don't exceed the recommended lure weight by much, however on a beefier rod like a 20 or 25lb class rod with a max of 1 oz, I toss 2oz lures with no problem, same rod 2 years now and I use it most days.  I think a short leader leader works best for this , about 6".

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Anybody know of a table that shows the lure weight vs action. I know rods by action but some rods online only have lure weight so I am completely clueless when it comes to choosing which one. Thanks

You 're talking about POWER not action, two different animals. In layman 's term Power = stiffness ( line and weight capacity ), Action = where the rod bends along it 's length.

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Anybody know of a table that shows the lure weight vs action. I know rods by action but some rods online only have lure weight so I am completely clueless when it comes to choosing which one. Thanks

You 're talking about POWER not action, two different animals. In layman 's term Power = stiffness ( line and weight capacity ), Action = where the rod bends along it 's length.

I mean action.  For example if a rod has a lure weight of 3/8 - 2 oz that means the action is probably extra fast.  But what is 3/8 - 1 oz? or .5 - 1.5? or 1/4 - 3/4?

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Anybody know of a table that shows the lure weight vs action. I know rods by action but some rods online only have lure weight so I am completely clueless when it comes to choosing which one. Thanks

You 're talking about POWER not action, two different animals. In layman 's term Power = stiffness ( line and weight capacity ), Action = where the rod bends along it 's length.

I mean action. For example if a rod has a lure weight of 3/8 - 2 oz that means the action is probably extra fast. But what is 3/8 - 1 oz? or .5 - 1.5? or 1/4 - 3/4?

No, you're confused. Re-read Raul's post. Rods have a variety of

weight capabilities which have nothing to do with the action rating.

Long, Extra Heavy Power/ Slow Action rods can almost launch heavy

lures into outer space!

8-)

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Anybody know of a table that shows the lure weight vs action. I know rods by action but some rods online only have lure weight so I am completely clueless when it comes to choosing which one. Thanks

You 're talking about POWER not action, two different animals. In layman 's term Power = stiffness ( line and weight capacity ), Action = where the rod bends along it 's length.

I mean action. For example if a rod has a lure weight of 3/8 - 2 oz that means the action is probably extra fast. But what is 3/8 - 1 oz? or .5 - 1.5? or 1/4 - 3/4?

That is not necessarily true. You can have two rods with the lure weight range of 3/8 - 2 oz and they can have different actions. The rod's lure weight range alone provides no clue to a rod's action.

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Okay, I guess I am confused.  I thought the action was related to the lure weight.  So if i am buying a rod online, such as any of the cabelas rods, that do not list the action, is there any way to tell what it is?

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I believe most rods are fast action unless otherwise stated.

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for my baitcasting rods i use a medium heavy with that i dont have a problem throwing anything i want, and my spinning rods i realy only use that for throwing soft plastics so i use a medium

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Okay, I guess I am confused. I thought the action was related to the lure weight. So if i am buying a rod online, such as any of the cabelas rods, that do not list the action, is there any way to tell what it is?

Sometimes the action is not listed, sometimes it 's encripted in the rod model, sometimes you can find the action in the manufacturer 's website ( if it has ones ), sometimes the action is labeled on the rod after the rod model.

Example of encription in the rod model:

Fenwick Techna model AV60MM

Decoding.-

Series ( AV )---> AV

Length ( 60 )---> 6 ft

Power ( M )---> Medium

Action ( M )---> Moderate

Shimano Clarus model CSSX66MHA

Decoding

Series ( CS )---> Clarus

Type ( S )---> Spinning

Action ( X )---> Extra Fast

Length ( 66 )---> 6 '6"

Power ( MHA )---> Medium Heavy

Each manufacturer has it 's own way of encrypting, to know what they are talking about you have to know the system the manufacturer uses in order to understand it. Other manufacturers use different types of blank material to manufacture specific types of rods, for example al GLoomis crankbait series rods are moderate action regardless of the power rating, all spinnerbait series rods are extra fast action regardless of the power rating, all dropshot series rods are extra fast action regardless of the power rating and so on, you also have to know that when you purchase a rod from them.

Like Seyone mentioned, you can 't find information about the rod then most probably it will be a fast action.

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Okay, I guess I am confused. I thought the action was related to the lure weight. So if i am buying a rod online, such as any of the cabelas rods, that do not list the action, is there any way to tell what it is?

you can always call. Raul points out the encryted thing rod makers do.  You can try to figure out their nomenclature or call. the latter is easier.

As already stated, a rod's action describes how the rod flexes while under load.  The closer the rod's flex point is to the rod's tip, the "faster" it is. The closer the rod's flex point is to the rod's butt, the "slower" the rod is.  This description of action does not readily clue you in on a rod's lure weight range or its power.

For example, I have  an extra-heavy powered salmon rod that is rated for 3/8 - 1 3/4 oz and it possesses a moderate (fast) action.

You can probably find an extra-heavy flipping rod from company x that has a similar lure weight range, but that bass flipping rod is probably going to have a fast action.

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