Re: 5 weight distance

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Posted by Sakari Siipilehto on 2010-03-12 12:54:40 in reply to Re: 5 weight distance posted by Max Garth on 2010-03-12 12:26:22

You really believe that fly rods would be rated via deceleration testing?
Well, many fly rods are not. There are prototypes -> field testing -> feedback -> changes -> prototypes as long as the rod is so good in the opinion of the right people for the application intended and accepted. At least, that's how most higher end rods are. Some bulk rods, well, you go to a big fair in china, wiggle rods and say this blank with those fittings and these texts etc and make 500 for us in the next run. And everything in between.

Take a Winston WT and Sage Xi3, both 9' for a #6 line. Both are for a #6 line, the application is totally different and they are worlds apart as rods and still, both Winston WT and Sage Xi3 are great rods with their designated line weights.

You don't have to flog your arm off with a light line if you know what you're doing. It is fairly easy to cast a #2 line with a rod recommended for a #10 line.

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