Re: Rod/Casting accuracy and line matching


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Posted by Peter Patricelli on 2013-06-28 18:34:38 in reply to Rod/Casting accuracy and line matching posted by JC Smith on 2013-06-28 12:11:34

There are some who will say that accuracy varies rod-to-rod by design. A few of them might even NOT be in the business of selling rods, new models, year by year, based on some new, revolutionary design breakthrough that gives you a 30% distance and accuracy advantage...year upon year.

At this point I should sue since I should be able to hit a pinhead at 300 feet, but in fact still cast almost the same distances I won (modest, local)distanc, and accuracy events 35 years ago.

I am with Lee. Whatever minor improvements in flexion consistencies there MIGHT be to scientific testing...I have never thought one rod was more intrinsically "accurate" than another beyond the differences in taper speed. A shorter stroke is inherently going to have less linear variation than a long one.

One man's opinion...99.9% of your rod's performance is based on you...not the rod. The longer I have fly fished, now 54 years...the cheaper and cheaper rods I buy...and am delighted with. Last two rods I bought, 4 piece 8 and 10 wts....cost $29.95 apiece. PERFECT!

Peter Patricelli


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