Re: 2018 8 Weight Rod Shootout Published

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Posted by Steve Birrer on 2018-01-06 14:11:44 in reply to Re: 2018 8 Weight Rod Shootout Published posted by Joel n Rosenthal on 2018-01-06 09:50:33


We will just agree to disagree. Why did they choose an SA line? Why not choose a Rio line? Why not choose a Airflo?

I get the time contraints. Although I think that is a smoke screen. Once the test is set up it would not be that much more time to use several lines. Or how about this?

Call it an 8wt Bonefish Shootout. When you contact the various rod manufacturers to send you their rods to test ask them to suggest what they think is the best overall floating bonefish line for their respective rod. Forget using the same line for each rod. Then if Rod X doesn't perform well there is no disputing any bias. You used the rod the vendor suggested! Using one line only for every rod sounds like a reasonable approach. Its not. Period. But I have given you a simple way to remove one more potential bias out of the equation.



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