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Rod power rating?
Posted by: Travis Thompson (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 05, 2018 10:36PM

Im sure this has been covered previously but i'm not finding it in the search. I know what power and speed are and how they are listed. But what criteria does each company use to determine if a blank is say med or med heavy ect. is there a certain deflection percentage with a given weight like archery arrows have on a spine tester? or is it however they feel like calling it

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Re: Rod power rating?
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: April 05, 2018 11:00PM

Terms are subjective. Even when numbers are used they are usually manufacturer specific and not any sort of across the board rating. Only one I know of is the Common Cents ERN figure. Only a couple or three blank makers use it.


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Re: Rod power rating?
Posted by: Doug Schreiber (12.175.21.---)
Date: April 09, 2018 07:31PM

A light spinning jig is not the same as a light steelhead or live bait rod blank, either.

See you on the water, Doug
Captain Paddlefoot

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