The best rods are specialiy designed spod rods having test curves of around the 4lb to 5lb mark. These will easily be able to cope with the stresses of casting filled spods that could weigh in excess of 6oz – maybe even 10oz in some circumstances.
Is 2.75 test curve good?
A 3lb-test-curve rod is now classed as an all-rounder, with 3.5lb and 3.75lb test curves more suited to casting long distances. A 2.75lb or 2.5lb rod will be softer and arguably more fun but won’t have huge casting power.
What weight can a 3lb test curve rod cast?
If you have a 3lb test curve rod, then a 3.5oz lead will probably be the optimum for casting.
How many test curves is the bomber SPOD rod available in?
There are three models available including a 10-footer for supreme accuracy at short to medium range, plus a 12-footer and a 12ft 6in monster with a 5lb test curve for belting out the biggest payload.
How do you calculate the test curve of a rod?
Start off with 1lb on a rod assumed to be say 2lb test curve. The rod will now bend under the weight, the tip moving lower, and a curve developing throughout the rod. To measure test curve you simply add weight until the tip is at right angles to the butt section.
What carp rod should I buy?
most carp rods are 12ft-13ft in length. You should choose the length which feels most comfortable but bear in mind that you will need to be reasonably tall and strong as well as having a good technique to get the best out of a 13ft rod. In situations where there are overhanging trees, a longer rod can be a hindrance.
Whats the best carp rod?
The Top 10 Selling Carp Rods for 2020 So Far
- 1) Shimano TX-7 Carp Rod. …
- 2) Advanta Discovery CSX V2 Carp Rods. …
- 3) Greys Prodigy GT4 Rod 50mm. …
- 6) Sonik Vader X RS Carp Rods. …
- 7) Daiwa Longbow DF Carp Rods. …
- 8) Nash Scope Abbreviated Rods. …
- 9) Greys Stalking Rods. …
- 10) JRC Contact Carp Rods.
What is cast weight?
The casting weight is the led or lure weight interval that the rod is designed to work within. In other words what is the minimum and maximum weight that the rod will allow you can cast at maximum distance. It indicates how the blank can be optimum loaded for you to cast at great distances with maximum control.
Is casting weight the same as test curve?
As a rule, if you take your rod test curve number, and add a quarter of an ounce, you have the optimum casting weight. So, for a 3lb test curve rod, a lead of 3.25oz would be the best to get the maximum from the rod.
What does weight on a fishing rod mean?
Essentially, the weight (or power) rating of a fishing pole refers to its resistance to bending. In other words, a light rod is less stiff, and therefore bends more easily than a heavy one.
What is progressive rod action?
A progressive rod bends first in the tip, then progressively further down the blank as more pressure is applied. I think most modern rods are progressive, so the Sage can be both “Ultra Fast” and “Progressive” – it bends first in the tip, then progressively down into the butt, it just takes more pressure to do it.