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Posted: 10/17/2008 5:48:24 AM EST
What is meant by the action of a rod. light weight- medium? and what action is good for mostly farm pond fishing- bass, bluegill. also can the same action that can handle these fish also handle trout, steelhead? thanks
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 6:39:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 7:46:51 AM EST by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 7:40:46 AM EST
T J thank you for taking the time to post your informative answer. you answered all my questions
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Link Posted: 10/17/2008 5:22:17 PM EST
Action = point of bend in blank.

Fast action = quick bend in blank (towards tip)

Slow action = bend in lower half of rod

Power and action are very often confused. Action is technique specific. You wouldn't want to fish a jig or worm on a moderate action rod, just as you wouldn't want to fish a crankbait on a fast action rod.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 6:49:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Burley:
Action = point of bend in blank.

Fast action = quick bend in blank (towards tip)

Slow action = bend in lower half of rod

Power and action are very often confused. Action is technique specific. You wouldn't want to fish a jig or worm on a moderate action rod, just as you wouldn't want to fish a crankbait on a fast action rod.


Yup , how the rod bends and how far down the shaft it bends.

...Try a #30 King Salmon on a 10 1/2 ft ultra lite med to slow action rod with 12lb test..........No you wont turn his head when he decides to go where he pleases and your standing on a rock outcropping along the river bank........PURE FUN....
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