Re: Fast action vs Medium fast
I personally enjoy medium and medium fast action rods and really do not have any trouble going between them. However fast action rods just do not feel right to me my first rod was a fast action and I could buy another rod fast enough.
I just can't even wrap my head around why anyone except for perhaps fishing steamers or for steelhead, salmon, stripers. etc. for distance casting on large rivers and horseing in fish would want to use a fast action rod. Then again those who enjoy fast actions probably feel the same about slower action rods.
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