Re: New Yellowstone Angler 8 Weight Shootout Discussion
I believe there's some bias built into any comparison test, whether fly rods, cars, or refrigerators. That being said, I appreciate Anderson's shootouts because he makes an attempt to use quantifiable data. And he's pretty transparent about what he's looking for and how he tests.
But that doesn't mean his results will agree with my opinion or anyone else's. There's the subjective "does it feel right to me" score that is individually unique.
I wish there were more of these comparison tests. I would also like to see blind tests - if that's possible. Remove the brand and rod price from the equation and see if the results are the same. I'm not convinced that all rods over >$650 are better than all rods less than $300, regardless of what the industry tries to tell us.