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Old 12-30-2011, 11:12 PM
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Default Re: Fly rod line rating, power, and action - an explanation.

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If casting a fast 4 wt rod with a 4 wt line 45 feet requires the same load or energy as casting a 6 wt line 25 ft, why would we call the rod a fast action rod while casting a 4 wt line and a moderate action rod while casting the 6 wt line?
But what happens if we cast 45 feet of both line sizes?
Doesn't the rod flex more (into the center section) and slow the timing of the cast?
It may not be what the designer had in mind, but isn't that changing the action?
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