Re: Rod weights and Common Cents
I think of CCS as a filter.
It filters out rods that don't meet the flex and action a person wants. It filters in rods that match a flex and action a person wants. And it filters them in regardless of the cost factor. So it provides a list of rods to borrow or try to see if the cost differential is work it for that particular fly caster.
Here are some ways CCS can be used as a filter.
If a fly caster borrows a friend's rod or tests casts a rod at a shop or conclave that he likes, and if he can look up the ERN and AA of that rod, he has a starting point to find other comparable rods, some of which may be less expensive and a better value for him.
A caster might think that he "wants" a particular fly rod flex and action, so he looks up what rods have that ERN and AA. If he can try some of those rods, he can determine if his "want" actually meets his "need". He may find that the rod is too stiff or fast for him, so he then looks to CCS under different criteria.
A fly fisher might have a 9 foot 4 wt that he just loves and now he wants to get a 6 and 8 wt rod with the same casting properties. Can he assume that the same brand and model will but in a different line rating will fill the bill? Not necessarily. CCS may be able show that there is a difference.
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