Originally Posted by turbineblade
Okay, so beyond the physics of casting -- why not eliminate the rod entirely and just fight the fish using the handle and reel?
To me it sounds like this would provide maximum leverage but no "buffer" to the line to protect it from breakage. Maybe "leverage" then is a bad term to use, and "buffering" is better? Sure a longer rod provides more of a "buffer" against line breakage?
I don't know.
I like this choice of 'word.' Leader or line, that's what the rod is 'buffering.'
I like this, I really do ... total different view.