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Old 04-22-2013, 09:28 PM
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Default Re: Hardy and Winston Spey Rods?

I hear you Ard. Despite the fact that it was a salesman in a fly shop who taught me that method, it has definitely raised some eyebrows when I've done it in other shops. No one has ever objected, however, and as you say a number of fly shop employees have shown a keen interest in what the "test" indicates. I agree with you--I think it gives you a better idea of the "profile" (for lack of a better term) of the rod's action and flex, as opposed to just describing it as "medium" or "fast" action, or as a "stiff" rod.

Anyway, just to get back to the OP's question, he might find that technique useful for assessing and comparing the actions and flexes of the different rods he's identified.

Scott
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