Re: 2013 5-Weight Shootout
Until they ruin a bunch of beautiful rods by painting them black, for any testing other than appearance, I don't see how they can't be bias. I know I am a bit bias toward my favorite brand of anything no matter how hard I try to be unbias. Example: Browning firearms are my favorite. I see that buck logo on a gun and its all over.
When it comes down to a slight margin to decide the victor, any wee bit of bias can affect the results.
Just my $.02,
"Blessed is the fly fisher who's quiver contains grass, glass & graphite custom rods." Book of Rods 3:16