Re: Rod action
seajay: There really isn't a good answer to this, that is why everyone recommends that you actually try the rod in YOUR hands before purchasing. Orvis has a flex index that they have been using for years which is a big help to repeat customers. If you have purchased a rod from them before and say it had a mid flex 8.0 and you were going to buy a new rod from them you could be pretty certain that if you picked the same flex index it would cast like your previous rod. The industry as a whole doesn't have something like that, instead they have general terms like medium action, medium fast action, fast action. The problem is that those are pretty general terms. If you bought a rod from one manufacturer that was say medium fast, there is no guarantee that another manufacturer's rod would cast the same even though they call it the same.