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williamhj 03-24-2013 02:43 PM

Rod designation question
 
I was looking at Dean_Mt's thread on his Sage rod build and noticed that Sage designates a rod listing the weight first followed by the length - a 4 piece 9'6" 5wt is 596-4. I also saw that Redington does this. I learned to do the length first followed by the weight so the rod would be 965-4. I think I got that from buying Batson blanks and feel like I've seen it done that way elsewhere like Hook and Hackle's blanks. Is there a standard or is it just up to the company?

I haven't owned many rods that didn't start as blanks so this just struck me today. Not a big deal but not understanding the logic behind the different listings opens the door for some confusion. Initially I thought Dean_Mt was building a 5'9" 6wt till I saw how Sage lists the rods :)

plecain 03-24-2013 03:07 PM

Re: Rod designation question
 
They vary.

St Croix uses a system like I602.2 - Imperial, 6' 0", 2wt (the first '2'), 2 pcs.

sweetandsalt 03-24-2013 03:42 PM

Re: Rod designation question
 
Due to the non-conforming-to-any-standard that rod makers use to designate rod models, I have tried to set, by example, NOT using such unclear numerical codes in favor of a descriptive length/line weight. Hence; 8 1/2'/#4 4pc. just can not be confused with anything but what it is. 486-4 is to me a model number not a description.

Jackster 03-24-2013 03:53 PM

Re: Rod designation question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetandsalt (Post 540299)
Due to the non-conforming-to-any-standard that rod makers use to designate rod models, I have tried to set, by example, NOT using such unclear numerical codes in favor of a descriptive length/line weight. Hence; 8 1/2'/#4 4pc. just can not be confused with anything but what it is. 486-4 is to me a model number not a description.

I fully agree. Until I figured out the code with my Sag decoder ring I had to think too much with their method of rod designation.
9', 5 wt., 4 pc says it all plain and clearly.

mi_trouter 03-25-2013 09:46 AM

Re: Rod designation question
 
simply a case of pa-tay-to, pa-tah-to

williamhj 03-25-2013 10:31 AM

Re: Rod designation question
 
Thanks for the replies. Helpful to know there's not some simple, but secret, code that explains it all :)


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