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Old 02-22-2008, 10:46 AM
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Can somebody please give a discription of the differences between fast, medium and slow action rods, and what they would be used for
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Here's a good explanation.

Moderators, maybe this is a good one to move to the 'equipment faq'?

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Moderators, maybe this is a good one to move to the 'equipment faq'?

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I got that part... but in the interest of building the FAQ section, this is pretty block & tackle information...
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Hi to all,

Some good information there but we need original information to put into the FAQ or get the other sites permission.

It is good basic information and I will work up something to put in the FAQ but it all takes time. If anyone wants to put together the information I will post it. That goes for any basic information that will be helpful to our members.

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don't forget parabolic/semi-parabolic actions and the definition of fast recovery as opposed to fast action and dampening characteristics of various designs!!! LOL

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don't forget parabolic/semi-parabolic actions and the definition of fast recovery as opposed to fast action and dampening characteristics of various designs!!! LOL

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That's a good article. I like fast action rods for long casts and for turning over larger and heavier flies like clouser minnows and other subsurface flies. They also have an advantage when you're using a sink-tip line. Also, fast action rods excel in fast moving currents for a variety of reasons. I like medium action rods for dry fly presentations, roll casting, and a general, all purpose rod. I've never cast a slow action rod...I think these are only offered in bamboo? Medium-fast action rods tend to vary between manufacturers. Some are marketed as having soft tips to protect tippets, some are marketed as an all around fly rod. Most medium-fast action rods I've cast have been Sages and they felt more like fast action rods to me, although just not quite as stiff as a fast action rod.
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You might find this interesting:

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