09-13-2008, 02:57 PM
Re: CCS numbers
I don't know that the CCS system is going to help you. Unless the makers start using the system there won't be any solid information available for every rod out there. There has to be a standard weight system instead of pennies. The system doesn't give you any information on the recovery rate of the rod and is a simple static test. The 1/3rd measurement is not exact and the bending can be affected by how the rod is constructed.
We probably need a new method to measure action but I don't know that the CCS system is the answer. The AFTMA system for single handed rods works pretty good. I don't know if the CCS system works much better and may even be worse.
If you have faith in the system then go for it. I will stick with the AFTMA system until something better comes along or the CCS system is improved.
So to answer your post, I don't know where you can get the CCS numbers on the rods you are looking at. Some of the rods you are looking at are not cheap.
I remember back around 1962 I was in Michigan. A fly shop in Roscommon had a big board set up with curved lines drawn on the board. The rod was put into a holder at about a 45 degree angle. A fixed weight was fasten to the end of the rod and flexed the rod down the board. You picked the closest line that matched the bend in your rod. At the end of each line was the line weight need for that rod. The guy thought it was great but I have no idea how he calculated the board to start with.