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Old 04-15-2009, 05:11 PM
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With todays rods do you get any better performace in a 2 piece rod vice 3 or 4. I jsut recently picked up a 4 piece Sage rod and I can not notice any real difference. Maybe someone with more experience can notice the difference.
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Ferrule technology has made a ton of advancement over the years and there is not a lot of changes in the rods depending on the number of pieces the rods are. I personally prefer either a two piece or a 4 piece rod so that you can evenly break down the rod for storing it. A 4 piece rod will break down into just two even pieces if you are transporting it in a car or a boat. I have a 5 piece rod and it is a pain to break it down if I am either going to hike a ways on a tree lined trail or if I am jumping in the truck to change locations or go in for a drink in the bar. It is really just a personal issue with me and I do like fishing with my 5 piece rod when I go out.
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I'm not sure that there's been any new 'ferrule technology' since the '70s.
I can say that IMO there's not a whole lot of difference when it comes to the number
The only problem I've ever had with multi-sectioned rods is that there is that there is thst many more sections that can break
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There should be no noticeable difference in casting feel. However, a 4pc version of a given rod that's also available in 2pc will be a bit heavier in the 4pc configuration, due to there being more material at the joints.

Riptide hinted at another issue- more ferrule joints to make sure are fully connected. Keep them all fully together and there should be no issues.
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The only problem I've ever had with multi-sectioned rods is that there is that there is thst many more sections that can break
And to come loose while fishing.....
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Default Re: Rod sections Pros and cons

I was told that rod manufactureres have focused on 4-piece rods, which are what the public wants. Thus, rods are actually designed for the four-piece mode.
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I noticed that the last time I was at the fly shop. Almost all the sage and winston rods on the rack were 4 piece
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Default Re: Rod sections Pros and cons

The only advantage I see to buying a 2pc rod right now is that they are cheaper. With the market leaning towards 4pc. rods you can find 2pc rods on clearance. I just bought a 2pc Reddington on Sierra trading post and got a pretty sweet deal on it.
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Have 3 Fli 2pc rods left that we can't give away...
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Default Re: Rod sections Pros and cons

I cant tell the difference myself, I owned both 4 and 2pc rods and they all cast about the same. I only time I notice a difference is depending what type of blank the rod has. But I prefer 4pc rods myself I have 3 right now and another one on the way.
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