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Old 05-01-2009, 02:11 AM
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yup, pennies were used because they are so easily available and have a known weight past the specific year recommended. it does take some reading to fully understand the system but it works. check this site out:

Rodbuilding.org :: rodboard

to the left you'll see near the top two links to the CCS system. the first link takes you here and fully explains it. The Common Cents System

if you're interested, it might be good to search that first site's archives. believe me, probably every known argument has been thrown at it

and this next link takes you to a sister site with measuring data of completed rods. click on the middle black header called Common Cents Rod Data (at the bottom you'll find a tab which allows you to switch between complete rods and blanks of many well-known rod manufacturers, mainly fly but a separate section for spin/casting rods):

Common Cents Rod Information

the system is dependent on individuals conducting the tests and including data to help expand the database. if you grasp the system and can then interpret the numbers, you'll see that it offers much more than any rod manufacturer has ever offered (ex. relative flex/bend diagrams). the terms medium action, medium-fast, moderate, fast, extra fast, fast tip, fast recovery etc... have always been incredibly subjective.


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To quote the last post "have always been incredibly subjective." Some rod manufacturers will intentionally rate rods wrong. Say things like "you can cast farther with our 5 wt. than the competitors" and mark 6 wt. rods as a 5. Fast, moderate etc. gets even worse. If everyone used the common cents system you would know precisely what you are getting. (or have) Great links by the way.
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Interesting concept Dan! If anyone wants to check this further, check out the data on http://www.superbob.org/CC_Data.htm. Thanks Dan
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Thanks for the link to the chart KenWay. If you looked at it, there are lots of rods that are rated by the manufacturer one over. I just gave it a fast once over and even found some rated two over. Kind of makes you think about checking before you buy a line for rod doesn't it?
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