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Old 05-22-2009, 08:46 PM
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if a 4piece rod is as good as a 2piece rod. why did they make a 1piece rod?
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I think "did" is the operative word. The old Fisher and Loomis 1 piece rods were a joy to cast without the dead spots of old school ferrules back in the day. Modern ferrule technology has improved so much that the ease of transport out weighs the slight advantage (undetectable by most) that a 1 piece rod offers.

But, that said, 1 piece surf rods (spinning and bait casting), some 12' long or more are still the preferred weapon for die hard surf casters.

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Someone is making a copy of Lee Wulff's one piece bamboo rod.
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Someone is making a copy of Lee Wulff's one piece bamboo rod.
But that is only about 6' long.
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That's still a long case to carry around . I've wondered about the one piece thing myself, but having several sections make replacing breaks cheaper. I haven't fished a two piece rod for over a year, and took out a
two piece bamboo rod this afternoon. I was terrified of breaking the tip.
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Hi grousehunter49,

Loomis is still making their 1 piece Cross Currant Saltwater rods. They are all 8'10" in length. I think some guides that have a boat and can store the one piece rods are using them. The main reason for them is they are tough and very reliable. You don't have to worry about loose or stuck joints. You eliminate salt getting into the female ferrule. It makes sense to me for saltwater.

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A very unique, all-around light-duty saltwater fly rod for the professional guide or any serious angle than never needs to take a rod apart. It's a smooth caster, yet brutally tough! No ferrules to adjust EVER!
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I should have mentioned that all of my spinning and baitcasting rods are one
piece, and range from 6' to 7'. They're a slight annoyance to transport,
but I haven't used them in a while. I did buy a couple last year, however....
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