02-19-2012, 09:54 AM
Re: Beginner with questions here!
I own 2 and 4 piece rods, and one 5 piece (switch rod). I personally like the 2 piece rod feel better in a medium or medium fast flex.
However, the 4 piece are nicer for travelling, hide easier in the car, etc. I have had bad experiences in fast action 4 piece rods, and have had tip sections break, could be my casting style, or something else, but, because of this, I wont own a fast action 4 piece. I have never had problems with 4 pice medium or medium fast flex rods.
Used to be there was a significant feel difference, but with modern techniques I am not sure there is anymore between a 2 and 4 piece.
I also agree, get a decent kit, 5 wt is a pretty good all around rod, and the wt I use most frequently on 12 to 24 inch fish. 3 wt works good for smaller fish, bluegills, etc.
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