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Progressive rod?

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:38 pm
by Carlos
Hi there,

please, how is the curve of a progressive rod?

What is the expected influence of a progressive curve on the cast?

Thanks in advance
Carlos

Re: Progressive rod?

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:25 pm
by bartdezwaan
Good question Carlos.
Looking forward to the replies.
I used to think that it is a rod that bends gradually to the butt as you increase de load on the tip.
However. With this definition I can bend every rod progressivly, depending on the arc I am bending it in.
So, I don’t know the answer.

Cheers, Bart

Re: Progressive rod?

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:06 am
by Viking Lars
I'm with you, Bart! The above definition is the one I've always heard, which makes every rod progressive as I've yet to try a rod that doesn't bend more and more, the more I "load" it. Now put "load" in your pipe and smoke it :-).

Lars

Re: Progressive rod?

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:37 am
by Lasse Karlsson
A progressive rod is a rod that wants equality, healthcare for all, etc. And it brews a mean cuppa 😉

Cheers
Lasse

Re: Progressive rod?

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:47 am
by Will
I’d buy that rod Lasse. Mainly for the cuppa. 👍

Re: Progressive rod?

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:50 am
by Will
I knew there was a reason I didn’t like the Guideline Reactionary range...

Re: Progressive rod?

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:52 pm
by crunch
Here Tim Rajeff explains and show how rod span change depending rod action. Tip action rod allows us to use wider casting stroke because its span shortens more wihout tip "lagging behind" too much so line acceleration efficiency is better.


Re: Progressive rod?

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:27 pm
by Paul Arden
It means different things to different people. I think all rods are progressive apart from rigid ones! However mostly there are assumed three actions, tip, progressive and butt. Tip would have a softer tip and relatively stiff lower 2/3rds, butt action the reverse of this and progressive inbetween.

Very very generalised. SP+ we would have called tip Acton. I’ve cast Cane rods that would certainly be considered butt action (also others being tip action too). HT rods I consider progressive. Erm “fast progressive” :D

Cheers, Paul

Re: Progressive rod?

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:00 pm
by James9118
Lasse Karlsson wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:37 am
A progressive rod is a rod that wants equality, healthcare for all, etc. And it brews a mean cuppa 😉

Cheers
Lasse
I had to retire my progressive rod - it point blank refused to harm any fish and then refused to be bullied into casting more than 72ft.

Re: Progressive rod?

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:45 pm
by Viking Lars
Cuppa? Tea or coffee? It'll have a bearing on my decision to buy or not :-).

Lars