Now, now Merlin, You don't expect me to share ALL the Jedi secrets here, do you? Just enough to make fellow casting friends think a bit deeper and test more thoroughly.Merlin wrote:Hi Chris
Thanks a lot for your comments. Your description of the rods makes me think about a Fenwick HMG 865.
This is very interesting. I guess you use a reel which weights between one and one and a half the rod weight (3.5 oz I think). Where is the center of mass with the reel attached? Is it at the top of the handle? There is a technical reason behind that, and I would like to check my perception of it before explaining that reason. I do not want to influence your own perception.We also meticulously experiment with reel weight to optimize the reels counter-balance effect on the torque coming from above, so we can maintain a relaxed grip throughout a competition or long day of fishing.
It is interesting to know that accuracy needs feel and “bending” rods, with a minimum of swing weight.
I will confirm, you're not far off when it comes to reel weight range. Obiously, target distance line weight, rod lever length, and line and rod air resistance are all off-setting factors. Clearly, most anglers pay far too little attention to these important details with regard to optimizing FEEL and casting EFFICIENCY.
Share whatever technical reason(s) you choose. Ultimately, The Force wil continue to be the primary influencer of my perceptions and most likely yours.
Hmmm... No doubt a high Midichlorian count in you Merlin.