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Post by guest » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:58 pm

Paul Arden wrote:It would be interesting to know. I find everything feels lighter. If you’re not getting enough feel, or if everything feels too fast, then try a stiffer rod - say a 12WT - and then switch back to the 10. I used to think that the timing of the 10 was miniscule. After casting a 12 for five minutes, and then moving back to the 10, I felt that I had all the time in the world.

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:22 pm

I might yet. I threw one briefly just prior to the last Championships. However I very quickly felt pressure in my elbow that I know from experience can lead to Tennis Elbow. This was two weeks prior to the Worlds so I didn’t pursue it. It will certainly be something I investigate more over the coming months.

Also many guys have bought HT10s. I didn’t think it appropriate to rock up with an HT12 :D

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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:15 am

Years ago when the migration to stiffer rods began I did have the opinion that we should lock the rod down to a “fishable” 5WT. It would be difficult but not impossible. However such a restriction I felt would be seen as favourable to me at the time, so I abandoned the idea and decided to learn to throw with the faster gear. The downside is that this event has inevitably moved away from what one might consider “fishing tackle” into “casting sport”. I thought having won with the faster gear I’d be in a position to suggest softer rods, but I just can’t bloody well seem to win this event!! :D :D

I have to say though, it has been quite educational making the shift to faster and faster gear. It makes me wonder just what is possible. I used to enjoy throwing the tip into the ground on the backcast and watching the bouncing bomb, but firing off a tight V with pull-back is equally mesmerising. And both feel pretty good!

I know the argument that competition gear puts off general anglers, but I don’t think that’s the reason for lack of wider participation. It’s a niche sport in every sense. My thinking is that the games are for those who participate and not for those who may or may not. Consequently the games and tackle should be decided upon by those involved.

I’m very happy to go with what the majority want. After all we’re all friends.

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Post by Merlin » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:55 am

I believe my haul comes more efficient when rod is stiffer
Hi Esa

Studying the haul for heavy lines rods (e.g. from #9 or #10 and above) showed that the best haul time tuning tuning covers nearly all the timing interval between MCF and RSP, which is not the case for light line rods. That may explain why you find hauling "efficient" as you cast with stiffer rods.

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Post by Michal Duzynski » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:18 am

Bloody hell, someone can get really confused here.
Few weeks back there was a talk about rods getting softer with use.
So if I wave back anf forward for a lot of time a 12wt lable rod will that become soft 10 in couple years

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Post by Michal Duzynski » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:24 am

I have my HT10 for over 2 years and I cast it a lot. I do cast better now than 2 years ago, but is it because the rod get softer and I developed distance skils for softer rod, or is it because I get use to its stifness and only my technique is better and rod stays the same??
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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:29 am

Michal Duzynski wrote:Bloody hell, someone can get really confused here.
Few weeks back there was a talk about rods getting softer with use.
So if I wave back anf forward for a lot of time a 12wt lable rod will that become soft 10 in couple years

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:31 am

Michal Duzynski wrote:I have my HT10 for over 2 years and I cast it a lot. I do cast better now than 2 years ago, but is it because the rod get softer and I developed distance skils for softer rod, or is it because I get use to its stifness and only my technique is better and rod stays the same??
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You got used to the rod. The rod doesn't change, unless it breaks or you decide to sand down the material, add weight or remove weight from it.

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Post by Michal Duzynski » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:35 am

Cheers Lasse
Nice and clear.
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Post by guest » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:48 am

Lasse, does that also apply to glass or will I be able to use my rods for shoelaces in the future?

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