Hi Lasse,Lasse Karlsson wrote:Hi Bernd
There isn't that much difference in rod bend, what most feel is the counterflex and the weight of the line, not the actual bend in the rod. Try and have a look at how much pressure we have to put on the handle to get 1/3 deflection on a typical 5 weight
I did the clip to confirm that. Bigger difference in stiffness will of course show bigger bend, but we're already looking at +50% higher stiffness here. I'm short on 9 feet rods with low IP, but will see what I can do. You should try it yourself too
I agree the difference in the range of rod bend from one rod to another one (if not changing form the noodle to a Tarpon rod) is way smaller than most would think. And this (I find) is a very interesting point!
I will give it a try, too.
Have a 9 feet 4 wt. SP to compare with maybe something in the 8wt. section.
What these experiments really point out, is HOW FAST straightening happens.
Like Mike said: A millisecond and we run completely into MCF instead of RSP1 .
Reality happens faster than our slomos...