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Progressive rod?

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Carlos
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Progressive rod?

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Post by Carlos » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:38 pm

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

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Re: Progressive rod?

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Post by bartdezwaan » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:25 pm

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.

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Re: Progressive rod?

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Post by Viking Lars » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:06 am

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 :-).

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Re: Progressive rod?

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » 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 😉

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Re: Progressive rod?

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Post by Will » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:47 am

I’d buy that rod Lasse. Mainly for the cuppa. 👍
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Re: Progressive rod?

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Post by Will » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:50 am

I knew there was a reason I didn’t like the Guideline Reactionary range...
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Re: Progressive rod?

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Post by crunch » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:52 pm

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.


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Re: Progressive rod?

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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:27 pm

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

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Re: Progressive rod?

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Post by James9118 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:00 pm

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
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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.

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Re: Progressive rod?

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Post by Viking Lars » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:45 pm

Cuppa? Tea or coffee? It'll have a bearing on my decision to buy or not :-).

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