Paul Arden wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:27 pm
HT rods I consider progressive. Erm “fast progressive”
I have trouble describing the action of the HTs. I've settled on "compound action", since there are definite points in the blank where the action changes. I believe that's what makes them feel different to the other "fast medium" rods out there. "Better different", not "weird different".
I got into a big argument on another forum once about "parabolic actions". The term was first used to describe cane rods in the early 1900s. The rods had a strong hinge point just above the grip, so that if the rod was loaded and held horizontally, the rod looked like a full-length flat parabola. (Paul used the term "butt action" above, but that means something VERY different to me!
These days, people are using the term "parabolic action" to describe a rod that bends more at the tip than the butt, but as far as I can see, any
tapered rod does that. It's not a very useful description, so I stay away from using it myself.