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Do you have any comparisons on fiberglass verses graphite?

Jim,

Do you have any comparisons on fiberglass verses graphite??

F.W. Smith


F. W.:

I have nothing published by anyone else; just my own opinion. And, since you asked ------

Graphite is the way to go, except with fly rods (supports slow load-up requirement). Graphite provides unmatched sensitivity, especially when coupled with a braid or Fireline type line. Glass provides no advantages (except in the flyrod). You will some say that glass provides a 'soften action and keeps you from ripping the hooks out of a fish's mouth. I say that is so much gossip that has been spread by those who don't know, but heard it somewhere. The softer action of glass DOES NOT keep you from ripping out the hooks; it keeps you from SETTING the hooks well. Even a graphite rod is a very 'soft' connection to a fish. Here is how you can prove it: Using a graphite rod let out 50 feet of line and tie a worm hook to the end. Grip it in your hang firmly and let someone try and set the hook and stick you. They can't do it because of the 'give' in the rod. What you will be able to note is just how little real force your hookset has. It is even less with glass.

Jim P.




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