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Old 11-28-2009, 10:35 PM
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Default Have rods been developed to the limit?

As time has progressed over the past 10 years I've seen rods get thinner, more flexible, comfortable and lighter.

But how far can the manufacturers go before we're fishing with needle thin pieces of carbon fibre that conveniently fold into our pockets?

Have rods been developed to the limit?
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:29 AM
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Have rods been developed to the limit?
I think not. Technology hasn't stop developing fishing rods. It might seem like its impossible but your prediction of very thin rods, could be the size of the line itself, might be the rods used by our grandchildren in the future.

There is already a pen size rod in the market and from what I learned, its durable enough to catch trouts.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:53 AM
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That's true, and it would be quite funny pitching up to a competition with a pen that extends out to a rod, especially if you won.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:36 PM
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Default Rod Size - does it matter?

Khalid is quite right - rods are getting thinner, but one problem will always rear its ugly head when the industry try to make them thinner still - tortional stress, that is the amount of energy that is wasted (when the rod is loaded) by the rod flexing out of its normal plane or arc. As a small diameter rod is loaded, the tip has a tendency to twist to the left or right if there is insufficient wall thickness to the blank. On rods intended for long casts, this can place the cast many feet off your intended course. NOT GOOD.
So it doesn't matter how thin the scientists want to create rods for fly casting, they will have to sort out this rather perplexing problem first - the thinner the rod the less control the caster has over the line destination, trouble is the torsional variations are huge between casters as everyone casts in a slightly different way. Now if we are saying that scientists could design a rod that corrects itself depending upon the user - that is an entirely different story!
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:26 AM
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The scientists want to create rods for fly casting, they will have to sort out this rather perplexing problem first - the thinner the rod the less control the caster has over the line destination, trouble is the torsional variations are huge between casters as everyone casts in a slightly different way.
Couldn't agree with you more. It is a battle of technology and sciencer or practicality. And it is no good indsutry veterans endorsing brands that take the side of the former group as it leaves the rest of us scratching our heads over the latter.
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