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How to Choose a Rod
11-22-2017, 09:18 PM
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RE: How to Choose a Rod
A heavier rod is not only for casting. There is concerns regarding fighting a large fish on a light rod in a conservation sense. A rod that is too soft (eg. ML) cannot bring in a larger fish quick enough to minimize stress. An over-stressed fish might release seemingly fine, but they can succumb to lactic acid buildup and die a few hours later.

Another issue with light rod plus heavy line is that, should there be a failure, the rod will break first because it was not designed to tolerate the excess tension of the line vs. the torque on the rod.

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