I found something new on Youtube… a vid on rod selection. In this case the guy has two 8 wts and is talking about the amount of deflection each has, saying it is fast or slow.
Now… I’m sure what he’s said is reasonable. I’d add, however, that I’d bet there are rods that are much slower that are used for bonefish. Just because a rod is slower doesn’t mean you can’t cast it in the wind or you can’t hit 70′ with it. We tend to use faster rods because they are easier to use, but it seems to me, that some of the best anglers (and I’m talking about the people here that are much, much better than I am) tend to fish with rods that are a bit slower than “fast.”
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