Rod Sensitivity

Old 04-11-2006, 08:52 AM
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Default Rod Sensitivity

I've always been under the impression that a Medium or Medium Light inshore rod would be much more sensitive than a Medium Heavy rod. Recently a good friend of mine who's got many years of fishing experience on me says the opposite. Can someone help clear this up for me?
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:15 AM
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Default RE: Rod Sensitivity

The rods are built for estimated lure weights for example 0.25-3/4 oz .

The lighter lure they can handle , the more sensitive they are.

For example , here in my country I use a 1.8-3.5 oz and the lengh is 11 foot.

this is my inshore flounder fishing rod , and I have great results with. Even better than heavy casting rods , because it is more sensitive and lighter.

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Old 04-11-2006, 01:40 PM
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Default Re: Rod Sensitivity

Sensitivity (the ability to feel what is going on at the terminal end) is related to the composition and relative stiffness of the rod. It has nothing to do with light, medium or heavy action. For instance, a fast IM6 medium rod is far more sensitive than my light action fiberglass rod.
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