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Just looking through some catalogs (bored at work) and was wandering why so many shops and dealers seem to stock mainly rods in the 10-45 and 20-60g ranges ?
Most of these rods will be much the same and 'for me' are just too powerful etc.
Why dont shops (veals as an example) carry lighter gear.
Just asking the question...............
 

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I think I have raised this point before. The answer seems to be because manufacturers think that is what we want and lots of rods are designed by people who have no idea. There is most definitely a market for that 'power' of rod but not everybody wants them.
They all play safe and copy what is out there already because it sells. Why does it sell? Because that is all that is out there........
 

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jo, and you keep the option to put a 60gramms lead at the end and do some ground fishing if you can not cast your plugs anymore...

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Thomas

PS no, do not have a really good answer to this question. sorry...
 

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Its quite bad when I consider my 7-23g rod fairly heavy. It feels like I could pendulum 6oz on my Shukan (15-40g)!!

I think we'll get there, and mainstream lure rods will gradually come down in ratings as we get more apt models stocked over here. Maybe its a comfort thing, people like the slightly heavier ratings. You are right though, even if you wanted to go lower, there are very few around on the main UK sites.
 

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I also think that there is a big market still out there for heavier / standard rated rods. Many people buy inexpensive lure rods to use as an 'occassional rod', or to do a bit of feather-chucking, or to lob a toby whilst bait fishing. For people interested in a rod for those applications, a heavier rating would suggest better versatility, and therefore a better option to them. They wont be using it for prolonged periods, and it'll do them just fine.

For those of us that enjoy lure fishing as possibly our main avenue within angling, then more & more we want rods that are very specific to our needs. I'd say that even a year ago, we were all still talking about 'which one rod will do it all?' - you vary rarely hear that any more on this forum, as we have come to realise that we want more from our lure fishing than that. As a minimum, a lot of us now own a Hard Plastic Rod, and a Soft Plastic Rod. We now accept that one rod wont do it all 'to our complete satisfaction'.

In fact, many of us now have rods that cover far more categories than that. I'd say that there'd be a good percentage of people on this forum that own an LRF set-up, a HRF set-up (a soft plastic rod of some description in the 5 - 25g sort of range), a main plugging rod (something in the 10 - 60g range), and a few more inbetween ;).

The more specialist rods that we strive for, are increasingly becoming available, a trend that is likely to continue.

For the sane people out there though, that do not share our affliction, the bog-standard rods you refer to Nick, will still do, and will continue to sell.
 

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I understand what you are saying Simon but if you look in one or two catalogs the rods in question are in many cases very expensive and I would imagine not just for occasional use etc.
I guess what I am trying to say is that they don't seem to have caught on yet..........
 
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