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to lace some of your shoes when it comes to plugging know how.

I know a little about plugs, but it's my rod knowledge that is lacking and after looking through some of Vidars links could you tell me what the following means please:

1. "Titanium frame Japanese impregnated high modulus Graphite” - is a frame what the Japanese refer to as a blank? Also, what is modulus graphite?

2. What is a "fast TAPER action" - what does taper refer to? I thought a rod was either slow, meduim, medium fast, fast etc etc?

3. Also, nothing to do with rods, but what does a "quarry" refer to when talking about fishing?

I'm looking for a freshwater baitcasting rod and points 1 and 2 have come up a few times.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Isn't the "quarry" just the fish we're after??

And fast taper just a fancy way of saying 'fast'?? May be totally wrong there...... Vidar????!
 

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to lace some of your shoes when it comes to plugging know how.

I know a little about plugs, but it's my rod knowledge that is lacking and after looking through some of Vidars links could you tell me what the following means please:

1. "Titanium frame Japanese impregnated high modulus Graphite” - is a frame what the Japanese refer to as a blank? Also, what is modulus graphite?

2. What is a "fast TAPER action" - what does taper refer to? I thought a rod was either slow, meduim, medium fast, fast etc etc?

3. Also, nothing to do with rods, but what does a "quarry" refer to when talking about fishing?

I'm looking for a freshwater baitcasting rod and points 1 and 2 have come up a few times.

Thanks in advance.
Titanium frame i always thought refured [spelling] to the rings

Impregnated high modulus graphite referes to the blank material all graphite i believe is modulus the high modulus referes to the amount of carbon in the blank

fast taper action i have always been under the impression that a fast taper rod meant a rod with quite a stiff tip with a fast recovery

quarry is the fish we are after

for a freshwater baitcast rod have a look at the ugly stick's in the 7' or shorter the through action of these will suit a baitcast reel down to the ground

bet i'm wrong on more than one count dai
 

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No Dai, you're at least right (well I think you are!) on the first comment because the full sentence is "Fuji SIC guides and Titanium frame Japanese impregnated high modulus Graphite”

Ahhhh quarry refers to the fish you are targeting or at least hoping to catch.

Hopefully, some other posters will be able to confirm exactly what those phrases are meant to mean, although I think Dai and BJF have probably got it right already.
 

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No Dai, you're at least right (well I think you are!) on the first comment because the full sentence is "Fuji SIC guides and Titanium frame Japanese impregnated high modulus Graphite”

Ahhhh quarry refers to the fish you are targeting or at least hoping to catch.

Hopefully, some other posters will be able to confirm exactly what those phrases are meant to mean, although I think Dai and BJF have probably got it right already.
See part of my brain still works ok when my doctor said i had been left with some scaring he ment temper[i always was quick tempered so not much difference there then] and the ability to concentrate on certain things[again not much difference]
see this won't help anyone
oh my a pointless post by a mod oh dear dai
 

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Well at risk of muddying the waters a little.
You can have a titanium impregnanted resin used in the blank. I this known as nano titanium, it improves the adhesion of the resin, allowing you to use less resin, increasing the carbon content of the blank. Which in turn creates a lighter blank with a greater hoop strength (stronger, less likely to fold/break) and a faster rather than stiffer action.

Graphite Modulus, I found this online at www.Fly Anglers Online which explains Modulus well.
"Modulus is a term that describes the stiffness to weight ratio of the graphite that's used to create the rod blank. When you cast a line, the rod flexes with the weight of the line, storing energy as it flexes. When the motion of the rod stops, the rod reflexes and releases all of its stored energy to propel the line. When you increase the modulus of the graphite, you increase the ability of that graphite to store and release energy. You also increase the speed that the rod releases the stored energy. That in turn, increases the line speed that is generated in the cast. Increase the modulus, and you increase the reaction speed and power of the rod blank." In short high modulus carbons proform better, but can be more brittle/ less able to survive impacts.

Fast taper refers to a tip action rod. So most of the loading is in the first third (from the tip). Which shouldn't be confused with fast action, which refers to the speed of recovery of the blank when a load is removed.
 

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The old ABU catalogues used to have some great graphics showing the various actions of their rods. I still find those sort of simple diagrams very helpful, as replicating those bends in a tackle shop will cause the owner to break into a sweat!
 

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If i am not mistaken....taper refer to the decreasing of blank diameter from butt end to tip.Fast taper=fast action.Generally fast action blank flex 1/3 of the blank length.Light,medium and heavy usually refer to the power of the blank....but light fw rod is not the same power as a light sw rod...most of the time.....depend on manufacture....
 

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Modulus is another word for the graphite's tensile strength, and as Tunny points out the higher tensile strength the stiffer and lighter the material is.

Titanium framed does in 99.99% of circumstances refer to the guide frame material. Titanium is used in the blanks of some extremely high end rods such as in the Megabass Evoluzion Ti and DTi ranges.

http://www.megabass.co.jp/product_list. ... em2=1#1341

This is a very, very good explanation of rod power and action.

http://www.stcroixrods.com/content/rod_action_and_power
 

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Ah ha, add more to the equation, I have two very different rods, both are fast action rods in that their initial flex runs the top few rings before the rest of the rod starts to bend, however one tip is very stiff (less taper) and other has a very soft tip (fast taper). BUT they are also made from different materials and the lower blank power is probably equal in both SO you can have a fast action rod with either a stiff or soft tip, depending on materials and taper.
 
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