Alright guys, was wondering if anyone can explain to me the benifits of a medium action rod, how would it play a fish. Only use fast action rods for my hard lures and love the positive feel when scrapping with a fish but am wondering if its worth adding a softer action rod but not sure if I would lose some of the contact? Sorry if it seems a dummy question but really love the look of the Varivas Violente VLS-98. Thinks me be a tackle tart. Explanations most welcome. cheers.