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FTOTY Taper & Length

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Poll: Which taper/length would you like to have the FTOTY rod be?

Which taper/length would you like to have the FTOTY rod be?

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#1 Carlin


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Posted 21 August 2005 - 08:31 PM

The poll above shows the stress curve charts for the taper options. Basically, the higher the point on the graph, the softer that point is. In general, a down-sloping graph is a faster action rod (soft tip, and stiff butt). The rod actions go from faster (top) to parabolic, or more full-flexing (bottom).

If you have any questions regarding a specific taper, please ask in this post or feel free to start a new topic. thumbsup.gif



#2 OSD

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 08:35 PM

Dam it I voted for the wrong one mad.gif


Never mind I voted for the right one wallbash.gif

#3 JarrodRuggles


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Posted 21 August 2005 - 08:38 PM

I voted dickerson. I like the idea of a longer rod and I honestly dont know much about the taper.

#4 DryflyII

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 09:48 PM

Dickerson 8013 Why? What can I say it's a awesome taper, plus I agree with Bob
time for a longer rod. Dennis

#5 DHayashida

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 12:49 PM

For a bamboo rod I vote for a short length.
If you are in a situation where you need something over 8 feet, might as well let graphite do what graphite does best - make a long lightweight rod. I almost always use a short (7' or shorter) cane rod, because where most people say they need a long rod, I still do very well with a short one. Mending line, float tubing, roll casting. I haven't fished for salmon or steelhead yet, so my tune may change if I ever do.

The taper I would make for this rod would be the Cattanach "Sir D" taper. It has an almost universal appeal to fly fishers, especially one just going to bamboo from graphite.

Darryl Hayashida

#6 Gary Madore

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 06:36 PM


Nice length, wicked looking graph.



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#7 Carlin


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Posted 29 August 2005 - 06:42 PM

I'm going to call it quits on this vote as it has been up for over a week and things seem to have stabilized. The final is for the Dickerson 8013 which has 10 votes.

I'll get the next poll in place in the next day or two. Stay tuned!




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