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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:07 PM
For anyone unfamiliar with the idea of a parabolic-actioned rod, its a rod where the mid is a bit thicker than it would be in a progressive tapered rod and the butt section has a bit flatter taper than an equivalent progressive tapered rod. This causes a hinge-like effect that allows for a lot wider operating range than normal. I tried once to get one from Mike McFarland, but it was taking so long I just changed my order to a progressive. Is anyone experimenting with modern glass to make up a rod like this? Seems to me it wouldn't be too difficult to do by mixing and matching pieces in a 3-piece to get close and then having some replacement sections made with slightly different tapers to get better final results.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 09:11 PM
I have two of the old Berkeley Parametric glass rods. One is a 6' 3", three piece six wt. The other is a five piece 5 wt, eight footer. I'm not aware of any other parabolic blanks that have been available.
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