Just cuz a euro rod is sensitive at the tip doesn't mean it has no backbone. They are designed to have huge backbone in the butt for larger fish, while having a tip that is made to avoid breaking fish off.
They can toss indictators and dry flies as well.
i dont really know anything. im just passing on what people who claim to know things have told me.So you don't think rod action preference is entirely subjective? Because it is, and you don't know everything.
A well worded and civil response.i dont really know anything. im just passing on what people who claim to know things have told me.
to me, a good indicator rod does a couple things really well, single spey (roll casting) and stack mending. i dont see how a soft tip really aids stack mending, or helps that much on long and aggressive hook sets.
and no, i dont think rod preference is entirely subjective. i think some rods are better tools for certain jobs, based on the physics of what you are fishing and how you are fishing it.
but would you use a 8'6 5wt fiberglass rod knowing the river is usally windy and requires long casts, or would your "preference" for it cause it to preform better then a fast action 9' graphite rod?
i agree that there is a large amount of subjectivity in rod selection, but i honestly believe that from a physics/rod design viewpoint for indicators, a softer butt with a nice stiff tip works every well for the task.
another advantage of the softer butt section rods is they help you keep your loops wide and are great for "Belgium" style casts.
further more, if u subscribe to it being entirely subject, then my opinion is correct, because its my prefernce, and im sharing that opionion with the OP. if you dont like the rods i like, thats fine by me. you do you.
Yeah totally buddy. However, I stopped the whole buy a rod to kill 2 stones. Yeah its nice having a rod like the 5wt i was talking about to use on rivers and lakes. But if i am on a river for the day I hate re-lining a rod on the river. Rather just have separate rodsWould a 3 weight trout spey also work as a nymphing rig? Trying to kill 2 birds with one stone.