Determining Line Ratings

marco ochoa

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Does anyone know or have a method to identify the line (and maybe even lure) rating for unidentified blanks? I have several older rods I'll never use in their current state, so my plan is strip and re-wrap them over time, but many don't have line ratings. Is there a trick to figuring that out, or is more of a feel thing?
 
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  • Dec 11, 2011
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    chris
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    Measure the force it takes to bend it. Fully loaded would be a drag setting. Multiply that by 2 or 3.
    I used to follow the 1/3rd rule religiously but been riding the line of half lately and beginning to prefer it.
     
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