DETERMINING THE BEST ROD ACTION
The action of a rod, sometimes referred to as "power", determines how much effort it takes to get the rod to flex. Actions are precisely engineered to perform within a certain range of line and lure weights; for example, 8 to 17 pound line or 3/8 to 2 ounce lures.
Experienced anglers are able to make this judgement based upon past performance. The chart below will help you to make a more informed decision when choosing the best rod for your particular fishing situation.