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Reels
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How do I install the harness lugs onto my Fin-Nor Marquesa?
How do I make the correct drag setting?
How do I set the cast control to prevent backlash on my baitcast reel?
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How is the anti-reverse on/off control used?
How is the Anti-Reverse™ switch on my spinning reel used?
How much line should I spool onto my reel?
How to set the drag
What is the Bite Alert™ feature and how is it used?
What is the electronic Bite Alert™ feature and how is it used?
What size spinning reel is best for me?
Where can I get an owner's manual for my baitcast reel?
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Where can I get an owner's manual for my spinning reel?
Why are there different types of baitcast spools?
Why are there different types of spools?
Rods
How do I replace my rod tip guide?
What affect does handle length have?
What are the differences between blank materials?
What is Concept guide spacing?
What is the "taper" of the rod?
Which action is best for me?

Which action is best for me?

(Print Version)

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 judgment 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.

UL:

Ultralight Action

Designed specifically for light lines up to 4 pounds. Ideal for trout and panfish, or when extreme sensitivity is most needed.

L:

Light Action

Designed specifically for light lines 2 to 8 pounds. Light action rods can also give an angler a more sporting experience due to their flexibility.

ML:

Medium-Light Action

Designed specifically for 6 to 12 pound test line when the ability to throw light baits with accuracy is important.

M:

Medium Action

Designed specifically for 8 to 20 pound test line. An all-around action designed for a wide variety of lure sizes and types, as well as many different types of gamefish.

MH:

Medium-Heavy Action

Designed specifically for 12 to 25 pound test line. A stronger backbone makes it easier to pull fish from cover.

H:

Heavy Action

Designed specifically for line tests of 14 and up. Great for heavy lines, big lures and big fish.