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: startup inertia and drag weight for a spey rod?


Steve_sullivan
03-27-2005, 11:23 AM
A certain magazine had a online article about startup inertia, and gave the figures for a ton of reels. The article also gave the dead weight stopping power of the drag. A startup inertia of under %2 was very good, and a dead weight stopping power of the drag of over 10 pounds was good. I remember the ross canyon had a drag weight of like 13 pounds, and a hardy had a drag of about 2. Anyone have startup inertia's and dead weight drag for reels?

I am especially interested in that of the old florida super arbor (thinking of buying), the ross big game(have it, love it, have the feeling it would have very good numbers), the loop evotec lw as well as loop original 3 wide(thinking of buying them, and lastly the orvis battenkill barstock(have it, am not impressed with the drag strength, also wonder about the startup inertia).