I realize the need for fairly parabolic rods when fishing with braid since braid has virtually no stretch and the parabolic rod gives the angler some cushion when fighting a fish.
However, I have been watching many YouTube videos with fisherman using extreme parabolic rods (quite often Asian or U.S. East Coast fishing) and it seems like the rods that bend like a piece of spaghetti make it pretty difficult for the fisherman to land a fish.
Instead of using the power of the rod to help bring in the fish, these guys seem to be using their reels to winch the fish up, rather than being helped by the backbone of their rods.
Am I seeing and interpreting things correctly when I see these videos?
And the colors and decals on some of the Asian produced rods give a new meaning to "acid Wrap": LSD trip wrap!
BTW: Here is a great example of what I am talking about when I mention "extreme parabolic" rods:
The Charkster has a great line of Parabolic
The parabolic type rods are specifically used
for Mechanical Jigging. The parabolic action
is what gives the metal jigs their unique
action. Also known as Vertical Jigging.
They are poor choices for casting anything
or live bait fishing but
they excel at what they are designed for.
Here is a video of a friend of mine in
San Carlos Mexico using one of those
The rod is rated for 300 gr. , 5'3" in length.
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