How to Bend a Rod… and Why to Forget About it Afterwards

Surfing the internet the other day I came across an article that called my attention due to this statement:

Ongoing advancements in fly line materials and design continue to offer anglers ways to get more out of their casts. Today’s fly lines load rods more effectively…”

So I think it is worth talking a little bit about rod load or, as I prefer to say, rod bend.

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Letting the Rod Do the Work?

“—Let the rod do the work!

This familiar casting advice suggests that it is the rod that does the work in casting. What is more accurate to say is that in order to get more out of your fly rod, you, the caster, must learn to work more efficiently.”

Al Kyte