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I've just purchased an inexpensive rod real combo, mainly for the reel as i've not got my good gear with me. part of this is a fladen 11' carp rod with a test curve of 2.5lb
firstly, what exactly does the 'tets curve' mean. does a lower poundagemake it easier to break??

secondly, how would it fair agains makerel and bass? what else. other than carp! would it be good for?

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graham



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http://www.sea-fishing.org/ftopict-25733.html

It should be fine for macky and bass

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champion, thanks celtic

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Post by Iknowagoodplaice »

I believe test curve is the weight required to bend the tip of a rod to a position at 90 degrees to the butt, or more precisely a tangent at the tip of the rod will be 90 degrees to butt.

How this compares to the line classifications 12-20lb, etc, I'm not sure. Anyone know?

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Iknowagoodplaice wrote:I believe test curve is the weight required to bend the tip of a rod to a position at 90 degrees to the butt
I mentioned this in the other topic. Sea rods don't have a line rating though do they..they are usually done in casting weight unless it's a boat rod, where then it's say 12-20lb or 20-30 etc etc etc.

To be honest...15lb line should be perfect. Even if the rod can't handle it..you've got a drag havent you? I wouldn't bother looking into 'what optimum line to use' ...better off looking into what ground you're fishing and what kind of abrasions/snags etc you may encounter

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