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Hi all:

I didn't see any kind of a "Tackle Talk" listed anywhere in this forum, so I figure this is the best place for a question like this.

My favorite rods for pier fishing are a couple of 11 foot Cabela's brand. One is rated as a "1 1/2 pound test curve" (feels like a medium light, I like this one best) and the other is rated "2 1/4 pound test curve" (feels like a medium, and I don't use it that much).

So my question is, where do these numbers come from? Maybe it's something like so much weight causes so much of a curve or somehting like that, but no one has been able to answer that for me. And when ever I at Cabela's, I'm too much like a kid in a candy store to remember to ask the employees in the fishing department.

Hopefully this will only post once, my two previous posts posted twice.


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Thu Jul 22, 2004 11:35 am
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Hi Bob! This is our forum for tackle talk, I moved the post here...

I think the numbers are lure weight in ounces...

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Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:26 am
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If you want to learn about this go talk to Gene in the Fishing department he know alittle about this. Those rods are a eourpen style rod and they are rated diferently.I hope this helps.

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