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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIBERGLASS, GRAPHITE AND CARBON FIBER FISHING RODS?

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  • WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIBERGLASS, GRAPHITE AND CARBON FIBER FISHING RODS?

    WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FIBERGLASS, GRAPHITE AND CARBON FIBER FISHING RODS?

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    Fiberglass = $. Graphite = $$. Carbon Fiber = $$$.

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    • #3
      Carbon fiber and graphite are the same thing(graphite is carbon fiber). Just depends on manufacturer and location for which they call it. Difference between carbon fiber/graphite and fiberglass is mainly sensitivity and weight. Carbon fiber/graphite is much lighter, and much more sensitive. Situations for this would be for smaller fish, and lighter setups like a plastic worm for bass, etc. where bites are very light. Fiberglass is heavier and less sensitive, but it is fairly durable. Good for things like throwing a crankbait.

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      • #4
        Fiberglass rods are heavier and slower action than graphite rods. Action is based on the more flex a rod has from top to bottom the slower the action is. The higher end carbon fiber rods flex at only the top third of the rod. This stiffer, faster action is very sentive. You feel the subtle little things such as bites or even the lure bouncing off the bottom. Carbon is also lighter and allows you to cast much longer with less fatigue.
        Fiberglass is cheaper , very durable and desirable when casting heavy lures and weighted live baits! Fiberglass loads throughout the rod making casting baits less stressful in surf rod applications.
        Depending on the type of fishing you are looking to do really makes your decision for you, that and the money you are willing to spend.

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        • #5
          The Cost of a Rod is what makes the Difference of Action the Fish Person is looking for!!

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          • #6
            Weight, and stiffness then cost.

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