Thanks Tamas73h,great review that! .Pole is on order but not available till Jan.Ordered it with a few extra no 3s and some A kits for silvers fishing.Looking forward to getting it now,sounds like a great all round pole which will be perfect for what I want
When looking back down the pole (it's exactly the same with a rod under pressure as well) from the tip the 'droop' is much more obvious than when sat on the box looking up it. Rigidity, or lack of flex, is a different thing but if you watch someone continually flexing a pole, or leaning into it with someone holding the elastic, and then do it yourself a similar difference is evident.
Yeah, I suppose that makes sense, if you're looking tip to butt, the section that's most affected most by gravity is closer to your eye. so it's more accentuated than if you're looking over 10m of pole (butt to tip) before the bend gradually starts to begin, so it's bound to look less dramatic from the butt end