- Jul 11, 2018
We get asked a lot about stick float rods on this forum, along with reels its a popular topic. My view of a stick float rod was from my old memories of what I saw the match guys use. It was not designed for big barbel (like some are made for today 8lb line rating) But 3lb mainline would be about right with a very light 1.5lb hook link. Now that's how I remember them, maybe others will disagree? Its not to say a big fish could not be landed (they were) with the anglers skills. But today I don't think such a rod is being made. Maybe the Trip-Cast Mark likes so much, or Sams Browning, but those ultra fine line rods that most match-men had are just not being made. They are all "one rod does it all" I looked at the Daiwa range before writing this and all the rods are 2lb 8lb rating, that must tell us something don't you think? JMO.