Tonality is the most important parameter for anglers to choose a fishing rod, after all, the softness and hardness of the rod, the degree of bending directly determines the effect of fish control, the speed of fish return, no one wants to catch a 4/5 pound of large carp, walking the fish for half a day without protection. Senior anglers naturally needless to say, the parameters and performance of the rod are well known, but beginner anglers may not be familiar with it, this article takes this as a starting point to focus on the tonality of the rod.

The tonality of the fishing rod

The tonality of the fishing rod can be simply understood as a general term for the degree of bending of the rod and the rebound waist force, so the fishing rod marked on the business promotional color page is 19 tones, 28 tones, 37 tones, you can roughly imagine the bending picture after lifting the fish in the rod. So how is tonality defined?

Extend each rod section of the rod completely and divide it into 10 equal parts. Hold the rod handle tightly with one hand, shake the rod slightly in the horizontal direction, and the rod is slightly vibrated and bent by force, and the cut point position that produces the arc can be used as a reference point for tonality confirmation: the length of the cut point close to the rod and the length of the cut point close to the rod handle are the values of several tones. For example, 19 tones, the same length of 19 tone fishing rod, its arc tangent point position than 28 tone cut point position, closer to the rod, means 19 tone “not suitable for bending”, hardness is greater.

Tonality is the result of the final shaping and adjustment of the fishing rod. The factors that really affect tonality emphasis, first of all, carbon cloth. Carbon cloth is divided into 24T, 36T, 40T, 60T according to the amount of carbon content, the larger the value, the higher the carbon content, the greater the hardness of the formed fishing rod, the less suitable for bending. In practical applications, most of the fishing rods are 36T and 40T, and in order to meet different fishing needs and the limitations of carbon cloth, a fishing rod is basically a mixture of carbon cloth.

In addition to the quality of the fishing rod, in addition to this severely affected area with false labels, tonality is also a parameter that is very prone to fraud and controversy. Let’s just say that the standard of the fishing rod tonality test, each manufacturer has its own set of rules, resulting in some evaluators’ measurement values, often controversial with manufacturers: one criticizes the other party for cheating, the other accuses the other party of being unprofessional, and finally chicken feathers, which should be sold or how to sell. After all, a slightly small difference exists, which does not affect the overall situation, and the more important fishing rod has a different experience for different anglers.

Choice of rod tone

The choice of tonality of the rod mainly depends on the use scenario and the target fish.

Winter wild fishing, like northern anglers mainly catch crucian carp, occasionally encounter a carp, all by luck. In winter, crucian carp hide in deep water, so pay attention to fishing far and deep. Then choose some comprehensive rods, the overall quality is bound to increase significantly, and the arms that are frequently raised are sore. At this time, it is suitable to choose 37 crucian fishing rods, most of which are the product of the combination of 24T carbon cloth and 36T carbon cloth. The key to the problem is that the winter is windy, often a northwest wind of magnitude 4 or 5, and throwing the big whip is a routine operation, so the 37 crucian fishing rod is slightly soft, which is not conducive to raising the rod. Some merchants have launched a reinforced version of crucian fishing rods for this purpose, only using 36T high carbon cloth, but in order to retain the feel of crucian fishing rods, the use of carbon cloth is controlled, and then combined with the final fishing, most of them are 28 fishing deviation 37, hardness is improved, more suitable for use in winter windy weather.

Written on the back: the use of 28 tones or 28 tones 37 tones

The actual wild fishing process, 28 tunes and 28 partial 27 tunes, basically meet the vast majority of use scenarios. But it is only one parameter of the rod, important as it is. For example, the fishing rod with carbon cloth is finally formed by adjusting the fishing to 28 tones, but one has a large mass and a small quality, I am afraid that there is a big gap in the rebound waist force. Therefore, in addition to determining the tonality, it is also necessary to see whether there is top-heavy and excessive overall quality, after all, the result of the balance of the various parameters of a fishing rod.

Original: Lao Gao