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#11476751 - 03/14/16 01:41 PM FALCON RODS SLAB SERIES
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Not sure if you guys are aware or not but Falcon Rods is now making Crappie rods. There is a whole series of "Slab" series rods from 7' to 12'. They retail from $59 to $69 and feature all Fuji components. Check them out

http://falconrods.com/slab.html

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#11477397 - 03/14/16 06:33 PM Re: FALCON RODS SLAB SERIES [Re: Z521C Cranker]
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I picked one up at the bassmasters classic since there booth was right next to Bobby garlands while working and all I can say is wow! If they would have ben selling I would have ben buying. Weight is nothing and backbone is something unexpected.
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#11478313 - 03/15/16 07:21 AM Re: FALCON RODS SLAB SERIES [Re: Z521C Cranker]
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So does that "S" action indicate stiff or soft? At first glance, I don't care for the handles, but that can be overcome with good balance and a lot of backbone/fast action tip...and durability...

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#11478715 - 03/15/16 11:08 AM Re: FALCON RODS SLAB SERIES [Re: Z521C Cranker]
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They are mostly all fast actions. They have plenty of backbone.

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#11478960 - 03/15/16 01:05 PM Re: FALCON RODS SLAB SERIES [Re: crapicat]
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Originally Posted By: crapicat
So does that "S" action indicate stiff or soft? At first glance, I don't care for the handles, but that can be overcome with good balance and a lot of backbone/fast action tip...and durability...

S stands for Slow flex. if you go to this link http://falconrods.com/original.html and click on the Flex Ratings tab on right side of the page about half way down, it will open a graphic that shows their different flex ratings from Slow to Extra Fast
Fast is stiffer and the bend starts to straighten out close to the tip.
Slow is softer and the bend is more gradual and covers more distance toward the butt before it straightens out.

edit> A slow flex can still have plenty of backbone to handle a fish but will be softer in the way that it bends.
It is a comparative thing within a particular brand/series of rods and not all 'slow' flex rods will be the same in where they bend. Generally speaking, slow will bend over a longer distance of the rod.


Edited by Jon (03/15/16 01:27 PM)
Edit Reason: all are not the same
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In the south, pretty much any fish that doesn't get bigger than a pound or so is called a perch. For some reason, this drives some people crazy.


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