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How to Identify the Tonality of a Fishing Rod for Beginners

When talking about fishing rods, many fishermen pay more attention to factors such as weight, hardness, price, etc., but ignore an important step, that is tonality!That is, we often say L, M, MH, MF, etc.
I found that many fishermen have talked about the tonality of fishing rods, but most of them only vaguely know the concept, but simply know that M is softer than MH.
But there is a lot of knowledge in this, and the fish species suitable for different tonality fishing rods will be different. Today, I’m going to talk to you about the tonality of the fishing rod.

1.What is the tonality of the fishing rod?

The tonality of the fishing rod can be understood as the tonality of the fishing rod. In fishing rods, it is often said that 5.5, 4.6, 3.7, 2.8, and 1.9 are adjusted, which are mainly used to indicate the position of the bending point of the rod body when the fishing rod is under force. The tonality of the fishing rod can also be understood in this way, and there are also different grades.
When the fishing rod is subjected to force, the closer the bending point of the rod body is to the rod, the faster the tonality is, which is commonly expressed by the word “Fast”; otherwise, the slower it is, and the word “Slow” is commonly used.
Generally, a fast-adjusting rod is conducive to the operation of the bait and accurate casting, while a slow-adjusting rod is easier to sense the fish and puts less pressure on the line.

2.The distinction of fishing rod tonality.

The tonality level of the rod is divided according to soft and hard(the common tonality are usually marked on the rod body in the form of parameters): Ultra Soft (UL), Soft (L), Medium Soft (ML), Medium (M), Medium Hard (MH), Hard (H). (It can also be divided into fast and slow. The closer the bend of the pole is to the tip of the pole, the faster it is; the closer the bend of the pole is to the handle, the slower it is). In general, the middle tonality (M) rod is better to use.
The tonality of the fishing rod is related to the production material and the number of layers of rolled carbon cloth, the greater the carbon pulling force, the more layers and the stronger it is. But don’t be fooled by the words extremely hard and super hard marked on the fishing rod.
Summary: Tonality determines bait weight and suitable fishing line. The principle is to use thin lines for soft rods and cast light bait. Use thick lines for hard rods and cast heavy bait. If you cast a heavy bait with a soft (L) rod, the rod is likely to break.The harder the rod, the thicker the line, and the heavier the bait to be cast.Using medium hard (MH) and hard (H) rods to cast light bait is generally not far away.

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