Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

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Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by hydrophilic » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:32 pm

This past weekend while fishing, I began to favor my one piece Clarus rod over my more expensive St. Croix two piece. Both are medium weight with fast action. I found with the wind I was able to deliver a more dependable and accurate cast with the Clarus. I believe at the heart of the issue is fact the Clarus is one piece

What is your opinion?

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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by SuaSponte » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:51 pm

Solid rods are always going to be stronger since your weakest point is the joiner on the a 2 piece. They also wont have the flexibility of a solid blank either.
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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by Pontiac » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:51 pm

Agreed. 1piece. I have a 2peice rod to keep in the car. With all this shoreline and these retention ponds, I never know when the urge will strike

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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by islandspeed2001 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:03 pm

I have used 3-4-5 piece fly rods for years. With modern materials used to make rods I don't think there is much difference between a one piece and 2 piece rods.
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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by Chap » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:40 pm

I just bought a 1 piece Ugly Stik and I already feel a difference in it compared to my previous 2-piece rods. Seems more sensitive to me.
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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by navy1970 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:43 pm

I have not used a 2 piece rod in over 20 years. I do keep a 2 piece one around for travel but that is it.

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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by islandspeed2001 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:10 pm

Let's put it this way..... my first choice would be a one piece, but would not hesitate at fishing with a 2 piece rod
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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by gumby » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:27 pm

I have been slowly swapping out my 2 piece rods for solid 1 pc. I think i can feel the bite differently on a 1 piece over a 2-piece.
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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by SSYAK » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:45 pm

For me they both have their place. Ditto on the above comments. My primary rods are one piece light to medium action. I keep a two piece in my truck toolbox.
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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by JohnYaksJax » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:22 pm

Ditto on what IS2K1/Jerry said above....and there are ALOT of 3 and 4 piece flyrods that catch some huge fish...including big snook and tarpon!!!

Besides my two flyrods, I have one 2 piece St. Croix U/L rod for my Shimano Stradic CI4 1000.....nice to have a good spinning rod that you can take on airplane flights!! :cheers:
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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by keastman » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:11 pm

I'm not sure you can make a definitive statement on this matter unless you are comparing the same rod and blank in one piece and two piece versions. Some mighty expensive fly rods come in 4 pieces and they are incredibly accurate.

There is probably an article or two about this topic published by some rod builders or manufactures.

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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by islandspeed2001 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:21 pm

When I try out a fly rod I usually tell the shop staff what I am looking for and to pick me out couple of rods and not tell me the brand/specs. I then test cast them and quite often I end up like the feel of a rod I would not have normally considered. Not always does the brand or price give you that perfect loop :D
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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by NCF12 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:02 pm

[Disclaimer: I do no fly fishing]

For inshore saltwater kayak fishing I have no need for nor any use for a 2-piece rod. I do have several 2-piece rods for surf-casting.
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Re: Solid Rod vs. Two Piece

Post by JeffreyMcGovern » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:54 am

Modern materials have pretty well handled the one piece or multi piece rod performance issue. A bigger piece of the puzzle is fit to the angler. Many folks buy rods and reels based only on ads showing successful pros anglers or advice from a successful angling friend. It's a place to start but the final choice needs to be made based on fit to the angler. Can you grip the rod and reel of choice properly? Is it really comfortable for you? Does it feel solid in the hand or are you changing grip constantly? Can you manipulate the reel as it should be for proper control? Many times what happens is we keep buying rods and reels until we luck out and hit the sweet spot for our own hands. Look at those things first to get the right fit and feel. Regardless of cost those best fit and feel will preform better.

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