So...I have always wondered, in regards to both conventional tackle and esp. fly rods...
I have alway felt that it would be really helpful, esp. for tackle used for bigger fish (meaning fish calling for rods 9 weight and above) if along with line rating, there was info provided on the ability of the rod to handle drag pressure (as in pounds of drag). With things like shock tippets being part of the terminal rigging, it would seem that knowing how much actual drag a rod could handle would be crucial in how to approach bigger fish in a way which will no overtax the rod.
I am sure others have thought about this.
Originally posted by Anonymous
Fished San Clemente Island last Friday on a 1.5 day charter. We got into some really big Yellowtail. My friend hooked into what fought like a 30 pounder but ended up breaking his rod.