Casting weight - how much heavier will you go?

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Casting weight - how much heavier will you go?

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My lure box doesn’t contain anything weighing over 90g. My go to lure fishing rod is rated up to 60g, but I find I can get away with casting the heavier lures (up to 80g) generally without a problem.

How far are you willing to push your rods (without breaking them of course)?
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Lovelystuff wrote: Thu Jan 25 2024 15:07 -
My lure box doesn’t contain anything weighing over 90g. My go to lure fishing rod is rated up to 60g, but I find I can get away with casting the heavier lures (up to 80g) generally without a problem.

How far are you willing to push your rods (without breaking them of course)?
As far as I can, whilst still being able to work the lure effectively. With my DL rods I go double the top end and more (up to 12oz on the 3-5oz Axiom) no probs. However, other rods I've owned have been overstated and start to struggle even within the top end of the rating.
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Leeway on most - provided you don’t try to blast to the horizon!
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I’ve used lures that are a couple of ounces heavier than a stated weight on a rod and not had a problem. To be fair, they are only shortish under arm casts, but as said above, as long as you don’t try to cast as hard as possible, and within reason there shouldn’t be a problem.

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There is a difference between casting and a lob
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Just keep going until it breaks, then you'll have a reason for a new toy 😁
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If you are cringing as you go to cast its probably too heavy.
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I’ve done a full on over head cast with my trickster heavy, with a 10inch slow sink castaic boot tail. Which I think is about 10 ounces.
It didn’t even creak.
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Steve Moore wrote: Sat Jan 27 2024 13:59 -
I’ve done a full on over head cast with my trickster heavy, with a 10inch slow sink classic boot tail. Which I think is bout 10 ounces.
It didn’t even creak.
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It’s the 2nd trickster heavy you made if I’m correct? And still going strong.
First one was the one you let Graham slater test.
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Steve Moore wrote: Sat Jan 27 2024 16:52 -
It’s the 2nd trickster heavy you made if I’m correct? And still going strong.
First one was the one you let Graham slater test.
Could well be. :thumbs:
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Let's say you have a rod with a cw betweeen 60 - 120 grams would you cast 100/110 gr all out or would you take another rod for those kind of heavier lures? like 70 - 140 gr cw? At the moment i'm looking for a rod that can do 90 - 120 gr lures, and the new Savage gear rods look very nice but the lightest one is 60 -120g. Could this rod be too "light"for the job and is the next in line 110 -220gr better option?
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