Exceeding the lure rate of a rod.

 Hey guys,

Can you exceed the maximum lure rate of a rod?

I have a t-curve revolution offshore 702sw 5-10kg lure rating 10-40g


I've got a few lures that weigh 50g would I risk breaking my rod if casted these lures? 





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the lure rating is only

Sun, 2011-10-23 17:22

the lure rating is only recommended for optimum casting distance. the rod will still cast 50g with no hassle




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Agreed .. I've got a small

Sun, 2011-10-23 18:29

Agreed .. I've got a small rod rated to about 40g and I happily cast 100g metals at salmon with. It .. just don't give it too much muscle

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Sweet, thanks guys.

Sun, 2011-10-23 20:07

Sweet, thanks guys.

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Depends on the rod, some can

Mon, 2011-10-24 09:39

Depends on the rod, some can handle more even if you belt them out (particularly slower rods). Generally you'll have to just chuck the lures with a little less force. Try a full cast with the max cast weight and see how it feels, then when casting something slightly heavier, try with a bit less force and dont go past the 'feel' of the rod as it was chucking its max weight. Often you can feel by how much the rod is bending what an acceptable loading is for it while casting. You can often lob lures twice as heavy as the max cast weight, but never go belting them if you're not sure the rod can handle it.

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I have 1 rod with cast weight

Mon, 2011-10-24 16:22

I have 1 rod with cast weight between 30g and 70g.

I can actualy cast 90g as far as 60g. But with a different casting style. As Hlokk said, more of a lob. But if you get a bit of a catapault lob action happening, it can still punch a heavy lure out far (with less effort).

I certainly wouldnt totally let rip with the 90g though.