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How do you measure your rods?

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How do you measure your rods?

Postby Lance_1 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:32 am

I have a Iwana 12 ft and when I measured it it was 11 ft 8 3/4 inches. With the lillian it measured 11 ft and 10 1/2 inches. All the sections were pulled out. The weight of the rod was 2.7 oz.
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Re: How do you measure your rods?

Postby Loften » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:07 pm

Hi Lance, your rod may not be 12ft because of two things. The first thing is that the measurements are converted from the metric system to our system and rounded. The second reason is how hard you pull the segments when extending the rod.
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Re: How do you measure your rods?

Postby Lance_1 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:54 pm

I pulled the sections, hard enough that they did not go back with out force.
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Re: How do you measure your rods?

Postby erik.ostrander » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:19 pm

Lance,

I think you should request for 1.4% of your money back since your rod is 2 inches shorter.

Sorry for the tongue in cheek answer, but I had to go there :)

From the Iwana 12ft page:
12ft (360cm) rod specs
NOTE: Due to the telescopic nature of the rods, and the fact that we rounded the numbers to have a clean metric-to-English conversion, rod lengths may vary slightly from indicated.
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Re: How do you measure your rods?

Postby tsegelke » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:15 pm

My experience with telescopic rods is that every rod is a little different. The tolerance in manufacturing can be very minute, but when extended in angle and friction stops over a long distance does seem to add up. Over time, the wear on the friction points can actually change the length. Not to mention if there is any difference in thickness of finish or protective wax at the joint. Microns makes a difference. Don't forget how much time you spend on keeping your rod clean.

I have even measured some of my traditional and spey rods. The larger the number of pieces & length, the larger the difference in size from one size to the other.

Personally, I am more concerned with the feel, play, and casting consistency from one rod to the next, rather than the actual length.

When buying a light line rod from Sage in the past, I had actually cast three different rods of the same make, year, model, and length. All of them felt and cast different.

I am very pleased with Tenkara USA, since that has not been my experience with their rods.
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Re: How do you measure your rods?

Postby dwalker » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:45 pm

Lance_1 wrote:I have a Iwana 12 ft and when I measured it it was 11 ft 8 3/4 inches. With the lillian it measured 11 ft and 10 1/2 inches. ..
Lance


The Iwana 12ft rod, is really the Iwana 3.6 meter rod.

3.6m x 39.5inches/1 meter = 142.2 inches
11 ft 8.75 = 132 inches + 8.75 inches = 140.75 inches

140.75/142.2 = .9898 or 98.98% of the specified length as specified in metric units of 3.6 meters. Thus only 1.02 % short of being 3.6 meters long.

Thus your Iwana 12 is within 1% of the specified length, as given in metric units of 3.6 meters.

If you would prefer to compare the length including the lillian , which you listed as 11ft 10.5 inches, then it becomes even closer. 142.5/142.2 = 1.002 or .2% longer than the length specified in metric as 3.6 meter.

Or if you prefer to compare actual measured length compared to the imperial units of measure of 12 feet. Then you get 3.6m/12ft = 142.2inches/144 inches = .9875 = 98.75 % of 12 feet. Or, stated another way, your rod as measured by you is only short of reaching 12 ft by 1.25%.

Meeting specified length within 1.25 % is pretty good quality control, in my opinion. Considering variations in how tightly the different sections slide together the - 1.25 % variation is even more impressive of production meeting specification.

I mean, geez, every time the Fed prints money I loose more than that from the value of the money in my pocket , or in my pay check. :x :evil:

I think it is always better to use the specified metric length of rods. I think TUSA only supplies the imperial units for us Americans who mostly don't think in metric units.

If you tell me your height is 1.77 meters, I haven't a clue how tall you are till I do a little math and figure out you meant to say you are 5ft 10 inches in height. ;)

I think you have nothing to be concerned about. :)

fun with math, fwiw,
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Re: How do you measure your rods?

Postby adventureR » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:55 pm

Has anyone considered removing sections and sanding them to fit within the advertised length? It could be done easily if one wanted to spend the time.
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Re: How do you measure your rods?

Postby Lance_1 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:03 pm

WOW! I did not expect all your comments, thanks I am very happy with almost 12 foot rod.
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Re: How do you measure your rods?

Postby vivid_fly » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:21 pm

I have been fishing an AMAGO since April 2012 and recently purchased a IWANA 12'. I really like the lightweight feel of the Iwana. I just added more line to make up the difference in length. I feel more like I am adapting to the rod regardless of length or weight.
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