|Skelm Merk wrote:
Guys, are there still some manufacturers that still produce good dedicated overhead/multiplier rods?
My understanding is that multiplier rod blanks are more stuff J shapes and multipliers rod blanks less stuff and more C shaped. It seems like most manufacturers have moved over to using grinder blanks and that the only difference between casting and spinning models is the reel seat setup and guides while still using the same blank. Is this correct?
Also, will one be able to fish braid on them?
1. There are still multiplier rods on sale; less than before as more folks now use fixed spool reels; Assassin, Okuma and Daiwa all offer multiplier rods, some use the same blank some not.
2. By "stuff" I assume you mean stiff, with muliplier rods being stiffer, J curve and fixed spool "softer" C curve?
C curve rods work very well with multipliers, just slow down your casting stroke.
You can also use J curve blanks with a fixed spool.
I suspect C curve are more prevalent because of the braid+fixed spool thing, but aside from this, they are easier to load and easier on you.
3. Your question "Also, will one be able to fish braid on them?" - Do you mean can you fish braid on a multiplier with a J curve blank, or can you use braid on a stiffer J curve rod with a fixed spool? Yes to both. Your reel has an adjustable drag, it is not an on/off switch, back it off a bit with a stiffer rod and braid.