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Action & Power Ratings: How to Choose the Right Bass Rod

Understanding a fishing rod's action and power ratings and the ideal situations for each.

Most fishing rods feature both an action and a power rating, but what do those ratings mean and how do you use them to select the right rod for different scenarios? In this video, outdoor writer and tackle specialist Shane Beilue breaks down the difference between a rod blank’s action and power and discusses what the various ratings of each mean.

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