Just trying an at home approach to dial in the grain windows for two rods. I'd be out on the water but got hockey playoffs to watch, so was messing around and trying to figure out how to apply the "Common Cents System" (CCS) as explained here: http://www.common-cents.info/
Here's the numbers for deflection equal to 1/3 the length of the rod, each being an 11ft switch and relatively similar in rod number(1/3 length of 11ft is 44”):
Rod A loaded to 44" tip deflection with 60 canadian pennies (~2.3g per penny) or ~138g/2125grains
Rod B loaded to 44" tip deflection with with 47 canadian pennies or ~108g/1665grains
So, assuming one can use the CCS with spey/switch rods, what grains would you use to effectively load that rod for these four casting styles:
Overhead (Shooting head) =
Touch & Go (Scandi) =
Short belly spey (45-55ft head) =
If there is a better way to estimate a grain window for a given two hander, I`m all ears.
Also, bonus bragging rights if you can correctly identify the two rods in question, and their respective designated rod weights
Both are rods I built from blanks, and each blank cost me under $200 CAD.