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Stupid question, I live in the east where we fish spring, summer and fall. I understand (I think) that out west you have winter fishing. If it gets around the freezing mark do you have to be careful with your graphite rod or does it matter? Are they more brittle in the cold.
 

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dude,

i've been in 0F to minus F conditions. casted and landed fish. no worries on equipment. just frost nip to me.

Gary
 

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cold weather and rods.

Winter is Coarse in the Great Lakes due to the Continental polar air masses, opposed to the the Maritime polar air masses of B.C. Cold weather has little affect on the molecular structure of graphite.
 

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M.J.Adams said:
Winter is Coarse in the Great Lakes due to the Continental polar air masses, opposed to the the Maritime polar air masses of B.C. Cold weather has little affect on the molecular structure of graphite.

WOW !!! :whoa: Sounds good !! Sold me !! :D

Mike
 

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spey machine said:
..................Leo,carbon fiber is inert. It is not affected by heat or cold. Only the person holding it is.:chuckle:
Correct answer!:hihi:
 

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The real issue

is with the resin that holds the graphite fibers together. While both fibers and resin are fine at the temperatures we can put up with, I would not leave a rod in the tube in a closed car back window, for example.
 
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