Why carbon rods for LRF?

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I cant get my head round this one,a light actioned solid glass rod surely would be more than sensative enough for lrf,a lot cheaper too and less delicate???
 

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Sorry to be dumb...whats LRF ? ...Light river fishing ? Lure rod fishing ?

Glass is certainly more robust as a rod material compared to carbon thats for sure.
 
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LRF light rock fishing. Originally used for small fish fishing by the sea.
So a solid glass rod would be possible and not much heavier than carbon and would take knocks better than carbon.
 

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Yes Philip light rock fishing as Steve says,if I did this as one of my main sorts of fishing I might consider it,but as it's a holiday,fun thing it's less important,I feel the bites,catch some odd,pretty looking fish on a Shakespeare red solid glass six footer and a 500 size reel,as Steve also says because its short it doesn't weigh much....
 

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I honestly think you are onto something, it's probably because carbon is marketable and most of the Chinese factories are set up for it.

I would be all over a sub £15 5.5-6ft solid glass rod with a nice light to ultra light action, I would stock up and just let my kids abuse them.

I know in the USA they have a rod called the dock demon and they are cheap as chips, but I aren't sure what the action is like.
 

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I have a liittle Shakespeare bright red spinning rod,i've had bass to a few pounds and would love to get a decent one,the tip is soft enough to feel most knocks from very small blennies,gobies etc and it gets pushed into the corners of the car when I load up for the holiday,along with two other glass rods for my wife and youngest son,I bought mine at Weymouth for mackerel fishing....
 
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