Rods are generally made from graphite, fiberglass, or a combination of both. The graphite rods are typically lighter and stiffer, but tend to break more easily than their fiberglass counterparts. This brittle feel and lighter weight also make them more sensitive, and are typically better at detecting light bites. The heavier fiberglass rods have much more flexibility and some are virtually unbreakable. Rods are known to come in combinations of both materials, and for the angler who fishes in several different locations and conditions, the combination is the ideal rod.
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