I’ve noticed a lot of weird lengths, powers and actions on rods throughout the past several years. Sometimes they just don’t add up and I’ll look at a list of the different models and can hardly find one I’d want. I think that can happen when a rod company gets too many professional anglers involved. Someone might absolutely love a particular LPA (length, power and action) but that doesn’t mean the general public will enjoy it. I guess I’m trying to say that it becomes too overcomplicated and specialized at times in my opinion.
I have to say, however, that I absolutely love the options in the Falcon Cara casting rod lineup. They didn’t try to get too cute with the design process and each and every LPA makes sense and can be used and appreciated by any angler, regardless of their fishing style or geographic location.
I really like that they incorporated some heavier actions in their shorter lengths. I fish shallow, skinny water throughout most of the year and I’m constantly weaving between boat docks, laydowns and other obstructions which makes it pretty cumbersome to skip something with a long rod. With the 6-foot, 11-inch heavy-action rod I can skip a frog underneath a skinny boat dock and the 6-foot, 10-inch medium heavy-action is an outstanding and incredibly versatile pitching and flipping rod. If you want to dob a little creature bait around in shallow water, I can’t recommend a rod series much more than this.
Again, I’m a pretty discerning shallow-water angler. Starting at $249.99, you might have to save up a few pennies to get one of these rods but I’m telling you, they’re worth every single cent from what I can tell so far.