TFO Medium Rod VS. TFO Medium-Light Rod
Should you choose to go with the Medium action rod or the Medium-Light action rod?
What are the major differences between the two types of rod builds?
Different factors come into play for a variety of fishing scenarios that determine which rod you should use!
Find out more below!!
TFO Medium VS. Medium Light
For this fishing rod comparison, we are using the TFO Pro S Spinning Rod to compare Medium VS. Medium-Light.
The Medium-Light rod is indicated by silver tape down near the reel seat and gold tape for the Medium rod.
Medium VS. Medium-Light
The Medium action spinning rod is the go-to rod for most inshore fishing scenarios.
This is because it pairs well with a lot of soft plastic lures used for inshore saltwater fishing.
If you are using paddletail lures, topwater lures, or other soft plastics, the Medium rod will better load the lures up to cast far.
Medium-Light rods are not meant for heavier lures or plugs because they will take longer to load the lure and cast much shorter.
Heavier lures mean you want to go with a heavier rod like the Medium action.
Furthermore, if you are using a heavier plastic lure made of TPE material or you are using weighted hooks, you want a rod with enough backbone to dig the hook through the soft plastic when setting the hook.
The Medium rod will perform better in this scenario.
On the other hand, Medium-Light rods do have their own set of advantages compared to Medium.
The Medium-Light rod is the way to go when you are using light tackle and light lures.
Medium-Light rods have a bit more action in the rod and are better suited for casting lightweight tackle.
You will cast lighter lures much further using a Medium-Light rod as opposed to a Medium rod.
Additionally, if you are doing lots of jigging and rod movement then the Medium-Light will create better action and be easier on your arms as you jig up and down.
The major disadvantage when fishing with a Medium-Light rod is hook setting power.
You do not have as hard of hook set power with the Medium-Light rod when compared to the Medium.
If you find yourself missing fish or the hook point is pulled out, you should switch over to the Medium rod to increase your hook-up ratio.
Which Rod Type Is Best For Inshore Fishing?
The Medium will cover all the basics for inshore saltwater fishing.
The power and ability to cast a variety of different weighted lures far as well as increased hook setting power set the Medium apart from the Medium-Light.
TFO Medium VS. Medium Light [VIDEO]
Having the right fishing rod for the type of fishing scenarios you find yourself in is more important than having a great reel.
Your rod is the tool you use to cast and bring those fish in and if you are using the wrong setup for inshore fishing, you might just be losing out on fish that are well within your reach!
Be sure to find the rod that works best for you and for the soft plastic lures or hard body plugs you enjoy fishing with!!
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