View Full Version : Graphite quality codes?

03-31-2008, 06:38 PM
What does the different descriptions, codes, (?) mean, in reference to graphite poles. Example: im6, im7, etc. I'm using a 96% tubular graphite pole now. How would these other type poles differ than mine? I've been looking through the Grizzly catalog, and I'm just wish listing for what I want to try next. So far, 95% of my fishing is vertical jigging brushpiles/stumps.

03-31-2008, 07:52 PM
the percent graphite (95% or 96%) types are less quality than the IM series. IM6 is less than IM7, etc. When I say quality, I mean lighter in weight and more in sensitivity. You can even go to the extreme and go above IM series like G.Loomis did with their GLX series. JMHO...Tight Lines!

04-01-2008, 07:34 AM
read this, and you will understand : http://forums.basspro.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=007617

... cp :cool:

04-01-2008, 12:10 PM
Thanks for the link. It seems like the codes might be confusing to a number of people. It doesn't appear that the designation is always a reliable quality indicator. Would it be safe to assume that most graphite rods are of a "tubular" design?