Grams ratings and what they mean and why we do them. Grams are the amount of weight needed to hang from the tip of the rod to deflect the rod 16 inches downward as pictured. We do this so you can fine tune your rod selection based on how soft or stiff the rod tips are and what you prefer. As you would expect from a custom rod builder, and is a better measure than the current ratings of Med, Med Heavy, Heavy ratings. Crank Bait rods are listed separate as they are built with a blend of fiberglass and graphite and will always have more flex than a solid graphite rod. So make sure you are not wanting a low power rod and select a cranking rod to go worm fishing as an example.
The higher the gram ratings the stiffer the rod is.
Graphite Rods by Gram Power
Crankbait Rods by Gram Power