A different post states: There is "...reference to a "parabolic" action, but...the rod actually bends quite a bit at the middle. (the one consistent trait of a parabolic action is a *stiff* middle...) In my hands, the rod is typical "sticky" slow Japanese action, where the tip is relatively stout, and the rod work from the middle down. (very similar to a Studio Thin Line, if you've ever handled one of those....). This also may be characterized as a "British" action, akin to early Hardy bamboo, for example." viewtopic..
"We Japanese often use the word "stickiness （粘り）" for explaning the "rod's feel" (not action)
It's an abstract expression and doesn't have concreteness.
Probably, it means slow and smooth, lot of reserve power, etc ... in this case."
When I wiggle the rod its very slow but also very stable. Not wispy or wimpy. It feels progressive with some reserve power, just very slow. Almost has a more natural feel to it. This enables one to throw some beautiful slow rolling loops.viewtopic..
However, I've never handled a STL, so just trying to understand what "sticky" is. It sounds like a small stream rod.
Are there any other companies that make sticky rods, other than the Japanese market?