Aftershock, good vs bad vibrations in fly rod design.
Tactile feedback is the somatic connection between you and your fly rod that makes you feel like your rod is a living thing. In A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean poetically evoked this feeling when he describes how a fly rod, “trembled with the beating of his heart.” The scientific translation would indicate frequency of vibration. And this second description leads to the dichotomy that challenges rod designers. A fly rod must transmit the high frequency vibrations in o