How the Rankings Work

FINAL SCORE •Excellent •Very Good •Good •Fair In the charts onthe following pages you will see all the tested products … Continued

FINAL SCORE •Excellent •Very Good •Good •Fair

In the charts onthe following pages you will see all the tested products listed by category inthe order in which they finished.

Thermometer Scale:This shows the product’s final score, which is the average of its performance,design and price-value scores. Extra weight is given to the performancecategory.

Star System: Thestars given for performance, design and price-value rating represent a range ofpossible scores. So a rod that earned four stars in performance scored anywherefrom 90 to 100 points. This is why a product with fewer four-star ratings thananother product might have a higher final score.