I was at Bass Pro Shops recently, staring down a techno-forest of graphite, fiberglass, cork and ceramic rods. Then I did the test shake, waving the rods in swift arcs to try to imagine the castability of each. Then it struck me — in our offices we have a dozen top angling editors, and I could pit them against each other to test-cast my three finalists. The competition was heated — so heated we decided to leave the editors, well, anonymous. How did the rods cast?