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Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by tomcat85, Sep 12, 2006.
does anyone use 8 footers for bankfishing?
I have an eight footer, Lumiglass, pole I pull out every once and awhile. Mainly when heading towards the dam are down to Santee. It is a spinning model with another daiwa 5050 sealine reel. I like it but for "big fish" waters. I also use it surf and pier fishing at the coast. Along with the 12 footers
Thats about the ideal size in my opinion ,if I only had 1 pole it's what I would pick, good casting and lifting .
Sorry, 10s here.
for bank fishin i prefer 10' , outa the boat i use 7'
i use a 9ft and a 11ft eagle claw with 6500 bait runners.
Hi. I use 2 -9 foot pen rods with master anniversary gold series bait casters, and i also use 2- 7 foot garcia work horse rods with shakespere Tide water 10,s bait casters and a 6 foot pen rod with a ocuma bait runner. 8 foot rods are not bad rods and i use to use nothing but 8 foot rods and did alot of bank fishing with them. you can throw them allmost as far as a 9-10-or 12 foot rods. If you got them use them, good luck fishing
I use 2 of my 8 footers and I have 7ft 6in that I use, all for bank fishing.
When on a boat I use 6ft 6in and 7 foot.
I Use 7 To 7 1/2 Footers, Anything Longer Than That Is To Long For Me.
thanks guys i might get an 8ft cabelas king cat or a 6'6" king cat rod. havent decided yet. anyone been to the one in west virginia? do they have any of these rods left? i surely hope so!
I may do a lot of fishing but i have been stuck with a 7' rhino, but im not saying i have a horrible rod but i sure would like to get a brand new 8 foot rod!
Why is it that everyone like 7'+ rods for bank fishing? Is it so they had just a lil bit more casting range? Or is it for leverage on fighting the fish?
I'v said this before so here goes again.. LOL.... I prefer my 11' 6" St Croix (Wild river) pole for bank fishing! It's the only pole that gan get the bait where I need it off the bank! Plus it's really sensitive! I reccomend this rod for anyone up in NE.PA! LIL pricey at $110. but I love em for cattin'.
kinda both but the main reason i use a 12 and 15 ft is that when i am reeling in i don't hit hardly any snags if i use my wifes 8ft we get nothing but snags
at the river
nothing UNDER 10ft for me when banking! i have 2 cabelas 11ft predator rods that i use for channels and can blast a peice of cutbait 100 yards or more if needed.
I know there are benefits to longer rods, but I just can't see myself using one. I currently use a heavy action Surge rod which is 7' 10" (may as well say 8') and there are times when it is too long due to trees etc. Also, it doesn't fit well in the bed of my Ranger. :tounge_out:
I like the 7' + rods for the casting ranges cause I use the bigger baits to throw.
Benefits of longer rods/OPINION:
1) Cast farther.
2) If the rod has a LONGER BUTT it gives more leverage on BIG BIG baits.
3) If longer butt you do not give up much leverage when fighting big fish. You can find the longer butts on the longer rods.
4) When using upright rod holders with longer rods they can keep you out of the debris if there is much floating down the river. Most I find is along the shoreline.
5) They give you a bit more control of where you can land a fish due to added lenght.
6) If alot of snags one can keep the rod higher to keep one away from the bottom when fighting the fish or just rebaiting.
Note: They take a bit more room to cast and transport.
Good post Steve,I use 10ft rods from the bank and 8 ft rods from a boat.
The river I fish, 8-ft is fine. If I really wanted I could cast to the otherside but most places I got I can cast into a nice section and all is well. Both 8-ft rods that I use are MH action.