Favorite fishing rod length

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by kyelkhunter3006, Nov 2, 2008.

What length rod do you like to use?

  1. Under 7ft

  2. 7ft to 8ft

  3. 8ft to 9ft

  4. 10ft or longer

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  1. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    What is your prefered rod length for your fishing??
     
  2. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 Well-Known Member

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    I like a 7'6"-8' rod cause I fish from the bank and don't always have alot of room to cast.
     

  3. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Tennessee
    I fish from a boat most of the time, and I prefer 7 1/2 to 8 foot rods.
     
  4. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Most of my fishing is from my boat and I like 7 1/2 to 8 ft bait casters and 9 to 12 ft spinners
     
  5. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    i life a 7.6 or 8ft from bank like 7-7.5 from boat:cool2:
     
  6. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    I LIKE HOW THEY TAKE SOME OF THE SURGE THAT A BIG FISH WILL GIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!:wink:



    LeRoy:cool2:
     
  7. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    6'6" to 7 ' for baitcasters. 8' for my spinners.
     
  8. fishnvince

    fishnvince New Member

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    na
    I like the 7 to 8 ft rods
     
  9. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Louisville, Ken
    All I've used over the last 20yrs 99.9% of the time is 8'-8'6" rod Hvy/Mod Fast, to fast tip.
    except 1-7' fenwick SeaHawk
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with this post.
     
  11. PaJay-p

    PaJay-p Guest

    71/2 to 8 foot baitcasters from my boat. 8 to 10 foot spinning rods from shore
     
  12. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    berks, PA
    7 ft mh is my go-to rod, but i also use a 6 ft from the boat
     
  13. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    State:
    Delaware
    since i fish from the bank 99.9% of the time i need casting distance so i have rods from 10.5 ft up to 13ft. they also pull double duty surf fishing.
    i have an 8ft rod that maybe the subject of another thread soon.
     
  14. alton

    alton New Member

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    Illinois
    I only bank fish and all of my rods are 12'.
     
  15. Ghosth

    Ghosth New Member

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    North Dakota
    I fish smaller water than a lot of you guys, 6-7 foot rods are more than enough to cast clear across the river in many places. Plus shorter rods are easier to transport and walk through the woods with.
     
  16. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I'm content using 7' rods . While bank fishing I avoid the big water and fish up close to the bank a lot. In boats the 7' rods work well also. So basically I use 7's because they are pretty universal.
     
  17. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    NW.Georgia
    Ive been using 6.6 and 7 but I think im going to build me a couple of 8 for the extra flex when fighting fish, :wink:
    Puddle,,,
     
  18. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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  19. HOPPY4

    HOPPY4 New Member

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    For me, It would be the 10ft. or 11ft. rod for Catfishing, 12ft. or 13ft. 3lb. Test Curve rods for Carp fishing, 7ft. to 10ft. rod for Lure fishing and 10ft. to 15ft. for surf fishing. Having the Leverage that is provided with a Longer rod at diistance can not be Overstated. Once you have the fish in close, this becomes less of a factor and some may say that it is a Liability! Speciality rods are also used and the ability to play fish is different on each of these. JMHO!!!!!!

    HOPPY4
     
  20. dex

    dex Member

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    Oklahoma
    My 7 1/2 foot rods get the most use from me I can use them in places that the longer rods cannot cast