Fishing Rod Lengths?

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by BIGCATFISH64, May 12, 2009.

  1. BIGCATFISH64

    BIGCATFISH64 New Member

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    I was wondering if rod lengths matter when fishing from a boat? I know alot of people like using longer rods when fishing from shore, but does it really matter in a boat?
     
  2. jim

    jim New Member

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    Depends on how you fish.I use 7ft Penn Slammers and most of the guides I have fished with use 7-71/2 ft rods.I do like 71/2 rods but they are hard to find in white.:smile2:
     

  3. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    American Spirit NiteStick Pro.. 7.5' med/hvy, 15-40lb line. WHITE and a darn nice rod for $45 or so.:wink:
     
  4. RPnKC

    RPnKC New Member

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    Yes sir it does matter.
    One reason is they(long rods) can be/are harder to manage. Obviously something you can learn to work around/live with.
    Most importantly......the longer the rod the more leverage the fish has OVER you. Shorter rods give you more leverage over the fish.

    The benefit of longer rods is casting distance, and the ability to overload the rod with weight/bait for casting. Many people say the longer rod helps with surges, truth be told that job is for the reel's drag.