I whacked off the butt of my long pole and now I am so happy with it. My arms are purty short so when I reel in the line I need the reel closer to me. I was stickin the handle under my arm to reel but it was uncomfortable and I felt weird. So after consulting the BOC, I cut a foot of the handle off. Now I feel good reelin in. I use the space in front of the reel as the fulcrom on the pole and I don't thank I have lost any power, just length. What are all yall's thoughts on this shorter pole of mine?