Depends mostly on how you intend to fish. Vertical jigging, most prefer a longer rod, anywhere from 8 to 10'. Since I drive my own boat, I like a 7' single piece rod...Wally Marshal Sig Series to put in a plug. Spider rigging, much longer. Dock shooting, I started with a 5'er and have migrated to a 6'er but, don't have any docks to shoot anymore up here north of the Red River.
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