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#11329948 - 01/07/16 04:49 PM Rod Length
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What length rod should I be using? I have them from 4 foot to 14 foot.
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#11329949 - 01/07/16 04:49 PM Re: Rod Length [Re: Sirjet]
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And that question is for crappie fishing
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#11330029 - 01/07/16 05:21 PM Re: Rod Length [Re: Sirjet]
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When I tubed I used my 7footer and it was nice!! I am 6'5 and have a long arm reach! But for me a 6.5 could have worked better! I think its really what your comfortable with!!
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#11330915 - 01/07/16 11:23 PM Re: Rod Length [Re: Sirjet]
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The shorter the better for me, so long as the rod has a decent feel. I go for fish under my tube or do trolling, so I don't need to do any casting with a long pole. A short pole is easier to store on board and won't get tangled in low tree limbs/brush near shore lines. Also easier for me to unhook fish from a short pole.

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#11331013 - 01/08/16 05:08 AM Re: Rod Length [Re: Sirjet]
Wylie Crappieman Online   content
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I think it depends on where you are fishing and how deep the water is. If I am fishing deeper water, I may use a 8-10 ft pro angler. If I am shooting docks or fishing under a low bridge, 5-6"

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#11343039 - 01/13/16 09:13 AM Re: Rod Length [Re: Sirjet]
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Does anyone ever fish docks from their tube? If so do you sue a longer rod. I have 2 very light B&M 14 foot rods that I use for bank fishing. Would that be smart out of the tube?
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#11343049 - 01/13/16 09:18 AM Re: Rod Length [Re: Sirjet]
Wylie Crappieman Online   content
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Shooting docs I and going to use something just under 6" and not very light. I like some backbone

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#11343113 - 01/13/16 09:37 AM Re: Rod Length [Re: Sirjet]
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OK. Thank You. I want to try this. Never Shoot docks before. But I do have a general idea on how.
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#11343320 - 01/13/16 10:54 AM Re: Rod Length [Re: Sirjet]
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There is a TFFer that goes by Jiggin El on this forum that is a Tubing Guru. He showed me the way to go in Tubing & I`m sure he can help you like he helped me. What kind of tube are you going to be fishing out of?I have shot a dock or two before from a higher platform but a Float Tube hmmmUnless you can get completely under the dock, Why wouldn't you just get close enough to the dock & just stick the rod under it?You are already at water level 2cents


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#11343342 - 01/13/16 11:02 AM Re: Rod Length [Re: porta]
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Originally Posted By: porta
The shorter the better for me, so long as the rod has a decent feel. I go for fish under my tube or do trolling, so I don't need to do any casting with a long pole. A short pole is easier to store on board and won't get tangled in low tree limbs/brush near shore lines. Also easier for me to unhook fish from a short pole.

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#11343390 - 01/13/16 11:15 AM Re: Rod Length [Re: Sirjet]
Sirjet Online   content
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I have the Fish Cat4
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#11343538 - 01/13/16 12:01 PM Re: Rod Length [Re: Sirjet]
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GOOD CHOICE!Mine is similar it`s the Creek Company ODC420L.
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#11343657 - 01/13/16 12:58 PM Re: Rod Length [Re: Sirjet]
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I Like it. It is a different way of fishing.
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#11419131 - 02/16/16 10:24 PM Re: Rod Length [Re: Sirjet]
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I started off using short 5 ft rods,but now I an comfortable using up to 7ft
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#11419308 - 02/17/16 05:42 AM Re: Rod Length [Re: jiggin el]
Wylie Crappieman Online   content
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Originally Posted By: jiggin el
I started off using short 5 ft rods,but now I an comfortable using up to 7ft


Hey we need to hit it here pretty soon. I may need some advice on tubing. We have yet to fish together. PM me in case I forget to look for this post.

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