Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Jlaffity5, JustinStokesOutdoors, Gary D Watters, Don Dison, loop
102736 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82895
hopalong 74407
Pilothawk 73447
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59930
Tritonman 56842
Derek 56447
SkeeterRonnie 52466
LoneStarSon® 52228
facebook
Forum Stats
102735 Members
61 Forums
859378 Topics
11274376 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#11586489 - 05/06/16 06:56 AM Crappie rod length
Ryan T Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/29/15
Posts: 25
Whats the best all around length for a crappie rod to use for dock shooting, vertical jigging, casting crankbaits and jigs, etc. Just an all purpose crappie rod

Top
#11586565 - 05/06/16 07:54 AM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ryan T]
Ken Gaby Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2301
Loc: Belton, TX
Don't believe there is one. There will be plenty of suggestions, but when you include shooting docks with the rest, you'll have to compromise on most everything. For one rod to do all this, I'd look at the 6.5 ft Pro angler. Otherwise, look for a med light or med action 7 ft.
_________________________
A life without God is like an unsharpened pencil, it has no point. Billy Graham
http://www.proanglertackle.com Best crappie and catfish rods/reels
http://www.crazyanglertackle.com Premium crappie baits and jig tying accessories
www.thermoclinelures.com / "Helping YOU catch MORE & LARGER fish!"
http://www.beereadys.com World's Best Rod Holders

Top
#11586571 - 05/06/16 07:58 AM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ryan T]
fishin'aholic2 Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 12795
Loc: Irving, Texas
I would say a 6-7 ft rod would be a good all around crappie rod length.
_________________________

Text Joey at 817-897-1384 for great rod and rod repair rates!

www.youtube.com/KIDKRAPPIE

Top
#11586693 - 05/06/16 08:57 AM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ryan T]
KBW Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/14/02
Posts: 389
Loc: East Texas
I prefer 5.6 and 9+. I usually fish from a kayak or the bank.

Top
#11586694 - 05/06/16 08:58 AM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ken Gaby]
REDGUN Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 569
Loc: DFW Metromess
Originally Posted By: Ken Gaby
Don't believe there is one. There will be plenty of suggestions, but when you include shooting docks with the rest, you'll have to compromise on most everything. For one rod to do all this, I'd look at the 6.5 ft Pro angler.


+1

I am really liking my Pro Angler 6.5'ers, but I use/preffer his 4.5'ers for dock shooting.
_________________________


Top
#11587306 - 05/06/16 02:18 PM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ryan T]
shut-up-and-fish Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 9103
Loc: Coppell Tx.

Ed at Pro Angler Tackle "recently released" 5'5" rod and it is a very versatile rod and can handle big fish.

It is the rod we won LOP with....

Excellent all around rod and shoots very well.
_________________________


It's all coming together and we have you covered @ Shut-Up-And-Fish LLC
for all your Humminbird, Minn Kota & Motorguide needs.
We install & educate as well!!! 972 737 8161


Top
#11587335 - 05/06/16 02:31 PM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ryan T]
larry mays Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/24/14
Posts: 863
Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
I would stay under 7 foot, that has some backbone. The most fun rod I have is a 5 ft. UL and all of the fish feel like 4 pounders.

Top
#11587497 - 05/06/16 04:12 PM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ryan T]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 3170
Loc: mckinney, tx
I really like my 7.5' UL action microliter rods from bps
_________________________

TCU class of 2019

Top
#11587548 - 05/06/16 04:40 PM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ryan T]
DrCrappie Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/08/13
Posts: 468
Loc: The People's Republic of Texas
I love my 5'6" UL Fenwick HMX...I also use a 12' crappie pole and a 20' Black Widow...the rod I use depends on the surroundings...My favorite is the Ultra Light with 4# test. I've landed a 26" hybrid, 15# buffalo, lots of crappie, catfish, bream and gasper goos on it...
_________________________
Fly tier (yeah, I can fly fish...but the fish don't like frothy water!)

Top
#11587561 - 05/06/16 04:52 PM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ryan T]
Grainraiser Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2414
Loc: Mesquite TX
I use a 7 footer for everything except dock shooting and fishing under bridges. I use a 5.5 for dock shooting and either a 5.5 or 6 footer for fishing under bridges. I do use a 9 footer when I need a long reach but this is not very often. A 6.5 or 7 footer would be the best general use rod.

Top
#11587585 - 05/06/16 05:09 PM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ryan T]
SLABXPRESS Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 1791
Loc: Teague, Texas
I second what Ken said. There is no single rod that will do it all.
I would suggest a 5'6"-6' light action for docks and bridges(when the water is up) and a 9' jig rod for BPs and timber. My 2cents
_________________________


Top
#11595197 - 05/10/16 07:42 PM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ryan T]
shill Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 1120
Loc: sweetwater texas
I use a 6'6" for docks and an 8' for bp
_________________________
shill

Top
#11595972 - 05/11/16 06:50 AM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: shill]
The Crappie Guy Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/17/03
Posts: 5011
Loc: HV, TX and Lake Fork
5'5" for docks and bridges and a 7' - 8' for BPs
_________________________
"The Crappie Guy"







Top
#11596016 - 05/11/16 07:19 AM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ryan T]
Olhipi Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/14/14
Posts: 201
Loc: Dayton,Tx
I use a 10'. Rod and Flip it also a 4' to pitch if I really need to get way under I use a1/8 oz. jig head it works pretty well , but you have to find what your comfortable with, and adapt to your skill set to that particular rod/reel setup.
_________________________
Lake Dunlap, State Record Holder "Warmouth Perch". If you Ain't Fishing You Ain't Living....
Some Say I Have a "Crappie Attitude" !!!!
They'd Be Right...... 2014 TC 18 Crestliner 90 Merc 4-stroke

Top
#11598928 - 05/12/16 09:50 AM Re: Crappie rod length [Re: Ryan T]
Mo Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/08/01
Posts: 11700
Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
I am no expert, but I am a bit of tackle ho .
I have crappie rods from 4.5 to 10 ft. For dock shooting or casting of any sort , I like the
New 5.5 from pro angler. For any vertical presentation , I love the 8 ft pro angler.
I have rods that cost a lot more , a 7 ft st croix And a 9 ft g- rod, I can't see they are any Better
Than the pro angler.

If I were starting over with limited funds , I would get one 5.5 and as many 8 ft pro anglers as my budget allowed.
Mo


Edited by Mo (05/12/16 09:50 AM)
_________________________
My backyard

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide