Been looking at some combos for my first fly fishing rig. I found this one on the BassPro site and it looks pretty good. The combo sells for $135, which is a bit more than I want to spend.
This rod is an 8 weight and in 4 pieces. The thing is that every other 8 weight rod I have looked at is 9 feet long and this one is 7'10" long. There is a video on the page for this rod that talks about how the shorter length allows you to fight the bigger fish more effectively and so forth. Stuff that really doesn't pertain to me right now.
I am just curious if anyone here has any experience with this rod. If you do, I'd really like to know what you think of it.
If you have never used it, you still can help me. Do you think the shorter length this one has compared to all the other 8 weight rods at 9 feet long will pose a problem for a brand new fly fisherman like me? Or, do you think it won't make much of a difference at all since I am not going to be shooting casts out to 30 yards to catch carp? BassPro HEAT Fly Rod