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#11762285 - 08/06/16 07:43 PM question for ya'll
coachallentca Offline
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A friend told me that 8 ft length rods are illegal in some tournaments.. Is that true? I have never heard that one before.

Just asking since I have one 8 foot rod..
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#11762373 - 08/06/16 08:41 PM Re: question for ya'll [Re: coachallentca]
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A few. Just read the rules

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#11762544 - 08/06/16 10:31 PM Re: question for ya'll [Re: Dubee]
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Originally Posted By: Dubee
A few. Just read the rules


I believe that is why there are quite a few 7'11" flipping and cranking sticks.

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#11762599 - 08/06/16 11:09 PM Re: question for ya'll [Re: coachallentca]
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Used to be but that was when you never saw 8ft rods. Rarely see that rule anymore

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#11762652 - 08/07/16 12:00 AM Re: question for ya'll [Re: coachallentca]
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What's the reason for "outlawing" that size?

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#11762733 - 08/07/16 06:38 AM Re: question for ya'll [Re: toofy]
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Originally Posted By: toofy
What's the reason for "outlawing" that size?


The same reason to limit horsepower ratings to 250. Hahaha. To "keep cost of competing down"! roflmao


I mean SOMEONE has to limit the madness....right?!
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#11762770 - 08/07/16 07:39 AM Re: question for ya'll [Re: coachallentca]
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8' 0" foot rods are usually the maximum length allowed.
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#11762771 - 08/07/16 07:41 AM Re: question for ya'll [Re: Neal G]
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Originally Posted By: Neal G
8' 0" foot rods are usually the maximum length allowed.


Yes, this is true. BASS uses this rule and I believe flw as well.

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#11763249 - 08/07/16 12:49 PM Re: question for ya'll [Re: coachallentca]
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That rule started because back in the day when flipping was invented and guys were using 16ft sticks. They were kickin everyone's butt with them so they made the 8ft rule, thus pitching was born... don't remember the specific years or guys but that's the roots of where the rule came from.
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#11765071 - 08/08/16 11:02 AM Re: question for ya'll [Re: coachallentca]
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Thanks for the info.. Learned something
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#11765546 - 08/08/16 03:03 PM Re: question for ya'll [Re: coachallentca]
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Yup. Always read the rules before you fish any tournament.
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#11765620 - 08/08/16 03:34 PM Re: question for ya'll [Re: Connor S]
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dee Thomas was the one he used 16 to 18 ft rods to get in the back of the reeds and muck.
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#11774239 - 08/12/16 09:07 PM Re: question for ya'll [Re: coachallentca]
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We could designate some slot lakes that only allow rods under 4 ft or over 8 ft?

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