7 foot is on the "Short" side of what I would use for C-Rig. The 3 rods I have used over the last 25 years were all from 7' 3" to 7' 6". The second recommendation I have is make sure your using enough weight. I use no less than a 3/4 oz but most of the time I use a 1 oz bullet weight which goes through grass better than an egg sinker.
As far as W & M warranty goes I have 1 of their rods and 2 reels. I had Gen 1 Victory reel that a side plate fell off and into the lake once. I called them up and they replaced the reel with a new Gen 2 without question. Only asked I pay for the S&H which I was happy to do.
Edited by Bulletman99 (11/03/16 09:20 AM)