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#12355687 - 07/24/17 11:59 AM 8-10 Ft. Rods?
Jig-N-Spoon Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/27/04
Posts: 309
Loc: Canyon, TX
With the new BASS rules allowing longer than 8 ft rods, is anyone using these for cranking or flipping? Just curious. 'spoon

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#12355693 - 07/24/17 12:03 PM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
nitroslim Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 1848
Loc: Ft. worth
I don't have any longer than 8, I have a hook spit rod that is 8 ft, for deep crankbaits. It makes the casting and retrieve a lot easier. 9 might be ok, but a 10ft rod would be a pain in the arse in the boat.

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#12355717 - 07/24/17 12:17 PM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4453
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I honestly don't know if I want a 9-10ft rod or not.
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#12355721 - 07/24/17 12:21 PM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2550
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS
I have one I use for crappie and bream that's 10 foot.
I've had it for many years.
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#12355762 - 07/24/17 12:44 PM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 1039
Loc: Denton, TX
I have an 8 for cranks. Nothing bigger though.

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#12355802 - 07/24/17 01:08 PM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8194
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
I have some 8's for frogging and swimbaits. Over 9 seems cumbersome

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#12355819 - 07/24/17 01:13 PM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 53667
Loc: Highway 1
I have few 8' punching, flipping, deep cranking and swimbait rods. Really don't see a need for anything overy that for me.

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#12355860 - 07/24/17 01:51 PM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Mark Perry]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
I have few 8' punching, flipping, deep cranking and swimbait rods. Really don't see a need for anything overy that for me.


I agree. Over 8ft would just be too long for my front deck.

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#12355892 - 07/24/17 02:16 PM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
bassmanrudy Offline
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Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 957
Loc: Bossier City, LA
I have the 8'8" cranking rod from St Croix and it sure makes fishing the Deep running cranks easier and can throw it a long ways. But that being said its only used for those situations so don't have it out much unless I'm on TB, Fork or Rayburn.
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#12355919 - 07/24/17 02:31 PM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
ko bass attack 27 Online   content
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Registered: 01/05/12
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I got a few 8' rods and ain't going any longer than that.

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#12357178 - 07/25/17 09:31 AM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
Fishcharmer Offline
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Registered: 04/30/14
Posts: 111
Loc: Denver/ DFW
Yep ...I recently got the 9'2"-flipping Rod the 9-foot spinning rod and the 10ft crankbait rod from Eagle Claw. (Skeets). They are all telescoping rods... And they have already paid for themselves tournament dollars

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#12357249 - 07/25/17 10:06 AM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
Bayou Burner Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3610
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
I have an older Castaway 8ft "Coastal special series" rod w/a Lew's super duty that gets double duty with DD cranks and Croaker/Surf fishing.
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#12358044 - 07/25/17 05:54 PM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
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Loc: somervell county
Like many above I use an 8' rod for big deep diving crankbaits but don't see myself going longer at least not for casting from a boat. That being said: I remember the day when we thought a pistol griped 6' to 6 1/2' was pretty standard and a 7' rod was really long. Now I use 7' 3" casting rods all day long for just about everything. Never say never!
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#12359677 - 07/26/17 03:23 PM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Fishcharmer]
zaspook Offline
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Registered: 12/04/03
Posts: 1362
Loc: Azle, TX USA
Originally Posted By: Fishcharmer
Yep ...I recently got the 9'2"-flipping Rod the 9-foot spinning rod and the 10ft crankbait rod from Eagle Claw. (Skeets). They are all telescoping rods... And they have already paid for themselves tournament dollars


How long are they closed?? My old Triton was not made for rods much over 7'.
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#12360399 - 07/26/17 10:24 PM Re: 8-10 Ft. Rods? [Re: Jig-N-Spoon]
Fishcharmer Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/30/14
Posts: 111
Loc: Denver/ DFW
Spook..the 9'2" Flipper drops down to 7'6".. and has a clever patented keeper..

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