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#12432067 - 09/18/17 08:04 PM Rod length
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Registered: 05/21/14
Posts: 77
Loc: Grand Prairie
Was wondering what rod length everyone liked for fishing the bridges. I have problems with anything over 6 ft trying to get a loop off the end or some other problem so it's 5.6 and 6 ft for me.

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#12432388 - 09/19/17 07:05 AM Re: Rod length [Re: Paths]
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Loc: Irving, Texas
I fish with a 5.6 ft rod. Anything over that and it makes it difficult to land fish in the tube.
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#12432544 - 09/19/17 08:39 AM Re: Rod length [Re: fishin'aholic2]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4668
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: fishin'aholic2
I fish with a 5.6 ft rod. Anything over that and it makes it difficult to land fish in the tube.
i agree thumb

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#12432547 - 09/19/17 08:40 AM Re: Rod length [Re: Paths]
Sirjet Offline
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Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 1176
Loc: Duncanville
It depends on the height of the Bridge. I normally use a 9-10 rod. It help me measure my depth. If it is a low bridge. I go with my 6' ProAngler
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#12433286 - 09/19/17 05:26 PM Re: Rod length [Re: Paths]
porta Offline
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Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 359
I carry a 4.5 ft ugly stick with solid fiberglass tip, and a backup 3 ft solid fiberglass ice fishing rod. Weight is in good balance in these shorter lengths and action is acceptable for me. Very low profile, and never a break in many years of jambing the tips against pilings, rocks, trees, car doors, etc.

May not work for everyone.

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#12437892 - 09/22/17 08:10 PM Re: Rod length [Re: Paths]
MulGogiHunter Offline
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Registered: 01/24/14
Posts: 341
Loc: Grand Prairie, TX
4'6 BPS tinylite.
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