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#12488013 - 11/01/17 03:20 PM Topwater rod WITH...
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Does anybody make a short rod (6’ 6” - 6’ 10”) that still has a longer handle? And by longer I mean one that you would find on a traditional 7’ rod or longer. I just do not like the feeling of a short handle on short rods.
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#12488049 - 11/01/17 03:50 PM Re: Topwater rod WITH... [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 472
Loc: Brenham, Texas
I use a Dobyn's Sierra Series 682c for throwing poppers and smaller top waters. Its 6'8" and the handle is the same size as other rods. I really love the action of it

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#12488093 - 11/01/17 04:26 PM Re: Topwater rod WITH... [Re: i-Fish]
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I use a Kistler Helium 6'8" Light Medium Heavy and an Alpha Angler Rod Slasher (6'10" Medium), I havent noticed either having an uncomfortably short handle. I do know that my Helium has a longer handle then my son's magnesium in the same size and power.

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#12488094 - 11/01/17 04:27 PM Re: Topwater rod WITH... [Re: Bassfisher6704]
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Registered: 07/02/11
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Loc: Texas Panhandle
I have a Falcon Cara and Low Rider that are 6'6" with the full cork handle. I don't know if they still make them in the 6'6" model with full cork handle.
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#12488194 - 11/01/17 05:50 PM Re: Topwater rod WITH... [Re: i-Fish]
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I’ll check those out. Thanks fellas. I do love Dobyns rods! Heard good things about the rest.
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#12488329 - 11/01/17 07:35 PM Re: Topwater rod WITH... [Re: i-Fish]
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#12488536 - 11/01/17 09:38 PM Re: Topwater rod WITH... [Re: i-Fish]
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Kistler made a 6-6 LTA with a long handle.

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#12489015 - 11/02/17 09:06 AM Re: Topwater rod WITH... [Re: i-Fish]
Bassfisher6704 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 472
Loc: Brenham, Texas
I agree, they are awesome rods. I wish I would have started using them a long time ago

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#12489067 - 11/02/17 09:37 AM Re: Topwater rod WITH... [Re: i-Fish]
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I took this pic last night for comparison purposes. Rods from left to right are - 7'11", 7'1", 6'10" (Alpha Top water rod), 6'8" (Kistler Helium Light Medium Heavy). I guess the Helium was shorter than I thought but I know you can customize a lot of options through Kistler so maybe handle length is one of them. The Alpha Angler Rod (Slasher) is my newest rod and I love it so far, it is a medium action but is stiffer then I expected a medium to be.


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#12489124 - 11/02/17 10:14 AM Re: Topwater rod WITH... [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 10/12/09
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Loc: Grand Saline, Texas
The G Loomis 802C TWR has a 9" handle from the reel seat
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