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#12647279 - 02/26/18 08:09 AM Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass?
Phototex Offline
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Registered: 02/13/14
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Loc: Coppell, TX
Just wondering.....
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#12647288 - 02/26/18 08:14 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
Cast Offline
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Yep, made them years ago and ain't worn them out yet.
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#12647301 - 02/26/18 08:22 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
wetduck Offline
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Registered: 03/31/08
Posts: 441
Loc: grandview
Bought one of the Lew's short straight handles last year 5'6. Great for docks and over hangs
Keep hoping all-star would do a run in the classic series ones


Edited by steve hummert (02/26/18 12:02 PM)

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#12647304 - 02/26/18 08:24 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1865
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Phototex
Just wondering.....


I have a 5'6" M, fast tip spinning rod which essentially has a pistol grip. Its butt end is too short to lodge it under my forearm much and I use just my wrist to control it. Since it is shorter, it doesn't need the extra butt end length as it has much greater leverage over a longer rod.

And, I have a short casting rod, too, 5'6" with a true pistol grip.

I have purchased both of these since you and I made the trip to Oklahoma. I love both of these rods for fishing out of a canoe or kayak!

I'll bring both along next time we get out to fish!

Brad

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#12647306 - 02/26/18 08:24 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
Mark Perry Offline


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 52561
Loc: Highway 1
Nope, way better choices these days for me.

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#12647317 - 02/26/18 08:31 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
tin man 55 Offline
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Registered: 07/30/15
Posts: 228
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
those 1 handed (pistol grip) rods gave me tennis elbow from casting with them. all mine are such that i can cast using both hands, and no more tennis elbow.

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#12647351 - 02/26/18 08:49 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
Big Swimbait Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 606
Loc: Irving
I have one of the All Star 6' MH Pitchin' Sticks. I wore out the cork handle & just recently replaced it with a Winn Grip handle. Great for close quarters or for the Yak'ers.
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#12647386 - 02/26/18 09:09 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
Champion1 Offline
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I use one for throwing topwaters
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#12647442 - 02/26/18 09:51 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
Blindshot54 Offline
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No, those days are long gone. Do they still make them?
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#12647452 - 02/26/18 09:57 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
flukeman83 Offline
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Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1082
..YES SIR,,,,
and they still catch fish. Ugly STick 5'6" Medium
makes a great roadrunner and small swim bait rod
Also really good for small 4" stick baits under boats docks
it is truly amazing what you can do with 5'6 & 6 foot rods,,,,,,truly a lost art.

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#12647564 - 02/26/18 10:57 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
bassmanrudy Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 844
Loc: Bossier City, LA
Yep still use em! Perfect for close quarter cypress tree filled lakes. I throw chatterbaits and spinnerbaits on a 5'6" BPS extreme mh rod. doesn't have to be super special I use 50lb braid and whip the bait way back in there!
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#12647679 - 02/26/18 11:56 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Big Swimbait]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1865
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Big Swimbait
I have one of the All Star 6' MH Pitchin' Sticks. I wore out the cork handle & just recently replaced it with a Winn Grip handle. Great for close quarters or for the Yak'ers.


Correct. They are very handy for kayaks and even boats for short action presentations like most pitching presentations. Accuracy really improves using one in the right circumstances, too.

I have used them for throwing frogs and it works well for some odd reason, but for longer casts, longer rods make more sense, of course.

Tom, for a high quality bass rod, I have this one (see below) in the 5'6" model with the Type 1 handle. See its specs, too. I love it. I have an old Ugly Stik with a pistol grip and I might use it for white bass. It is very soft but very durable. Brad


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#12647684 - 02/26/18 11:57 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
BMCD Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 4152
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Saw some at Bass Pro this weekend.

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#12647686 - 02/26/18 11:59 AM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
Peepaw on Fork Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 1574
Loc: Yantis,Texas
Yep, still use an old boron 5'6"
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#12647691 - 02/26/18 12:01 PM Re: Does anyone still use short, pistol-grip rods for bass? [Re: Phototex]
IIIMag Offline
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Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 1018
Yes. Love mine for tight quarters/short pitches.

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