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#4365821 - 01/14/10 11:33 PM Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short.....
crappieking95 Offline
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Registered: 04/05/09
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I hear a lot of guys saying that short rods are better than longer ones, or sometimes it goes the other way. Me in praticturaly, I like the longer ones because of the back bone and the rubberband effect.
Im just wandering what do you guys use? thanks in advance!! fish

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#4365843 - 01/14/10 11:58 PM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: crappieking95]
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I've tried both and like a short one better. How long you talking about? Too much rod length gets in the way for me, it's much easier to handle a short rod. And, the "rubber band effect" is the same with a short rod. JMO
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#4366234 - 01/15/10 08:02 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: RedTopLady]
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Shorter all the way!
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#4366283 - 01/15/10 08:27 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: RedTopLady]
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Originally Posted By: RedTopLady
I've tried both and like a short one better. How long you talking about? Too much rod length gets in the way for me, it's much easier to handle a short rod. And, the "rubber band effect" is the same with a short rod. JMO
Around 7', I fell in love with'em fishing with chuck..

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#4366330 - 01/15/10 08:39 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: crappieking95]
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Shorter rods for me- I like 5'6" to 6'0" rods for dock shooting, and low bridges as well as indoor barges. I feel more comfortable with them than the longer rods when around obstacles (maybe I'm just clumsier than most).

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#4366552 - 01/15/10 09:28 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: RedTopLady]
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Originally Posted By: RedTopLady
I've tried both and like a short one better. How long you talking about? Too much rod length gets in the way for me, it's much easier to handle a short rod. And, the "rubber band effect" is the same with a short rod. JMO

IMHO, Short for sure but brand makes a difference. I started out with a 4 1/2' MicroSpin and it was like a willow limb. No control. I have the Pro Angler 4 1/2' now and it has the most backbone of any light action rod under 6' I've ever used. Excellent control shootin' docks.
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#4366681 - 01/15/10 10:01 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: pepop]
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4'or so rod thats semi stiff.
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#4366786 - 01/15/10 10:24 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: chickenman]
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Shorter rods with a lil backbone is better for shooting docks

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#4366790 - 01/15/10 10:26 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: marktx]
Mike Andrews Offline
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The 5.5' Wally Marshall is perfection! I tried one of the 4.5' and couldn't make it work for me.
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#4366843 - 01/15/10 10:38 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: Mike Andrews]
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#4366893 - 01/15/10 10:50 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: txtider]
crappieking95 Offline
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Awsome Opinions everyone!!

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#4366912 - 01/15/10 10:55 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: crappieking95]
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5 1/2'
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#4366924 - 01/15/10 10:57 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: RodneySr]
crappieking95 Offline
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Is there any one who likes using 7ft rods for shooting?

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#4366925 - 01/15/10 10:57 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: txtider]
Guide Chuck Rollins Offline
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I use the 7 ft rods for multipurpose rods. I can shoot docks and fish brush piles with them. I feel like I get better distance and more speed on my shots with the 7 footers. You have to position the boat a few feet further away from your target but no big deal.
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#4366946 - 01/15/10 11:01 AM Re: Dock Shooting Rods? Long or Short..... [Re: Guide Chuck Rollins]
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Originally Posted By: Guide Chuck Rollins
I use the 7 ft rods for multipurpose rods. I can shoot docks and fish brush piles with them. I feel like I get better distance and more speed on my shots with the 7 footers. You have to position the boat a few feet further away from your target but no big deal.
Thank you, I thought I was alone for this.

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