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Jerkbait rod length.. #12571419
01/10/18 12:35 AM
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I'm currently using a 7' MH rod that isn't perfect for jerks but that's what I'm here for--length specifically. The 7' I find slapping the water more than I'd like. I'm looking at the Dobyns Extreme 684cb. It's 6' 8". Is anybody out there using a rod around that length that finds themselves wishing they had a longer rod because their casting distance is that lacking or is it a marginal difference? TIA.


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Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12571429
01/10/18 12:41 AM
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Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12571430
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I would have to think that the casting distance difference with a 6'8" rod vs. a 7'0" rod is marginal at best. Rod length also has to do with your height. The taller you are the easier it is to use a longer rod, and vice versa.


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Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12571612
01/10/18 02:19 AM
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I use a 6’6” veritas. I throw a heavier jerkbait so no issue casting a mile.

Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12571623
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7' Cashion here. I have a tail heavy (lots of grp 31 bluetops) Skeeter, so I can get away with it.


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Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12571823
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I use a 6'8" rod and really like it. I'm not exactly 6'3" either, but I think it's perfect for an under 6 footer like me.


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Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12571836
01/10/18 07:19 AM
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i prefer a 6'8 medium action rod. i am 5'9" and shrinking with age! LOL!

Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12571858
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Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12571923
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I use the Dobyns 684 for Jerkbaits and poppers, I haven't had a problem with it, casting distance is just fine.

Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12571942
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6’10” to 7’2” for me

Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12571944
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i use a 705cb

Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12572019
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6’6” Veritas


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Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12572135
01/10/18 03:42 PM
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I think the shorter end (6'5-6'8) is better for jerkbaits. Easier to work IMO. I too us the Falcon Jerkbait special

Re: Jerkbait rod length.. [Re: i-Fish] #12572138
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I like 6'6".


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