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Long Rods vs Short Rods? #13595095 06/15/20 10:54 AM
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Hey, do you fellas prefer long rods or short rods for bream? By long I mean anything over 8 feet. Short anything less than 8 feet.


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Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13595109 06/15/20 11:27 AM
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Willie...I definitely prefer shorter rods. my favorites are 5 & 1/2 foot.

Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13595151 06/15/20 12:35 PM
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Short rods for sure. 5.5 foot works best for me. woot

Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13595178 06/15/20 12:57 PM
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Anyone use one of those dock shooters or super short rods? Seems like they would be great around over hanging branches and such.
I go to Walmart and have been tempted to pick one up!


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Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13595849 06/15/20 09:11 PM
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Other than the cane poles of old, I remember the 5- 51/2's.
A liile off subject thread is, I am amazed at the size poles of folks ice fishing use in relation to the size of the fish they pull up.🐟

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Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13595969 06/15/20 10:32 PM
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5.5 to 6 foot for Ultra Light and 6 to 6.5 foot Light and Medium spinning rods.

Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13596477 06/16/20 12:08 PM
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Do not target the sunfish. I have always used long rods. White Bass, Striped Bass, crappie, LMB, catfish, and Fresh Water Reds.

Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13596731 06/16/20 02:39 PM
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I have some 18 footers i use for bream !!!!! scared


I would agree with you , but then we would both be WRONG !!!!!
Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13597474 06/17/20 12:24 AM
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Short rods 4ft 6in




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Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13597572 06/17/20 01:53 AM
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I use 4.5 ft shorties for overgrown creek banks, and a 5 ft ugly stick for ponds, rivers, and lakes. Only problem I have with ultra light equipment is when I accidentally hook one of those 20 inch plus ditch pickles with no room to play it. scared


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Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13597577 06/17/20 02:02 AM
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Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13599234 06/18/20 06:03 AM
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All my panfish rods range from 6’ - 7’6”


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Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13611498 06/29/20 12:37 AM
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I've gravitated to 6'6" to 7'3" rods across the board for all fishing. Like the extra casting distance over shorty rods.

Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13611625 06/29/20 02:09 AM
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Have the BnM 8' Bream Buster, all feel like Tanks till they break the surface!


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Re: Long Rods vs Short Rods? [Re: WillieRip] #13611629 06/29/20 02:14 AM
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Most of my rods are 6’ or 6’6” ugly sticks. I have used 9 foot fly rods with worms to drop worms in bush after sunfish.

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