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Long Poles #14184429 11/08/21 03:50 AM
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How many of you guys use crappie poles over 8ft in your boat? I've used a long pole from the bank but never in the boat. Is the extra reach worth it?

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I almost never use a rod shorter than 10'...... Very much so worth it.... It gets your bait away from your boat and troll motor so it helps to not spook the fish.....


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Re: Long Poles [Re: ReelBusy] #14184538 11/08/21 01:19 PM
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I have 1 10 foot and two 12โ€™s


The 10 is my fav , lighter and easier to handle I just pitch to ,drop, float by them

Have two 8 footers I rarely use

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I spend the majority of my time vertical jigging. Longer poles keep the boat further away from the structure. I find more times than none crappie are spooky critters.... I like the Crossover jigging rods from ACC. The reel seat is at the very back and makes the pole more comfortable to fish with for long periods of time.

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I use 12โ€™ poles on all my trips from B&M and I like them, light and strong.


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Originally Posted by ~Moose~
I spend the majority of my time vertical jigging. Longer poles keep the boat further away from the structure. I find more times than none crappie are spooky critters.... I like the Crossover jigging rods from ACC. The reel seat is at the very back and makes the pole more comfortable to fish with for long periods of time.


Kinda of modeled after fly fishing rods, balance is important, to fish comfortably.


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Re: Long Poles [Re: ReelBusy] #14184659 11/08/21 03:12 PM
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10 foot ACC Stix only for me year round

Re: Long Poles [Re: ReelBusy] #14184838 11/08/21 06:38 PM
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I use 11โ€™ Jenko Kevin Rogers 90pxt of the time! I cast wirh their 7โ€™ Tricks and when I need to hold it on their nose and theyโ€™re spooky I use the X15! thumb

Re: Long Poles [Re: ReelBusy] #14185815 11/09/21 06:38 PM
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I prefer shorter rods in general and my favorite length for the boat is a 9ft Sam Super Sensitive BnM. I have some 7fters as well for dock shooting and casting/pitching. Where I fish, the longer rods don't help that much and can be tough for clients to handle.

Re: Long Poles [Re: ReelBusy] #14185825 11/09/21 06:41 PM
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I have a 12โ€™, 10โ€™, and two 9โ€™. I have found I like the 9โ€™ the best. I keep the other two in the shop unless I have a buddy come with me.

Re: Long Poles [Re: ReelBusy] #14185928 11/09/21 09:09 PM
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I have several 12 ft and several 10 ft rods. I personally like the 10 ft rods better

Re: Long Poles [Re: ReelBusy] #14185953 11/09/21 09:37 PM
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For me, the length has absolutely nothing to do with reach. Itโ€™s about the ability to steer left and right on livescope. 13 foot is my daily rod. I get the 15ft out in feb-early May

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I have a 10 1/2โ€™ G-rod, an 11โ€™ and a 12โ€™ ACC and a 13โ€™ Huckabee. The 11โ€™ rod is my gold standard.

Re: Long Poles [Re: ReelBusy] #14186693 11/10/21 06:30 PM
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I have several 10', 9', 8' and 7' rods. If I'm Livescoping, it's the 10'ers that gets used, and possibly the 9'ers. If I'm pitching and dragging, the 8'ers are perfect. The 7'ers are for dock shooting. I have tried rods up to 12', but being 'officially old', anything over 10' is just too heavy to hold all day.


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