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Old 10-04-2005, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I got out from noon to 1:15pm this afternoon ...I caught 6 rockbass 3 where over 10in and 10 bluegill 5 where good sized...fun afternoon with the ultra-lite....One question I missed a few bites when I casted far should I get a longer lite weight rod to set the hook better or go with my first thought the current was fast today...LOL I am thinking a longer rod...Any help would be great



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My preference is 6' minimum if I am serious about landing more fish. I like to feel the fish before I set the hook and short rods seem to give me less feel and reaction time.
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A longer rod would definately help out. It can pick up the slack faster and is a better shock absorber than a shorter stick. This gives better hooksets and minimizes any slack line to bigger faster running fish. I suggest a 6'6"-7" for long distance fishing, even longer than 8' in a boat. A MED or ML is what I use most, although a MH 6'6" is for the bigger baits and larger rivers. If you mostly panfish then maybe a LT action rod would suit you. Go play with some in the stores and compare side by side and ask questions.
Either way a longer rod will make the difference for you.
Hope this helps,
LIW
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the help... I fish mostly lite weight on the river so I am going to head to the new gander mountain and to stroctly fishing to check out 7ft lite poles...Mostly likely i will get it form strictly fishing those guys have been great and would rather spend my money with the small business owner.
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