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    What is best rod lenght for the Maitland river?

    Hey guys,
    I'm just getting into float fishing w. centerpins.
    I'm thinking about a Raven SST-2 reel with an IM8 rod for the Maitland.
    I'm not sure if I should get a 13', 14' or 15' rod......
    Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    I have never had any longer than 13', mainly because I do not frequent larger rivers like the geen. I do however spend plenty of time on the Maitland and have never had any issues. Maybe someone who uses 15' rods could shed some more light...

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    I use a 13'6 on the Maitland, 15 footer would be fine but not needed IMO.

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    Alot of guys back in the 80's were using 18 to 21 foot rods on the Maity. I think a 13.6 is a perfect rod as it can be used on pretty much all the rivers. In some spots a 15 footer would be nice but usually manageable with a 13.6.

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    I haven't used my 15' in about 3 years or so. That being said I have always preferred using it on larger systems...I suppose I should start fishing it more often.

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    i use 13 and 15 footer on the maitland,the 15 footer is used most of my outings.

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    Used a 13 and 13'6 when float fishing. Lots of dust on those rods.

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    13' and hopefully my new 14' in the spring if It gets tied up in time.

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    If you are thinking about the Raven IM8 specifically, IMO the 14' has the best balance of weight and power (vs the 13' or the 15').

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    Originally posted by DaveWallace
    If you are thinking about the Raven IM8 specifically, IMO the 14' has the best balance of weight and power (vs the 13' or the 15').
    Thats the Blank I have sitting in my fishroom.

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    I use a 10.5 and have no issues...

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    15 even on small rivers, i can bank fish alot faster ,and fish around people when its crowded

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    Great thanks guys......

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    I find the longer rods get pretty heavy after a long day of fishing...I use a fairly stout 11'6" on most of the rivers

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    9ft6 rod with spinning reel and a good spoon. Ditch the frisbee.

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