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    GBO Member Wally Ward's Avatar
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    An 11' baitcaster would work nice. Can go both ways. Chuckin hardware or a float.. Would be fine off the btm as well.

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    What? baitcasters and spinning reels?
    been there done that......time for something new!!!
    (that stuff is still fun though, especially for those summer bass!)

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    GBO Member Brent Backman's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Phil Ikert
    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
    It's not so bad when the reel is positioned properly. Balance is the key to minimized body fatigue.

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    I don't like adding weight to balance...so shorter/lighter has always worked well for me.
    personal preference I guess??

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Williams View Post
    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.
    What do they use the 21 footers for vertical jigging. LOL.. That is a long rod.
    No chrome and no beer make Steve go something, something!

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    Assuming the longer rod gives added leverage when fighting a fish. Does that extra length increase casting distance to any extent
    when using a smaller float/lightly shotted setup? 15 ft vs 13 for example.

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    I have a 15' Frontier all custom very nice for first 3 hours then gets heavy on the wrist. I would rather have a 13' 2 pce rod. Like the ease of set-up and the balance. If you want to try it out let me know and you can have it for the day, just give me rod to act as collateral. I am in Paris or Red Bay depends on the weather!

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