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Difference In Lengths Of Rods?

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So I'm thinking about getting a Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier/Carbonlite combo. I noticed on their website that they have the rods in different lengths, and I was just wondering if that the length affects anything?

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Wait!...a rod that comes in different lengths? I don't believe it.

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I know that rods come in different lengths I was just wondering if it affected anything?

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Generally shorter rods are more accurate/easier to handle, but longer rods can cast further and are better for pitching and flipping. I use 7' rods almost exclusively, but that's just personal preference.

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Generally shorter rods are more accurate/easier to handle, but longer rods can cast further and are better for pitching and flipping. I use 7' rods almost exclusively, but that's just personal preference.

 

 

Ok thank you that is what I was looking for.

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Go to you favorite sporting goods store and handle a few in different lengths to see what you like

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A lot will boil down to personal preference but the application and cover you are fishing should be considered. IMO, most general purpose rods will fall between 6'6-7' with 7' being most peoples standard ''all around'' round length. As mentioned before, shorter rods will give you more accurate casting abilities. I use a 6'9 rod for squarebills and a 6'10 rod for skipping around docks becuase those require more accuracy for me. The rest of my rods are 7' and above. Longer rods, 7'6+, might be used for heavier applications like pitching, flipping, punching, frogging, swimbaits, deep diving cranks or dragging a heavy football jig or C rig. Again, most of this comes down to personal preference given your situation. I know some guys that like to pitch with 6'6 rods. If you are looking for a "do it all" rod, most would suggest a 7' MH/F rod. Hopefully thats helpful.

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Good explanation Arv

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Longer rods also have more leverage for pulling fish out of cover or setting in big treble hooks

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Longer rods also have more leverage for pulling fish out of cover or setting in big treble hooks

Add to the longer rods also have better hook setting power when fishing jigs and worms in deeper water..15+

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