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What's The Shortest Casting & Spinning Rods You Use?

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I just ordered a Cabelas Tournament ZX topwater/jerk bait which is 6'9". After I bought I thought it might be too short. I have a 6'6" casting rod and I feel it's too short. It definitely doesn't cast as far as my 7' Mojo Bass. I also ordered a 7' Cabelas ZX spinning rod. I'm wondering if I ordered my bait casting rod too short since it's 6'9" and not 7'. I know that it's only a few inches but I definitely don't like the short comings of the 6'6" bait casting rod's casting distance.

So what are the shortest bait casting and spinning rods you use?

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6-feet 6-inches.

 

I also have some ultra lights under 6-feet.

 

The shortest bass rod is 6-feet 6-inches.

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For Bass Fishing...5'10' used for TopWater and certainly does not have a problem with distance.

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I used a M/F 5' 6" Berkley Lightning Rod the other day for top water. No problems with distance either.

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6' 6" for me.  I prefer comparing the WRL (working rod length)... the length between the rod tip and the center of the reel's foot.  I have a 6' 9" rod that has a WRL the same length as my 7' rods. 

 

 

oe

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5'6" pistol grips almost every day for topwaters.   Also a 5'8" St. Croix LTB " Skippin' " spinning rod.  You couldnt cast a 7ft'er in almost all the places I fish.

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I have a 6'9" in both spinning AND casting, and that is the shortest for each.

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Casting and spinning is 6'0", I have a G.Loomis CR721 GLX and a custom made 6'0 model and these were strictly 1 purpose rods, to cast baits under over hangs in shallow gin clear water.

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2- 5'6" custom pistol grip casting rods for weightless jerks, and top water poppers..:Victory:

All of my spinning gear goes from 6'6" up to 7'8"

 

Tight Lines! :fishing1:

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AVS66MLF for white bass and stocker trout

 

AVC66MF is my dedicated jerkbait rod

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spinning)  6' ML/F st croix premier for skipping docks, and vertical jigging walleyes

casting)  6'6" i have about 4 of them all different brands, i use them for jerkbaits, topwater spooks and poppers, as well as close quarters spinnerbaits and swim jigs.

 

Mitch

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Shortest casting rod is 7ft

Shortest spinning rod is 6'6"

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baitcast 6'6"

spinning 6'

 

I have a 5' spinning rod, but haven't used it in years.

 

I have come to think of 6'6" as short.  Prefer 7' or longer, but I have some 6'9" and 6'10" rods that I like a lot.  Use to consider 6' long 50 years ago.

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6'8 mxf casting for topwater

 

6'3mxf spinning which is only used for vertical jigging walleye. Also own 2 69mlxf spinning rods that are used for both walleye and bass.

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Every day spinning rod shortest is 6'7".  My 2 pc travel do all rod where I am riding a bike or going into an area where it would be tough to carry a 1pc rod is 6'.  For casting my shortest if 6'6", I use this for jerkbaits, swim jigs and is an awesome bladed bait rod.

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I have a 5' 6" medium light

F&S spinning rod I use for lighter lures. It's so much fun to reel in a 4 or 5 pounder with that thing.

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6' casting and 6'-6" for spinning.

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5´6" casting

6" spinning

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7' casting

6'10'' spinning

IMO its all about preference

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That I *use* --

 

Spinning: 5'9" MXF

 

Casting: 6' MF

 

I've got rods down to 3', and all the way out to 20' (telescopic no-reel pole).

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I have a Castaway rod that used to be 6'8.... Its 6'5ish now. After the tip was broken off when I close the live well on it. Its great little rod... Ill use it around really low or tight docks. I can skip a 1/4oz jig a mile under a dock with that thing!

Most of my rods now are 7' ish except for my topwater/jerkbait rod. Its 6'6.

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