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Years ago when I only fished out of a canoe with a partner up front I only used 6’ rods to prevent cramping the boat.

when I changed boats 🚣 I bought all 6’6” up to 7’ rods. At the beginning of this season I broke out my old Loomis IMX 723c.

i forgot how accurate casting this rod is. It’s so light I can barely feel it too. I’ve been casting under trees and perfectly between logs and catching lots of fish because of it. Anyone else fishing short rods?

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Most of my rods are 6'. I have 6 baitcasting in that length I use quite a bit. I have a couple of 6' spinning rods. I have 1 baitcaster and 2 spinning rods in 6'6" that I use.

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I've got a Loomis 722c GL3 and 723c IMX. I also slightly (1.5") shortened the handles and added a nice butt cap. Wonderful, timeless rods.

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2 hours ago, The Bassman said:

I've got a Loomis 722c GL3 and 723c IMX. I also slightly (1.5") shortened the handles and added a nice butt cap. Wonderful, timeless rods.

I agree. The 723c is great little rod.

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I took my Revo ALX off a 7'11" heavy and mounted it on a 5'6" medium rod to go creek fishing. Pinpoint accuracy with a 1/4 oz spinnerbait.  I really had a great time with that baby rod. Gonna invest in a few more.

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Have a 6'6 loomis crankbait rod and I can cast 1.0s and small cranks between boat docks with ease. Sometimes its nice to get under 7ft. That being said I've messed around with a baitcaster on a 5'6 rod and it felt a little bit awkward to toss around. Bait could have been too big and the reel wasnt a feather weight either.

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5 hours ago, tbone1993 said:

 That being said I've messed around with a baitcaster on a 5'6 rod and it felt a little bit awkward to toss around. Bait could have been too big and the reel wasnt a feather weight either.

Welcome to the 1980's. Reels were 8-10 oz. and guys were chucking 1/2-3/4 oz. spinnerbaits. Hank Parker still does.

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I still carry a 5'6" Bass Pro Boron rod in the trunk of my car. It's the rod I learned to throw a baitcaster with, way back in 1988. With a modern reel, it is pretty good at tossing small cranks.

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still use my 6" team daiwas from way back when all the time.

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I have a Fenwick Boron X 6' Pistol Grip that I picked up and love it.  Wonder what that rod is worth?

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I have a 6' M/F Cabela's Tourney Trail just sitting around, I think I'll put a reel on it and take it out for a whirl this evening....this thread inspired me!

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14 minutes ago, Junger said:

I have a 6' M/F Cabela's Tourney Trail just sitting around, I think I'll put a reel on it and take it out for a whirl this evening....this thread inspired me!

I did the same thing. Grabbed a 'cheap' reel and put it on my old Ambassadeur 6' M/M rod. See how I like a M/M for crank and jerkbaits before buying a better quality setup next Yule.

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I have a 6 footer with a pistol grip that I've been dying to get back into the rotation.  My next reel is going to be a Tatula SV for skipping, and I'm going to pair it with that rod.  I'm kind of excited to get that combo going.

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Why yes, yes I do :) .

 

My favorite setup is my 1000 CI4+ paired with a 5'9" MLF Premier.

And yes, I purposely cut the rod down from 6' to 5'9". Just prefer

how it handles all around.

 

6' casting rod, which I don't use much now (sons do) is what I 

caught my PB on. I've cut down (butt end) one of my 6'6" 

spinning and a casting rod (both Carbonlites). Not sure I like

the shorter butt end as much as I thought I would, but they're

effectively 6'3" now.

 

Fishing from a kayak, short rods are just my preference.

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I’ve got two Loomis 6 ft rods that I love great for ponds and streams.  

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56 minutes ago, Muddy wolf said:

I’ve got two Loomis 6 ft rods that I love great for ponds and streets. 

Mine get used for ponds and the front yard.

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