Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
anglermangler

Best length for top water?

Recommended Posts

What's up, i'm going to be replacing my top water spinning rod this weekend and was wondernig what the best length would be. I'm fishing out of a 10 - 12 foot jon boat so room is not abundant (probably the reason i still throw a spinning reel for top water). Gander Mt. has their Elite series rods on sale for $40 and they have a Med. Heavy 7 foot spinning rod there but I was thinking 6'6'' would do me better for top water.

just thought i would get some opinions

AnglerMangler

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use a 6'6" spinning rod for topwaters and jerkbaits.  I can't get good action on a longer rod.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

awesome, thanks guys that was my thought process as well.

I have heard of people buying a 7' rod and cutting it to 6'2'' or 6'6'' to have a little stiffer tip for top water, what do you guys think about going that route?

AnglerMangler

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although I generally prefer 7' rods, working topwater and jerkbaits

is much easier with 6 1/2' gear. I fish a St. Croix Avid AC66MF with

a soft tip. I consider this an "all-around" rod for treble hook lures.

8-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i like a short, 6-footer with medium-heavy action for exposed treble hook lures and a mimimum 7 feet medium-heavy to heavy for single hook lures like ragetail shads.

as for cutting a rod down, i have found that it is harder to walk-the-dog if the tip is too stiff. if you do want a retipped rod, there are tons of them on ebay cheap...you could get a much nicer rod (but retipped) for the same or just a little more money.

awesome, thanks guys that was my thought process as well.

I have heard of people buying a 7' rod and cutting it to 6'2'' or 6'6'' to have a little stiffer tip for top water, what do you guys think about going that route?

AnglerMangler

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing rods

    fishing rods


    fishing rods

    fishing reels
    fishing gear

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×