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Does 2 inches more in rod length really help??

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I've only been fishing now for about 12 years. In most of that time I thought they broke rod lengths every 6 inches, like 5'6", 6', 6'6", and 7'. Then in the last couple of years I've really noticed there's a lot of 6'4", 6'9", 7'2", and other odd lengths out there. Can a 7'2" rod really make THAT much difference over a 7' rod??

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Does 2 inches more in rod length really help??

I want to, I really want to, but Ill let this one slide

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I think you should ask your wife ;D

LOL  ;D

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Yes, 2 inches makes a difference.  Not only in the feel but also in the action.

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Yes, 2 inches makes a difference. Not only in the feel but also in the action.

YEA ESPECIALLY WITH WIGGLE RIGS AND SHAKY HEADS

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I think the extra length really helps, size matters  

Especially  when you need the extra action to entice.

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I think the extra length really helps, size matters  

Especially  when you need the extra action to entice.

I believe we have a Muddy Jr.  :(

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2 inches wont help much, what is really needed is strength so the rod won't fail in the middle of the fight if you get my drift  :(

ps. bigger butt>>> firmer grip thus more power ;D ;D

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Yes, 2 inches makes a difference. Not only in the feel but also in the action.

YEA ESPECIALLY WITH WIGGLE RIGS AND SHAKY HEADS

That was way too easy!  Kind of like hitting a home run in batting practice. ;D

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It depends upon the Grip  :(

While 2 inches from the pivot point could make a meaningful difference in the speed of the tip during a cast, other factors come into play.  For instance, from the reel, my 6'6" and 6'3" rods are almost the same length (< 1" difference) and have nearly the same guide spacing.  Most of the difference is in the length of the grip.  Thus, depending upon design, the 2" difference could be more a matter of ergonomics than tip speed.

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It depends upon the Grip :(

While 2 inches from the pivot point could make a meaningful difference in the speed of the tip during a cast, other factors come into play. For instance, from the reel, my 6'6" and 6'3" rods are almost the same length (< 1" difference) and have nearly the same guide spacing. Most of the difference is in the length of the grip. Thus, depending upon design, the 2" difference could be more a matter of ergonomics than tip speed.

Thank you for the actual answer to my question.  Now let the laughing and joking continue.   :) Hey, I can laugh at myself too, I know I accidentally left the door wide open so I gotta take what's coming as a result.  I'll be more careful next time though.   ;D

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Hey Rooster, that's called getting mooked, no harm meant, it was like hitting a batting practice ball ;D

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