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BCR854 VS the BCR874

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Anyone have these two and compare them?  Is that 2" difference really worth it.  I've owned a BCR854 for several years and familiar with it but I'm wanting to see if the little length would be benificial in hooksetting. I dont want to jump past 7'3" because of length.  I also want to double up and use this rod for smaller swimbaits.

I also own a BCR855.  If I make the jump to 7'3" should I get the 875 also?

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From a practical applications point of view, 2" on a 7' rod won't do much of anything to your hooksets.  However, the blank might feel different (action).  

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The biggest difference between those two rods is the handle length.  The BCR 874 is a "carolina rig" rod with an extended handle for two handed leverage casting.  There isn't going to be a HUGE difference between the two hooksetting or otherwise.  I like the 874 for football jigs in deep, open water - but the 854 and 855 also work very well.  All three will work fine for smaller single hook type swimbaits, but I don't like the BCR's for treble hook type swimbaits.

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Like Brozefly said, the 874 adds an extra 1 or 1.5" to the trigger handle.  Due to this; I think it is one of the better balancing BCR's in that power range, and I bought mine for pitching as well.  2" at the tip will add extra distance on your pitches.  

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i have been thinking about 855 rod .well this and the 875.i want it for flipping and some punching mats.i dont want a 7'6 or bigger rod would these work?would the 875 have too soft of a tip?it says its a carolina rig rod.or do i need to get a flipping stick.please let me know,id like to order one as soon as i can:)

dont mean to steal your post:)sorry

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