Re: What role does length play?
Well yes, your right but also a 9' rod will cast much farther than a 6' or 7' rod. The longer rod will get less pressure on one spot than a shorter rod when your fighting a fish, because the shorter rod is smaller and if you get the same size fish on both it's going to put more pressure on the shorter one than the longer. I don't know if you understand what I mean its hard for me to explain.
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