Re: Broke my rod... what to do?
I got caught up in the short bass rod hype when they were first released, but I have gravitated back towards a full length rod.
The shorter bass rod is great for close in fishing. With the correct line, it accurately throws a big popper wherever you want it within 50 feet. The stiff butt will help the fishermen yank a fish out of the weeds. If I was to own one of these, it would be a topwater boat rod.
If you are looking for a more versatile rod for bass, I would consider a full length rod. Depending on how you line it, it can be cast at a variety of distances and be configured for different depths.