Originally Posted by b4d93r
I didn't understand the benefit of using a shorter rod.
I don't either and I've been at this a while. Where was using shorter rods suggested?
Unless they mean the practice set-ups that can be used indoors in a pinch. Those systems are really getting tweaked these days so you can actually get a feeling for what rod loading feels like.
In every other case I like to practice with the rods I'm going to use. Lines are a different story. I save the good lines for fishing and when they get tired or damaged they get used for practice.