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Default Re: 9' 8-weight versus 11' 8-weight (switch)?

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Originally Posted by okuma View Post
Just my thougts here guys, wouldn't the 11 footer give more leverage on bigger fish?
We just had a long thread that pretty well covered that question even though it could have been answered in two letters. N and O. You are on the wrong end of the lever. The fish gets more leverage. If you really want to beat a fish fast, just handline it.

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Originally Posted by ditz View Post
Many years ago there was an article in one of the monthy outdoor sports rags about a fella that fished below a couple of TVA dams for huge catfish. He fished out of a boat and used like 5# sinkers and large hunks of 'aged' meat for bait. His rod of choice was a large casting type reel attached to a rod that was about a foot long with only a tiptop attached. He basicly did just reel in his catch with only the reel. The rod was only a convienent means of holding the reel.
The IGFA prohibits the use of such short rods because it gives the angler to much of an advantage. Not sporting for the fish.
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