The IGFA prohibits the use of such short rods because it gives the angler to much of an advantage. Not sporting for the fish
You bet. This guy was a good ole' boy meat fisherman. I saw one pic where one of his 100# plus cats was longer than his truck bed. It was an old truck with a 6' bed.He didn't play them. He winched them with a big ole salty reel and heavy line.