Re: New guy introduction/need some help!
Personally, I'm going with RipTide's first post. You already have the rod, and frankly 12" is not going to make that big of a difference at this stage of the game. Don't get me wrong, there will be times when 6" of that get's you banging an overhanging limb or whatever, yet in the end you'll learn how to avoid that.......With a 5' Ugly Stick you'll learn nothing.
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