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Old 12-14-2009, 01:26 PM
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Default How important is rod length?

I have an 8 wt. 9' that meets a wide variety of fishing needs. I've read that a 9'6" or better yet a 10' rod is better for steelhead and other river-run fish. You can cover more water and control your line better. Usually I'm on a Great Lakes tributary.

Also, I'm beginning to plan a trip to Alaska. Again, some writers favor the longer rod.

What do you all think?
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