Re: How important is rod length?
I should have mentioned, my 15' rod was a bit big for some of the rivers on the N. shore of Superior. I tried it a the Lester and it was a bit big for the river but perfect for bombing casts out from the mouth into the lake. It would be great at the knife. I liked it at the Lester for getting casts where I had no room to backcast. A shorter spey or switch rod would work for that though.