01-13-2012, 01:32 PM
Re: short vs long rods
First thing to understand about my fishing style
1) I predominantly fish small to midsze streams / rivers
2) 99% of the time if I am looking at a 50+ foot cast I generally walk / sneak 10-20 feet closer and make it a shorter cast
Of the 10 rods I own , 3 of them are over 8' . And one of these three is the only one that isnt a virgin rod, and that one gets used once a year on a trip to North Park colorado hitting some fairly open water.
I dont find that sub 8' rods limit my ability to cast effectively. I can hit a decent sized target at 50'-60' feet with my TXL 3WT, I just usually choose not to. I have a 7'0" 3WT that I amcomfortable in the 40' cast range but again I typically choose to not cast that far if at all possible
"The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"
"Snap it" Hank Patterson