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Old 07-10-2008, 02:07 AM
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Default 6 wt rod length suggestions.

I plan on using it primarily for LM Bass fishing from my Float Cat. Should I go 9' or 9'6"? It will be a G-Loomis Stream Dance. Thanks for the input. Karl
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Default Re: 6 wt rod length suggestions.

I have always liked an 8'6" rod for LMB but i fish alot of tidal rivers with a lot of trees on both banks. I would think it depends more on how much room you have to cast. I never really need to cast more than 40' to 50' but i usually am fishing from a boat with a trolling motor.It's really a personal preference. I have never cast a rod longer than 9' even in the saltwater and i get plenty of distance.
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Default Re: 6 wt rod length suggestions.

If you are floating in a tube the longer the rod the easier it will be to cast, but with that said.. a 9' will be more versitle than a 9'6" rod
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Default Re: 6 wt rod length suggestions.

Hi kgcabs,

I like the 9'6" rods in my pontoon boat and float tube. It makes mending line easier if you are fishing a river. I think it also helps with distance. My thinking is this, you are very close to the water and the longer rod is just going to help you more than a shorter rod. You won't see much difference between a 9' and a 9'6". You will see a noticeable difference between an 8'6" and a 9'6". Here is a secondary benefit with the 9'6" rod, you can use a 9' leader and it won't wind into your rod tip landing a fish.

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Default Re: 6 wt rod length suggestions.

Longer rod(Scott E2) with a longer handle net.
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