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View Poll Results: What is Your Favorite Rod Length

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  • Under 7'

    1 0.73%
  • 7'

    3 2.19%
  • 7'6"

    10 7.30%
  • 8'

    10 7.30%
  • 8'6"

    24 17.52%
  • 9'

    76 55.47%
  • 9'6"

    6 4.38%
  • 10'

    6 4.38%
  • Over 10'

    1 0.73%
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Thread: Favorite Rod Length Poll

  1. Default Re: Favorite Rod Length Poll

    I'm usually on the bow of a flats boat, waist deep in the surf, or down in a kayak, so I find myself with a longer than average rod in my hands most days, with 9'6 being my favorite.
    Matt Whitehair

  2. #22

    Default Re: Favorite Rod Length Poll

    Have rods from 5' to 10', which are all my favorite for what I use them for... my go to my 5 most fished rods are all in the 8-9' range, the most used of those are both 8'6".
    ... But a lifelong journey.

    I choose fly rods the same way I do women, motorcycles, and cowboy boots...
    go with what ever feels good, and keep on hand as many as I can afford

  3. #23

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    All my rods are currently 9'. I would like to get a 8'6" or a 7'6" for smaller streams but unless I get into spey fishing I do not see a point for myself to get a longer rod then 9'. I know some salmon guys prefer a longer rod for salmon but I already am a big guy at 6'7" with long arms so, the extra length is not a issue in my opinion.

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    Re: Favorite Rod Length Poll

    I have many different rods and it's very hard to pick my favorite; but here goes. For the majority of my fishing I use the 8'6" 5/6 wt, smallmouth bass and general trout fishing. For the tiny streams I have a 6 1/2' or a 7' depending on where I'm fishing. For Steel I have my 10' 7wt, and as of Tuesday I now have a 10' 6wt; don't tell my wife...LOL If I'm swinging streamers for Steel I grab my 9'6" 8 wt.

    Best I could do,

    Dan

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    Default Re: Favorite Rod Length Poll

    I didn't enter a vote in the poll because my choice is an old Orvis 7' 9" Far & Fine. I have used it since 1979 for everything except king salmon.

  6. #26

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    I have rods of many lengths. When Scott made a 10', 5Wt., ( Med. Action) for me back in 1985, I became hooked on the longer length rods for their mending qualities when fishing wets, soft hackles and nymphs. I have since purchased many rods in that length and in different weights from a host of manufacturers. I wish Winston still offered rods in Wts. 4-6. Longer rods are popular in Europe. Do they know something we don't?

    Pt/TB
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  7. Default Re: Favorite Rod Length Poll

    I like a 8'1/2 I don't why really other than that's what I learned on..

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    Default Re: Favorite Rod Length Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by BigCliff View Post
    I can't imagine what a 10' 1wt would feel like. I can't help but think that would be the ultimate buggy whip, but lord knows it would protect a tippet! You'd sure have to keep your hook sharp though. Seems like it would feel like driving a nail with a pool noodle. The thing would probably flex to scary shapes with a 16" fish on.

    All that said, I'd love to give one a spin. I bet the rod and line would almost feel as one.
    I would imagine it would be like trying to fish with a cattail
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    Default Re: Favorite Rod Length Poll

    If I had to pick one I would say a 9'. Its long enough in most situations without being impossible to cast in tight spots.
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

  10. #30

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    For the waters I fish I use my 10ft 6wt the most.
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