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Fullspectrum
02-29-2008, 08:52 PM
I was just wondering what rod length is good for casting and jigging? I usually like using 7 ft rods, but Iím not so sure when it comes to crappie fishing.

deathb4disco
02-29-2008, 08:56 PM
When I'm in a boat casting jigs, I use a variety of lengths from 4.5 to 7'. When fishing from shore, I switch to my 12-14 footers.

gone fission
02-29-2008, 09:19 PM
7' for casting, 11' for vertical jiggin works for me.

bigfish5
02-29-2008, 09:29 PM
4 1/2 fters (ul)for shooting docks. 6 fters(med-light) for casting in open water.

Fullspectrum
02-29-2008, 09:36 PM
I was thinking about going with a 7 ft, med/light, f/xf tip.

I'll mainly be fishing from my boat, so I'm assuming this setup should be fine. I'm heading out to a fishing show tomorrow morning, so I'll keep my eyes open for any good deals.

wrwest
02-29-2008, 09:47 PM
Oh boy, I use every thing from 4 1/2 ft U/L To a 9 1/2 footer Med/Lt. I fish mainly from the shore.

shipahoy41
02-29-2008, 09:57 PM
I use 6 1/2 foot or 7 1/2 foot rods usually. (ugly Stick light action) just what is my preference I guess for the type of f-n-f fishing I do.

Ronnie
02-29-2008, 11:24 PM
As far as casting goes, a 6 to 7 foot long rod, medium action is probably the best casting you'll find. It will cast further than most other rods.

GRIZZ
03-01-2008, 01:47 AM
I was thinking about going with a 7 ft, med/light, f/xf tip.

I'll mainly be fishing from my boat, so I'm assuming this setup should be fine. I'm heading out to a fishing show tomorrow morning, so I'll keep my eyes open for any good deals.

Thats the length I like the best, but a ML with an extra fast tip may be a little stiff for crappies, and though I do use my ML rod to fish crappies, I think my 7 ft UL XF that is a bit stiffer than most UL's is ideal for the combination of being able to cast light lures, being super sensitive, not being too floppy, and being able to take the shock when using really light lines.

ad1974
03-01-2008, 01:49 PM
I find myself using 8 and 10 ft rods the most,both BnM's and Wally Marshalls.

Bugtussle
03-01-2008, 08:41 PM
I have used rods from 5&1/2 ft. to 7&1/2 ft. for casting. I have primarily settled on the 7 ft. length as being my all around favorite.

siscoken
03-02-2008, 09:06 AM
I use either a 4 1/2 or five foot and the thinnest shaft that I can get that still has some back bone. I usually spend all winter walking thru sporting good stores looking for that just right feel. It usually ends up being an IM6 or IM7 shaft.
About 15 years ago I bought a Zebco sportfisher pro guide pgs150 and I thought that it was the best ultralight that I had ever used but it eventually broke and by that time they were discontinued and I could not replace it.... Should have bought ten f them.
Ken