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Thread: Rod Length For Kayak Use

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    I like a longer rod to be able to get a fish turned and headed up out of brush, and also for general control of the fight. 7 foot has always been a good size for me.
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    I usually carry 2 rods in the yak....a 7' St. Croix panfish and a BassPro 10' MicroLite, med light.
    By far, the most used rod, is the 10'. Yes, it can be a pain. Line will get wrapped around the rod tip sometimes, but it's a 2 pc rod so I just break 'er down and untangle it. The 7' rod is one piece.
    Ten ft lets me cast a LONG way, bring fish around the front of boat, and I miss very few hook sets compared to the 7 footer.

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    It's really according to how you want to fish. I have a set of 6-12', 6-8' rods for spider rigging and use 2-10', 2-8', 2-6' for longlining. 10' rod for jigging tree tops/brush piles. All my casting rods are under 6' and dock shooting rods are 5'-6'' and under. I even have a set of 6-3' rods for setting under low bridges where others can't get to and use these for tight lining. In the winter months these short rods are awesome to fish where I could not fish with longer rods. I have found that kayak fishing doesn't stop me from using any setup I used in my big boat. It is all in the setups you use for different styles and being able to build what I want does make it easier for me.
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