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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave336 View Post
    I've heard good things about this rod and I've been kicking around the idea of getting one. But I'm fearful a 12' rod would be to much to handle easily in my 10' kayak. The price also is a deterrent since I'd hate to pay around $100 for a rod I possibly couldn't use.
    They also come in 8' & 10' ... and I have the 8' rod, which I use as a backup to the 12' rod.
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    Not tournament fishing, just for fun. It seems to me the whole purpose of live scope is to find the fish before spooking them. This will require me casting and bringing the bait back past the fish which seems like the best way to me. If you want to put it on their nose and leave it, then a slip bobber set up would be my 1st choice. Doesn't seem like rod length would matter too much for what I want to do.
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    Like stated and longer rod really shines when your fishing shallow water. With livescope and you see the fish take off due to prop wash from your trolling motor. Sometimes you can't cast to those fish because you have to dangle the bait right in front of their face for 30 seconds or more. A longer rods allows to put the bait right in their face without spooking them. I use a 12 foot rod but I seldom use the sniping method when fishing for crappie. Most the time you find me with a 10 footer and I will be pitching my baits to fish. Livescope will quickly tell you how finicky a crappie can be.

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    Also when pitching or casting the fish will spook from the splash of the bait hitting the water. They can be really spooky sometimes.

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    Just listened to an interview on youtube with the guy that won the crappie masters tournament last week on Grenada. He was using a 16' rod and it was very informative as to his reasoning. His name was Hayden Jefferies, only 22 years old.

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    Hayden is the man… been smoking those guys this year winning almost everything

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    Before livescope I pretty much never use a pole less than 16'. After livescope I hardly use any longer than 10'. The lake I fish mostly the water is clear and the fish are super spooky most of the time. Fishing vertically doesn't work to good for me. Most days if I get closer than 30 feet they spook. If I use a long pole to flip that far and then throw a little wind into the mix, a long pole kills me.. Not to mention if I am using a small jig head. all the times the line twist around the tip...Plus, the jig is a lot easier to control with a shorter pole fishing that far away, for me anyway. Saying that if it wasn't fishing that lake I prolly would be using 16' and longer poles.
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    I know where you was at in the picture......lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by slabeye View Post
    I know where you was at in the picture......lol

    Well, you should know ... you were the one that TOOK the picture.

    Also ... I thought your rear seat LS flippin rod was a 12' rod, not a 10' rod. Or did it just look longer than my 10' rod because it's a rear seat rod ??
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    I 2nd pole is a 12fter. Green is a lot and cland. But I just got in 3 more 10 fters so I got back up for my back up and a back up for my backs up.......lol
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