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Is there a big difference between a 6'6 MH rod and and a 7' MH rod?
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Jan 12, 2022 10:45:01   #
FS Digest
 
I'm not looking at a particular model, I'm just shopping for some rods and I wonder if there is a big difference between the two sizes.

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Jan 12, 2022 12:35:20   #
D Tong Loc: San Francisco,Ca
 
Yes πŸ‘ 6 inches and if you asked the right person that’s a lot πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺ😜

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Jan 12, 2022 13:09:16   #
Catfish hunter Loc: Riggins idaho (Paradise)
 
FS Digest wrote:
I'm not looking at a particular model, I'm just shopping for some rods and I wonder if there is a big difference between the two sizes.

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by Clar0020125


The 6” difference makes casting different but not a whole lot in my opinion.

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Jan 12, 2022 14:44:58   #
audigger53 Loc: Severn, MD
 
The # of Eyelets makes a real difference! I have a 7 foot with 8 eyelets that casts almost as far as my 9(5 eyelets)/10(6 eyelets) foot rods. The newer 10 foot rod Penn is really only about 4 inches longer then my 9 foot measuring from where the top of the reel Seat is to the tip of the rod. 10 foot bought this year, 9 foot back in 92 or 3. They made the bottom of the rod handle longer on the 10 foot. Other than the number of eyelets to cut down on Line Slap, the top for flex is important. All are rated for 30 LB line. Casting weight is 3-4 Oz on all, M/H. I use them mainly for shore in the Bay.

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Jan 13, 2022 08:28:09   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
D Tong wrote:
Yes πŸ‘ 6 inches and if you asked the right person that’s a lot πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺ😜


Tong you are funny brother 🀣🀣 but very true. You are talking about fishing rods right 😁. I had 6' 6" baitcaster I really liked. Till I got a 7'er. I could cast farther with less effort. Now I only use 6-6 when I take my pond boat. Have a good day πŸ‘

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Jan 13, 2022 11:36:55   #
PEPENANDO Loc: Tampico, Mexico
 
that is true Grizzly 17, " less effort " better rods and reels do that, and that counts at the end of a long day of fishing

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Jan 13, 2022 12:26:44   #
audigger53 Loc: Severn, MD
 
Sure does, I sold a guy my 12 foot old style rod as it was too heavy for casting for 6-8 hours. Kept and use the 9 foot I bought for thee wife. i did buy a new 10 foot that is a little lighter than the 9 footer for casting. However the older 9 is a lot stronger then the 10 Penn. I did have to put epoxy on all the guide bases on the 9 foot as they were finally starting to pull free of the rod. Still works really good. ; )

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Jan 13, 2022 13:07:07   #
SALMON ADDICT Loc: Snohomish county Washington
 
FS Digest wrote:
I'm not looking at a particular model, I'm just shopping for some rods and I wonder if there is a big difference between the two sizes.

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by Clar0020125


6"

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Jan 13, 2022 13:47:45   #
Hogwaller Loc: Garrison Texas
 
At least 6” the rest depends on brand. Fighting butt length varies too. For several years now I’ve been using longer rods from 7-8’ for most of my setups and they have worked well for me. I’ve been considering going to a 6’6” for my jerk bait rod to help keep the tip from contacting the water surface on occasion. A 6’6” rod is going to be a little lighter rod than a 7’ so you will also gain a little more sensitive. Just my two cents

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Jan 13, 2022 14:38:47   #
MuskyHunter Loc: North Central Minnesota
 
FS Digest wrote:
I'm not looking at a particular model, I'm just shopping for some rods and I wonder if there is a big difference between the two sizes.

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by Clar0020125


If the rods have essentially the same power, the three biggest differences I think you would see are:

1. The 7' rod would cast the same lure farther with less effort.
2. The 7' rod would require more storage space and take more space on the deck.
3. The 7' rod is likely to weigh more.

I like 7 food rods. They are very close to my sweet spot. I will not have a rod over 7' as storage and weight are a big deal to me. You may think differently. A lot of people I know like very long rods, especially for musky up here in the northern tier of states.

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Jan 13, 2022 16:26:15   #
Brownsville Tony Loc: Brownsville - Laguna Madre
 
As a general rule I say to use the longest rod you can get away with, but be ready to pay for it. The difference in price between a 7 and an 8 foot rod is a lot, but if storage is not a problem go for it. All the things they say about longer rods are true, they cast further, have more eyes and your normal Chinese manufacturer doesn't like to make them because the blanks are more expensive and shipping them is a PITA. But my oh my, I love to reach way out there sometimes 'cause that's where that boat-shy old pig is sitting there fanning and she thinks I can't get out that far......lol

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Jan 13, 2022 16:55:55   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
Grizzly 17 wrote:
Tong you are funny brother 🀣🀣 but very true. You are talking about fishing rods right 😁. I had 6' 6" baitcaster I really liked. Till I got a 7'er. I could cast farther with less effort. Now I only use 6-6 when I take my pond boat. Have a good day πŸ‘


I have a 6-6 spinning rod i like a lot for jerkbait fishing. The shorter length is perfect for not hitting the water when I snap the bait.
Most of my other bass rods are in the 7 to 7-4 range.
They do seem to cast further with less effort.

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Jan 13, 2022 17:56:38   #
ranger632 Loc: Calif
 
D Tong wrote:
Yes πŸ‘ 6 inches and if you asked the right person that’s a lot πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺ😜


Good one

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Jan 13, 2022 19:44:40   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
PEPENANDO wrote:
that is true Grizzly 17, " less effort " better rods and reels do that, and that counts at the end of a long day of fishing


PEP. I remember when bi got my first wide spool spinning reel. For awhile I keep landing on the bank or in a tree. Longer rod n wide spool greatly improved distance πŸ‘ Good line doesn't hurt either

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Jan 13, 2022 20:25:53   #
GJF Loc: NY metro native now Jacksonville, FL
 
The longer rod will cast further and the longer arc from the 7’ rod gives you more leverage to set the hook. Also, If you fish from a boat, the extra 6” could help you clear an outboard or trolling motor if a fish runs under the boat. It’s not a huge difference but I think the 7’ has a few advantages.

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