Rod recom. For float tube fishing - Spey Pages
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Peteo
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2016, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Durango, Colorado
Posts: 423
Rod recom. For float tube fishing

I'll be spending some time fishing STILL waters this summer, in my Watermaster Grizzly, and looking for recommendations on what length SINGLE HAND rod seems to work best for this application?---I have lots of 9ft rods, but maybe something longer would be of benefit??

Thanks,

Bill
beatle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2016, 01:43 PM
JD
 
JDJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Rogue River State of Jefferson
Posts: 3,566
Still water float tübe fishing

9ft rods are most preferred. use whatever you have.

I fish because the voices inside my head tell me to.
JDJones is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2016, 02:02 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Deschutes, North Umpqua
Posts: 171
Bill,

Most people who do a lot of stillwater fishing from float tubes, pontoon boats, etc. really like the 9' 6" - 10' rods. This helps keep the line off the water since you are basically sitting down while casting.

I use a 10' 6wt for all of my stillwater fishing and know several guides on the lakes I fish all use longer than 9'.
flyjunky is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2016, 02:35 PM
Super Moderator
 
montanafos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Big Sky Rivers & Clearwater River
Posts: 2,416
Can certainly fish what you have but I tend towards a 9 1/2' rod. Either way...have fun!
montanafos is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2016, 04:08 PM
Registered User
 
Peteo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Central Oregon
Posts: 552
You know this probably isn't at all helpful, but I've always gone the other way for float tube fishing, preferring shorter rods. In a tube you're generally just trailing your line behind you basically trolling or casting to risers that you can get amazingly close to. Neither requires long casts. Then once you do get a fish hooked and close to you it's much easier to land them with a shorter rod. My favorite tube rod has always been an old 8 1/2 ft 4 weight with a rather moderate action, but I had an old 7 1/2 ft 4 wt that I really liked for a while. Like I said, probably not helpful at all, but I guess there's always two sides to every issue.
JDJones likes this.

"Perhaps fishing is, for me, only an excuse to be near rivers." - Roderick Haig-Brown
Peteo is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-02-2016, 12:55 AM
Registered User
 
NVswitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: nevada, northern ca
Posts: 407
i agree with the longer rods. I mainly use 9 1/2 ft rods. for all stillwater.
Mike
NVswitch is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Spey Pages forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Float Tube $50 pcknshvl Spey Classifieds 1 09-26-2014 11:55 AM
Spey + Float tube = ? nick k General 8 03-05-2013 01:07 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome