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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2016, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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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??


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Still water float tübe fishing

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

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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'.
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Can certainly fish what you have but I tend towards a 9 1/2' rod. Either way...have fun!
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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.
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i agree with the longer rods. I mainly use 9 1/2 ft rods. for all stillwater.
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