Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: UK, Towy, Tweed, Dee, Deveron
A very short handle on that rod - the rear handle is so short it's like an extension handle on a long single hander [or switch rod to use the new term]. I suppose it is suited to short rods up to say 13 ft 6 ins or so but it wouldn't work on mid-length or long rods. One problem would be a tip heavy feel by having the balance point so far back towards the butt, the other is a lack of leverage to lift a long heavy [especially sunk] line or to play a big fish in heavy water. I'm probably old fashioned but I prefer a double handed rod to have a double handed grip not a 'hand & a half' version.
After all if a handle is longer than you need - well you can adjust by holding it further down the grip, but if it's too short you can't really cast or fish properly by holding the blank in front of the [over-short] cork.