Old plug Posted December 24, 2017 Share Posted December 24, 2017 20 minutes ago, fishinwrench said: I can't explain why but I like a "short" 6' casting rod with a shorter handle for jerkbaits. I use the same rod for WTD baits or anything where I am predominantly using my wrist to manipulate the bait. The shorter rod with shorter handle just feels right to me. Since the rod has a shorter handle, the actual length from reel to rod tip is the same as a 6'6" with a normal length handle, so actually the rod isn't that "short", and the handle doesn't get in the way when twitching and doing wristy type things. I agree with that wrench. I got a old ugly stik around here I bought the first season they came on the market. God only knows where it is at. I is a 51/2 pistol grip style.It has seen years of fishing. Replaced the guides a couple times . Slamed the trunk on it one time. Was used so much the epoxy overcoat finish was cracking off all over the rod. I would like to see more of those around today. I do not like the long piece in back of the reel seat myself. Old pistol grip type gave you a better hold on the rod for . Some of these new ones will brush your arm if you ty to snap them side arm. Fish24/7 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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