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Old 08-19-2013, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Float On View Post
To many times I've hit a spot where that extra reach would allow me to high stick over a run and keep my fly from getting yanked out of a pocket.
I agree with Buzz 1000%. I used to fish with a 7'6" TFO on small streams and a 9' St. Croix Avid on tailwaters. But once I started using the 9' on small streams I never went back. Although getting a fly into the right spot is important, what the fly does when its on the water is even more important. A perfect cast into a tea cup is great, but if it immediately turns into a motor boat it won't catch many fish. A long rod affords you more opportunity to control your drift in tight spots than a short rod would any day. My $0.02

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