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Old 08-19-2010, 07:25 AM
Jim Casada Jim Casada is offline
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icspecs--Longer rods actually have special virtues in tight quarters--more reach, lengthier bow-and-arrow casts in tough places, extra distance for dappling, longer roll casts when you can't false cast, easier to mend, etc. As I posted earlier on this thread, there's a detailed discussion of the matter somewhere back in the archives (maybe a couple of months ago).
In the final analysis though, I can make points in favor of a long rod, someone else can do the same for a short one; I can ridicule zero-weight fairy wands of six feet in length while another belittles my nine-foot four-weight. In the end everyone should do what floats their own fly.
Jim Casada
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