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Old 10-27-2014, 10:46 AM   #1
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What is the best rod length for surf fishing in the panhandle area? Thanks
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:33 PM   #2
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Personal preference. I used 8ft for years. Moved to a 13, but I got too much line speed out of it and cant cast it without cutting my fingers. Now I use 10ft. They work great for me...

Many prefer longer.
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Personal preference. I used 8ft for years. Moved to a 13, but I got too much line speed out of it and cant cast it without cutting my fingers. Now I use 10ft. They work great for me...

Many prefer longer.
Totally personal preference. My favorite is a 12, but it's probably more the rod itself than the length. My suggestion would be to try different lengths and see what best fits your casting style.
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I've used a bunch of sizes i currently use a 13' but really would like to get another 10'. The 13' just seems to be a lot more work.
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Ramsey that question is impossible to answer. just too many variables.
How far do you want to cast ?
what kind of reel are going to use?
what kind of line?
bait fishing or lures?
It goes on endlessly.get a cheap spinner and fiber glass 9 or10'er,start there
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Ramsey that question is impossible to answer. just too many variables.
How far do you want to cast ?
what kind of reel are going to use?
what kind of line?
bait fishing or lures?
It goes on endlessly.get a cheap spinner and fiber glass 9 or10'er,start there
100% agree.
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Yep it's all personal preference.

For bigger baits and 5-10oz weights I like. 12.5-13ft rod. For lighter line and 2-5 oz I like an 11-12ft rod. 13 in that weight is just too whipy for me and most off the shelf rods over 12ft and lighter are over built.
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