Pensacola Fishing Forum banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
163 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Do y'all prefer an 8 or 9 foot king rod for Pier fishing. Ill be throwing live baits and heavier plugs and spoons.

I'm looking at the half hitch wire guide pier rods and gonna put a penn 706 z on it. Just wanted some opinions.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,625 Posts
Some of my king rods are 8' and some are 9'. Same with my ling rods. The 9s will throw a little further than the 8s, but I am more comfortable( confident) throwing heavier baits like hardtails and mullet with the 8 ' rods.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
163 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Some of my king rods are 8' and some are 9'. Same with my ling rods. The 9s will throw a little further than the 8s, but I am more comfortable( confident) throwing heavier baits like hardtails and mullet with the 8 ' rods.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I was thinking that being comfortable casting and working it all day would be more important than a bit more distance on the cast.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
170 Posts
Keep storage/transportation in mind, I travel in SUV's to sedans to and from Florida and the pier therefore i fish an 8 foot rod, however you're fishing baits and plugs into the wind so the extra foot will help your distance.


***ALSO (i'm not saying this will happen to you i'm saying my friends are &**holes) a 9 foot rod with a broken tip is a lot better than an 8 foot rod with a broken tip..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,122 Posts
Back in the king slaying days, i'd buy a 9 ft blank and glue a 6 in extension on the but and then cut three inches of the tip ,then wrap the guides on.....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
163 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Back in the king slaying days, i'd buy a 9 ft blank and glue a 6 in extension on the but and then cut three inches of the tip ,then wrap the guides on.....
Why would you glue extra on the butt when you could just place the reel seat wherever you want on a longer blank
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,122 Posts
Why would you glue extra on the butt when you could just place the reel seat wherever you want on a longer blank
We use to tape the reels to the rods and use cork tape for grips....Simple but works well....I would also buy a 10 ft blank and do the same,just to add a little more distance into the cast.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
641 Posts
We use to tape the reels to the rods and use cork tape for grips....Simple but works well....I would also buy a 10 ft blank and do the same,just to add a little more distance into the cast.
Here ya go, Fairpoint ... 13 ft 1 piece blanks, 12" butt extensions, 4" off the tip ... taped guides. Built this way for the same reason, Michael ... alters the action & improves casting distance. (these are surf rods, btw).
 

Attachments

1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top