Due to shoulder injuries I had to abandon one handed fly rods and go to the two handed Spey Rods.
It didn't take but one big striper with a 14' Spey Rod to show, the advantage due to the laws of physics and the length of an arm in a fulcrum, a fish has when you are in a boat, even while standing. The fish luckily broke off the 10# test tippet.
After that event I went to the shorter Switch Rods 10'6". That is the maximum length I use in our Jon Boat. My son has a bigger boat, and I can get by with a 11' switch rod.
With my Freedom Hawks, I can stand up and my 10'6" switch rods would be too long for any fish over 5 pounds.
So I will be having a rod/line wizard add a bottom handle to my old 9' and 8'6" fly rods. I need a bottom handle to do the two handed spey casts.
My family for this past Christmas gave me a few spinning rods, and the 7' rod is the max that I want for fishing my tidal river and bay. The 6' and 6'6" rods are all the rod length, I need and want to handle in fresh water.
Hi all, first post.
I'll be the owner of a new-to-me Outback in a few days. I'll be looking to use is mostly for fishing, Ive never fished from a kayak. I see from videos , guys use coventional and spinning reels. I have both as I surfcast. My question is , can a 8' or 9 ' spin/rod be used or would I be better off going shorter? I guess I'll find out when I fish the first time but I wouldnt mind knowing.
Great forum BTW.