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Old 01-16-18, 12:06 PM   #21
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If I fished rivers like the Hooch in ATL more, which is basically never for me, I would own some long-*** rods. Right now my longest is 4.5m which gives me a lot of reach, allows you to pick apart a stream VERY well.
For a really big flow, I would love to mess with a 5.4 or 6.2m rod, a two-hander. The ability to reach across different currents, and have no line on the water, makes for a lethal fishing setup.
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Old 01-16-18, 09:26 PM   #22
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I did see a guy working a really long 2 hander once probably 20-25 ft. Don't know if this is still tenkara but its seemed very cumbersome although he did have a very graceful technique similar to push poling through flats.

My biggest concern would be sag developing in a longer rod and affecting drifts. I'm sure this is correctable but my goal is not only to minimize and simplify technique, but also the amount of effort required to perform desirable drifts.
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