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    looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    Looking for a short baitcaster rod around 4ft maximum in length, 1-3kg. Has anyone seen one or know where to get one other than custom made?
    .......Ash

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    No Ash, very short rod what do you want it for?.

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    Chasing bass in very tight timber where it's virtually impossible to flick a 6 foot rod around. Just to see if was feasible I bought a little four foot kids spin rod for $9 from anaconda and chucked my baitcaster reel on it just to see how it went, and surprisingly could still flick lures a fair distance. Was able to get casts in where with my usual rod I'd be hitting the trees around me...
    worked so well if I can't find I can buy off the shelf somewhere, I will get one made.

    .......Ash

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    I see well the best you will buy will be just over 5foot unless you get something built,ive done a fair bit of bassin in a canoe and use 5ft6' overheads or spinners to 6ft its all a matter of changing your casting style to get your lure in were you want it.

    That pic you have posted is not what id call real tight thats were a spinner comes in to its own.

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    That pic is taken from outside the timber, I fish in amongst all those trees, believe me, it's tight.
    .......Ash

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    doing a bit of reading I might have a go at cutting the butt down on a rod and fitting a new pistol grip to, can be done so Ive read
    .......Ash

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    Have fun with that.

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    cheers, I did and it worked a treat.
    .......Ash

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    Check out the Gladiator rods. About 4", Kayak guys have been using them for ages. Charlton's at Redbank were stocking them. http://www.gladiatortackle.com.au/products.php?id=646
    Dale

    I fish because the little voices in my head tell me to

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    Yeh seen them but they don't do a 1-3kg, id be all over it if they did.
    I did however manage to successfully cut a 5'2" down to 3'7" turned out surprisingly good, and neat enough for my liking, will give it test on the bass this weekend...


    .......Ash

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    If you ever want to go upmarket, check out Smith Ltd. B Area Fun rods. I have the bottom three rods in the top pic. They are a lot lighter than their ratings would indicate.
    http://www.australianangling.com.au/B-AREA%20FUN.htm
    Dale

    I fish because the little voices in my head tell me to

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    Ashh

    get the 4-6 in the Gladiator.

    you will not be disappointed
    Cheers

    Steven

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    Im guessing you have one Steven?
    I may consider one of this one ends up being an involuntary 2 piece model.
    How does it go flicking light lures? I mostly use light surface lures like scumdogs and they're down around the 2.5gram mark so need quite a whippy rod to flick em... That's the main reason I want to stay around the 1-3kg rating...
    .......Ash

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    From someone who owns both, if you want very light, go for the Smith.
    Dale

    I fish because the little voices in my head tell me to

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    Re: looking for a short baitcaster rod....

    Quote Originally Posted by chris69 View Post
    Have fun with that.
    it performed flawlessly

    .......Ash

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