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    Cool Long Rod for Perch

    Hey,
    I am looking to buy a long rod for the spring perch run. Any recommendations?



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    I've been using an 11.6 ft shimano convergence with a pfleuger president

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    Why so long a rod for perching? I've typically just used light/ultralight spinning gear with a rod no more than 7'
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    Yeah that sounds like a float rod, I've actually seen a couple guys run the convergence on the rivers out east.
    Tightlines!

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    You looking for one of these 30-40 foot long poles they use in the UK or just a standard rod?

    like these? http://www.tackleup.com/match-and-margin-poles.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwm View Post
    Why so long a rod for perching? I've typically just used light/ultralight spinning gear with a rod no more than 7'
    Casting range. With a long rod, I'm able to get my bait out to where the boats are docked and slamming them. I also hook into a lot more jumbos further out than closer in. There are also a lot more gobies too close to the shore.

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    What kind of baits are you casting, small jigs?
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    Live minnows, not the tiny ones but slightly bigger used for bass as it does a good job keeping the dinks off. I've also had perch hit gulp alive (not sure of the type, it was yellow) while avoiding minnows. this spring I'm going to give artificals a try.

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    Hey.
    11.6 would be great. what did you pay for the rod.
    I want a longer rod to get it out there like he mentioned. Last year in the spring, the long rod were hooking into large ones, cause they could get out where they wanted.
    Would have responded earlier, but thought no one was replying cause i did not get email notification, even thought it was indicated to send them instantly...

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    I think it was ~$70

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