Question about an 8 ft long rod

jughead

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I have always fished with a 6 ft or 7 ft rod for bait fishing. Recently I bought a new 8ft Daiwa Proteus rod from Turners. It looks like a black diamond Phoenix rod including the x rap on the handle. I am second guessing myself whether I should have bought a shorter rod for fishing bait. It has a 20-50 lb rating. Any feed back would be helpful thanks
 
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Mick Dodge

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I have the same rod, you should like it. I have no complaints... Killed tons of fish on it the last 2 seasons. I have it paired with a MXJ Avet...
 
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El Taco

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You will have no regrets with the 8' rod, I was the same way only fished 7' rods BEFORE now all of my setups are 8'.
 
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Brad I

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I don't know that particular rod, but maybe my all time favorite rod is a Seeker Black Steel 270H-8. 8 feet isn't too difficult with lighter lines, and they do cast better than shorter rods.
 
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garlicsalt

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Them rods are badass, i gave a 40# YFT a beat down with my 9' proteus last season. i ran stright out and picked up the 8'er and kicked the snot out of a grip o YT with that. these rods don't really get the love they deserve IMO.
 
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I have 3 8'ers in my quiver: All CalStars...800m, 6480, and 270-8-H. No issues fishing w/ 40lb and like the versatility being able to toss jigs or bait.
 
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Derby

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Up to 40lbs I like 8 footers. Gives more casting range, room to move around anchor pulpit or outboards.

At 50lbs I switch to 7 footers.
 
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Get_Hooked

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It's a nice rod with great backbone. I used mine for a good part of the summer as a live bait with a Avet JX, loaded with 65 lb power pro with a top shot of 30-40 lb mono. I personally prefer 8' rods, if I didn't whore out and become a seeker fanboy I'd probably still be using it as my go to. Great choice for an 8' though, I'm sure you'll like it.
 
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Get_Hooked

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It's a nice rod with great backbone. I used mine for a good part of the summer as a live bait with a Avet JX, loaded with 65 lb power pro with a top shot of 30-40 lb mono. I personally prefer 8' rods, if I didn't whore out and become a seeker fanboy I'd probably still be using it as my go to. Great choice for an 8' though, I'm sure you'll like it.
 
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tanner.s

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I agree, if you search you will find what you need. However, 8 ft is what I prefer for pretty much everything under 30lbs. Besides yoyo, that's 6ft.
 
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