Dominate Heavy Cover Panfish With Long Rods

Wired2Fish’s Kyle Peterson demonstrates how long rods simply outperform shorter rods when chasing bluegill and crappie in the junk.

Short, ultralight rods are commonplace for bluegill and crappie, but long, panfish specific rods in the 9’-16’ foot range provide a host of benefits in heavy cover. We’re talking brush, laydowns, and submerged and emergent grass alike. Kyle Peterson talks the virtues of long rods, specifically digging into casting accuracy, bait steering, and the ability to vertically lift fish out of the thick stuff, all of which means more fish landed. 


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