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What type of rod?

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What type of rod do you guys use when fishing on the Yaks?

The same as you'd use from land or a shorter rod?

I tried it once with my 8ft rod and found it a bit awkward.
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Boner w/f/s and Harris lure pro both 8 ft lang Either 6500c or Black max 3000,
I prefer my 7ft rod for kayaking and 8ft from the shore.
The shorter rod is easier to menouvre(spelling) about but still long enough too reach round the front of the kayak should the bass head that way.
Just use my Red Dragon, and hope I don't roll in the surf!

For bait fishing I just bought one of the new orange Fladen solid carbon rods. Nice Fuji concept guides.
Cheers guys, good to know I can get away with using existing kit.
Yeah Sam there is no real need to use different rods. Some of the guys on a kayak fishing site use little 4ft ice rods.
My mate up here did the same and soon realised that they are pretty hopeless, TBH I think some of the guys on that site are kayakers firstly and secondly fancy a bit of fishing (not a criticism BTW).
I think its a scaling down metality, little boat=little rod and reel.
Great until you hook up to an angry conger, I know, I've done it!
Re: What type of rod

I have been using a cormoran carb-o-star spinning rod for over a year from my yak. Purely used for lure fishing but will be tested on some bream this year.

It was cheap -£30, it was 2.40m long but I've hack sawed at least 0.275m off the butt as I kept diggin myself in the ribs when casting in a sitting down position. Amazingly this has made it feel very balanced when plugging and I've used it from the shore on occasion in favour of my shukan.

It's rated as 40-80g which is strange, I can cast slug's and hoggy's very well with it as well as 65g yans.

The eyes are crap, but I wash it after every trip and as yet there are no signs of serious corrosion.

I have seen some local guys in yaks with their red rods, I would rather use this rod just incase as I can't frog dive that deep.

Often catch the tip when paddling into gullys to beach up and stretch my legs so an expensive rod would probably be ruined in next to no time.

My mate had a silly one piece 4ft nothing rod, hooked an amazing fish on our last outing which charged him, continued under yak and snapped silly little rod but unfortunatley line as well. Lesson learn't, longer rod would of helped him to clear yak and maybe get a look at the monster.
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