I do most of my fishing out of a float tube, and I only use an 8' rod. I find the most important thing in a rod is a strong/stiff butt section that continues up to the middle of the rod that will allow you to pick up a lot of line quickly. I usually pick up my line when there's enough out to load the rod right away, then cast it right back out. The fast action for me is much more important in pulling the fly off pads and weeds since when you're in a float tube your leverage is reduced.
With this fishing in mind, I've been eyeing a St Croix Legend as my next float tube rod.
My passion for catching fish is eclipsed only by the fish's passion not to be caught.
Last edited by teflon_jones; 10-30-2005 at 09:03 PM.