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I'm looking for recommendations for an 8 1/2' or longer rod to be high and out of the way that will be used for a churches stern planer that will be straight out of the back of my boat. I'm looking for something that will show flexion on the end so that I know there is a fish on. I used it for the first time last week and caught one last week using a stiffer 7ft rod and when pulling in lines at the end of the day, we had a 16' walleye on and never knew it. Any input???
 

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Maybe not so much the rod, but turn the "bait clicker on" , on the reel ..
Then back your drag down (decrease) so that the weight of the board "almost/just about " pulls out line when your trolling. .
When a fish hooks up ,the extra "weight" will
start to pull drag and the bait clicker will sound the alarm of a hook up..
Then slowly tighten down the drag appropriately...
I set my drag's with my boards very light!!!!
I hear every strike/ hook up!!!
For me,I use longer rods the farther my boards are deployed. .
7ft -close rod-board
8-6"to 9ft. farthest rod -board
 

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Maybe not so much the rod, but turn the "bait clicker on" , on the reel ..
Then back your drag down (decrease) so that the weight of the board "almost/just about " pulls out line when your trolling. .
When a fish hooks up ,the extra "weight" will
start to pull drag and the bait clicker will sound the alarm of a hook up..
Then slowly tighten down the drag appropriately...
I set my drag's with my boards very light!!!!
I hear every strike/ hook up!!!
For me,I use longer rods the farther my boards are deployed. .
7ft -close rod-board
8-6"to 9ft. farthest rod -board
Thanks for the detailed help. I can't wait to give it a try
 

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I use a 10 1/2 abu garcia vendetta. It is a little tough to reach the tip. It is always out of the way though. medium action it must be a fast action just the tip 2 feet bend.
 
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