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What butt length do most prefer for a conventional rod for jigging and chunking? I have acouple of rods with 12" butts and when using a harness they seem too short, it feels like the reel is too low and the rod butt tries to pivot up and out of the plate.
 
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pure standup rods meant to be used in a harness should have very short butts, 10" or so.

most japanese jigging rods have butts that are too long for my preference. i see the need for longer rod butts when jigging, but some are too long for my liking, as you end up losing leverage when fighting the fish.
 

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What kind of harness are you using? I can see that being an issue with a shoulder type harness, but not with a spyder or bucket if set up properly...
 

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Butt length depends on your stature and jigging style. Most people that are average build or large like a rear grip in the 14-16" range (not including the gimbal).
 

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What butt length do most prefer

My head must be in the gutter. When I saw this thread titled "Butt Length", I opened it up thinking I would see a picture of the perfect butt.:) Let me just say that I am more concerned with butt width.:D

Since the question was already answered about the rod butt, I'll just put a picture of what I was expecting.
Therefore, if you want to know "what is the perfect butt width", just look below.:)
 

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For conventional jigging rods I would agree with the 14-16 rear grip depending on how they suit your build.

As for butt width.....well I'm going to agree with Mr. Bill's previous post :D
 

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I like Mr. Bill's preferred butt width.

This is too wide for me and I hope everyone else on this site. Chazz looks like he's in harms way!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
 

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Oh that's WAY too wide for me there Scott.

Kidflex might like it though.

LMAO!!!!!
 

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Holy crap, the shockwave alone would kill everyone in the room if she farted.

I like Mr. Bill's preferred butt width.

This is too wide for me and I hope everyone else on this site. Chazz looks like he's in harms way!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
 
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