I have a 7' 1 piece rod I use for throwing gotchas off of piers. I would like to buy a rod that is two piece with a short handle for the same purpose. Any suggestions. Its may purpose is for catch spanish mackeral.
IMO a 7 footer isn't too long for throwing gotcha's, however you will be lucky to find one with a short butt section. If you insist on the short butt take DaveB's advice and check out some freshwater bass tackle. I have a Shakespeare Synergy spinning rod and Berkely Lighting baitcaster, both 6 1/2 footers that do well for throwing gotchas even though the Berkely is a little better because of the faster tip. Just shop around and see what feels right.
Tight lines and popped riggers.
The 7' or 6'6" ugly stiks are good for throwing gotchas. I believe they are 2 pc. though. I would suggest getting an ugly stik lite because they are rated for smaller lb. test. Remember---8 lb. will always throw farther/ better than 12 lb.---just use a flourocarbon leader and it will work great.
Evening , the answer to your rod dilema may be the 6' One Piece Rods propose built for using Gotcha's. There "Gotcha Rods". Thats right there built by Gotcha and have the just right action required for casting Gotcha plugs. You might also want to try the New"Pole Cat" lures. There built on the same platform as Gotcha's with one main difference. Each "Pole Cat" lure head comes in different colors. The Bubble Gum,Red and Green Headed versions slam Speckled Trout, Blues and Spanish. The bodys come in too skin versions. Both Scaled bodies. The best series have a Holographic image that changes colors reflectively from Purple to Green depending on Water color Clarity, as well the amount of direct sunlight cast on the water. Simply Meaning that on clear bright days the lure appears a different color than on overcast days,etc. Try one you'll be pleased...I have them in stock at Ocean Crest Pier. You may e-mail for ordering from my webpage at oceancrestpier.com. Dave
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