In this weeks video Chad Ferguson from Catfish Edge does a casting test with the 7’6″ and 9’6″ Chad Ferguson Signature Series Catfish Rod from Whisker Seeker Tackle to show the difference rod length makes when casting.

Check out the first video on the 9’6″ Rod Here

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Several weeks ago I posted the video announcing the release of the new 9’6″ Heavy Power catfish rod in my signature series catfish rod line. While testing this fishing rod we did a LOT of casting and there’s no doubt you can really get some distance with your catfish baits with the longer fishing rods. We spent a lot of time testing on the water trying to get a feel for just how much further these long catfish rods cast and couldn’t figure out it on the water so we decided to go redneck scientific.

I headed down to my sons high school where he plays football (the Saginaw High School Rough Riders) and put the 7’6″ catfish rod and the 9’6″ casting rod up against each other in a casting test smackdown.

I two brand new Abu Garcia 6500C3 catfish reels, spooled them with fresh Whisker Seeker Tackle monofilament fishing line, tied on a 3 ounce no roll sinker and made three casts from the end zone of the football field with each fishing rod and then took an average distance of the three casts.

Check out the video for more details and to see just how much farther the 9’6″ Chad Ferguson Signature Series Catfish Rod from Whisker Seeker Tackle casts than the 7’6″ model.

33 Comments

  1. Jeffrey Mosser

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks for the tips.
    I just purchased a Mitchell 300 pro combo and I was wondering if there was a difference in the cast distance over my 6' rod and reel set up.😎

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  2. James Reed

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Can u come out with @ 10 1/2 ft medium action.

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  3. Jared Bauer

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    100 yard casts????

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  4. OOO GoOgLe OOO

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    chad you gonna make a 8'foot heavy action rod

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  5. Alpine Play

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I wana see how far a 12-13.5 rods can cast. Would be interesting

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  6. --cLAsic--

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Wow! cant believe 37 haters disliked this video. Thanks for making this video .

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  7. Max Duncan

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Your son is a beast

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  8. owoods1178

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks for the info! What boat were you fishing out of?

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  9. MR. Burns

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    There's always somebody in the dam way at that time in moment when you need to do something in the middle of nowhere

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  10. johnnymohani

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    What do you recommend bwtween a 7'6ft or 8'6ft for jetty fishing?

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  11. a1duzit

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Wow man this is awesome. Didn't know I was that close to Chad man. I live off of Bailey Boswell

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  12. EXTREME GAMING

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    My rod is 10ft

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  13. Flip Side

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Well I guess I can carry a 7'6" rod and cast with 5oz and probably get 100 yards. And use the 3 oz on my 9'6" rod.

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  14. Adrian Ojeda

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to make this video.

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  15. Nick Martyn

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Depends on the money u put into a rod some have guides for braid that are smaller it’s not always the size I’ve seen guys on the surf with custom 10 An 9 ft rods out casting 13 an 12 ft rods all depends on the money An the user casting it

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  16. Sylvester Marshall

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Just the video and information that I was looking for. Wanted to cast longer from the river bank and 9'.5" seems the perfect rod. Thank you so much.

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  17. Tim brown

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    saginaw tx?

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  18. piaoliang

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    i can cast 100 years easy on the field behind my house. Measured over 100 large steps even with 7 foot rod (though i use cylindrical weight).
    But on the boat on the lake, with same rod, i'm lucky to get 50 yards. Any idea why that might be?

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  19. Copenhagen Cracker

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    "Surprised I didn't hit her in the head… so…" lol.

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  20. shred5

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I went with 8'. There is no question it casts further, but like you said larger rods in small places can be cumbersome too.  7'6" or 8' is the happy balance to me.

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  21. Frank Connors

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    i am looking for a video on how you cast this big rod. like how you hold it to get the power to go that far. i installed the 7000 abu bait reel on it right hand.

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  22. Catfishing Kentucky

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Question for you…I am fishing in at catfish tournament on the Ohio river next weekend. It's a night tournament 7pm to 3am I was wondering what techniques and things you would target for summer time catfish on a big river at night

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  23. Okie Catfishing

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Hey there Catfish Edge! Please swing over to my channel and throw me a thumbs up, a sub and a like for a new fishing related channel! Thank you for your informative videos and great products!

    Reply

  24. Big V

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    When are these going to be available?

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  25. river rat74

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    it's all fun n games till somebody gets hit in the head with a 3oz no roll! hahaha. thanks for the good videos, full of good info

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  26. Rivercat63

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    There is alot of times that the extra yards would really make a difference,Around dams for sure.Great video

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  27. vincent contreras

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Very Helpful.. Thanks, Man

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  28. Dejected Ninja

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I did the same thing with my 7'9" WST rod all most the same setup as you any 6501c3 reel but with 65lb WST braided line and 2oz weight furthest cast was 85yards

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  29. Dejected Ninja

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I did the same thing with my 7'9" WST rod all most the same setup as you any 6501c3 reel but with 65lb WST braided line and 2oz weight furthest cast was 85yards

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  30. ZYTHUM13

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Awesome vid!

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  31. Jimmy king sr.

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I like using long rods and like you said getting the bait farther away from the bank dose it have a sensitive tip and a good back bone

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  32. 806 Catfishing

    April 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Can you cast that far without losing the bait?

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  33. Great video thanks Chad

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