re: BillyFun's catch of the day
Howzit Billy! Now a days the length of the butt is dependant on fighting style. I know that you like to use a belt and lay the rod on the rail, if this is his style then the length would be more or less the same as your rods. However, should his style of rail fishing be under the arm or leg then the butt length will vary 2"-6" longer(lenghts of 12"-16"), even more so that he can comfortably reach the rail and fight the fish. Since he's a big boy, maybe even longer!
BTW, how did that hybrid Acid Roller spinner work out for you last year?