That is a whole lot on the personal side of preference. I don't own a pistol grip rod that isn't over 15 years old. Around here, they are rare, very. Most stores keep only 2 or 3 pistol grips amoung 300 triggers. There is a lot more leverage to be gained with a trigger type handle.
Yeah I know they are rare around here too. You don't find many in catalogs either. That's why I was forced to start making my own rods. I just find that it is easier to roll cast with a pistol grip. Preferring shallow running lures, spinnerbaits and such means roll casting is 80% or more of my fishing. Sorry for getting so personal. Lawdog
I still have a few of the pistol grip rods. They are seldon used. I have gone to longer rods for most applications and actually prefer the trigger. I find they work well for me on underhand roll casts as well as two handed lobs with Carolina rigs. Just got used to them I guess.
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