Old "rules" and guidelines on how to fish have changed quite a bit. A lot of anglers are most comfortable with the really short blanks that really make sure you've got full control of the bait wherever you want. At the same time, the market has evolved and many choose to fish with rods up to 7.5 feet, which makes it easier for you to use the rod for a little more than just jerkbaits.
But as usual, everything is about what you prefer, every angler has their own preferences.
Do not hesitate to ask us which rod you need or how to make your fishing more efficient/more fun. Contact us for purchase advice.