I just joined this very interesting site. I like the xl line because of the split grip. Does anyone know the rear grip length from (base of reel seat to butt). I mostly fish for walley but like the design and quality of these rods. Which modes....702 or 703 would be best for fishing, mostly 1/4 oz jigs with crawlers or bladebaits. I'm one of those guys who has more rods that he needs but not as many as I want. I like a sensitive tip but with enough backbone for a six pounder. Thank You for any advice.