6ft 6 ugly stick travel spinning rod but never used it here and only used it a little bit in the US for kayak fishing and backyard canal fishing as it’s just too short for using from a boat or any shore spot than needs any sort of proper cast.
For coarse fishing I’ve never had shorter than 10ft, just don’t see the point on venues I fish as casting and line control is just not there with 10ft ones compared to longer let alone shorter. Very rare that I’ll use feeder rods shorter than 11ft or float rods less than 13 ft really. My best spinning rod action wise is an 8-9ft but unfortunately it’s far better at 9ft than 8ft. The action it’s got at 9ft in a 8ft rod would be perfect as can lose a bit of feel with 9ft rods and they are tricky for very short casts but then go shorter much than 8ft and such rods becomes a bit of a short range only tool casting and striking wise. 7ft 6 spinning rods are nice but you don’t see many in this part of the world which is odd given most of our boat rods are 7ft 6.
6’ 6” Shimano spinning rod (1-7g) for all my small lure and drop shot fishing - got it from a fellow Drowner - and it’s beautiful with a little Cadence reel on board.
Not just my rod though as it seems to be a family rod.
Have used it on the Medway, Mon-Brecon canal and for LRF all over the place on hols and along the North Kent coast - my wife has caught corkwing wrasse on it (her first and only fish) plus Jacob has had perch and tiny pollack with it too.
Takes up no space in the car and lives in there ever ready for spontaneous dangling.
8 foot 2 (I think) Daiwa Tourney AGS lure rod, 8 foot Browning Black Magic tip rod that is my small river / stream rod and a 9 foot Okuma Carbonite float rod that also gets used on small overgrown rivers, streams & small ponds that are a long walk & overgrown. Oh and three 9 foot Sonik Insurgents that I use for carp & pike fishing.
12' & 13' are my usual lengths, 10' on rare occasions ledger only. I have a 7' Daiwa spinning rod that I've never used, the smallest in my growing collection. It was a great length for chasing brownies in a small overgrown river. The rods I actually used for that though were the 7' solid glass Woolies specials teamed with a Mitchell 206, you never see similar these days.
Years ago I had a browning 6ft winklepicker apart from the quiver tip the rod had no action at all stiff as a poker, what achange from modern rods today my shortest rod is a browning 8ft commercial king rod and it's a fantastic bit of kit