Re: Calling all TALL golfers!!! Length of your clubs?
The answer to your question really involves quite a few variables.
If it were me, and you were really serious about your game, and getting this fitting right the first time, I would embrace a custom fitting from a very reputable fitter. If you ever get to the Pheonix area, I have heard great things about Hot Stix. My dad was fitted by them a couple of years ago and you can hit just about any club and shaft combination you can think of. Might be worth a look into...http://www.hotstixgolf.com
As a some have illuded, I think a custom fit should be done by a professional who can account for your swing and setup. If you have not taken a lesson, perhaps there are some things in your setup that need to be addressed first. The length and lie of your clubs cannot be accurately assessed by measurements alone. Your stance alone could effect both of these variables. If your stance is too upright, or your hands are too close to your body, this will effect your lie angle at impact. I believe the proper length and lie should be determined by your hand position at impact, which is a factor of your height, proper address, and swing plane. It can only be done in person, and by a professional. Otherwise, you will play with someone's best guess.
That said, I dont think it is unreasonable to assume you will play with something in the +1 range. Likely to be upright, but how much I cant say for sure. It is true, if you are playing with a club with a lie that is too flat for your swing, the ball will have a tendency to go to the left. The opposite is also true. So will be the effect if you are playing with a club that is too long, it may also have a tendency to go to the left. I believe length will be determined first, then your lie.
The longer the club, the heavier it will be. It will effect swing speed and swing weight. It will also effect shaft flex. A custom fitting is your only chance. You do not want to buy a set of standard clubs and plug them. Your swing weights and flex will be a complete disaster. The lie would also be more difficult to address, especially on a cast club if you choose to go in that direction. They tend to be a bit brittle of you need to adjust them more than a couple of degrees.
If it were me, and you were going to spend some money on a fitting, I might lean in the direction of a good cast club. If you play a lot, they will last longer than a forged club, and you will get a better return on your fitting.
May sound like rocket science, but it's not. Just go get fit, and dont guess at this one.