|These are my final choices for an "all-around" pier spinning rod. I appreciate any thoughts/feedback and would also take advisement on a quality reel to balance your recommendation. I would use the rod primarily for bait fishing for halibut, reds, snook type size fish, but want to be able to handle something larger if it bites. I have a freshwater medium type spinning rod for smaller species, so this would be considered the next level up!
Ugly Stik Tiger. 7' 1/2-6 oz. 10-50 lb
Ugly Stik Big Water 7 1/4-4 oz. 12-30 lb
Ugly Stik Big Water 8' 3/4-3 oz. 10-25 lb
Ugly Stik Big Water 8' 1-4 oz. 12-20 lb
I have that same ugly stik tiger spinning rod, 7 ft, 10-50 lb. got it because i wanted a heavier 2-pc rod. Lots of power...a nice stik to fish 20-50 lb. braid. Id consider it more of a 20-50 lb. rod than 10 -50. I pair mine with a baitrunner 3500 if fishing local, but also have a baitrunner 8000d in case i want to target tuna or yellowtail offshore. My only gripe is i wish the ugly stiks came with softer hypalon foam rather than that eva foam which is kind of too stiff for me.
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