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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:12 am
Charlessyverson


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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
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:30 pm
halibutsnatcher


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Location: Traptos

go with the 8'6 heavy action salmon steelhead rod ive caught fish over 100 pounds with it
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:09 pm
tackleholic


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Charlessyverson wrote:
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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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:47 pm
YoungAsianFisher


Posts: 125
Location: San Francisco

I second halibutsnatcher on the 8'6 ugly stik salmon steelhead rod. I personally have the Med Heavy action one but I love it just as much as I would love the heavy action. Although it's only rated for like 3/4 oz tops or somewhere around there, like any other ugly stik out there, it pulls it's own weight plus some!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:56 pm
red fish


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Location: Berkeley Pier

The BWS 2201-2 7'0" (2.13M)(which is an UglyTiger) Action Medium (10-50lb. line) if you want to go with a heavier, short spinner. I have a 4500B Shimano Baitrunner on one with 20# mono. For a heavy spinner, it has good sensitivity in the tip and some backbone for bull reds, big snook; hell, you could pull up a decent sized Pacific halibut on this rig and cast a foot-long mullet baitfish. Good pier or "boat pole" if you like using spinners on a boat for bait or throwing heavier lures. Any strong spinner in the line capacity you need (whether braid or mono): i.e. Shimano Spheros or Penn Spinfisher (both available at better stocked Walmarts).
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