Ugly stick is very good for bank fishing +1. I also use pro angler rods but I think they are better for boat fishing and not from the bank. Nice thing about the ugly stick I have been able to kick some snakes away from me. Bet no one things of that LOL.
Thanks for the tip re. using the rod to keep the snakes at bay! I do like my Ugly Stik GX2 for my bank fishing. Tough as nails, and the eyelets were redesigned to handle braid with no problems a few years back.
Scott in Flower Mound