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#11196020 - 10/30/15 03:14 PM Chads rod
HumanSeine Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/23/03
Posts: 903
Loc: Mckinney,Tx
I was a devoted ugly stick cat fisherman for years. This past year I bought a pro Angler rod and received a Chad Ferguson model as a gift from my kids. I like both the pro angler and chads rod better than my old ugly sticks. I have convinced myself that I hook up better with the Chad Ferguson Whisker Seeker rods when fishing treble hooks and cheese bait. The rod makes a big difference when fishing vertically for the channels. I think this may be because of the lighter action. Now for drift fishing I refer the pro angler. It seems that I get hung up less with the heavier pro angler. It took me several years to be willing to try different rods. In short I think I will be buying fewer ugly sticks in the future.

#11196130 - 10/30/15 04:21 PM Re: Chads rod [Re: HumanSeine]
erdum Offline

Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 152
Loc: Carrollton
I just started targeting cats and picked up one of Chad's rods and so far so good. Alls I had before is a Shakespeare tiger to compare it to. I'd like to get a baitcast model once I get a baitcast reel. Heard good thing about Pro Angler too so maybe I'll try one of those next instead.

#11196399 - 10/30/15 06:51 PM Re: Chads rod [Re: HumanSeine]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4592
Loc: Longview, Tx
I have managed to get almost all of my rods PA rods. I still need a few more medium actions and I'll be happy. Until I get more rod holders that is.

#11196555 - 10/30/15 08:16 PM Re: Chads rod [Re: HumanSeine]
Sandblaster Offline

Registered: 09/06/11
Posts: 389
Loc: Lake Lavon
Those pro angler mediums rods are awesome.
"It has been said that the Lord does not count the days spent fishing against your total allotment."

#11196894 - 10/30/15 11:50 PM Re: Chads rod [Re: HumanSeine]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 8970
Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
As a avid avid avid catfish ugly stik user for catfish, I highly recommend NOT USING THEM for punch bait fishing for channels.

I haven't used the CF rod before, but any light action soft tip rod is going to get the job done better for that application vs. the catfish ugly stik!
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#11197096 - 10/31/15 08:37 AM Re: Chads rod [Re: HumanSeine]
Muzzlebrake Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1664
Loc: Euless
I been using a Berkley Lightening Rod Shock series made for using braided line. I mainly fish under a cork with trebles and dough bait. Best hook sets I have ever gotten and the rods are super light weight for what they do. Best part they are only $40 at Walmart.
I still like my Ugly Stiks for bottom big bait fishing.
From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."

Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!

#11202646 - 11/02/15 10:04 PM Re: Chads rod [Re: HumanSeine]
Southtxangler22 Offline

Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 263
I agree, if I'm just using punch bait under a cork. I have a couple Mitchell Pro series reels on a Berkley Lightning medium Rod. Plenty of hook set and lots of fun reeling in a fighting channel. I'll even throw punch bait on a Carolina rig with the same rig. Big baits and big weights or drifting I use the 400 Corvalus on a medium pro angler Rod.

#11202671 - 11/02/15 10:29 PM Re: Chads rod [Re: HumanSeine]
mjmetro0719 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 3971
Loc: saginaw,tx
I also enjoy my PA rods and my CF rod, that's a very nice gift from your kids, I'm sure you were pretty excited when you got it. I have the rod that came out last year but this year there is a heavier version that came out.


#11203266 - 11/03/15 10:44 AM Re: Chads rod [Re: HumanSeine]
G Love Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1921
Loc: Weatherford, TX
All due respect to the Ugly Stik Catfish Rod & CAL 1101, as they paved the way for my early catfishin' adventures (as i'm sure for many of us) they are awesome rods and def get the job done in a big way but I have not fished with a rod that I like better than PA's medium action. My ONLY criticism is handle length.

#11204053 - 11/03/15 06:06 PM Re: Chads rod [Re: HumanSeine]
stubby77 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/03/13
Posts: 3154
I use nothing but light to med actions rods.I t think the lighter action help to feel the cheese bite.Just my THOughts. fish

#11205003 - 11/04/15 09:24 AM Re: Chads rod [Re: HumanSeine]
G Love Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1921
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Prepared bait is a another ball game. I like the old Ugly Lite 7' M ins they used to sell at academy. I don't think they make them anymore, unfortunately.


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