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#12279148 - 06/05/17 09:16 AM Live Bait Rods
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
What live bait rods do y'all like the best? I have been using my medium action Pro Anglers and I just don't think that they are transitioning to Striper as well as I had hoped that they would for dropping live bait. Been missing quiet a few fish with them. Maybe something a little more limber or play in the tip. I still have a few of the old Ugly CAL 1101's and they do great but Ugly Stik changed everything up and I'm not sure how I feel about their new stuff. Thanks!
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#12279264 - 06/05/17 10:14 AM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: G Love]
jbobo Offline
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Registered: 02/26/13
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Loc: springtown,tx.
I recently bought a few 6'6"? Or 7' ugly sticks ,can't remember for sure, and I like them for striper live bait fishing. I had some of a cheap brand tournament choice that were ok but didn't hold up. Broke a few reeling fish to the boat. Bought uglies at academy's.


Edited by jbobo (06/05/17 10:16 AM)
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#12279274 - 06/05/17 10:20 AM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: G Love]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Berkley Cherry Wood! 7'0 MH
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#12279316 - 06/05/17 10:38 AM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: G Love]
jippedgenes Offline
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i use ugly sticks too. cabelas had a rod that was very similar to the ugly stick and they are great too.

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#12279563 - 06/05/17 01:09 PM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: G Love]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
I think I'm going to change my hook selection first and see what my ratio does.
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#12279585 - 06/05/17 01:22 PM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: G Love]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Loc: Emory, TX
Originally Posted By: G Love
I think I'm going to change my hook selection first and see what my ratio does.


What size are you running now?
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#12279633 - 06/05/17 02:01 PM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: Andrew Taylor]
TCK73 Offline
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Registered: 03/26/15
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Loc: Jack County
I have good luck with MH Ugly Stick GX2's and the older Ugly sticks. I have a few Medium Pro Anglers and have thought about using them on Striper too, but never have.

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#12279806 - 06/05/17 04:03 PM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: Andrew Taylor]
G Love Offline
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Originally Posted By: Andrew Taylor
Originally Posted By: G Love
I think I'm going to change my hook selection first and see what my ratio does.


What size are you running now?


Been runnin 3/0-4/0 Gama oct circles. I'm gonna try 2/0 Gama octo's.
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#12279811 - 06/05/17 04:04 PM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: G Love]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Registered: 03/01/14
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Loc: Emory, TX
Originally Posted By: G Love
Originally Posted By: Andrew Taylor
Originally Posted By: G Love
I think I'm going to change my hook selection first and see what my ratio does.


What size are you running now?


Been runnin 3/0-4/0 Gama oct circles. I'm gonna try 2/0 Gama octo's.


that's all i run! never had a problem with them cool
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#12279813 - 06/05/17 04:04 PM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: G Love]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Loc: Emory, TX
the 2/0 that is
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#12279889 - 06/05/17 04:51 PM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: G Love]
G Love Offline
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Yeah kinda thinkin that is going to be the deal there!
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#12279920 - 06/05/17 05:07 PM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: Andrew Taylor]
Kerry Dugan Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Andrew Taylor
the 2/0 that is


See, Garrett, I told you to throw those circles in the trash. bolt
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#12279933 - 06/05/17 05:16 PM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: Kerry Dugan]
Holzer Offline
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Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 4973
Loc: Boerne, Texas
Originally Posted By: Kerry Dugan
Originally Posted By: Andrew Taylor
the 2/0 that is


See, Garrett, I told you to throw those circles in the trash. bolt


+1 on throwing the circles in the trash.
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#12279991 - 06/05/17 06:04 PM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: G Love]
beltonbill Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 353
I do a lot of catch and release. I use the 1/0 circle hooks on 7 foot MH Ugly Sticks with line counter reels. That combo has worked well for me.

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#12280159 - 06/05/17 08:09 PM Re: Live Bait Rods [Re: G Love]
Custom Rod Maker Offline
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Registered: 07/04/15
Posts: 73
Loc: Flint Texas
Garrett I have 6 rods almost finished. They are the same blanks I used to build 20 live bait rods for Littlejohn's guide service. Let me know if you are interested.

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