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#12558936 - 12/31/17 08:47 PM Medium action ugly stick
Catfanman Offline
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I was wondering if a med powered ugly stick gx2 is sensitive enough to jig for Crappie?

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#12559033 - 12/31/17 10:07 PM Re: Medium action ugly stick [Re: Catfanman]
bush hog Offline
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I get whupped with an ugly stick every time my partner goes fishing with me. He uses a 5'6" ugly stick and wears the crappie out.

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#12559278 - 01/01/18 08:37 AM Re: Medium action ugly stick [Re: Catfanman]
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Good tough rods, but there are much better rods in terms of sensitivity. Fishing minnows..no problem.

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#12560810 - 01/02/18 07:36 AM Re: Medium action ugly stick [Re: Gamblinman]
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Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
Good tough rods, but there are much better rods in terms of sensitivity. Fishing minnows..no problem.
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#12561154 - 01/02/18 11:07 AM Re: Medium action ugly stick [Re: Catfanman]
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I use them as a dock shooting rod. Love them.

I put the line over my finger so not so worried about sensitivity.
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#12561746 - 01/02/18 06:40 PM Re: Medium action ugly stick [Re: Catfanman]
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I've attempted some sort of quasi scientific tests in the past and the Ugly sticks perform pretty good as far as sensitivity goes. For rods a lot is how well you are calibrated with the bite and how well you watch the line and rod tip. I've caught tons of crappie on 12' B&M jig rods and a 6' Ugly Stick GX2 is a lot more sensitive by comparison. You can use braid or thin fluoro to amplify the bite. These days I'm usually "asleep at the wheel" so I use pretty sensitive rods lol.

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#12561803 - 01/02/18 07:12 PM Re: Medium action ugly stick [Re: Catfanman]
Catfanman Offline
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Heres the rod and reel picture of that helps

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#12565210 - 01/05/18 09:45 AM Re: Medium action ugly stick [Re: Catfanman]
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Fishing beds? roflmao
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#12565545 - 01/05/18 02:10 PM Re: Medium action ugly stick [Re: Catfanman]
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Go to the next on. Nothin holding on this bed. roflmao
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#12565630 - 01/05/18 03:58 PM Re: Medium action ugly stick [Re: Catfanman]
TwoLakes Offline
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Use braid with a flouro leader. Drape the line over your index finger and you will feel the bites just fine when you are vertical jigging. I think the rod makes a difference when you are casting/reeling. Just my opinion.

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#12566265 - 01/06/18 08:30 AM Re: Medium action ugly stick [Re: Catfanman]
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Nothing wrong with an ugly stick
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#12567739 - 01/07/18 02:41 PM Re: Medium action ugly stick [Re: Catfanman]
Catfanman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/17
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Thanks for the imput guys sorry y'all can't see the rod and reel on the pic

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#12572090 - 01/10/18 09:05 AM Re: Medium action ugly stick [Re: Catfanman]
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After breaking a 2 piece graphite rod at La Mancha on Leon when an approx 12lb largemouth took my crappie jig, I made the switch that very day to Ugly Sticks. I have a small spinning combo and a baitcasting combo for vertical jigging. I don't want to ever lose a hog like that again if I can do anything at all to help it! I'll never forget that moment.
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