Medium heavy ugly stick from academy. Good and cheap. $30 I believe.
Med. Action - 7'6"
I also like the ugly sticks. But I like a little lighter action.
Sometimes / some seasons, I feel that the fish are a little pickier. A rod that allows the fish to take the bait a little further before resistance is applied, I feel can help with hook-ups. A more flexible rod can help when using circle hooks, at times - in my opinion.
My #2 choice (that I can't find down here) is the 7'6" Academy - Tournament Choice rod. About $10. All one piece rod. I've caught many fish using those rods and never had a problem with them. Until I hooked into a tree or stump.