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Best Striper Rod for live bait #14065981 07/18/21 07:20 PM
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I’ve always used the ugly stik white Striper rod but that damn end on the rod handle makes it dang near impossible to get out of a rod holder. What are you guys using ?

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I use the Ugly Stick Gx2, I have mostly 7’ MH and two 7’M. I like these, they have worked well for me. I prefer the MH, I thought maybe the M would be better for using circle hooks, then I decided I didn’t like circle hooks anyway, and went back to the regular octopus hooks.

Re: Best Striper Rod for live bait [Re: BrandoA] #14066011 07/18/21 08:01 PM
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https://bigfishoutfitter.net/Striper-Stealth-Medium-Heavy-Cast-Rod-p273985359....I really like these MH 7'6" Striper Stealth rods...@ $99.95 quality rod.

Re: Best Striper Rod for live bait [Re: BrandoA] #14066127 07/18/21 09:56 PM
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I use the GX2 rod as well. I buy the spinning combo, use the reel for a year, throw it away and keep the rod. I mostly use circle hooks though. For round reels I use a 6’ m action because my 6 and 8 year old use those…


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Re: Best Striper Rod for live bait [Re: BrandoA] #14066502 07/19/21 12:35 PM
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I use reels with clickers or set my others on free spool. Never have a problem getting rods out of holders. I was drift fishing Texoma with 8 to 10" gizzards and accidently engaged the spool putting the rod in the holder. A big striper hit hard and snapped the rod holder off at the base. Now I always check the spool. I would have loved to see that fish. It was unfortunate that it was moving in to the wind.


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I've used all sorts and still not found one that I just love. But, it is a straight line live bait rod so I guess I loving it doesn't really have to be a thing. I used my M action Pro Anglers but got tired of switching rigs from Striper to Catfish so I went and bought 8 of those yellow H20 rods. They do the job but they're not that cool. I'd like to check out the Uglystik GX2 BWC 7'0 M. I liked the old version of that rod for straight lining shad. I have a buddy who runs the 6'6 Ugly Tiger Elite MH and he swears by those.

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Love my Ugly Stik GX2 7 foot. Medium to Medium Heavy. Easy to find, only $39 or so. And dang near unbreakable!


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Re: Best Striper Rod for live bait [Re: BrandoA] #14066709 07/19/21 03:01 PM
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ugly stik ftw

Re: Best Striper Rod for live bait [Re: BrandoA] #14070618 07/23/21 01:15 AM
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I went with 4 7’6” GX2 ML and 4 7’ft med GX2, paired with Shimano Cardiff reels. Really like they way they feel. Thanks for the recommendations

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I think you will like them, those are some nice rigs you have.

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I wish the tips were a little bit softer but I think they will work.

Re: Best Striper Rod for live bait [Re: BrandoA] #14071676 07/24/21 01:49 AM
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Looks like someone is getting ready for some stripper fun. fish

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Sorry see I double dipped on the p accidently.

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Brandon Have you been using the Shimano Cardiff reels for a while? I have always liked Abu C4 but not a fan of the move out of Sweden.

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Originally Posted by rebait
Brandon Have you been using the Shimano Cardiff reels for a while? I have always liked Abu C4 but not a fan of the move out of Sweden.



This will be my first time. Will let you know how I like them

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