Best 10ft or above bank pole

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by ohio catfisherman, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. ohio catfisherman

    ohio catfisherman New Member

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    i was wondering if ugly stick big water are good bank poles or maybe cat maxx also i dont know what action is best too
     
  2. catfishn72

    catfishn72 New Member

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    ugly stick would be a good choice.
     

  3. Gary S.

    Gary S. New Member

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    Whatever rod you choose, you need to be aware of just how much room your gonna have on the bank. It takes ALOT of room to swing a ten foot rod. If all of your fishing spots have the room you need, then by all means go for it. But if you like to be adventurous and find new spots, then you may consider a slightly shorter rod for walking through the woods, crossing creeks, etc.
    Just my two cents. Good luck with your new rig!
     
  4. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    I have used a 10ft big water ugly stick for the last 3 years for bank fishing . It has has been a vary good rod .
     
  5. Douglas Foster

    Douglas Foster New Member

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    All of my catfishing rods are Ugly Stiks, so when I decided I needed a 10' rod for some long casts, naturally I bought a Ugly Bigwater 10' with a heavy action. It's rated from 2oz. to 12oz., if I recall correctly. I have a difficult time throwing it very far, its stiff as a brick. I went to the local Academy sports store and found some American Rodsmith rods in 10'. Bought one, and let me tell you, there's a world of difference. The Am. Rod has some bend to it and it will LAUNCH a sinker! I found a 12' Am. Rod there today, and I can't wait to try it tommorow.

    I also have a 10' Tica brand surf rod that will throw a mile. Again, it has a little give in the action that really lets me zing it out there.

    My advice would be to search the surf fishing sites. Some have specific distance throwing forums. They talk a lot about rods and all related gear. Tica, Tsunami, Ocean Master, American Rodsmith and Diawa all make afordable rods in the 10'-12' range. There are also some higher end rods that may suit you better. Good luck in your quest, I know I'm still buying rods, looking for the perfect stick. Doug
     
  6. xringer3

    xringer3 New Member

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    The Meat Hunter rods are great rods also. They are a little stiffer, but they will sure "zing" a bait out there! I've got em from 8 ft to 13 ft. The 13s have a little lighter tip. With a 4 oz. sinker, I can sling over half of my line off of my 7000. I haven't found anything to break one yet.
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    A Ugly Stick is a good choice.
     
  8. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    For the best casting rod be sure to match the casting weight to what you normally use. A 12oz rod will not cast a light sinker and bait well.I like one that has a 6oz rating.
     
  9. boliver

    boliver New Member

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    I have several surf rods, daiwa, okuma, cabella's and ugly stick. in the rods i have they throw best in middle to upper 3/4 of their rated weight. too little weight and they don't load up, to much and they don't have backbone to reflex for a good cast. boliver
     
  10. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    well before i answer i need a little more info such as length, price range, spinning or baitcaster, rod manufactorer, and stock or custom. there are a lot of options out there.
     
  11. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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    Ive got 2-12' Ugly Stik Big Water Rods w/ Shimano 6500 Baitrunners on both of them. I can cast a big bait+a 8 oz. sinker about 70 yds. The 12' Ugly BW are your best bet.
     
  12. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    If you really want a good rod get the surf jetty xs10mhs by Lamiglas.
     
  13. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    I just got my 11ft Kinghawk glowstik, this is the first one that Ive ever had and have a Abu 9000 on it. I didnt have much problems with it after I got used to the extra length.
     
  14. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    Has anyone tried the Berkley Glow Stick in the Cabela's catalog????
     
  15. MaysvilleCatfish

    MaysvilleCatfish New Member

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    either is a fine choice:smile2:
     
  16. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    I've got a Cabela's 11' Predator spinning rod I like alot....I've also got an Ugly Stick 8'6" Lite w/cork handles, heavy action rated at 12-30 lbs...I have'nt used the rod yet, but have a 6500 shimano baitrunner that I plan to swap between the Predator and the Ugly Stick, depending on whether I'm fishing from the old river bank or lake....DemoMan