"Broom Stick" Rods?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by Ky_Katter91, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Ky_Katter91

    Ky_Katter91 New Member

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    I posted this in my other thread but I thought I would open a new one to get more hits on it..
    I decided against the Muskie Rods as I don't think theyre up to the style of fishing I do. I fish around a lot of snags where I fish on the Ohio, and the current is usually pretty swift as well.
    I'm trying to find a real extra heavy broom stick rod from 6'6" length to 9'.
    I need something to pull a big fella off the bottom in heavy current and drag him away from snags if he runs to one.
    What are some good rods for this purpose?
    My 9' King Cat Supreme is pretty stout but I don't think its really stiff enough or heavy enough for this. Same said for the 7' Berkley Big Game and the old one piece dynaflex I have.
    Any suggestions??
    Thanks Guys.
     
  2. fnddragn

    fnddragn New Member

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    Have you looked into the so called "boat rods". i figure that if it can bring some of those ocean going monsters then it might just work for you. You might not be able to cast with it but you can always drift a bait into position. Just a thought.
     

  3. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Go shorter,, 5'6"-6'6",, hmmm, about the length of a "Broomstick". Heavy rating and,, match your line, and reel to the stick..Long rear grip, and long foregrip,, will provide ample "Torque" to your lifting scenario..:big_smile:
     
  4. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    For moving them fast and hard,I like Bigwater Uglystiks in the 7 ft size.They,re listed as boat rods.They,re heavy but they still got enough tip action to see when you got a hit.Mine cast from 4-10ozs fine.Another plus is they,re almost indestructable.
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Ugly stick bigwaters will get the job done!!
     
  6. varmint_sniper

    varmint_sniper New Member

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    quantum big cat rod 7'6 hvy act what i use and love dose the job well:wink:
     
  7. Ky_Katter91

    Ky_Katter91 New Member

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    Thanks for all of the replies
    -I checked into the Shakespeare Bigwater Boat Rods. The 2 heavy action selections are the 6'6" and the 8'.
    -I prefer a longer set up however; and I dont know if this sounds like a dumb question but would the 8' rod be as stiff and "torquey" as the 6'6" rod?
    I'm thinking a good combo that would suit what I'm looking for is the 8' Bigwater Boat rod and pairing it with the Penn 309M.
    Once again thanks for all of the replies. You all are a lot of help. Hoping to have a good "off season" for the flatheads and really tear 'em up next year :cool2:
     
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  8. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    ugly stik tiger 7'mh is pretty darn stiff with a flex tip the 8' bwb 40-80# is big as a broom handle but still flexs over about half the rod but plenty strong. theres alot more options. seen your post after mine the 8'bwb is the bomb go to king kats suck 2 and look twards the end go for the 8:wink::cool2::big_smile:
     
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  9. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    You want a stout rod? Welder/Troy hooked me up with a Ozark Snagging Stick, you will pull the fish out of the timber with some timber along with it, lol. As long as you got the line.
     
  10. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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  11. Catfish Levi

    Catfish Levi Member

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    i just bought a 10ft daiwa beefstick off ebay should be here this week i hope its a good stong rod
     
  12. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I have 2 of the 7' Heavy action Beef Sticks. They are stouter than some actual broom sticks i've seen...:eek:oooh::smile2:
    You'd have to hook into a decent sized fish before they will bend any at all. Anything under 5lbs and you don't really know its hooked...:eek:oooh:
    I like them pretty well for short distance boat fishing and they are priced good too.:cool2:
     
  13. kflats

    kflats New Member

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    bigwater ugly stick!!!...just dont shut the tailgate up on them, they dont like that ...unfortunately I learned the hard way.:embarassed::angry:
     
  14. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    For a TOUGH rod, at a price that cant be beat, look at the Shakespeare Study Stiks. Id get the 7'er as it has a slightly softer tip than the 6.5'er.
    Less than 20 bucks, but tough enough for anything.
    Definately not an all around rod, but will do want you are wanting to do with no problems.
     
  15. luckey wade

    luckey wade New Member

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    Beef sticks cheap an good I have 5