Favorite Catfishing Rod

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by Stormin_Mormin, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Stormin_Mormin

    Stormin_Mormin New Member

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    Looking at buying a new catfishing rod and probably a new reel, what is your favorite, for a reasonable price?
     
  2. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    i like the academy brand tournament choice. They have plenty of back bone for big fish ( i caught 40 lb buffalo and lots of 25lbers on it) and sensitive enuff tip for dinks. i think its a steal for $12.

    I also like the BPS megacast round reel. i bought one for $30 and it casts as good as any abu i have. I dont know how tough it is since i have had if for almost a week now. I have caught 2 20lb buffs on it and had no probs. i will really let every one know how good it is by May when it is time to hook up in the flatheads.
     

  3. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    A Abu 6000 or 6500 and a 6 or 7 foot MH ugly stick.
     
  4. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    i agree with the reel, but had some bad luck with plain old ugly stick. We use to fish for big channels with gold fish and had 2 diffferent ugly sticks break in rod holder before i could get to them.

    I threw in the BPS reel because of cost efficiency. And i highly recomend the T.C. because Academy will replace this rod no matter WHAT happens to it.
     
  5. F150Catfish

    F150Catfish New Member

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    well I have few ugly stick catfish but cheaper.. I don't have problem with this rod as far, I love them alot... well my favorite rod are st. croix rod because it's good rod.. but they are expensive... my favorite reel are abu garica as 6000, 6500, 7000.
     
  6. Salty1

    Salty1 New Member

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    8 Ft. Ugly Stik Catfish Rod & Abu 6500 C3 or 6600 C4. I find these to be a great choice for both boat and bank. :big_smile_2:
     
  7. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Name:
    Walter Flack
    I prefer the 7' MH action Ugly Stik Tiger rods. Plenty of backbone and a sensitive tip.
     
  8. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    John
    RIGHT ON WOLF.A UGLY STICK TIGR WILL TAKE A LICKING AND KEEP ON TICKIN.AND AT 55.00 IT'S A BUY !! J.D.
     
  9. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I like my 12 foot eagle claw catclaw and my berkly 7.5 foot big game both were under 30:00
     
  10. davy51

    davy51 New Member

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    A9ft Daiwa beefststick boat rod and a okuma trophy pro 80 spinning reel

    its caught 40 pounders with no problems at all
     
  11. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    If you want a rod under a 100$ then I would go with a surg, with an Abu 6500 reel.
     
  12. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    For most catfishing I use Ugly Stik, Cat Maxx and Eagle Claw but for heavy weight cats I use a Ugly Stik Tiger. Reels Abu 6000, 6500 or Okuma Baitfeeder Spinning.

    That what I perfer not saying its the best but its never failed me.
     
  13. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    My value rod & reel gets used as mutch as my high $ ones, mainly because its a 2pc rod and i got a car its a okume 300cl on a 9'cabelas king cat rod. I believe it cost me less than $50 and will catch fish over 50#.
     
  14. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    New York
    My favorite rod is a 10' Lamiglass triflex surfcasting rod.
     
  15. Shawn

    Shawn New Member

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    what type of fishing are you doing?

    For channel cats I like spinning gear with a light or med 7' composite rod. Nothing to stiff.

    For flats, I like a composite or graphite rod 7' medium heavy. Enough backbone to apply serious pressure when needed, but a fairly flexible tip. That's just what I like. A lot of guys use e glass rods like King Kat, Quantum Big Cat, Berkley Glowstick, etc. Or Ugly Stick which are all good poles.

    Shawn
     
  16. catfishcrazyjr

    catfishcrazyjr New Member

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    oklahoma
    the t.c. rods from academy are some good rods but the butt is a little short
     
  17. brent

    brent New Member

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    texas
  18. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Illinois
    If JD says a Tiger Ugly Stick is good, I would be proud to stand with him and agree. Add a 6500 c3 reel and you are set to go.
     
  19. MBeggs

    MBeggs New Member

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    tennessee
    For big fish I love the 8ft 14-50 Whuppin stick and Shimano trn 200. ($80total) I have caught some nice blues and several stripers in the 50# class on this outfit.
     
  20. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    Minnesota
    Spinning Rod - Ugly Stik Tiger M 7ft.(wish it was a foot longer though)
    Bait Casting - American Spirit Nite Stick Pro 7'6" MH (wish it was a two piece)