Ugly stick clear tip

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by illnoize, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. illnoize

    illnoize New Member

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    Whats the clear tip for on the ugly sticks? Also is the 7ft catfish rods too short for long casting?
     
  2. kurt

    kurt New Member

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    I think it is a flip tip. It is where most of the senseitivity comes from, and when you cast the tip has a snap to it and cast the bait further.
     

  3. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    I don't know that there is really any reason for that clear tip. Maybe it's just something to set them apart from other brands?
     
  4. Ghoulscout 13

    Ghoulscout 13 New Member

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    The clear tip is showing you that the tip is pure graphite and therefore extremely sensitive, as for casting distance as long as you have a good reel this thing will throw baits with the best of em
     
  5. dixiedrifter

    dixiedrifter New Member

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    Actually it all has to do with the blank. The tip is actually fiberglass (graphite is black in color) while the lower end of the rod is a combination of fiberglass overlaid on carbon.

    The 7 footers are just fine unless your trying to do some serious long distance casting, then i'd switch over to an 8 or 9 footer.

    I'm getting to the point where I can hang with some of the spinning reels out there now.
     
  6. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    I have sevn or eight 7 footers, but a couple of friends of mine, Tony Spergin, and Jason, have some 12 footers that they put me to shame. I am going to Cabela's wheeling Wed (my Bday) and gonna get me some of them!
     
  7. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    I have an 8 foot catfish ugly stik spinning rod and it is a blast! I can cast that further than my other 8 footer with braid. Too bad I already have 14 outfits (I am 14 years old) and my dad won't let me get anymore lol. I do have a 10' MH surf outfit that I can cast really far with. It's not an Ugly Stik but I got it for $80 which was really good.
     
  8. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    I have 2 of the 7 footers and don't have any problem with casting distance.
     
  9. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I have a 7, 9, 10 and two 12 foot poles along with the standard issue casting poles but if your tring to throw 5+ oz with bait you may consider a shock leader if you are using less than 20 lb line. as for distance your reel plays a part in it too. I can throw my 7 footer with a baitcaster about 60-70 yards the 12 footers over a hundred yards but the are spinning reels.
     
  10. catfishsteve

    catfishsteve New Member

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    I have a couple 7' casting rods with Abu Ambassador 6500's and they cast great with up to about 3 oz slip sinker rigs!!
     
  11. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I have a bunch of rods and the 7ft ugly stik with an abu 600 will out cast all of them.
     
  12. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    7' Ugly Stik Catfish Rod with a Shakespheare Tidewater will also sling a bait pretty far.
     
  13. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    shakespeare said its for sensitivity on the tip.
     
  14. pincheweddo

    pincheweddo New Member

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    It's all about marketing! Fiberglass is clear and some smart fella said "hey! if leave the tip clear every body can spot them on a rack of rods in the store" Plus the cats can't see them when you stick 'em over the water.:lol: