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Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by illnoize, Jun 11, 2006.
Whats the clear tip for on the ugly sticks? Also is the 7ft catfish rods too short for long casting?
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.
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?
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
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.
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!
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.
I have 2 of the 7 footers and don't have any problem with casting distance.
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.
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!!
I have a bunch of rods and the 7ft ugly stik with an abu 600 will out cast all of them.
7' Ugly Stik Catfish Rod with a Shakespheare Tidewater will also sling a bait pretty far.
shakespeare said its for sensitivity on the tip.
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: