10 or 12 ft ugly stick
Posted July 16 2010 - 09:30 PM
Posted July 17 2010 - 12:12 AM
Posted July 17 2010 - 01:34 AM
Posted July 17 2010 - 10:23 PM
My little 7 foot Ugly Stick with 10 pound Ande on it gets me 125 yards Plus and I barely put any effort into it at all.
Use your body...not your arms when casting. Twist your hips and use your lower body/legs for the power. Your arms are just for direction.
I use 7's and 8's for Demo/Smiths Point/North Shore and I have a 12 for Montauk.
Posted July 19 2010 - 11:39 AM
However, I've dumped all the Ugly Sticks for Ocean master from Bass Pro. They handle the heavier weights much better.
Posted July 19 2010 - 11:57 AM
there are many times, just doesnt have it to reach that channel between the breakers, close but not quite,
12' would help reach those channels, yet i wouldnt want to lug/store a 12'
Posted July 19 2010 - 01:02 PM
Posted July 19 2010 - 04:24 PM
Posted July 27 2010 - 12:01 AM
Originally Posted by BassMe
i go tica tc3 dolphin surf 10'6". more than enough in my opinion for surf when throwing anything btwn 2-8oz
I have the same one. Its just perfect and casts like a slingshot...pairs so perfectly with a Shimano BR 4500....I love that rod.
Boatswainsmate 1st Class, USCG "Semper Paratus"
Certified Merchant Mariner
Posted July 27 2010 - 12:14 AM
If you have the Money I'd look into a Tica. Great Rod & Great Price.
I've fished & own everything from a ugly stick to a St Croix Legend & just about everything in between. I also live on the south shore of LI & again a 10' if more than enough if your planning on plugging. If you want to throw bait than tha't another story. But Plugging a 12' heavy stick for any length your going to get tired real quick.
One of my favorite set ups is a 9' rod. You can throw it all day & all night.
Posted August 12 2010 - 08:17 AM
Posted August 12 2010 - 08:28 AM
The only knock on those rods is that they are quite heavy so plugging may wear you out if you decide to do that.
Posted August 12 2010 - 02:29 PM
I thought I was a fairly good caster, so I went and bought a 10 rod and my cast was horrible.
I started practicing casting using my body and my cast continues to improve...its almost like perfecting a golf swing in a sense that you really need to practice and understand how to wip cast and release at the proper angle to create the arc.
Posted August 12 2010 - 07:08 PM
Posted August 19 2010 - 01:24 AM