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Tiger Lite and Abu 6500 C3

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Fished Little Narragansett Bay for the first time last week and broke one TFO graphite pole using tube and worm. I want to set up one glass rod for tube-n-worm and some light plugs. Most of my kayak fishing will be in bays and marshes and the target for this rod would be blues and stripers. I will build a rod over the winter but for now I would like to pair an Ugly Stik Tiger Lite (6'6" MH 12-30# 3/4-4oz) with a Abu Garcia 6500 C3 (30# braid and mono/ fluor leader). The rod will only get used a few times this year and then be a backup and loner.

 

My questions are:

 

- Is the 6'6" MH 12-30# 3/4-4oz a good choice for bay and marshes or would the lighter action 6'9" M 10-25# 1/2-3oz be better choice?

 

- I chose the Abu 6500 C3 for the clicker as the 5500 does not have one. Is the Abu 6500 a good size for this rod?

 

Tight Lines, Dana

 

 

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The lightest one, rated up to 3 oz, would probably be better suited. I have a Tiger Lite, and have used a 6500 sized Abu on it and it works great. You definitely wont be breaking the Ugly Stik!

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Isn't it amazing how hard the t & w gets slammed by bass and blues. I would come down on the lure weight alittle also, you can use the drag and the yak to control fish.I would go up on the length to at least 7' unless your in a 10' yak.

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On a side note the TFO Rod my understanding it has a life time warranty.

 

You can send it back to them with a check for $25.00 ( Shipping ) & they will send you a new rod.

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I have that exact setup (6'6" MH & 6500 C3) and am very pleased with it. I've caught fish to 20lbs and it handles them nicely. I mainly use the TnW on it. I'll use it with both an unweighted keel in shallow water and also with the egg sinker keel going down to 20' or so. I have the reel spooled with 40lb power pro.

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