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Old 07-30-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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In the market for some Flathead sticks and need suggestions. The rods I have now have yet to fail me or not get the job done but they are red-lining it on big fish and I am fortunate to have landed some fish that were pretty much too much to handle on them. We use live bait hooks so hooksetting power is a must since we dont use circles. I am thinking about Penn Slammers but would like some of your opinions and suggestions. Thanks everyone
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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You will no doubt get some good suggestions from the cat guys here, but here is a pretty good read about rods.

http://www.bigcatfishing.com/catfishing_rods.htm
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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7'0 shakesphere ulgy sticks do a good job...
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I really like my ugly stik's.....never broke one,yet. And I have a couple slammers to,but for the money when buying new I'd go with an ugly stik any day.
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Do the ugly sticks have the back bone for it? When I think of Ugly Sticks I think very flexible and very light with little stiffness to horse a big fish. I have used them before but and they will bend in a circle before they break but they couldnt horse anything big because they are so bendy....
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the 7' medium heavy is pretty tough...but I have never tangled with one over 20lbs on rod and reel. So a 30+ lber could give you some trouble, but one that size is going to give you trouble regardless...
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7'0 shakesphere ulgy sticks do a good job...
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Damn skippy, they wont break and run around 30 bucks and can handle the biggest of cats
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Damn skippy, they wont break and run around 30 bucks and can handle the biggest of cats
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:15 PM   #9
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Ugly Stick seems to be winning the race!
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I wouldn't trade my uglys for any thing, the other two in the picture have been upgraded to ugly sticks as well, notice two of the sticks are 7"2 and the other two uglys are 6"8 big difference on leverage

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