I have a 8ft Ugly stick I've had since somewhere around 1984. All the numbers and letters are worn off so I can't say exactly what it is, but it's a medium action rod. Use it for everything. Been catching a lot of sea bass off the rocks with it lately. It's taken a heck of a lot of abuse over the years, especially catfishing, which everyone knows is at night and involves lots of beer, but still flings a lure as far as I want most of the time and brings in the fish. I did have to put a new reel on it this spring, which is another story about falling on slick rocks, no beer involved
It's an old rod....bought in 1985 from a store long forgotten. It's a Berkley Trilene Phazer....8ft 2in, It says 3/8 to 3/4 ounce lures...says 100% Graphite... light and sensative, it sure is. I have taken many Coho on it and several Kings to 25lbs. I fish it with 10lb line on an Amb 4600 Ultra Cast, so all fish present an ausome challenge. It is hands down my favorite rod for pullin plugs. It was even yanked right out of the pole holder into the Cowlitz river by a fish...good thing it had a Graphite Ryobi reel on it at the time as the whole dang thing floated and I was able to retrieve it . Many memories drift through my mind each time I use it. Russ :tongue:
My favorite is the TH Custom Rod I got this year.
7'9" 6-12 lb. Excellent in those tight places and smaller streams. The workmanship is flawless!!!
I've gottem many compliments on this little gem. Balances perfectly with my Shimano Scorpion.
Well i a few months ago i would have said my TH 1023 or 1025, but lately i have been using my berkely 8.5ft 8-12 and man, have i gotten to like that rod. I landed two smaller chinook on it today, and a bunch of steelhead in the past, the thing is way better of a rod than it should be for the price. I paid $40 on sale, and the thing is just so light and sensative with the perfect action for drifting or throwing light spinners. I was considering getting another rainshadow for a summerrun rod, and now i think i will just stick with the cheaper berkely. I like it :grin: