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Morning, I'm in the market for a lightweight boat rod. I've been contemplating the Ugly Stik 6lb 8'2" model but I'm also considering buying a fixed spool reel (because I can). I've been looking at the Penn Live liner 460L. The reel could be used on my uptider as well.

 

My concern is that the Ugly Stik is built as a multiplier rod so, is it suitable for a fixed spool reel or, are the rings/spine etc. just not suitable. Any other suggestions?

Eating wild caught fish is good for my health, reduces food miles and keeps me fit trying to catch them........it's my choice to do it, not yours to stop me!

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Morning, I'm in the market for a lightweight boat rod. I've been contemplating the Ugly Stik 6lb 8'2" model but I'm also considering buying a fixed spool reel (because I can). I've been looking at the Penn Live liner 460L. The reel could be used on my uptider as well.

 

My concern is that the Ugly Stik is built as a multiplier rod so, is it suitable for a fixed spool reel or, are the rings/spine etc. just not suitable. Any other suggestions?

 

 

Hhhmm the first guide on the ugly seems the same size as the tip.

 

 

Just a thought, i have a Shimano Beastmaster AX 240 interline rod. The line entry is quite away up from the reel.

 

Just checked the reel seat and it seems larger (Longer) then normal so should take a F/S no problem.

 

Great rod, caught a smo0thhound on it whilst Breaming which was nice.

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Hhhmm the first guide on the ugly seems the same size as the tip.

 

 

Just a thought, i have a Shimano Beastmaster AX 240 interline rod. The line entry is quite away up from the reel.

 

Just checked the reel seat and it seems larger (Longer) then normal so should take a F/S no problem.

 

Great rod, caught a smo0thhound on it whilst Breaming which was nice.

Hmmm. don't know that I'm brave enough to try one of those yet.....I've only recently got into carbon boat rods!

 

A couple of the Grauvell multi tip rods interested me, the Etna 270 and the Rhodas but can't find out much techy info.

Eating wild caught fish is good for my health, reduces food miles and keeps me fit trying to catch them........it's my choice to do it, not yours to stop me!

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Hmmm. don't know that I'm brave enough to try one of those yet.....I've only recently got into carbon boat rods!

 

A couple of the Grauvell multi tip rods interested me, the Etna 270 and the Rhodas but can't find out much techy info.

 

 

You didn't say what the budget was but the pollack rod here looks good.

http://www.conoflex.co.uk/boat.htm

If you buy the blanks you can ring it for a F/S as you want it and all for less than £100.00

Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.

 

 

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity

 

 

 

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You didn't say what the budget was but the pollack rod here looks good.

http://www.conoflex.co.uk/boat.htm

If you buy the blanks you can ring it for a F/S as you want it and all for less than £100.00

Yes, cheers I'd seen that one. I'm still in two minds on what I'm after really. Budget is down to quality really. I was just wondering whether there were any 'standard' lightweight fixed spool rung rods out there. They seem incredibly popular throughout the rest of the world, just not here!

 

One side of my brain says to get the Ugly Stik 6lb (excellent reviews) and an Avet SX, the other says try something a bit different!

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Hmmm. don't know that I'm brave enough to try one of those yet.....I've only recently got into carbon boat rods!

 

A couple of the Grauvell multi tip rods interested me, the Etna 270 and the Rhodas but can't find out much techy info.

 

 

When Grauvell MT's first hit these shores they certainly set tongues waging, I seem to remember some of the England Internationals used them to good effect???? Being a French design, and the French seem to like FS reels . . . ??? Mind you, being French dont say to much . . . 'they eat snails and frogs legs'!!!! :g:;)

 

I admit to liking light multi tip rods, I have a Ron Thompson Kamikaze, brilliant light bassing rod, although it is a trigger grip design that I use with a tiny bait casting multiplier in the river and an Abu 6500 Rocket at sea.

 

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Well, I've bought the Ugly Stik 6lb because it will get a lot of use breaming, hussing and possibly pack toping....Pleasantly surprised. What a pretty little rod! The rings look as if they'll be suitable for a fixed spool (after all I won't be lobbing great baits 40 yds with it I've got an uptider for that) with a decent sized butt ring so a Penn 460L is also on order........I may just get an Avet SX as well :rolleyes:

Eating wild caught fish is good for my health, reduces food miles and keeps me fit trying to catch them........it's my choice to do it, not yours to stop me!

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You know you want the sx mc ;)

 

But also consider an ABU 5500 C3 (a mag'd florida orange one would be sweet) and stick a power handle on it

(The one's off a 6500 fit) (save yourself about £100)

 

Best pic i can find...........sweet.

 

 

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What, go back to one of those antiquated star drag things? :P

Eating wild caught fish is good for my health, reduces food miles and keeps me fit trying to catch them........it's my choice to do it, not yours to stop me!

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certified tarts. B)

Free to choose apart from the ones where the trust poked their nose in. Common eel. tope. Bass and sea bream. All restricted.


New for 2016 TAT are the main instigators for the demise of the u k bass charter boat industry, where they went screaming off to parliament and for the first time assisting so called angling gurus set up bass take bans with the e u using rubbish exaggerated info collected by ices from anglers, they must be very proud.

Upgrade, the door has been closed with regards to anglers being linked to the e u superstate and the failed c f p. So TAT will no longer need to pay monies to the EAA anymore as that org is no longer relevant to the u k . Goodbye to the europeon anglers alliance and pathetic restrictions from the e u.

Angling is better than politics, ban politics from angling.

Consumer of bass. where is the evidence that the u k bass stock need angling trust protection. Why won't you work with your peers instead of castigating them. They have the answer.

Recipie's for mullet stew more than welcomed.

Angling sanitation trust and kent and sussex sea anglers org delete's and blocks rsa's alternative opinion on their face book site. Although they claim to rep all.

new for 2014. where is the evidence that the south coast bream stock need the angling trust? Your campaign has no evidence. Why won't you work with your peers, the inshore under tens? As opposed to alienating them? Angling trust failed big time re bait digging, even fish legal attempted to intervene and failed, all for what, nothing.

Looks like the sea angling reps have been coerced by the ifca's to compose sea angling strategy's that the ifca's at some stage will look at drafting into legislation to manage the rsa, because they like wasting tax payers money. That's without asking the rsa btw. You know who you are..

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