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Old 06-10-2021, 07:11 PM
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Default Thoughts on Ugly Stick Carbon rods?

I’ve got an Abu ambassador reel made in Sweden (red) from years ago…it’s in mint condition…..been sitting on a Berkley MH lightning rod 6’6”….end up never using it.

Haven’t used it much at all. Today I was at the fisherman’s outlet store in spirit lake. I was debating just getting a 6’6” Medium GX2 ugly stick to put it on for trolling since they were only $15 for the GX2 Ugly sticks. Then I seen the Red carbon Ugly sticks…..they were about $50, but had slit rips in the fighting but.

So…..what the opinions on the Carbon Ugly Sticks? Are they $35 better then the GX2 series?
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:23 AM
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I run the 7' med GX2's for trolling here. If you found them for 15.00 snatch them up! They run 39.99 in most stores right now.

Love them for trolling.
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Old 06-11-2021, 03:39 AM
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At that price......buy me 10 of them !!!!

Iíve used the 6í-6Ē Ugly Sticks paired with Ambassadeur 6500s since the mid 90ís. Caught a bunch of 40Ē+ pike up Nort and Red Bullís in saltwater with no problem.

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I can't speak to the carbon sticks, but if you have GX2's for $15 these things are just about bullet proof for trolling, I have several that have out lasted most other rods. The dang things are durable and take a lot of abuse when it comes to trolling, I use them on the down riggers and for pulling boards. They may not be ideal, but I have yet to destroy one.

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I’ve got an original 6’6” medium ugly stick & 2-7’ medium GX2 for pulling boards.

And yes the GX2 rods are $15. The fisherman’s outlet gets them from the Factory across the road. The reason they are $15 is they are either rods that had been returned, a previous combo where something was wrong with the reel, or it has some slight cosmetic defect (like a foam handle with a small dent or rip in the foam. A slightly scratched blank)

They also have a bunch of name brand reels that run $50-$100 in stores for $15. They come off of combos where the rod was returned or broken in shipping.

So a lot of my rods and reels come from the store.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:06 AM
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Nothing wrong with the Ugly Stik GX2 especially for $15. I've got about 10 of them for trolling and the best part of the rods is that it takes a lot to break them. Sometimes when you have kids or newbies on the boat, the gear takes a pounding. The Carbons are lighter rods and those rods you showed in the pic are casting rods. The carbon is lighter in weight so you don't get tired as fast.
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