Which UC Rods?

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  1. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    OK guys, help me out. I am going to need to replace some of the lost rods. I am scheduled to go again in January on the Team Hoo cow hunt. I didn't lose any of my cow rods, but my wahoo arsenal was wiped out.

    I will want:

    - one 30-40lb rod to fish bait for wahoo
    - two or three 40-60lb rods to fish bombs and jigs
    - (optional) one surface iron jig stick

    I have some ideas already, but I'd love to hear suggestions.

    EDIT: Yes, UC only.
     
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  2. potuna

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    Tilefish is a great rod for jigs and bombs.
     
  3. RockHopperNCKA

    RockHopperNCKA Well-Known "Member"

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    I'm also looking for a UC bomb/jig stick, so I also appreciate everyone's input!!
     
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    Here is what I have and use:

    30lb Bait: US76 Tilefish Jr
    40lb Bait: US70 Wahoo Jr
    Jigs, Bombs, and 50lb bait: US80 Tilefish (x2)
    Yoyo/Heavy Jigs: CP70HP
    Jig Stick: CE900 Del Mar
    Bonus Jig Stick: US85 SIC

    After a lot of talking with Randy, and checking stuff out at the factory and various shops, this is pretty close to my ideal lineup. Others will have their opinions, and I do have the heavier options as well (60lb and up) but this is what works for me in the area that you specified.

    -Connor
     
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    rdrblck66 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    30/40lb.- US Monster(my favorite)
    Jigs/bombs- 8' Tilefish
    US 7'6 Predator- 60lb.
    US 8' Predator- 50/60lb.(My favorite)
    Surface iron I use a spinner(US Monster blank makes a Great Spinner)
     
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    fishordie I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yo Jim,

    If you are interested, send me a PM or phone call and I can let you know about our great pricing on U.C. rods and most any other long range gear you might need at Bob Sands Tackle.. We have a great inventory with most everything you are looking for in stock. I look forward to hearing from you if you are interested. Talk soon.

    Jamie
     
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    I second the US Tilefish Jr. for 30# bait. Now my favorite 30# and I am a Calstar guy. Just ordered blanks for US 70 Predator for 50# bait and a US 76 HP for 40# bait. Good luck.
     
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    I know this must be the last thing you want to be doing Jim but with what you now know you like and don't like in a rod it should be an arsenal to die for. Please post what your final 5 are. My guess is you will end up with 6 HaHa!!
     
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    I know this must be the last thing you want to be doing Jim but with what you now know you like and don't like in a rod it should be an arsenal to die for. Please post what your final 5 are. My guess is you will end up with 6 HaHa!!
     
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    I think Connor is pretty much spot on. I would just add a couple of different sticks to think about and/or pull on as options to see what fits YOU and your style the best:

    US 76 or 80HP for 40#
    US90 Monster and CE900 Monster for surface iron. Imho the best all around 9' jig stick is the US 90 Monster for the guy that ONLY wants 1 jig stick. Can throw anything from a C to a 7x. If you have a hard time loading the rod, the CE 900 Monster will be easier to load when casting.
    I had such a hard time deciding on the surface iron rods that I bought them ALL... But then again, I have been labeled a HOARDER. Collector sounds a lot better to me. :)
    Good luck in your search and let us know what you ended up choosing.
     
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    Chances are, Gary, that I will choose the Wahoo Jr. as my wahoo bait rod. It's what I had before, and I really loved it. For me that is a 30lb rod as much as or more than a 40.

    Beyond that, I will look hard at the suggestions. Yes, I will post what I decide. One thing I need to add is a dedicated baitmaker. That one doesn't have to be fancy. Just 8 feet long and strong/stiff as Hell.
     
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    [QUOTE="Rodless_Jim, post: "One thing I need to add is a dedicated baitmaker. That one doesn't have to be fancy. Just 8 feet long and strong/stiff as Hell.[/QUOTE]

    So just drop into Lowes or Home Depot and purchase a closet rod......cut to desired length.....strong as hell.....not fancy!....lol
     
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    Rodless , shouldn't you be fishing right now ? :D
     
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    I am! We just came in for lunch from a small hit on mixed quality dorado. I didn't get a tagger myself, but it was fun.
     
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    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Double post.
     
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    Royal Polaris 6 day?
     
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    I can reply in 30 days. Since I read this yesterday we could start the count at 29.:-)

    Mick
     
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    Jim, I’ve got a once used 7.5” predator you can try out if you want to use it before b
    jim, I have a 7’6” UC Predator and a Phenix PHD 700XH you can try before you buy. It’ll just cost you shipping. We can figure out where you can park them after your trip. I also have a killer Rainshadow Muskie rod that is perfect for bait fishing wahoo. It’s 7’6” and rated 36-80#. You know where I “stays”.
     
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    i have ucs and love them but the 700XH is really sweet with 6x jrs. The tip really flexes and tosses that smaller iron
     
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    Excel 10-day.
     
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