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« on: December 06, 2010, 02:52:14 PM »

Hi Gang! Considering Ugly Stik Tiger as a Christmas gift for my bro-in-law who's fishing off a 15' ocean kayak, but not sure on which "specific" Ugly Stick to pair with either a Penn 500/501 Jigmaster??? Any recommendations? Looking for a general all-purpose rod to go after rock fish, lings, and maybe an occasional halibut. From Shakespeare's website, here are the choices:

Ugly Stik Tiger Rods:

Model #    Length    Pcs.    Handle    Action    Lb.Test    Lure Wt. Oz.    Guides
BWS 2200 70*    7'0"    1    B    ML    12-30    1/2-4    6 + Tip
BWS 2201 70*    7'0"    1    B    M    20-50    3/4-6    6 + Tip
BWS 2201-2 70*    7'0"    2    B    M    10-50    1/2-6    6 + Tip
BWC 2201 66    6'6"    1    B    M    15-40    3/4-6    7 + Tip
BWC 2200 70    7'0"    1    C    ML    12-30    1/2-4    8 + Tip
BWC 2201 70    7'0"    1    B    M    20-50    3/4-6    8 + Tip
BWC 2201-2 70    7'0"    2    B    M    10-50    1/2-6    7 + Tip
BWC 2202 70    7'0"    1    B    MH    30-60    3/4-8    8 + Tip
BWCA/O 2201 70    7'0"    1    B    M    20-50    3/4-6    8 + Tip
BWCA/O 2202 70    7'0"    1    B    MH    30-60    3/4-8    8 + Tip
BWD 2200 80*    8'0"    2    A    ML    12-30    1-4    8 + Tip

UL - Ultralight; L - Light; ML - Medium Light; M - Medium; MH - Medium Heavy; H - Heavy;
BCL - Pistol Grip Baitcast; CAL - Straight Handle Casting; CALB - Straight Handle Live Bait Rod;
CALM - Straight Handle Musky Rod; SCL - Spincasting Rod; SPL - Spinning Rod;

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Steelerhead (a.k.a. Jeff in Gilroy)
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 03:07:41 PM »

7lb drag is about right for kayak,short butt,make sure rod reaches around front of kayak.spiral wrap is even better.dont look like a tiger.cheers okuma baidarka kayak rod maybe worth a look
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 05:04:50 PM »

My son has about 4 of the tiger sticks on the boat with him as we speak and he's caught a lot of fish on them. They're good little rods for the price, if you break one you don't get too upset. For there line wt's. they're pretty heavy and not very light in the tip.

If it was me I'd go down one size from what you think you need or might work....
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 07:17:30 PM »

one of my favorite rods used to be the two piece BWS 2201-2 70.  it was 7'0" with a 10 pound tip and a 50 pound backbone.  it was nice because it was very sturdy but gave you the option packing it away in a car trunk.  i did alot of salmon trolling with that rod, using a 4/0 senator and 2.5 pound lead ball. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2010, 08:10:02 PM »

I vote
BWC 2201 66 rated @ 15-40. 'Cause I have one.   Grin
    6'6"   is good for the Yak.   It is a great 20-25# stick, which makes it good for your 500/501.
It has a light tip and a lot of backbone, great for fishing live bait. I'm thinking of cutting about 4 inches off the butt of mine. It currently has the reel seat a bit high for a yak, so cutting 4 inches or so  off the butt will make it more yak friendly. Wallace mentioned the Okuma rods, the Baidarkas are killer rods and not too spendy. For kayaking around here, they are almost perfect.

Either way, Your bro in law will be a lucky guy!
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010, 10:53:04 PM »

Thanks for all of the great advice folks! - Jeff
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2010, 01:01:07 PM »

I fish mostly from a larger boat than the kayak, but I like either the BWC 2201 70, 20-50, or the BWC 2201-2 70, 10-50. Both work great for rockfish, lings, and halibut along the coast. I have also used them for albacore offshore. Very handy rods.
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2010, 12:49:50 AM »

If fishing from the kayak, consider the Ugly Stik Tiger Lite series.  



I have both the BWCL 2200 69 and the BWCL 2200 70.  They are lighter (in weight, not robustness) than the regular tigers and have shorter cork tape butt sections to make them much easier to handle on the yak.  I've caught my fair share of big 35 LB+ stripers on the east coast and these rods are definitely up to the task, especially for yakfishing.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2010, 12:40:57 PM »

Thanks WaterDawg and LaL!
- Jeff (a.k.a. Steelerhead)
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