12-20 lb boat rod- sub €80

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12-20 lb boat rod- sub €80

Postby shortcircuit » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:15 pm

Hi folks

Am in the market for a new boat rod and might go for a brand new one if the price is good. I currently have a pretty cheap 20-30 lb rod which hauls fish up grand OK but has poor bite detection and does not offer much sport.

I think something in the 12-20lb range would suit best for what I will be doing most- working lures on a flying collar in deep water, and general fishing in Cork harbour - rays etc.

I know I may need to step up to 30lb class if I go after bigger conger-I can use my current rod for that.

I don't go boat fishing enough to justify spending huge money-maybe 5-6 times a year.

That in mind, can anyone recommend a decent rod for 80 quid or under. I would be thinking the Ugly Stik GX2 might be a contender.

Any other ideas folks?

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Re: 12-20 lb boat rod- sub €80

Postby seank » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:41 pm

I own the whole range of ugly stick gx2

Cannot fault them...

Great action, good bite detection and tonnes of power.
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Re: 12-20 lb boat rod- sub €80

Postby ste c » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:14 am

Ugly stick gx2 are good budget rod also penn rampage braid henrys tackle selling them cheap now too
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Re: 12-20 lb boat rod- sub €80

Postby SeanA101080 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:25 pm

Another vote for the Ugly Stick. I use the 20lb class for sharking and it handles very nicely.
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Re: 12-20 lb boat rod- sub €80

Postby shortcircuit » Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:11 pm

The ugly stik is looking good a lot of people recommendeding it.

Heartening to know it can deal with a shark-if it can so that surely theres little ito can't handle

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Re: 12-20 lb boat rod- sub €80

Postby seank » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:07 pm

shortcircuit wrote:The ugly stik is looking good a lot of people recommendeding it.

Heartening to know it can deal with a shark-if it can so that surely theres little ito can't handle

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I had a skate on for an hour on the 12-20 the last day to :/ was handling him grand, it was the 2/0 aberdeen that gave in :P
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Re: 12-20 lb boat rod- sub €80

Postby donal domeney » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:25 am

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Re: 12-20 lb boat rod- sub €80

Postby shortcircuit » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:19 pm

I'd say I'll go with it !thanks all

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Re: 12-20 lb boat rod- sub €80

Postby Eoin » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:37 pm

http://www.gerrysfishing.com/penn-legio ... b-7ft-8.ir

these rods are class and this is the lowest price i have seen. better eyes too.
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