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When it comes to bass fishing, what lures would you guys use on a 6'0 medium action ugly stik gx2? 

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My GX-2 with the Trion is one of my workhorse rods.

 

Spinners/chatters/buzzbaits up to 1/2 oz plus trailers

T-Rigs with up to 1/2 oz weights

Crank/Jerkbaits up to 1/2 oz

 

Pretty much anything that's not finesse and under 5/8 oz including trailers (3/8 oz spinner with a Rage Claw trailer comes pretty close to that 5/8 mark)

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I would stick with action baits like cranks, lipless, spinnerbaits and the like. While these rods are tough as nails and will handle a beating they are not known for their sensitivity. So, any technique that requires sensitivity would be better relegated to a rod that is more sensitive. 

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the gx2 is a hybrid rod ... contains glass and graphite ... the pct. ... i do not know ... i own the 6' m gx2 1 of 8 spinning rods ... rated down to 1/8 oz. lures ... small spinnerbaits crankbaits topwaters and light t rigging ... at my neighborhood ponds 4 acres of water ... use on creeks, too ... mostly big game and cajun red 8lb. mono ... it's sensitive ... not like a 200 dollar rod but it can surprise you ... 

 

good fishing ...

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Is the Ugly Stik Elite way more sensitive compared to the Ugly Stik Gx2?

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11 minutes ago, cody_kowalski said:

Is the Ugly Stik Elite way more sensitive compared to the Ugly Stik Gx2?

yes 35 percent more graphite ... in that range ... 

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31 minutes ago, cody_kowalski said:

Is the Ugly Stik Elite way more sensitive compared to the Ugly Stik Gx2?

I would say yes. But it still is not a fast or x-fast action. Those ugly sticks are good for crankbaits, topwater, in-line spinners and spinnerbaits. Good luck with it. They are good rods. As someone said they are not much for finesse fishing soft plastics but they make good inexpensive rods for that also. You really don’t need a $200-$300 rod to cover every technique out there. 

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1 hour ago, Spankey said:

I would say yes. But it still is not a fast or x-fast action. Those ugly sticks are good for crankbaits, topwater, in-line spinners and spinnerbaits. Good luck with it. They are good rods. As someone said they are not much for finesse fishing soft plastics but they make good inexpensive rods for that also. You really don’t need a $200-$300 rod to cover every technique out there. 

The Ugly Stik Elite that I own is a medium power fast action rod.

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This day and age, I would not get an Ugly Stick. Instead of buying lures, get a different rod. 

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I've had a bunch of Ugly Stiks over the years, and they are pooh-poohed by a lot of folks.  There's good reason - they're not particularly sensitive and they're quite heavy.  But I think they retail for about $40 (I never pay more than $25), so they're my loaner rods and if I'm fishing for shad or bream I'll use one.  And at the price point, they don't fail as much as the competitors - actually they're about as durable a rod as I've seen.  For baits, you can use a 6' M (I think the action is about a M to MF on most), you could use if for about any bait 1/8 oz or so up to 3/4 oz.  This wouldn't be what I'd throw a frog or swim jig on, and it's not going to be perfect for much of any technique, but as others have said crankbaits, spinnerbaits, topwater plugs and buzzbaits, jerkbaits/minnowbaits, and finesse baits should be fine (just make sure you're watching your line, you may not get a good feel for the bite). 

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23 hours ago, Big Rick said:

I would stick with action baits like cranks, lipless, spinnerbaits and the like. While these rods are tough as nails and will handle a beating they are not known for their sensitivity. So, any technique that requires sensitivity would be better relegated to a rod that is more sensitive. 

^^This ^^ ... While you can use a T-Rig worm or lizard with the G2 rod by watching your line closely and holding the line under your finger to detect strikes , it is easier with a more sensitive graphite rod . Focusing on chatter baits and spinner baits learning to vary your retrieve , water depth the lure runs at , learning how to cast to targets , etc. is a good learning experience . *A Booyah spinner bait (white / chartreuse) with one colorado / one willow leaf blades or a Z-man chatter bait in the same color with  a pearl white Zoom Fluke trailer (to imitate shad) can be found at any Walmart and will work any where . You could also buy the same in Green Pumpkin color with a Zoom Fluke trailer  in Green Pumpkin or Water Melon Red color (to imitate bluegill)  and you would be set !

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Using braid as a main line will help with sensitivity and the slower action if you want to try soft plastics ie Texas rig, drop shot, ned rig, etc. 

 

Otherwise moving baits are your best best. 

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