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Hey guys, I have an Abu 5000 round reel on a walmart Ugly stick 7' medium action. I use it to do alot of striper fishing from bridges,canals and alot of spillways. I throw mostly cut bait and plugs. This thing just doubles over and I cant  get the casting distance id like at all. I was wondering if someone can recommend me a rod with a nice backbone that can handle this stuff. I cant afford to spend alot of paper on one so the cheaper the better!

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the Cabelas IM6 series is a good rod for the money. i had a 5600 C3 mounted on one and it would cast 3/8 oz baits like crazy.

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You also might consider going to a 7'3" or 7'6" rod to get more distance when tossing the plugs...

I'm sure you can hit the BPS in Manteca and check out what htey have there

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If you're often getting big strippers, like over 15 pounds, I might suggest even a heavy 7 footer vs MH.  I'm guessing sensitivity is not that big a deal with cut bait. The smaller ones will come to you just as easily.  Just a thought.

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