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Striper Equipment Recommendation?

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New Member
I just bought 2 shimano stradic spinning reels and are looking for some suggestions of rods to pair with them. I am going to use them to casting for stripers at Powell and wipers at Willard. Probably medium to large top water lures. With so many rods out there, I am having a hard time figuring out what to get. If you don't have a specific rod recommendation, can you let me know your preferred length, action, power, line rating, etc? A specific rod model would be great also. Thanks!

dale eichel

Active Member
Ugly stick medium action 6.5 - 7 feet.
Medium action is very good for trolling as it has give and helps the lure run true.


Well-Known Member
"ugly stik", been , indestructible with stripers or children, +1 on 7 ft medium. used it last Saturday :)

wayne gustaveson

Staff member
I use a medium heavy action rod but the mediums work fine. It just depends on how you get used to using the rod and then it works the best for you.


Escalante-Class Member
Cabelas Fish Eagle or tournament trail are good rods, and affordable. The ugly stick rods are tough, but have a terrible action for casting. They do work well for trolling....I like medium action, medium heavy is overkill on LP...I think;)
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