When I was talking lure I meant throwing lures to fish where you are making a couple hundred cast. I have a ugly stick and do use it for bait fishing but found out early it is not what I wanted for casting lures.Cdog, that may be true, but I think that would depend on whether you are trolling when it comes to lures. But pier fishing you are probably right. I think it is a ideal pole for what I want in a pole. I will not know until I pick it up and feel it and see it. I plan on doing some pier fishing and a small boat fishing. I mean small boat with 5 hp motor.
I had a similar experience, digger. I keep some rods stored over at the coast, and my cousin brought what I call my "inlet rod" (popping cork/mirro-lure/etc. - in other words, lightweight non-bait chunker) home with him by mistake. I didn't know it until I got down there, and I went to WallyWorld and picked up a 6'6" MH Ugly Stick and it was tooooo flimsy for my liking.I'm with C-Dog. My lite lure rod (shimano) I broke the tip and I had a scheduled fishing trip (If anybody knows me, they will tell you when I'm going it is not healthy to get in the way). I could not find the tip at Wal-Mart. So I bought a Ugly Stick. It is much heavier than the Shimano it was replacing, not as sensitive and more importantly no backbone to set the hook. Also it cost 8 dollars more than the shimano.
I'll sell it if you want it.