Salt water rod?
I'm a musky & bass guy from Wisconsin going to the Bahamas for a few days and need a two piece rod to travel with. Will an Ugly Stik Light spinning rod survive salt water fishing or do I have to get an actual salt water rod?
It will be fine. Wash it off with fresh water and wipe it down with a clean towel at the end of the day.
I'm just guessing but I think you'll need to run heavier line/tackle than your light spinning rod/reel will handle.
A muskie rod should be able to handle almost anything you pull out of the surf. A light bass rod not so much.
I use a 7' MH fast-action 1pc Musky rod for fishing big snook.
What species are you going after? Is this offshore or inshore salt?
I don't know what kind of fishing you'll be doing. Unless on a boat going deep for grouper or snapper with heavy lead on , it should be fine. You'll have no problem with inshore species on a MH spinning rod and a good reel spooled with a good braid. Have fun !!!!!
I'm going on a short Caribbean cruise and hoped to get a couple hours of wading for bones or what ever is about by Nassau Island. I just picked up a two piece Ugly Stik Light from Cabela's as it will be a useable rod for my oldest when I get back. Now I find out that Air Tran won't allow a cary on longer than 24 inches and charges a $50 dollar fee for "extra" baggage. I should have gotten a four piece Ugly Stik Pack rod but there aren't any in the area and we leave tomorrow. Oh well. It will be warm ther and one doesn't need any license for bottle bass.
well i be in fl and get on the ship tomorrow rodless
its just as well as the sushi is good and plentyfull