Recently I was looking for a lighter action surfcasting pole to add to my collection of Ugly Stiks. I already own 2 - 5'6" ultra lights, 2 - 7' medium action, 2 - 7' medium heavy action, 2 - 8' medium heavy action, a 9' heavy action, and a 9' fly rod. All Ugly Stiks. So I was looking for a lighter action surf caster and once again Ugly Stik proved to come through. I recently purchased a 9' Big Water Ugly Stik. It's a lighter action than my other surfcaster. Perfect for lures and small bait fishing the beaches and coastal jettis. It's lightweight, casts great. It's strong and like all my other poles proves to handle everything I put it through. No fish is safe from an Ugly Stik in my opinion. I am sure I will be adding more to my collection.