Exclusive Shakespeare® Howald Process™ construction incorporates an inner spiral of graphite for superior hoop strength, covered by an outer layer of glass fibers for even flex distribution. Features Fuji® graphite-reinforced reel seats with stainless steel hoods and blank-thru-handle construction; Fuji guides with stainless steel frames and aluminum oxide inserts. All rods feature gimbal butts and the exclusive Clear Tip® (a clear, solid fiberglass tip), the strongest, most sensitive tip to top off a rod. (On some models the tip is painted over.) All Ugly Stiks come with the "Ugly Back" 60-day/5-year limited warranty.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makemyownstuff Just what I needed
This rod is exactly what I needed for a certain fishing location. This river is deep and has strong current requiring heavy sinkers to hold your bait or lures on bottom. With this heavy boat rod, casting heavy sinkers and reeling them back in is a breeze. I own three of these rods now.
September 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wezman great bait stick
This is the 2nd 8' Ugly Stick that I have purchased for Deep Sea Fishing. I primarily fish Hampton, N.H. and Newburyport, MA. for haddock, cod, and pollock. I also use it for jigging anything from 9 ounce to 24 ounce jigs. Works great. Haven't caught anything yet that it could not handle. Extremely satisfied with these rods. I have mine paired with a Shimano Torium 30 and 80 lb. braid. My wife's with a Daiwa Hyper-speed 35 and 80 lb. braid.
July 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by patbigcat 8' Bigwater Ugly Stik boat rod
I have a couple of these.I use them for flathead catfishing.I've never had a problem with any of the Bigwater Uglies.I tthink they're one of the best values going.Hard to beat them unless you want to sink the money into a full custom rod.
July 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chheg Ugly Stik
Always top of the line quality; a great rod to use
August 21, 2011