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 catfish76 bigwater boat rod
This has got to be the best rod I have ever purchased for catfishing. I already own one and my wife requested that I find one for her! She was very happy it.
May 9, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by TheAdeleIV Thought it was a great rod, but
I've been using these rods for a few years with no complaints until a recent trip when while fighting a tuna, on a new rod, the gimbal snapped on the belt. Granted, this never happened before and shakespear will most likely honor a warranty, but it drew my attention to the fact that the gimbal is made of plastic and NOT metal, like it is on the BWSU series. Why make such a great rod and then put a cheap gimbal on it?
September 10, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by crews1 best rod ever
I got 2 of these rods with penn 975 with 65lb. ive cought a 52, 53, &63lb. cat fish on them had no problem landing them these are the best rods and reels ever made.
May 28, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by BIGRAY GREAT ROD FOR THE MONEY
I USED THIS ROD FISHING COD ON THE GRAND BANKS IN 300ft WATER WITH 22oz JIGS !! IT HAD NO PROBLEM PULLING UP 30--40lb COD FISH !! THIS ROD WORKS GREAT !! YOU CAN'T GET A BETTER SALT WATER BIG FISH ROD FOR THE MONEY !!
May 13, 2009