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The Shakespeare Ugly Stik® Big Water Salmon/Steelhead Spinning Rod offers the legendary Ugly Stik toughness, with light weight! Exclusive Howald Process™ Double-Built™ blank consists of a graphite inner core for added muscle, with an outer layer of E-Glass, providing both strength and great flexibility. Yet that's not all this rod has to offer--it also features a Fuji® graphite reel seat with stainless steel hood, stainless steel double-bridged guides with durable stainless steel inserts, and a premium cork grip. Medium action. Backed by Ugly Stik's exclusive ''Ugly Back'' 60-day/5-year warranty.
Shakespeare® Ugly Stik® Big Water Salmon/Steelhead Spinning Rod
rod works well...but a little heavy!
Recently purchased the 8'6" ugly stick. have fished it 6 times.
Has a good response when casting and fighting fish.
Just wish the rod was about half the weight.
April 13, 2011
Great for Steelhead
I use Ugly stick exclusively for all my spinning rods and have used them for years (sorry I don't use Ugly Stick for my fly rods so I can't review those). Two years ago I bought the 8'6" Steelhead Ugly Stick and couldn't be happier. I use it on the Salmon River in Pulaski for Steelhead as well as for Walleye and Bass in the black river and other places in NY. I've also used it for trout in Maine. Sensitivity is good and casting ability is great, especially with the additional leverage for the length. Ugly Stick is tough and reliable, in more than 25 years of using ugly sticks I have only broke one which had shipping damage I did not see until my first fishing trip with it and had no problem getting it replaced for free. I highly recommend this product whether you are new to the sport or experienced and especially for those who travel a lot like I do, you can't get a more durable product.
November 5, 2010
Get your money's worth!
This is a great rod for anyone. Excellent casting and exceptional hook sets. Recommend it for amature and experienced anglers.
October 7, 2007
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