Shakespeare® Ugly Stik® Catfish Casting Rods
Shakespeare's Ugly Stik Catfish Rods are extremely strong yet sensitive enough to detect the slightest cat bite. America's favorite rod is built with the unique Howald Process™ that ensures you'll get years of fish-fighting action from your Ugly Stik Catfish rod. For unmatched strength and sensitivity choose an Ugly Stik. Other features include: Solid glass clear tip, EVA foam handles, blank-through handle construction and aluminum oxide guides. Exclusive 70-day/7-year limited warranty.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 44 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RebelsWingman One Tuff Rod This rod was made for big cats. I've got 2 and have used them for 7 or 8 years now. I got both mounted with Zebco 888's and it makes a great, cheap combo! April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RUTnSTRUT My Favorite Catfish Rod I have two of these rods in the 8' MH rigged with an Abu Garcia 6600 baitcaster and haven't had any problems landing some nice 30 pounders with them. March 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nashluff Really good fishing rod This thing is amazing, I have never felt that it was about to snap. I have literally had this thing bent completely over to where it was practically touching itself. Never had to cut a line if it was stuck in a tree, I would just pull till it came out. June 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kevin69 Catfish rods I use it for catfis wooks well for catfish Sensative tip good with circle hooks. Good for night fishing stands omut against the night sky. Plenty of back bone spool up with 50 lb power pro braid hi vis yellow. May 14, 2012
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A:Yes, I have a daiwa baitcaster on here
A:On the bait casting or trigger rods i have and am using Penn 209M reels, Ocean Master 4000 reels and the Penn 9M reel.
A:yes i do and it is a great set up
A:I use a baitcasting reel with mine.I just don't use or like to use a spinning reel.I guess it is my age or never did use a spining reel that much
A:One could, although the guides are made for some spincast & baitcasting type reels. There is a different model of this rod for spinning reels, so check that one out!
Top 500 Contributor
A:Yes, it probably could, but that's not what this rod is for. I would recommend buying a casting (baitcasting) reel for this rod.
Top 10 Contributor
A:Yes but I would buy the spinning rod if you want to use a spinning reel . If you want to use one rod for both types of reels then go 7' med/hvy spinning rod . I would like to say I suggest spinning rods for spinning reels and casting rods for casting reels but the above suggestion will work best if you just absolutely have to use both types of reel on one rod . Good luck .
A:The rod back bone is built in a spacific way it is best to but the spinning reel on the spinning rod ans the bait castin or conventinal reel on the trigger or casting rod. Dont mix an match in my humble opinion
A:A baitcasting reel could possibly fit on a spinning rod (&vise versa), but wont work anywhere near as good on one. The difference between spinning and casting rods are mainly the lengths & guides, and for max performance with your gear, use the correct reel for the correct rod. Hope this helps!
A:Yes, although maybe not comfortably. It would work better putting a baitcaster on a spinning rod, and some people actually prefer that, but a spinning reel on a baitcasting rod will be akward if the rod has a trigger.
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A:Yes they will interchange but with disadvantages because of the switching over . First with putting a spinning reel on a baitcasting rod will make the trigger thats on the bottom now be on the top in the way . The eyes are smaller and will slow your cast down thus shorter casts. You need the larger eye for spinning reels to get more distance in your casts . Next if you put a baitcast reel on a spinning rod you will encounter the same problem as mentioned above in that the eyes on spinning rods are larger and set higher off the blank . So with a baitcasting reel sitting right on the blank it will generate a lot of friction at the first eye . Really I can not recommend this idea of switching reel types to different types of rods . If I had to though I would choose the rod I thought I will be using its intended way more than the use with the opposite type reel not intended for it . Again not a good idea overall . Good Luck to you .
Details:I have been looking at this rod and the striper version and this rod has the weight range I am looking for but it seems as if the striper rod is better suited for saltwater (I plan on using it for fresh and salt).
A:Myou can load the striper rod with power pro super braid with 50lb super braid for big cats but i wouldnt load this rod with 50 lb mono.
For fishing stripers on the ocean ugly stick has some. Good rods in the 20-50 range. That are castting and some that are rated in the 40 lbs spinning that are a lil more expencive but worth the money hard to break an ugly stick
A:Yes the ugly stick line of poles are virtually unbreakable they can bend in half
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A:Yes it would work saltwater but as with all rods they must be rinsed after use. I still would get the stripper rods because they are better suited to saltwater as you have guessed on your own. My brothers stripper rods have thicker coatings than my catrods do. Not sure if thats by design because we never noticed this until reading your question and checking them out . If its an accident then at least you gave it a try on an educated hunch . If you need to know for sure I bet you can look up a phone # on the internet to find out. I have to tell you that I'm a little envious of your fishing for saltwater strippers . Around my neck of the woods they are freshwater strippers only ( the biggens go 25-35 # at best and thats pretty rare ) .Good luck with those strippers . Send us some pictures with a review . Later !
A:Definetely if you line it with like 50 lb braided
A:Depending on the size of course, but yes, it could take on carp!
A:These rods are great for catfish in the medium to heavy range, probably up to about 30 or 40 pounds, so I'd say they could take on a carp pretty well. I've caught quite a few channel catfish on mine that weighed in at around 20 pounds and I've never had a problem.
A:it should its a very sturdy rod and for the price i paid i love it
Details:Hi, if I were to use like 50 ilb braided line on my reel, would this pole be able to handle it? Or is the 30 ilb line capacity the limit? I ask because reels have an 'x ilb' limit but you can go much heavier w/ braided line, I was wondering if it worked the same with rods.
A:Since this is a casting type rod, use either a round baitcasting type reel (Probably better) on it or a regular baitcast reel.
A:put a abu garcia 6500 c3 with this rod and you will have a really great catfish rig....
A:I have shimano corsicas 400 and 300 series. they handle them and I can cast a country mile.
A:any larger baitcaster or spincaster (push button type) should work great with it, I have a zebco 606 on one and a zebco 888 on another and both do well
What are you using them for?
If you are fishing in rivers or streams you need something with a stronger drag/bait running system like a Penn.Abu Garcias bait runner system never worked really well in the ohio river and its current isn't as extreme as other much larger rivers like the mississippi :)
If you are just making a pole to fish for channels and smaller fish from ponds and lakes an Abu Garcia 6000 is plenty of reel.Throw some 20 pound big game on it and with a proper drag setting you are set up to handle fish well over 40-50 pounds.The highest id go Abu Garcia wise is the 6500's.Any higher on such a smaller pole just isnt really needed but its up to you :)
Details:the 6601 abu garcia c4 or the 6601 bcx
A:If you are targeting catfish I would go with the 6601 c4 or 6500 c3....
A:Either one will work just fine, but if I got to pick one, I would go with the C4.
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A:I think B Pro has this rod in 9.
A:It only comes in 7' and 8' Casting or Spinning.