This Shakespeare Ugly Stik Catfish Spinning Rod and Reel Combo is a well-matched, affordable set-up featuring the world's toughest graphite composite rod - the Shakespeare Ugly Stik! Built for long casts and handling big cats, the medium-heavy Ugly Stik Catfish Rod features the Ugly Stik quick-taper Clear Tip® design and comfortable EVA handles for all-day and all-night fishing. The Ugly Stik Catfish Rod is paired with Shakespeare's smooth but powerful Alpha® 50 spinning reel featuring one ball bearing, dependable multi-disc drag system and an aluminum spool. Reel is left/right convertible.
Ugly Stik Features:
Tough graphite composite rod Quick-taper Clear Tip® design
Rated 4 out of 5 by SwampDonkey13 Great Rod, not sold on the reel yet.
I really like the design and feel of the rod. It has a spot to attach my hook which I enjoy and has a good feel while casting. Rod also seems to be very tough. The reel however has a very cheap feel to it. The handle is attached it a way that if you pull backward on to hard will unscrew the handle. While reeling it it also has a slow and unsmooth feel to it. I may be being a little picky for the money, but overall am satisfied.
May 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cruz2013 Best ugly stik
This rod was one of the best rods purchased. I own only Shakespeare fishin rods. These rods out perform any other rods
April 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by newfishman Nice rod cought a fish first use
I watched a how to on spooling the real onto the new rod and it worked like a charm. The rod is heavy but I guess that is what you get when you get a catfish rod. Very durable and like the feel of it. I was also able to teach my 6 and 8 year old how to cast with this rod.
I will get them a much smaller rod to start with this one is a little to heavy for them.
September 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 Value for the price
great rod for the price. Have fished quite a bit with it this month and have reeled in some big snags with it and everything performed great. The sensitivity is really well felt with a rod of this size and that is with 50lb. test on the spool. The only small problem ive found is the balance of it but for the price cant be to picky with it.
July 25, 2012
The rod doesnt glow in the dark, its marketed as having the top three eyelets glow in the dark. But they dont, so you may want to throw a bell on the end. Not a big deal by any means though, still a great combo.