Shakespeare Ugly Stik Catfish Spinning Rod
this is my very favorite rod for cats very sturdy sturdy enough to pull out those monsterous 50 pound flatheads I love. if u dont like to cat fish you need to give it a shot in my opinion it is one of the funest fish to catch and for people who think it is a trash fish it is any thing but in .my opinon it is one of the most flavorful and best tasting fish in the world. but any ways this is the best rod i have ever used for those giant flatheads bullheads and channel cats and for a verry resonable price it is a very exxxxxelent cat rod
February 18, 2007
Bought the 8" MH 2-pc version of this rod to catch cats at the lake and have caught quite a lot of blues on it. Haven't hooked anything bigger than 10lbs and would really like the opportunity to put the rod to the test but I've heard people mentioning that they've pulled in 50lbers on this rod. It's a great rod for the money! I use mine with a Penn Fierce 6000 spooled with 50lb braid.
I've also pulled in strings of mack with sabiki rigs at the pier.
Also, ever since I started bringing this rod to the lake, I've only been catching catfish on THIS rod! Nothing is biting my other rods anymore. It must be a magic! Just something else to think about!
July 26, 2014
Nice Cat Rod
I have this rod paired with an Okuma baitfeeder 50 and it's the perfect medicine for most catfish under 40 pounds. It would probably handle bigger fish but haven't gotten anything over 40 on it yet..Casts great and has plenty of backbone yet a pretty sensitive tip. It also works great with circle hook. I have a much more expensive custom rod and it's no better than this rod.
January 4, 2013
All around great rod
Got this rod to be paired with the CM 80 reel. Great rod sensitive enough to still use for perch fishing heavy enough to haul in the big cats and carp.
December 29, 2014