Shakespeare Ugly Stik Catfish Spinning Rod
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
We got our rods last Wednesday, added a Shimano reel and spooled up with 50 lb Spiderwire. We headed to the river on Saturday evening and let the fun begin. We had a really good time catching cats from 2 to 8 lbs. The rods were sensitive enough to detect the bites from the smaller fish but had backbone enough to pull the bigger fish out of the rocks. We have some regular Uglystik rods, but these are an upgrade....I really like these rods and hopefully I can hook up with a 20 lb plus fish to really test them out....we will keep you posted.
July 14, 2014
20 years and still going
I have had one of these rods for 20 years and it is still my favorite catfish rod. I'm going to purchase another one soon that I will pair with a Catmax 70 reel. Hope the new rod lasts as long as the one I have now.
August 24, 2013
Don't Be Fooled By the Price AWESOME!!
Just bouhgt this rod and wow it is great has awesome backbone, and the glow in the dark eyes and the glow in the dark tip are very nice. Also the extra long handle helps with griping and landing those big cats. Lastly the cost is low but very good quality for the price and is NOt cheaply made at all. SHAKESPEARE'S AWESOME QUALITY PERFORMS AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 1, 2013