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
OK rod for the price
Have used and owned Shakespeare products for 50+ years & used their "Catfish rod" about 5 times over the last 1-1/2 yr. About 10 inches down from the tip while leading a black drum into the net, the rod fiberglass splintered & broke. It somewhat of a shame that the rod blank did not last any longer than 5 trips. I have fished since I was 6 yrs old and landed a many of big redfish, catfish & other species, I know how to fish! Seems as if the company would offer more than a 1 year warranty, the rest of the rod looks brand new, I think it was a faulty blank. Consider your options before purchasing this rod.
March 17, 2014
UCSP110270 Performs As Advertised
I have the UCSP110270 paired with an Okuma Coronado CD40a and Spiderwire Invisibraid 40lb. It has a really long handle which is great for fighting Flatheads and Channels. The white color really stands out for night fishing. For the money it will fight big catfish and not break easily. The two piece option is convenient and fits in my Spiderwire Tackle Backpack rod holder. The pieces stay lined up and don't slide around which I find necessary in two piece models. Hard to beat his rod at $40. The only thing I would change is the guides could be better quality like my Bigwater Rod's Fuji Guides which are double footed. The guides on the UCSP110270 are single foot, except for the bottom one towards handle, and noisy with braided line.
September 8, 2014
Best rod i've ever bought
I love this rod so much I hang it up and use it when its time to do the really fishing.
December 26, 2014