Shakespeare Ugly Stik Custom Casting Rods
Like every Ugly Stik I own, this is a great rod. I have it matched up with a Daiwa Saltist STTLW30H-C Levelwind Reel for hauling in large catfish. About three weeks ago I landed a 47 lb flathead without any trouble. The rod handled amazingly well during a heck of a fight that last about 3-5 minutes. Definitely recommend this rod for chasing big cats.
March 22, 2013
Great bang for the buck
Ugly Stick rods have always had a great reputation for being a great bang for the buck and these Custom Casting Rods adhere to that reputation. I also own two Ugly Stick Bigwater Boat rods and these rods are a great upgrade from those rods for only $5 more. I did find one problem with the manufacturers line class rating on the rods but that shouldn't detract from the quality of the rods. In my opinion the rods rated at 20-50# should be rated at 20-40# with 30# being the ideal line class for the rod. The rods rated at 30-60# should be rated at 30-50# with 40# being the ideal line class for the rod. As with all Ugly Stick rods you would have to spend over twice as much to get any better rod.
May 18, 2014
An Ugly Winner
I purchased the 20-50 line class rod and will have to say it is a very good rod. I have this rod matched up with a Shimano Tekota 800 and Berkley 30lb big game. Havent gotton a chance to go after snapper or grouper with this setup but have put it through its paces with some shark and am very pleased. The rod has a soft tip action with plenty of grunt all the way to the back. The smooth grip on the back allow it to be removed easily from any rod holder you want to put it in, and the reel set gets the job done expetially with any reel clamp you would decide to use with your reel. Have not had the opportunity to catch any monsters with it yet, but feel this can do pretty much anything I could ask of it.
July 21, 2008
Ugly Stik Custom Casting Rod
I now own four Ugly Stik custom casting rods 12-30ml with a Torium 16, 20-50m with a Torium 20, 30-60mh with a Penn Baja Special + My Ugly Stik Stand Up trolling rod with AFTCO roller guides, 30-80h with a Penn International 30s. All of these combos were put to the test on a three day fishing trip out of San Diego,Results,Four Yellowtail,Five Giant Squid, Three Lingcod, 16 Red Rock Cod & One Albacore, I caught the Albacore with the stand up trolling rod & Penn International 30s. "NO Problems". These Rods work like other rods twice the price.
May 5, 2006