Select Custom touches, and premium hardware crafted around the proven high-performance Ugly Stick® Blank. Rich diamond wraps accent aluminum Stuart reel seats and AFTCO® roller guides on stand-up models, while lighter models feature Fuji® reel seats and guides. Gimbal butts with rubber butt caps. These are all one piece rods.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrJawsandCatfish Great rod
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 555redhorse Simply the "Best"
Used primarily for fish in the 20-30# range, it performs better than expected. Plenty of backbone yet a very sensitive tip so that lightest hit by a large fish can be boated and still enjoy the fishing experience. The 7 ft. one piece is an excellent choice for both boat and shore fishing.
September 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by surferbert Great Rod
Could not get a better buy. Custom construction on a budget. Tested this Spetember 2012 on some heavy duty tuna. More than passed. Why spend more?
September 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by lemonhead 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
I wouldn't think twice about using the custom for fish in the 50# range. It could be used for larger fish from a boat, but, from the shoreline I would match equipment for the species and expected weight range to ensure success. Flatheads can be very large and bank fishing restricts mobility. The custom has the backbone to turn a large cat. Pulling it from bottom structure can be another story.