Shakespeare Ugly Stik Inshore Select Casting Rods
-NEW- Shakespeare Ugly Stik Inshoree select
Okay.....Shakespeare has out done themselves this time!!!!!!!
I'm a HUGE Ugly Stik fan (you may have read some of my other reviews) on the Ugly Stik 7'6" Striper rods.
I have use every concievable rod from ones that cost $150 to a whopping $400. And really when it comes down to it. Them seriously high tech rods BREAK!
I'm in the charter business. And Saltwater light tackle fish. My clients most of the time wouldn't know the difference between a $300 rod and a $5.00 rod. But it always matters to me!!
I'm 100% "back to Ugly Stiks now. After going full circle. I started with them 13 years ago, then went into all the high dollar high tech rods.
But when it comes down to it all. Ugly Stiks WORK! And work hard.
Now this Inshore Select is really hitting HIGH marks. I told Shakespeare Customer service that this is going to be a genuine Bench Mark for them.
The action, the flex, the toughness. The new grip design......yeah slpit grips maybe a "fad" in rods right now. But For the price these rods have Light tackle Redfish, Trout, and more written all over them.
I just got my first 2. And was shocked at the wonderful feel and egronomics of the rods.
Live bait and lure fishing.....you bet!!
December 3, 2009
Strong lightweight rod! Exactly what I wanted!
I ordered the Inshore Select to replace a much heaver rod that was wearing me out when fishing artificials. This rod is a pleasure to fish with and the price is amazing as well. The shorter butt section makes it easier to use from a kayak than my other rods. I looked at rods that were over twice the price of an Inshore and saw nothing I was really impressed with. Rod was shipped to my work and when I unboxed it two coworkers looked at it and immediately wanted a link to the site I bought it from. They both ended up ordering several Inshores. I'm currently using the medium 7' for Stripers and largemouth Bass. I plan to get some of the other weights/lengths for other species also.
April 2, 2014
Great rod, caught 70 plus Striper/Blue Fish in the Chesapeake first day out with this rod. Well balanced and sharp to look at but also performs better than most rods twice the cost. Setup is a 7' medium action spinning rod paired with a Penn 5000 reel and 20lb PowerPro Braid, what I would call a Flounder setup (Perfect for fresh water Bass too).
There was a slight cosmetic blemish with the last two guide eyelets, I contacted Customer Service and had a replacement rod in 2 days. As good or better Customer Service than I have ever experienced.
October 22, 2014
Medium action seems very light
Rod is nice. Good value. I'm happy with it. However, I bought the 7' medium action. I should have gone with the medium heavy. I have 6' ugly stik lite that is rated for lighter line than this one yet it has much more backbone than this inshore select rod.
I use these rods for blues and stripers, the medium is definitely a little light for this. It will work and I'm sure it will hold up, but the rod is very thin and whippy at the tip.
June 16, 2014