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
small blackfin tuna landed
My local tackle shop initially got 2 pieces of the ML model a few months ago. I bought one of them for snapper fishing off Key West, but my best friend had the gumption to hook a small blackfin tuna on it. The graphite rod doubled but did not break, and he landed the fish after 10 minutes of following it in circles around the boat, passing the entire outfit under the anchor line as necessary. The ML rod performed even when pushed beyond reasonable expectations, and the seared tuna was delicious. I went back to the shop to purchase the 2nd rod and had to shoo away another shopper who tried to take it when I set the rod down to find hooks.
December 11, 2009
worst ugly stik ever
I have bought two of these inshore select rods and have been an avid user of ugly stiks and still use the coastal and ugly stik lite and would purchase either of them again. However, both inshore selects that I purchased broke about six inches down the top of the rod, and not on large fish but a 4 pound bass and a 5 pound jack crevalle. I also have a buddy who I fish with at least three times a week and he had one break in the same spot. The rod looks nice but stick to the older ugly stiks they will last and will make your day on the water more pleasurable than frustrated as mine was the other day.
February 15, 2012
honestly i was a little taken back by this rod,and i say that because i wasn't expecting two types of guides on this rod because online they show double reinforced guides,and yes it has double reinforced guides but only the first five guides are, then it goes to the regular junk guides that i've had nothing but problems with all my other uglystiks.and personally i own 9 different uglystiks all different lenghts and weights,and it seems to me that shakespeare has been useing very poor qaulity guides the last few years! but other than the guide issue this pole is very light,lighter than my uglystik lite and my lightpro models,and the tip of this rod is very sensitive ,u do feel everything.
January 1, 2011