Nicely balanced, lightweight rods with even tapers for tossing live bait or artificials, plus the legendary toughness of an Ugly Stik. Howald Process™ Triple Built™ one-piece blanks are fitted with eight genuine Fuji® guidesets and feature ''total touch'' exposed-blank reel seats on casting models. EVA split grips.
Rated 5 out of 5 by NWMOangler Great purchase
These rods are amazing. I have always used ugly sticks and these are the best ugly sticks I have found. Much better than the ugly stick light. I use them for bass fishing and a little river fishing and they work great.
April 29, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by tmbass Great w/ light cranks/plastics
Now I can fish my light weight cranks and plastics.
This rod is fun.
January 19, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by gixx88 nice rod
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bix63 "INDESTRUCTIBLE"
This is my 3rd UGLY STICK. The best rod you can buy for the money. I have several other rods that were more expensive but I am "hooked" with the UGLY STICK
November 25, 2010
I want to pair one of these with a Lew's Speed Spool for bass fishing. The lure weight ratings seem appropriate for a variety of bass lures but the heavy line ratings make me think the rod would be too rigid for a lot of techniques. Are they flexible enough to fish bass?
I flip and skip and crank with the medium version. Going to get a med light just for finessing jigs but this one does an excellent job with that too. I have yet to find any technique that this stik isn't great at. I'm debating just getting another medium cuz the feel is so killer.
I've been running 3/4oz buzzbaits and spinner baits on 30lb pro line braided and I've had no issues what so ever. Great feel and plenty of strength, casting distance is phenominal as well. I'm using the medium version.