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 bjaq17 great rod
I have always loved ugly sticks,so this rod is no different. Just the right flex and backbone. I paired the medium flex rod with the Johnny Morris baitcasting reel. What an outstanding pair! It is so light and responsive, and the reel is so powerful.
September 25, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by countrybbu great rod
this rod feels great good blance. I love the tip action it can realy get those lures out there. I paired this rod with a browing baitcast reel and its the best combo i have for bass fishing. i can cast anything from weightless worms to big crankbaits. its an ugly stik so you get years of use.
July 13, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by FishON209 nice
I bought this rod 7' ML to flip crocodiles and smelt for halibut, worked great.. landed a undersize but performed well cant wait to try it on a big one.. all in all great rod for the money, and its a ugly stik its reputation outlives itself..
June 23, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kaley 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
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.