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™ blanks are fitted with genuine Fuji® guidesets. EVA split grips.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moochie2124 Ugly Stik Inshore Select rods
Just purchased these rods and they feel absolutely wonderful. they are lightweight but have a ton of backbone. I have two of the 7'6 Medium power rods paired with the Okuma Trio 40 BF reel and it is a superb match with color and weight. Excellent length for casting distance as well as fighting the fish. it can also be used freshwater for catfish striper and bass.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by InshoreAddict Premium Rod, Bargain Price
This rod is impressive! I have my share of Falcon and Tsunami inshore rods but I took a stab at this bargain. I have never been an Ugly Stick fan but the previous reviews sold me. This rod has a fast tip and lots of backbone. I will definitely buy more in the future and plan to gift it to some buddies. The feel is great and the components are top quality. Not a limber rod like other other Ugly Sticks, so don't base your purchase on your prior knowledge of other models. I have the medium action 7'6 model of the Inshore Select series. I will likely buy the medium light 7'6 model next. The only hiccup is the rod is slightly (almost unnoticeable) heavier than other $100+ models. But don't let it shy you away. A great purchase.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chaser52 Love it
On the recomendation of a fishing buddy i bought my first Inshore Select a few months back, it was a 7 foot medium action. I paired it up with a Penn Battle 3000 and put 20 lbs braid on the spool and it has performed better than expected.
I had my 3000 on another rod (remaining nameless) but i was getting wind knots every 3 or 4 casts. Since i have changed the rod over to the inshore select i have not had a problem with wind knots. And better yet the rod is sensitive enough to feel the most subtle of bites from a small trout yet strong enough to take the hard runs of an oversized red.
I have used this rod and real combo on at least 10 trips and have caught several limits of trout, flounder, red, and black drum on it. So the one thing i can say about this rod is that it can handle fish of different types and size with ease.
In fact I have liked the way that the Inshore Select has worked with the Penn Battle 3000 so much that i have bought two more of the exact rod and reel to carry with me.
November 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boatzilla Inshore Select
I originally purchased the medium light sppinning rod and matched it with a Shimano Stradic Ci4 for my wife as this combo is very light for her to cast all day without arm fatigue.
The action was so good I now have a second one for me matched with a Penn battle 3000 that is a flounder and drum machine.
I like the grip as I can detect strikes by keeping a finger on the rod blank when jigging.
For the money I like this rod for the light weight and great response to subtle pick ups, and still has the backbone for larger inshore species. Great product!
August 24, 2012
Looking to purchase a rod to match up with a penn battle 5000. i will be doing mostly surf fishing and other places along shore, could end up goin into open water with it. thinking of spooling 20lb braid and a 30lb mono leader..also do you suggest backing before the braid?
It definately would..was fishing a couple of weeks ago and hooked something really big..rod was bent almost double..no problem for this Stik! I have since purchased two more, You cant beat the warranty and quality of this rod!
The rod will handle that reel but it will be alittle heavy. I was using a pflueger presidente with my rod, 7.6 mh, for stripers off a boat down near the gas docks (calvert cliffs) on the Chesapeake. If you're gonna be casting alot try to keep with a smaller reel to lesson the strain it puts on your arms. You can just load the reels up with braid if you are worried about lb test/yds
It will definately handle Redfish as I have already caught some ... have the 7 foot med. and just received a 7 foot 6 med. heavy. I have swapped over some of my more expensive reels to these rods because I like them so much.You will be happy with either one.