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 CaptHook Exceptional Value
This rod greatly exceeded my expectations. It is a great value, without losing a great quality. I'm highly pleased with my purchase. This rod has great sensitivity but still has enough backbone to handle most any inshore fish that it comes in contact with. GREAT BUY GO GET ONE FOR YOURSELF!!!!!!!
January 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by NTBJ New Ugly Stik
I am an avid inshore salt water fisherman, and am very particular about my equipment. With over 20 rod 'n reel sets I hardly needed anything new. Yet over the years I have become fond of the Ugly Stik product. Even winning light tackle tournaments with them. So when I saw this SELECT series I had to try it.
Very sensative rod. Seems to have closer eyes than I'm used to though. Cast well and has plenty of backbone. To look at it one might think it light weight. However, I can assure you the 7 !/2 foot model can set the hook on just about anything, and horse in 30 + lb. fish without problem.
I am very impressed with the one I purchased and, as my other rods age, would not hesitate to buy another. For medium to light weigh saltwater spin fishing it can't be beat. Speckle trout and redfish beware. Out performs rods three times the cost.
December 29, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by pluto nice rod
i have used this rod to catch spotted mackeral & bonito up to 10 lb it is incredibly strong for it's weight & diameter with 15lb line coupled with a 8000 shimano navi reel
December 15, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by flafyresqr BRAVO!!!
OVER THE YEARS, I HAVE USED MANY DIFFERENT BRANDS OF RODS. NOW THAT THERE IS A LIGHTWEIGHT INSHORE UGLY STICK LINE, I DECIDED TO GIVE THE UGLY STICK ANOTHER TRY....WOW!!! AWESOME ROD, GREAT SENSITIVITY AND STURDY!!! SOME OF THE OTHER RODS HAD COST ME 3X THE PRICE AND DID NOT PERFORM ANY BETTER. ONLY DOWNSIDE , AND IT IS A PERSONAL PREFERENCE, THE HANDLES WOULD BE BETTER IF CORK WERE USED. OVERALL, SHAKESPERE HAS WON ME BACK....TRY ONE OF THESE INSHORE UGLIES OUT AND GET OUT THERE AND FISH....
November 10, 2010
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.