Shakespeare Ugly Stik Inshore Select Spinning Rods
Very Nice Rod
I was looking for a light inshore spinner rod and hit the Rancho Cucamunga BPS on black friday. I examined, pulled on, and handled about every rod in the place. I was impressed by the finish and feel of the lightest of the Inshore select rods, even over rods that cost much more. I purchase the rod and matched it up with the smallest of the Penn Fierce spinners and 15lb Tuffline braid. Fished the rod a few times in San Diego Bay and caught several spotted bay bass. Love every thing about the rod. Realy like the feel of the split grip. Sadly, on Dec 15th all my gear including this rod was stolen from my garage. I tried to replace the rod but found they were out of stock. This was my first Ugly Stick and I will definately get 1 or more of the inshore selects in the future.
January 21, 2012
this is a nice rod with a great price frome trout to bass it cathes them as good as if not better than rods 2 or 3x the price .
April 9, 2010
Had this reel for almost one year and cant express how amazed i am by the weight and sensitivity. I have it paired with a penn fierce 4000 and penn spinfisher V3500, i use this rod for everything inshore and bass fishing. i have caught 100+bass out of cover and weeds, for bass fishing i love it because i can pull any bass out of heavy cover and not worry about putting too much pressure on the line. when i use it for inshore snook, reds , and tarpon, i can use the rods action and along with the awesome drag to pull the fish out from under the mangroves.
P.S. i own red bones and St.croix and still end up using my inshore select, this is truly the workhorse of my arsenal.
January 22, 2015
I was a bit concerned when I ordered the rod about the weight. Past experience with ugly sticks is that they tend to be heavier than advertised, but I got a surprise with this rod. It's very light and very strong. It's baptism of fire was a 20 lb snook on 10# test fluorocarbon. Coupled with a Shimano Sedona it's a winning combination. Only down side was that I had to pay a $38.00 shipping charge because I ordered the 7'6" model and the US post office couldn't deliver it to Puerto Rico so it had to be delivered by FedEx.
January 18, 2010