Triple Built™ with a graphite core, fiberglass middle layer, and graphite top layer for extra sensitivity. Double-bridged stainless steel guides with polished stainless steel inserts help reduce the abrasion load on your line. Quick taper for throwing larger lures; clear-tip blank; top-grade cork grips; graphite reel seat. All Ugly Stiks come with the "Ugly Back" 60-day/5-year limited warranty.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JDLBASSIN Better than expected
I bought this rod to throw frogs. I like the slower reaction of a fiberglass rod for these topwater amphibians. It is hard to find a glass rod with enough backbone to stand up to the task. When I recieved it i felt it might be a little on the light side for power. However after just one fish I was sold. The rod has a soft tip for accurate casts and when you set the hook all the rods backbone is applied to the fish. I use 65# braid on my frogs and we all know braid can tear up some equipment. I try to set the hook hard enough to bring fish and whatever cover he is hiding in to the boat with one sweep! I am super impressed with this rod. Power strength and craftsmanship. Not to mention value! I bought the rod to meet my frogging needs and without fear of breaking a 200$ rod. This one is great and I would reccomend it to anyone.
April 27, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by NjMatt Worth every penny
$40?! are you kidding me?
Any other rod you buy for $40.00 is likely to fall apart or break when you need it most.. I grew up fishing on the jersey shore and my father always bought us ugly stiks. Now that im older i still own a few different ugly stiks along with a few top named EXPENSIVE rods... You bet that ugly stik ALWAYS comes with me... Ive got a big boat rod made by ugly stik that i take out on the head boats and slam striped Bass & monster blue fish.. NEVER have i been let down by these rods and my first child boy or girl will own one when that time comes :) My girlfriend has the pink one and she loves it as well.
February 13, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Taddei best for saltwater
I found some of reviews say ugly stiks are so heavy and not sensitive. But I don't think so. I own M/MH/H ugly stik lite casting rods. All work so good, are very sensitive like graphite rods. I can feel even a small rockfish bites by them. Besides, these rods are very frexible, easy to hook up fishes as glassfiber rods. When it comes to inshore fishing, I choose these versatile rods. Best buy for the prices!
January 31, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by wp4noles28 Ugly stick
This is an extremely good rod. My friend has one with a shimano spheros on it. Let me just say that it is the best rod that i have ever used.
it is very sensitive and yet can set the hook with alot of power. I used it and brought in a 35 inch redfish with no trouble at all. My friend also closed the car door on the tip on accident but the tip or the rod did not break. overall i would highly recommend this rod.
May 19, 2008
I would like to buy the 7'6" ML casting. I am thinking it will outcast the shorter 7' ML and might be more parabolic fun. I intend to match it with a Daiwa low profile baitcaster. Any owners of the 7'6" ML have any good comments about their rod. Thanks.
Light is an alternative term for fast - so a medium/lt rod would be faster action than a medium. Faster rods will initially flex / bend closer to the tip giving a more progressive resistance as pull increases. Slow action rods bend along the entire rod length and have a more linear resistance curve.