Shakespeare® Ugly Stik® Lite Spinning Rods

   

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5'

Ultra Lt

Line Weight:
2-6 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 1/4 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
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Model:
SP1150-1UL

5'6"

Light

Line Weight:
4-8 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 1/4 oz.

Pieces:
2

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
SP1156-2L

6'

Medium

Line Weight:
6-15 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/8 - 5/8 oz.

Pieces:
2

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
SP1160-2M

6'

Med Hvy

Line Weight:
8-17 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/8 - 3/4 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
SP1160-1MH

6'6"

Medium

Line Weight:
6-15 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/8 - 5/8 oz.

Pieces:
2

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
SP1166-2M

7'

Medium

Line Weight:
6-15 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/8 - 5/8 oz.

Pieces:
2

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
SP1170-2M

4'6"

Ultra Lt

Line Weight:
2-6 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 1/4 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
SP1146-1UL

7'

Ultra Lt

Line Weight:
2-6 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 1/4 oz.

Pieces:
2

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
SP11702UL
  • Exclusive quick-taper Clear Tip® design
  • Blank-thru-handle construction
  • Top-grade cork handles
  • Graphite-reinforced reel seats
  • Stainless steel guides with stainless steel inserts
  • "Ugly Back" 60-day/5-year limited warranty
The same durability and sensitivity as the original Ugly Stik, but with an extra layer of graphite around the blank. This rod is thinner, lighter, and even more sensitive!
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 156 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ugly Stik Lite I have used the 7Ft. medium action ugly stik lite on just about everything inshore, to include Flounder, white Perch, Weakfish, Stripers, and the occasional largemouth. This rod has a great feel, is very sensitive, has good hook setting power and is an overall joy to use. I love the cork grips which mate nicely to your hands. I have tossed lures with it and bottom fished with it as well. I have occasionally taken it out on charter boats for Flounder when I go out with friends, and I always catch more fish most of the people on the boat. I attribute this to the rod, because it is very sensitive. I have rods that cost three times the price but this is still my favorite, after four years of use. April 20, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 Great rod Bought this to catch trout on the White River. The trip was excellent. Caught 100 rainbows and a couple of browns. Never thought the rod wouldn't handle it. Great product. October 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Broken guides Today I went to check on my rods and there was my "never been used" Ugly Stick Light with two guide inserts hanging on the line. This is the third one of these that has failed on me, but the first that did so without ever being used. I gave up; and today they all went into the barrel for trash pickup tomorrow. Not even worth taking back for a refund. Sorry. October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent crappie rod This 7' rod is perfect for pitching ultralight lures further than the 5.5-6' rods. It has a weight forward balance, but the advantage of extra reach and ugly stick tough tip is worth it. This rod won't splinter or break if you tie into an 18-20" largemouth or walleye when fishing for crappies. I own 5, so that is my best endorsement. September 30, 2013
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i have a pflueger president xt 6740. what would match it for walleye fishing, small and large mouth bass?
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I use the 7 foot Medium Heavy for largemouths, walleye, and catfish as well as inshore saltwater. It is very sensative for fishing dropshots for Smallies and can handle large Walleyes and even Muskies.
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Your choice of length in a ML would do just fine.
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Your size 40 reel should work very well with the Ugly Stik Lite, original Ugly Stik and the Lady Ugly Stik in a medium 6 1/2' or our preference is the 7'. I own all three of these and I think that the Lite and the Lady versions are a bit more limber than the current production original. They are also thinner and lighter with the same strength as the original. My wife and I fish them with 10# Trilene XL line when casting and retrieving for bass when we are in the South. Up North where there are no bass we use the 15# Tuf-Line XP for bottom bouncing and trolling for walleye and pike. These rods are flexible enough to put on a lighter leader or switch to a 6 # or 8# Trilene XL and fish for panfish and perch. These rods are rated for 6# up to 15# lines. With these rods being so flexible they do make decent trolling rods. I have on rare occasion caught that very large 35+ pound channel and /or catfish that I was not even fishing for. These rods handle the big fish just fine. These fish do bend the rod over double but the fish cannot break this ugly stik

These are not the most sensitive rods and they are not the best trolling rods but for a single rod to use for all around fishing they work well for all applications including the lighter salt water fishing. They are also not bad rods for use with steelhead/trout and salmon.

I use these with a couple of different brands of size 40 spinning reels and my wife prefers a trigger reel and they also work well with these rods.

I bought a couple of the first Ugly Stik rods about 30 years ago. I own several specialized and more expensive rods. Like I said you cannot beat these Ugly Stiks for good all around rods.
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I want to purchase one UL or ML 7" 2 piece as a back-up rod. I wonder how noodle-like are they? Are they good for working cranks, inline spinners in fast-flowing streams?
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I own 5 Ugly Stick 7' UL two piece rods. These flip & pitch small inline spinners, spinner baits, and plugs very well with the flexible tips. They have some noodle like flex in the tip section, but have reasonably good backbone in the butt section. Many times either my sons or I have been surprised by a 14-20" largemouth or walleye when pitching small lures around structure in streams and lakes. These UL Ugly Sticks hold up extremely well with those loads. Other UL's have shattered with the occasional larger fish. I highly recommend them.
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Not too noodlely. Depends on the size of the bait you are using. I found it perfect for my purpose.
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I own the Ugly Stik Lite ML and M spinning rods as well as other Ugly Stik rods. The newer Ugly Stiks are not as flexible or "noodle-like" as I prefer and as they use to be. The Ugly Stik rods are good all around fishing rods that have always worked well for me with crankbaits and with inline spinners. This is a matter of personal preference so you just need to try them yourself.

One of the largest fresh water fish that I have ever caught was with an inline spinner on a medium Ugly Stik spinning rod.
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they are usually moderate action. From my experience they have a lot of flex and noodle to them. All sports and fishing places pretty much have them so you can go try them out before you order one from bass pro shops
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Most definately. I use it for inshore and can handle a 36 inch red. It can double over and not break. Hooked a 30+ flathead on the Tennessee river and rndles it beautifully.
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yes it can ive caught quite a few 10-13 blue cats on this
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I think it's about personal preference, but ugly stiks are insanely tough rods so I'm sure they will hold up. You'd need a quality reel though.
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I've used the Johnny Morris 7 ft Med weight spinning rod for salmon fishing -- however, I prefer the additional power provided by the Medium Heavy model when targeting fish of this size -- specifically 5 - 40 pounds.
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This stik is only one piece or we can divide or separate it in different pieces?
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The Ugly Stik Lite are both one piece and two piece. The only one you can separate is the two piece and you can split it in half in the center
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Lookat the model number. If it ends in something like "2UL" it is a 2 piece ultra light. "1UL" is a one piece ultra light,
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they come in both 1 piece and 2 piece.
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The 5' is one piece anything up from there is two pieces. But for your sake save yourself $39 and buy the 5'6 or the 5'2 had two of the 5' ones break within a week of each other with 4 pound test braided line on and that did not break. The durability of this one piece is very poor
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I think they mostly come in 2 pieces - although some do come as one piece. Check the website
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When purchasing the rod, it will say in the description if it is one or two piece. I'm pretty sure all Ugly Stik's are two piece, but I could be wrong.
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i want a longer rod that has sensitivity and also backbone. any suggestions?
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I would say the Medium Heavy is the best for bass (depending on size around your area) but the Ultra Light has plenty of backbone for an ultralight rod.
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Depends on your preference really. If you like to see your rod bend when landing big fish I say go for it. Ugly Stik's are super tough rods..I wouldn't worry about breaking it. Invest in a good reel and set your drag properly and you can land almost any fish up to a reasonable size. I landed a 5 FT Sturgeon on a 6'6 Light rod and size 20 reel.
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No - get at least a medium to set the hook properly.
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I am interested in a 5'6 to 6' rod. I want the strength level to be strong enough for lake bass, but our lake also has trout so I want it sensitive enough to enjoy catching good sized trout. What Ugly Stik "action level" would you recommend?
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Medium Light
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i'd go with the 6'
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I'd go for a 6'6 Light if you're not interested in horsing those bass in. It's light enough for trout, and Ugly Stik's are always tough as nails. If you can't get a Light, a ML will do as well.
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Well a medium/light ML would be great. It can handle about any size bass. I have never heard of or seen an ugly stick breaking. Even a light action rod would probably be fine.
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I'm a fan of Ugly Stiks. But for most fishing over the last two years, I've actually moved on. I didn't realize the difference in feel of the more expensive graphite rods as compared to Ugly Stiks until I tried some out. I haven't looked back...

That said, an Ugly Stik LITE in a medium to medium heavy will be your best bet. The more noodle-like the rod (whippy), the less hook-setting power you'll have, and the lesser sensitivity as well.

You'll have plenty of backbone in the MH, a little less in the M to horse in big bass, lake trout.

Hope this helps.
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i bought a 6'6" rod medium sensitivity rated for approx 12lb I think and it was quite sensitive for bass and pike of all sizes
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What is the best reel under $100 for the 5'6 light action rod
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A very affordable reel that I usually prefer over some of my much more expensive Abu garcia and Quantum reels is the Daiwa Crossfire. It comes with 2 spools so I have one rigged with 20 lbs PowerPro and the other with 8 Lbs Suffix Fluro for dropshotting. The crossfire is only $30 but feels like it would be 300.
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BPS Micro Lite reel and rod is a real good choice for a sub $100 setup, go check out the reviews.
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Got to be honest, you can go wrong with the Bass Pro extreme reel. It is really solid and that would keep you under $100
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i put a quantum nomad on mine it cost around 30 and was quite pleased with it
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Any reel in ultralight to light will work just fine a Pflueger President is a quality reel under $100.
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I paired this rod with the Bass Pro Shops Micro Lite Spinning Reel, and the combo works perfectly.
Inexpensive as can be, but it doesn't look or feel inexpensive.
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Another retailer sells the ugly stik lite pro spinning rod, with the blue finishing. What is the difference between that rod and this one?
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Could be different model year.
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None really, they are both the same rod with the same features. I think they have discontinued the blue rods.
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Could someone please tell me the purpose/importance of this tiny guide near the handle of the rod? I have the 6'6" M 2pc.
Counting the guides, including this tiny one, I would have 9. If I only counted the main guides starting with the largest base one going towards the tip, I would only have 8.

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That is not a line guide. It is a place to hook you lure when you're done fishing.
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Its to put your hook on during storage, so you don't eat up your guides.
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Boy don't I feel stupid.
Never had a rod with a hook holder like that.
I slipped line through this while putting line on my spool and it helped keep the tension tight, so after my reel was spooled I just took it back out and re-guided.

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That is to fasten your hook or lure to when you aren't using your rod.

Do not run your line through it as doing so will restrict your casting distance.
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It's a hook holder, not a guide.
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Mounting Spinning reel

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Just received Ugly Stik Lite,SP 1166 2M 6'6" rod. How on earth does the spinning reel mount on this particular rod????
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Just spin the top cork hand
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The top of the handle should spin to pen and close on the reel.
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