This Spinning Rod and Reel Combo from Shakespeare pairs a strong yet sensitive Ugly Stik Classic Rod with a smooth and reliable size 50 graphite spinning reel. Built using the unique Howald Process™ design which combines graphite and fiberglass to create one the strongest, most sensitive rods available, the Ugly Stik is complete with double footed chrome-plated stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts, conventional reel seat with cushioned stainless steel hoods and comfortable EVA handles.
Rated 4 out of 5 by titi excellant
when i first bought this rod i used for yellowtail fishing, and for bait until while yellowtail fishing i hooked up a ten pound mutan snapper. I respooled it with 20 pund test and it worked really well.
January 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SuperFish777 Not the best reel, but with an awesome rod.
This product is good. If I could give separate ratings to the rod and to the reel it would have to be a five star to the rod and a 3 star to the reel that is why I gave it four stars.
April 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jugga Good For Beginner
I purchased the 7' rod version of this rod and reel combo about 3 months ago and used it about 15 times. I've used it for beach, bridge, and kayak fishing, catching snook, mangrove snapper, sea trout, and sheepshead with it.
The reel held up well until a few days ago I was fishing in a kayak with it and it locked up, bad. I took good care of it as well washing it in freshwater after every use of fishing. Your gonna get what you pay for in reels like this, for the rod though it is still fine.
Overall the combo is good for beginners to get into fishing, but don't expect the reel to last over a year.
April 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CSadlo They Work!!!
Purchased two of these Ugly Stick combos and took them Fluke fishing the next day. My wife caught 11 fluke and I caught 7 and a blue fish.
I found the reels easy to use (as did my wife who is a novice) and the rods were both sensitive and strong.
July 22, 2011
It is unlikely this setup is ready for surf action. Depending on where you live, you should have more length to the pole. Check and see what others are using in your area. This setup is a great deal but I would recommend a salt water reel with SS bearings and mainshaft....
I would like a very strong shakespeare ugly stik rod for saltwater fishing 2 piece that can be able to handle up to 50lb fish. NB - The rod must be very sensitive clear tip touch, very strong and must be very light in weight. It also must bend a lot when fish bites the hook, even for small bites(Very imp). The rod must also be very thin ( because i hate fat rods ), very sensitive and able to handle very big fish on the rod itself. Which model do you recommend me buying? thank you and im awaiting your immediate reply.
Go with the 20 or 25lb test ugly 6ft 6" you can play and haul in big fish,,,,i have. And i can hold one all day without tireing... ugly stiks are the best in my book... and the price is rigjt for a good rod
Wow! With all of that detail, you leave out critical stuff like preferred length, "spinning vs. conventional," line type, what reel you intend to use, and what type of fishing you do! With all of these caveats and making a lot of assumptions, it sounds like you are looking for something like a UCSP 1102.