Shakespeare Ugly Stik Spinning Rod and Reel Combo Kit
not a good chioce
the first time i went fishing with this combo, the reel got a terrible jam that wouldnt come undone. i figured not to replace the spool because of the bad quality of the reel. dont waist your money on this, if your looking for a good cheap combo get one from bass pro. but i have to admit that the rod is pretty good but id say could only get a 6 or 7 pounder.
March 20, 2014
Good rod Decent reel
I found this rod and reel combo in the lake last year and It is my most favorite combo to use! I fish for rainbows almost everyday in the rain, shine, freezing cold and snow or sunny and warm and its my favorite rod and reel. Yes the bail does "catch" sometimes and I have to flip it by hand, but other than that it performs superbly.
The action is nice and light so when a bow hits it I can see it easily. I like it so much that I bought another one a few weeks ago. I use a 6# HI-Viz test by Mr. Crappie and it seems to cast a mile.
I highly recommend this combo for first time fisherman as well as seasoned fishing vets. And it is absolutely awesome for crappie and white bass as well
February 14, 2014
good rod bad reel
this rod is great because its an ugly stik. I go wading all the time in the boise river and once i catch a fish and have to dunk the reel to get the hook out next time i cast i reel in and it stops go's for awhile ruining my chances of landing a fish
June 19, 2013
Typical Ugly Stick
This is a good rod with a cheap reel on it. I see a lot of negative feedback and I tend to think that these people don't have realistic expectations when it comes to Uglysticks and the reels that come on $25 combos. Ugly stiks are not overly sensitive and they are relatively heavy, the action is a little slow, and the guides aren't top notch. The trade off is that the they are extremely tough rods and they will perform very well for the majority of the fishing that most people do. My daughter has one of these combos, she tends to WALK on her fishing rods quite regularly and this rod doesn't seem to mind, we mostly fish for pike and walleye and this little rod has hauled in some real hogs. When the reel wore out we put a Shimano Sienna on it, now she's got a combo that will most likely take her into adulthood.
June 9, 2013