Shakespeare Ugly Stik Spinning Rod and Reel Combo Kit
Great pole at a great price
I paid $25 for this. I bought it to go camping with a bunch of buddies (25 of them and some kids, including my 5 year old) and didn't want to bring an expensive pole that would break easily. Let me tell you while I did re-spool the reel with 4lb test Cajun Red, I loved this thing. Light action for the small rainbows we catch here in California. I caught a few fish and never felt like it gave me numb feeling.
May 26, 2011
A good choice
i took this rod out for the first time cat fishing, of course i put some big line on it first, and caught a 30" catfish! the rod was very sensitive to tell me when i was getting bites and the reel is phenomenal! had no problem bring it in with a minute. plus i had casted out to about 60 yards too. a great rod, great reel, GREAT DEAL!!!!!
August 28, 2010
This was a big dissapointment for shakespeare and ugly stick. The reel has and E-Z cast on it, but it is everything but easy. I try not to use it so when I don't use the E-Z cast, the line gets caught on the bail and has broken several times. This rod also has all the loops on the 2nd part of the rod, and it is not tight at all. Alot of times when I cast the whole 2nd part of the pole just comes off and goes flying in the water. This product is cheap and for a reason. I do not recommend this product.
July 20, 2007
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