Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Casting Rods
Fantastic for the money
I brought the 6'6" model down to Cayo Coco, Cuba with in me back in January (2014#. I wanted the spinning version of this rod to pair up with my Penn Battle 7000, but only the casting model was available at the store. I was short on time, so I grabbed it anyway.. and oh boy, am I glad I bought this rod. I took the combo out on the boat with a local guide, and used it to troll for barracudas #we caught more than I could count#, then went jigging for tuna. This baby performed beautifully with an 80lb tuna #estimated) on the line... While I fought the fish, I had no doubts in my mind that the rod would hold up. I didn't land the fish.... the leader gave out after I handed the rod to the guide for a rest... but these things happen. I can't stress what a fantastic rod this is. A rod that can handle the big boys at this price is a no brainer. I can't wait to use it again when I go back in November.
June 28, 2014
Great buy I have been using ugly sticks all my life and they are one of my favorite rods very affordable and holds up great you can catch a whale with one of these things your back will break before the rod that's for sure.
April 30, 2014
I have several of these mostly in spinning. I picked one up for my conventional reel. I must admit that by far, Ugly Stik's have been the best rods I've ever owned while fishing for over 40 yrs. Whether it be for fresh water or heavy duty in-shore/off-shore fishing, these rods have been the best rods I've used. The only issue that I have found with them is the fuji guides. None have failed yet, however, I have noted some rusting where the guide attached/wrap area. The guide will rust after several years. My tiger rods are exposed to the most harshest saltwaters in the South Pacific below the equator. This would not stop me from buying and using these rods because they are definitely "Man Proof" that can take the beating and keep on landing more brutes. Buy Them!!! and you'll agree.
April 15, 2014
Big Striper on my Tiger Rod!
This review is for my Medium action 6' 6" BWC 2201.
I've been using the Ugly Stik Tiger Casting Rods for 6 years now and I trust them for all of my planer board rods. These rods have taken on some big stripers over the years for me. I love their durability and for a rod to survive 6 years in my boat, that's saying something! Here's another big Lake Lanier striper. This fish was caught on 12-20-2013. You can see the Ugly Stik Tiger rod being put to the test once again.
December 23, 2013