Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Casting Rods

   

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7'

Medium

Line Weight:
10-50 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/2 - 6 oz.

Pieces:
2

Model:
BWC2201-2 7'0"

7'

Medium Light

Line Weight:
12-30 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/2 - 4 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
BWC2200 7'0

7'

Medium

Line Weight:
20-50 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/4 - 6 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
BWC2201 7'0

7'

Medium Heavy

Line Weight:
30-60 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/4 - 8 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
BWC2202 7'0

6'6"

Medium

Line Weight:
15-40 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/4 - 6 oz.

Pieces:
1

Model:
BWC2201 6'6"

These Ugly Stik Tiger Rods are custom-designed for West Coast live-bait type actions with fast taper blanks and reinforced fighting butts. Heavy-duty chrome-plated stainless steel double-footed guides; stainless steel tips; graphite Fuji reel seats with stainless steel cushioned hoods. All Ugly Stiks come with the "Ugly Back" 60-day/5-year limited warranty.

** = gimbal butt

Action:
ML = Medium Light
M = Medium
MH = Medium Heavy

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tiger Ugly's... 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good rod I bought this rod for as an "unbreakable" ocean rod, I felt the handle was a little too thick but I sanded it down and so far it feels great! as far as fit and finish goes, Ive seen better for its price, but they dont have the same reputation as these Ugly Stiks do! August 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Rod This is my second one in an identical model. My first one is 18 years old and still great. I fish it often heavy and hard. Got a second one for a a NEWELL reel I just got my hands on. I never met a graphite rod I could not break!! Don't waste your money ON GRAPHITE BOAT RODS. Get one of these UGLY STICKs The two piece version is awesome for transport and very strong . June 27, 2012
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I have a shimano curado and am looking for a pretty good rod at a fair price, i need 2 piece or telescopic too! i will be using it for bottom bouncing, cranking, jigging?
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Yes, this rod will serve you well. For me, the fast taper is one of the best part about this rod. Tightlines baby!!!
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Hi, when you are looking for a good option for bottom bouncing, jigging or cranking the first option would be is comfort. You want a rod that is light and not too long. You need to be able to feel the bottom bouncer tick along bottom, making sure there is good bottom contact. Second, the rod must be sensitive. Sensitivity in walleye fishing is always important, because not all bites are aggressive. The Medium Light rod would be a good option. Thanks
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Yes, I have not had any issue with it inshore/off shore fishing in the South Pacific using all types of hooks including circle's. Tightlines baby!!!
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Yes for any hooks, I have three of these.
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My question is: I read where the guides are Stainless Steel. How will they stand up to braided super lines? I know from years past the braided lines will cut into metal guides and ruin them.....Thank for any ideas on this.
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I just submitted another review about this rod. I use these rods in the most harshest saltwaters in the South Pacific. Thereby, you should know: with time (5-10 yrs), the fuji guides will rust where the guide is wrapped onto the rod. Idaho, will not be an issue and I believe with fresh water exposure the guides may never rust. However, this would NOT stop me from buying this rod again. Its a butt kicking, fishing whipping rod. I have several. To answer your ?, the rods I have work just fine (looks like painted black guides vs stainless steel) with braided lines. Hope this helps.
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I use mono line on this rod and even that is wearing down the guides. I would replace the tip top with a Fuji Hardloy.
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I
WANT TO STAY WITH
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Casting Rods
WITH A TRIGGER

I WANT TO FISH FOR
BIG CATFISH & CARP
FROM
5 LBS UP TO ? ? ?

ALLWAYS
LOOKING FOR THE BIG ONE

WHAT I USE NOW IS
Abu Garcia 6600BCX Baitcast Reels
WITH
17 TO 20 lbs TEST SPIDER WIRE
&
30 YEAR OLD
6 1/2 FT Shakespeare Ugly Stik Casting Rods

I WANT TO UP GRADE MY RODS

I WAS THINKING ABOUT
SWITCHING TO
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Casting Rods

BUT I
CAN NOT FIND ANY PICTURES OF THEM

I NEED TO STAY WITH
A ROD WITH A TRIGGER

I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE
STAINLESS GUIDES
TOO
IF POSSABLE

PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU CAN

DOES Shakespeare
SELL A KIT
WERE I COULD BUIKD MY OWN
Ugly Stik Tiger Casting Rods

THANKS
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Tigers do not have triggers. The Tiger Lite casting models do.
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Guide size, arrangement, and orientation not to mention rod is designed to bend in different direction.
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A casting rod has a trigger on the handle and requires a baitcast reel, which sits on top of the rod. Spinning rods have no trigger and require a spinning reel, which is mounted under the rod.
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Yes these tiger rods are what you want if your going after fish 5 to 30 lbs very tuff rod stainless eyelets be sure and select your action for the size fish your after the meduim light 12 to 30lbs has very good action even from a 1lb fish. The walleye can get pretty big I would use the meduim light action for walleye. You could use it for pan fishing if you wanted but I would select the light action for pan fish.
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I would think most would find these rods a little overkill for walleye. Commonly used for big catfish or saltwater fish.
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These are great live bait rods for large catfish, stripers and other bigwater gamefish.
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it has a guide for a baitcaster but a handle for a open face reel whats up with this
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These rods are for conventional reels. The trigger is usually associated with baitcasting reels.
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No item number 38-133-698-00 does not have a trigger. Most big water rods are not designed with the trigger.
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