Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Lite Casting Rods
Great value, fine performance
I bought one of these for saltwater kayak fishing, trolling tube and worm for striped bass. Affordable, with the backbone to handle large fish, this rod is working out great so far! Rod weight is not a factor for trolling, tip is sensitive enough to readily detect grass on the tube. 7 foot length perfect for use in a 13"5"" kayak.
Only drawback is I had to cut off flared butt end to get it to fit in rod holder, but that is a very minor issue that I expected. I will be sawing off a couple of additional rod butts soon, as I am buying more of these rods to outfit my back-up and lead-core rigs.
May 18, 2013
Does the job.
Used this rod in SF Bay for stripers & sturgeons to inshore off Nor. Cal. for rockcod. Not sensitive enough for baitfishing, but excels in tossing jigs out in the mid-range depths. Reel seat fits your standard baitcasters, but had my Avet SX pop out while bringing in a large bat ray- rear reel seat's too thin for those all cast alum. reels.
December 3, 2009
Ugly Stick Tiger
I just bought two of these rods and they perform well on the jetties off of the Gulf coast near Galveston Tx. to Catfishing on Richland Chambers. Very versatile. Light weight but tremendously strong.
July 15, 2007
I purchased 2 of these for catfishing on the Missouri river. These rods handle 3-5 ounces of lead easy and will handle big flatheads with ease. I have an ABU 6500 on both and they are amazing.
March 17, 2011