Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Lite Jig Casting Rods
When I bought this rod I immediately knew I was going to pair it up with an Abu Garcia 6600 C4… It was a great combinations, together I was able to catch a 5'5" 75 pound alligator gar and the rod held pretty good, I can now really depend on this rod when fishing for big fish! i was able to get a good hookset and fight the fish reallly well! I was happy with the rod!
July 16, 2012
I have been using both these and Shimano Trevala Rods for double duty Halibut and Albacore Rods and must admit these Rods are better. While a little heavier they are more robust.. I tested all my heavier Halibut Rods lifting 15lb downrigger weights and the rods felt like they had quite a bit more left in them (The Trevala rods despite being rated heavier were at the end of their capacity)- the fact they are 1/2 the price is just gravy!
December 23, 2011
Tuffer then a hickory switch!
I bought the 5'10" 3 years ago and mounted a Penn 320GT with 80lb off braid. Everything was going well until my brother tried to pull the drain stopper out of the Atlantic. After using the "high sticking" method with all his might, the tip broke. He really thought you could make the tip touch the butt. Bass Pro gratefully replaced the rod. Except this time I went for the 5'8" heavier rod. Listen, the flex in this rod is very little. What I would compare it to is like the difference in the ride quality of a family sedan versus a NASCAR ride. This is one tough rod! I've landed many sharks up to 4' and stingrays up to 60lbs. Nobody, but nobody gives you this kind of strength for this kind of $$$. Only 2 things that I see could be improved on, comfort and appearance. As for comfort: softer grips, lighter weight, longer rods with the same ratings. As for appearance: this rod has a very "bland" look to it and the color doesn't help.
March 30, 2013
i bought this rod from bass pro on a friday and took it out saturday morning for some bottom fishing. 3 hours in the trip the rod broke in half with only 3 lbs of weight(fish and sinker). the rod is rated 80-130# line. i tried calling shakespear and cant reach a real person, but i can send them $10 + the rod to get a new one. i already have $70 + tax and 2 hours worth of gas in this rod!!! why should i have to pay $10 more. not happy with costumer service.
July 12, 2011