Exclusive Howald Process™ Triple Built™ blanks feature precise actions for jig and bottom fishing, with added graphite for better sensitivity and increased pulling power. Built tough, with double-footed Fuji® aluminum oxide guides; Alconite® tips; graphite Fuji reel seats; and contoured, easy-to-hold EVA grips. All Ugly Stiks come with the manufacturer's Ugly Back 60-day/5-year limited warranty.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RebelsWingman 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by serg1001 great rod
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by IABOWHNTR Best rods for the money!
These rods are so impressive I now have 3, one spinning and the other two are conventional rods. I use these rods for everything, jigging, and bottom fishing. Also used the spinning rod for swimming lures & plugs. Grandpa likes to use them for trolling when I'm in town too. They are sensitive, yet have unlimited pulling power. The 5'8" model is my favorite when paired with my Pebb international 50VW reel. I also use a Penn squall 60 leverdrag for that rod when I'm not on a boat. The 6'3" I have has my TLD 20 leverdrag on it. Stripers, sharks, blues, and tuna. There is not much I wouldn't trust to these rods, simply put there is nothing that can match these rods for the price.
May 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Rod
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
These rods are very versatile so I have several different reels on them - depending on the type of fishing I am doing. For albacore I use Tyrnos 10, for LingCod a Torium 16 and for Halibut a Diawa Seaborg 750. If we had Wahoo here I would probably use a Tyrnos 20...
1 year, 1 month ago
- Ocean Shores Wa
Ugly Stik Tiger rods are versatile rods that can be used with most baitcasting reel, which are better for bottom fishing and jigging. Reels with a closed face and line guide are used for working lighter lures and baits. Open-face reels without a line guide work better for casting or jigging because the line can be let out and retrieved more quickly. I hope this helps. Thanks
Yes it works very well for shark fishing. I've caught sharks up to 4ft and waiting for bigger. I believe this rod would handle anything that I'm big enough to hang on to, and probably more then the strength I would have to land it by myself. You put a reel on it with 30lbs of drag and fight one free handed for 20-30 minutes and you'll see what I'm talking about!