Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Lite Jig Casting Rods
Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Lite Jig Casting Rod
a great rod and the price is even better. shortness of the rod is very easy to handle on the kayak
August 27, 2013
Best Value Jigging/Bottom Rods
I use these rod for jigging and bottom fishing and for both purposes these can't be beat. especially for the price. One of my fishing partners uses trevelas and these are just as good. In fact I can't tell the difference. If you blindfolded me and had me fish with both I wouldn't be able to tell you which was which. These Ugly Stiks are extremely light and make jigging and bottom fishing for 10+ hours easy on the body. They are sensitive enough to detect bites from 1 pound cod in 250+ feet of water and have the back bone to haul in what ever you can hook onto.
June 28, 2013
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
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