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Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® features 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.
I bought this rod and a fin-nor ofs 45 reel we put 65 pound braid on it and wow what a combo we have caught a few 200 plus pound sharks and this 150 pound tarpon on it it worked great just as i thought it would after reading all the info on the rod n reel i orderd the reel from bass pro and it was the best reel i have used i used to work rebuilding reels and rods and this is a great deal for 200 bucks im going to order a couple more.
July 3, 2011
I got the 50-100 pound rod with Okuma Coronado reel spooled with 65# power pro, this was an upgrade over my old tiger rod for saltwater and catfishing. The rod is light and not a single flaw. Well worth $70 and the performance is top notch. I even used it for largemouth once because I left my lite rod at home, cast just as far and not a problem detecting strikes from 2-4 pounders. Have not gone after anything huge yet, 15 pound blue fish this past weekend. Hope to get to virginia to get some striped fishing this next weekend.
June 8, 2011
Why buy a custom?
These rods are very impressive. I have the Tiger LIte Spinning version and am pleasantly surprised. Got it as a spare for my custom built rod and made me wonder why I would buy another custom rod. Very light, Fuji guides, tough as nails, and under $70. My custom is slightly lighter but it also cost 3 times as much....If you want to get into vertical jigging pair this with the 760 Slammer, 65 pound Power Pro and you won't be disappointed.
February 21, 2011
The rods are built very light in weight, with very stiff backbone. The 100# is for braid line rating, so if you vertical jig for large fish in saltwater the rod will be good for that. I use it for bottom fishing mostly because I can hold them all day without getting to heavy, father in law loves trolling with them, and they have allot of pulling power for getting fish up and off the bottom. So if you want a light weight all around rod for big saltwater game give it a shot. Also use mine for catfishing just to give you an idea of how flexible the rods are, for the $$ you won't find anything this tough.
Depends what you are fishing for. I have several of these rods in different sizes. I have a Fin Nor offshore 55 on one, and a Okuma Salina 2 size 10000 on another. The rods have a great flex all the way down to the handle. I like a reel with some serious drag. The Okuma has over 50# and the Fin Nor has around 40# of drag pressure.
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