Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Spinning Rods
Great Rod for the Pier
I bought the 7' 20-50 lb. medium. I called Ugly Stik because that is far from the medium specs but they assured me for this line of rod that was correct. It has a incredibly strong back bone but is tapered for live bait West Coast action. I could tell right away that it was strong. I had bought this for a pier. I am not a big game fisherman. I am a have a great time and catch quantity as opposed to only something like a Texas Bull Red. The customer service rep assured me that this would be a good fit. Most the fish I catch in Corpus Christi or Galveston are under 5lbs. but the bringing them up over the guardrail is probably 20 feet. The rod for being as strong as it is, has a very sensitive tip and that really impressed me. I paired this with a Penn Spinfisher V 6500 with 30lb. braid and it easily did what I needed it to, and I am hear to tell you this would bring a VW Bug out of the ocean and onto the deck.
I think took it off the causeway and on a local beach that had minimal surf. Both instances just bottom fishing I could feel bites and reel in fish that were barely a pound a piece.
Thank You Bass Pro and Shakespeare because this rod really is all that.
November 20, 2014
Ugly Stik Tiger Rod
I just got a 2 piece 7 foot medium Tiger Rod in the mail. This thing is beefy! I feel like I could reel in a sunken ship with this thing haha. The only thing that bent on this rod was the tip, super sturdy with a sensitive tip. It is the best quality Ugly Stik they make, for even $90 you can't find a better rod, it matches perfectly to my BPS Catmaxx 70 reel, with 45lb mono, I am confident wherever I go fishing.
February 8, 2011
reel seats too small
I have two of the rods and the rods themselves are great. I have two 50 class spinning reels on them one a cabo and the other a fin-nor sportfisher and the light rods really help offset the weight of the reels so the total weight of the rig is comfortable to fish all day. The rod has a solid backbone and is suprising sensative. The only reason I rated it a 4 instead of 5 is that the reel seat is a little small and I was barely able to get the retaining rings over the reel base. For the weight of line this rod can support, it should have a reel seat that can comfortably accomodate a 50 class reel.
January 15, 2011
Got 2 tiger's in 7 ft 2 pc medium action with Pflueger Medalist spinning reels and #65 power pro and well look at the pic 40 lbs of river fighting MONSTER !!!!!
December 26, 2010