These Ugly Stik Tiger Spinning Rods by Shakespeare feature all Fuji® stainless steel reinforced guides and tops, and graphite Fuji® reel seats with stainless steel cushioned handles. Custom-designed for West Coast live-bait type actions with fast taper blanks and reinforced fighting butts. All Ugly Stiks come with the "Ugly Back" 60-day/5-year limited warranty.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hooky1420 Strongest Rod I've Used
This rod is strong. Just the weight of it in your hand lets you know that you are dealing with a fine product. It has not even been challenged on any of the fish I have caught. Taken it saltwater fishing and performed great.
My only issue with the pole is that it is too stiff for casting very effectively. It functions better for trolling or fishing off the bottom.
May 14, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigegan18 Awesome Ugly Stik
These rods are awesome. I use it for catfish, stripers, and muskies and it has all the power needed for fighting these large fish. I have also used it for bass fishing and it works just as good for bass as it does for larger species. I would definitley recommend this rod for any serious angler, expecially if you fish for big fish.
May 6, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hawk28 Awesome Rod !!!!!!!
These rods are awesome!!!!!!!! I have both Medium light, and Medium action Tigers. Both are great with circle hooks. I fish for Blue catfish exclusively and these rods are more than capable of hauling in monster Blues. I would recommend an Ugly Stick Tiger to any serious fisherman.
April 2, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by TroutFishingInAmerica Time Tested, Idiot Proof
About 20 years ago, I had a couple of rods leaning against the car while I was gearing up for an afternoon fishing of the jetty of the Skyway Bridge near St.Pete, Fla. I open the car door and two rods slipped in void between the door and the frame. Of course I hadn't noticed when I slammed the door shut. Only one rod survived. It was the Ugly Stick. I've been buying ugly stick rods ever since. In fact, I have a tough time justifying my most recent purchases to my ever vigilant but lovely bride. Our conversations go like this: "Do you really need another fishing rod" "Sure do... that old's one's just about ready to give out."
March 18, 2010
I recommend the Penn Fierce 6000. I have one spooled up with 50lb. braid and it casts like a dream , has and all aluminum frame side plate and rotor, and has a Silky Smooth 39" per handle turn retrieve. With ship to store it costs around $75
Depends on what you are fishing for, I have a BPS CatMaxx reel on my tiger rod, size 70, really beefy reel that has nice drag and holds a lot of line, it's only $40, I was thinking of buying a Penn Saltwater Reel, but decided to try out the cat maxx and I have caught some good sized fish with no problems.
is this rod thin? ( i mean the handle bar etc ? ) can i catch fish up to 50lb? i was looking for the best rod with a clear very sensitive tip. is it very sensitive and light in weight ? it must bend a lot when fish bites the hook ( even for small fish )
I have the Tiger Spinning rod, which I got for Catfishing in Santee, SC. It performed great, sensative enough to feel bottom, and strong enough to bring in large cats, the largest I hooked into was about 35lbs, and had no problems reeling it in. Pole at handle is not thin, I would say like an offshore pole, and pole bends like any uglystik, I would recommend this rod, I cant wait to go use it again and hopefully land that trophy Cat
The rating of a rod indicates the range of line that is recommended for it. The heavier of these is rated for up to 50# line, You can successfully fight fish much larger than 50#, depending on your the reel and technique. If you are looking for a clear tip spinning rod, you probably want to look at the Ugly Stik striper UCSP or catfish UCCP line.
Rod will be paired with a Penn Spinfisher reel, model # 850SSM, 25lb test.
4 years, 1 month ago
- GA / FLA
We use the XH Model Tiger Lite Spinning with a Spheros 18000 reel and 80 lb braid for Gulf Coast tuna to 120lb. You need backbone and drag to bring in the YFT unless you want to fight the fish for an hour or so...