REBATE Shakespeare® Ugly Stik® Trigger Rods
- Exclusive quick-taper Clear Tip® design
- Durable EVA foam grips
- Aluminum oxide inserts and stainless steel frames on guides
- Blank-thru-handle construction
- Comes with the "Ugly Back" 60-day/5-year limited warranty
- Blanks made in USA
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 52 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jbelow Down and Dirty fishing , CAL 1101 If you need to get down and dirty to pull big fish out of snags and heavy cover , the CAL 1101 10lb - 25lb line , MH 7ft rod is the best tool for the job. Save your sissy graphite rods for finess fishing. The long handle makes this tuff heavy duty rod balanced and feel much lighter than it is. Bull Reds , Big Catfish , Alligator Gar , and even some large coastal sharks will fall prey to this rod. Match this rod up with a large bait caster like a Garcia 6000 size reel or Shimano 400 size reel and you take on some of the worlds toughest fish. April 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BlackwaterGA Toughest rod in the world! I have been using Ugly Sticks for a long, long time, and despite their low price, they're THE toughest rod I know of anywhere at any price! Bar none! No bells and whistles - just solid guts and strength. They're not as light as most of the new rods, but if you need a rod that'll stand up to almost anything and, like a Timex, "keep on ticking," THIS is YOUR ROD! I started using them for stripers on the little blackwater river where my family has lived for over 200 years. They range up to 40 or more pounds, and if you can't stop or at least turn them on their initial run, you don't land them. The Ugly Stick is the ONLY rod I trust for this work. I just can't say enough about them. If you can stand a little extra wt., they won't let you down. The clear, flexible tip was probably the original "crankbait rod," and they have PLENTY of butt strength for setting big ol' hooks in even a striper's rock-hard mouth. They'll stand MUCH higher line tests than they're rated for, too, so load up with strong braid and see if you can hold a 20-30 lb. striper from rounding that hairpin bend in the river and cutting you off. Can't wait 'till the next time I can experience that! March 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bassfisher88 Ugly Stick I have been using a 6 tf ugly stick for about 5 years now. I mainly bass fish and haven't had any complaints so far. It is incredibly durable. I have had other poles that the handles break or the eyes fall off but haven't had any problems with Ugly Sticks. I've heard complaints about the sensitivity but it is plenty good for me. I just bought a new one but only because a mouse chewed a chunk out of the handle. These will probably be the only poles I will own. February 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Borbon perfect 6 ft MD to hv is for is accurate casts and heavy fish from the kayak. Durable September 20, 2012
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A:In truth, most any of the Ugly Sticks of appropriate length and power should serve very well for catfish. They're my #1 choice for fishing Santee-Cooper in neighboring SC. The answer depends on just how you'll be fishing. I like to fish the shallows when they're there, with a 3" foam cork and whatever baits seem likely to produce that day. For that, a std. US in 7' M action is good. I also have an US Tiger rod (live bait model with flexible tip to avoid throwing off the bait) that would be my first choice for fishing deeper water for the monsters in Santee (70+ lbs. & more). I think I'd always choose a model with a fiarly flexible tip and great butt strength. From there, just pick the one that has the guides you want, and that just "feels right" to you. You'd have a tough time going wrong with most any of the Ugly Sticks. Just keep the rod size fairly commensurate with the reel size and you'll have a fine outfit.
Details:how many guides does the 7 foot medium have
A:The spinning models have aplenty. The casting models might have a few more, for when you're using extra heavy line and try to turn a big fish, or at least slow it down, but the rods don't seem to care - they just shrug such situations off like water off a duck's back. Not the answer you were looking for, maybe, but what my experience has shown on numerous occasions.
Top 1000 Contributor
A:yes, works great
Details:Want to get a rod that will go well with Quantum's Kinetic bait caster. I use mostly artificial bait unless live bait is called for.
A:I fish everything from large mouth, to catfish, to crappie with this rod. very versatile.
Top 50 Contributor
A:catfish, yes - anything else, NOOOOOO WAY.
Top 250 Contributor
A:hi bassman94 it all depends on the action. A medium light to a medium action rod would fit what your looking for. i also reccomend to u if u go and buy this to purchase a shakespeare baitcast reel it's very durable and good quality and very smooth casting and reeling. I also reccomend u buy cajun fishing line. it's very thin so u can go up to 5lbs past the reels suggested pound test line. so theres no need to sacrifice yards. hope i was a help and good fishing to you.
A:The shape of the arc as the rod bends. Really not that important. All rods bend in some shape of an arc. Least of a fishermans worries. People use fancy words or too many words for nothing.
Details:I am probably going to purchase an Ambassadeur C3 5500 model and some 15lb cabela's pro line. Do you think a 7' medium/heavy Ugly Stik will be good for carp up to 15lbs and channel cats up to 10lbs?
Top 50 Contributor
A:these would be fine for those, but seriously, there are MUCH better rods out there.
Top 250 Contributor
A:yes and yes a medium heavy action ugly stik can catch fish from perch to red snapper.
i wish u good fishing.
A:i have used this rod for nothing but cat and carp, and i have used lots of rods out there, and this one is by far the best, get the calb model, its the most sensitive and alot of fun fighting big fish