Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rod
ugly stick gx-2
Ugly sticks need no praise from me. Hands down/bang for buck a grrrreat buy. I use mine to Bank fish for catfish mostly...circle hooks and livers. The rod tip is perfect on the load to set the hooks mostly by themselves. The backbone is sufficient to pull them out of pretty dense cover. I am very pleased with rod. I have a collection of several. They are tough as nails as i continue to abuse them on big cats. Thanks Ugly Stik!!!
March 5, 2014
The Quality you expect from Ugly Stik
Just received my new GX2's from Bass Pro. I've been using Ugly Stiks for about ten years now after a long brutal search for the perfect rods for my style of fishing. I spent money on the expensive stuff only to be disappointed in the long run. Then I found Ugly Stik after a friends insurance that I stop spending money on the pricy rods. I was astonished by them and have used then ever since. I have 3 Ugly Stiks I use often and never had to replace a single one in ten years! So I learned recently of the release of the new GX2's and had to order a couple. I haven't had a chance to use them but I was blown away by the quality. They are beautiful and light weight with that durable feel you can only get from Ugly Stik.
January 8, 2014
A little bit heavy
I'm not complaining here but the rod is a little bit heavy.
However for $40 you get a strong and sensitive rod, what more you want?
November 10, 2013
I've been buying almost nothing but Ugly Stik rods since the 1980's. I went with a 6'-6" heavy action GX2 casting rod for bait (live or cut) fishing in San Pablo bay from my small 9.5' kayak. The manageable length and the 20-50 pound line rating are great. I once lost what was probably a ray on lighter medium action gear, so I decided to go all out with a heavy action setup, since I never know what I may hook into, even though I'm after stripers. I will now use lighter gear for bucktails and swimbaits only. It feels weird putting an expensive reel on a $40 rod but it's not my fault they only sell them for 40 bucks. If you like the old Ugly Stiks, you should like these new GX2's even more. The seem so much lighter than the older models.
October 28, 2013