Shakespear tiger vs. Ugly stik tiger

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by flatheadsteven, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. flatheadsteven

    flatheadsteven New Member

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    wat are the differences between the shakespear tiger rods and the ugly stick tiger? which one is a better rod for flathead fishing.
     
  2. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    The regular white tiger rod and reel combos are junk, the Brown Ugly Stik Tiger is an awesome rod that would definitely be awesome for Flatheads.
     

  3. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Tghese two rods are constructed very differently and the price shows it. You get what you pay for!!!
    I have had two of those white tigers and wasn't at all impressed with them. The yellow Uglystick tigers are awsome rods for the money!!!
     
  4. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    stock truck vs. monster truck neither are bad just in different classes
     
  5. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    the white tiger rod would be ground round while the ugly stick tiger would be prime rib. IMO
     
  6. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    are you guys referring to the white uglystik catfish rod?????
    or a white rod that says tiger on it?????

    i hve 2 of the shakespeare uglystik catfish type they are white with a catfish picture on the shaft above the reel seat area
     

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  7. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I was referencing the tiger spinning rig like the ones at wally world. not the uglystick.
     
  8. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    I'll look next trip there.
    i got my white uglycats at wally too that is why i was wondering.
    in fact my last one was 20.00 marked down from 39.99
    i got an abu 7.5 med hvy casting rod for 10.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i had to jump on those .
    i like the tip action of these white uglycats for circle hooks.
     
  9. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I have a couple of the white catfish uglysticks myself and like a lot. I have used the tiger rod, as a loaner, and it did ok for the fishing we was doing, nothing over 8 pounds. I have not used one for anything bigger though.
     
  10. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Katmaster Jr. Said It Correctly.
     
  11. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    i have the white shakespeare tiget rod and i like it a lot. the reel you get w/ it is a piece of crap but the pole i like. just my thoughts.
     
  12. cathouse

    cathouse New Member

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    There is no comparison of the two , the yellow tiger uglystick is more rod than most of us will ever need unless you have a need that calls for special equipment , lets say long distance casting where length gives you an advantage.
     
  13. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    I bought 2 of the tiger combo's from wallyworld... The reels lasted about 2 weeks... I bought 2 Tidewater Baitcaster reels and put them on the poles. My biggest fish so far is a 44 lb Flathead.. They handled them it with no problem...