Shakespeare Ugly Stick Cat Rods

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by vlparrish, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Has anyone had any problems with these rods. I currently have 3 of them, two spinning and one casting. My brother has several, all casting models. We have never so much as had a bad eye or anything on them. I was just wondering if anyone has ever had any bad experiences with these rods and if so what was the problem. Vern
     
  2. just cats

    just cats New Member

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    Vernon, if those rods can hold up under the workout you two guys put on em, that's good enough for me.
     

  3. Stumpknocker2

    Stumpknocker2 New Member

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    Vern, I am in the same boat with you no problems.
     
  4. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    I have several of them and never had any problems as of yet.:big_smile:
     
  5. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I have a couple and never had a problem with them.
     
  6. coltsfan

    coltsfan New Member

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    i have two and have had no problems . lov'em
     
  7. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    I have 4..
    ~ Two of them are about 2 years old and they are still my first pick.

    The ugly stick is one hell of a rod!:big_smile:
     
  8. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    i got this huhge problem with them vern , there laying out there in the boat when i should using them , lol
     
  9. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

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    I have a 10 yr old sturdy stick and its awesome
     
  10. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    I have 2 spinning combos. They are excellent! However, I found out recently that if you leave one hanging out the end of a passenger door, and your buddy shuts the door before your done packing all the gear, they dont stand up to being slammed in a car door.:crazy: But I did catch a lot of fish with it before its demise!!!
     
  11. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Negative , these are great rods .
     
  12. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    I got my first Ugly Stik back in the early '80's and I have a dozen or more now and I love 'em. I have only had a problem with one. I got to stumbling around in the dark and stepped on one (I weigh 250 pounds) where the reel was mounted. I broke it into just in front of the reel and also broke the handle on my abu 7000. I got a new handle for the reel and drill the rod out and turned a piece of aluminum to fit and I pressed it in and pinned it in place with dowel pins. Now it's good as new.:cool2:

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  13. anakin

    anakin Member

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    I got a uglystick catfish paired with an abu 6500 c3 spooled with 50 # gorilla wire. This was my first catfish rig. I love it & have had no probs with the rod what so ever. (not including glow tip that never worked as ive heard mentioned in other threads). This is actually the rig I suggest for any budding catfishermen. Not to expensive & still able to bring in the big boys.
     
  14. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    most of your glow in the dark products require UV light to glow to their full potential, such as a floresent blacklight. A flashlight wont charge it properly. the white part of the top three eyes is the only part of the ugly cat that is supposed to glow. they glow id guess 3 times longer with a floresent tube blacklight than flashlight + brighter.
     
  15. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    I got 3 of them like that... think we can get a rebait...:lol:
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    Work smarter, not harder, and be careful of your speling.
     
  16. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    got 2 a 7' spinner and a 7' casting dont think any fish could ever hurt one, the spinner has a 6500exp okuma on it and hooked in to a 30lb+ flat with some 25lb big game on it and never had a problem
     
  17. rocket256

    rocket256 Well-Known Member

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    I have four Shakespeare Ugly Stick Cat Rods. Also I've never had a problem with them at all.
     
  18. catman37

    catman37 New Member

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    as far as im concerned they're the best rod you can get!
     
  19. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Hate to be a wet blanket, but I did have a rod guide insert pop out. Took it to Wal Mart and they traded it for new one, problem solved. Don't think it came from there, it was a gift, but the stocked the rod, so had no problem taking it back. Bought an Ugly Stick 1120 big water rod yesterday, it rated for 12-20 lb line and 2 oz weight. Matched it to my new Abu 6500c3, fished it today. Using three rods, I caught 8 cats from 1 1/2 pounds to 5 pounds in about 4 hours of fishing. The 5 pounder was taken on the new Ugly Stick. That rod has power to spare, but still allowed that 5 pounder a bit of action.
     
  20. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    I Really Like My Catfish Ugly, No Problems So Far, Great Rod For The Money.