Shakespeare ugly stick rods

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by TOPS, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    How many members use the ugly stick rods? For the money ,I think they are very good rods. If you break one Shakespeare will replace it,in my opinion one can not beat that.
     
  2. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    I have 2 ugly stik catfish baitcasting rods and i love them. I also have 2 other 2-piece spincast ugly stik rods for crappie fishing and baitfishing.
     

  3. bull_head

    bull_head New Member

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    I have one Shakespeare Ulgy Stik "Tiger" in the spinning combo ...

    I like it alot ... and for the price you cant go wrong

    mike
     
  4. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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  5. polecatter

    polecatter Member

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    I have several Uglies and like them a lot. A couple are paired with Penn 209's, one is paired with a Tidewater 30LB and one is going begging at the moment because I am undecided as to what reel to put on it. May get another Tidewater. Also have a Ugly Stik "Tiger" that will be paired with a 7000 C3 if I can find a new one made in Sweden and not in Taiwan.............. just a personal preference thing! Have many more R & R's, but that about does it for the Shakespeare's at present. Just need to hook up with some cats. Haven't had much luck lately.

    Yep Ugly Stiks are Great!!

    Larry (polecatter)
     
  6. tanner

    tanner New Member

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    Somerset, Kentucky
    :frk-big: that's alot of ugly stiks!

    i have two personally.
     
  7. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Its unlimited rod in a boat here so I have as many as I can. :)
     
  8. SSG Johnson

    SSG Johnson New Member

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    I have two and I love them had three but i gave one away to a kid that needed a fishing pole and wanted to start catfishing. Seemed like the thing to do at the time. :crying:
     
  9. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    i have 6 ugly stiks....out of 23 rod and reels :eek:
     
  10. ohiohawghunter45067

    ohiohawghunter45067 New Member

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    ugly sticks are a good rod but i think the are to stiff after i used a nite stick.
    but i have to give sheakespeare some credit on there rods they make them better than their reels in my opion, a year ago my cousin and i were fishin a dollar pond and and he hooked the 92lb blue tag fish, as the fish came to the bank the 11ft ugly stick snapped along with the line. so he called shakespeare and told them the situation, they said they wanted a picture of the fish, my cousin responded i cant produce a picture the line snapped along with the rod, thats when the service guy said right answer because if u landed the fish with the rod snapped we would know it wasnt the reason the rod had snapped. so after all that he sent the rod in they sent him a new one. and four days after receiving new one. he received a call from the service guy at shakespeare explaing what happened. the guy told him the that the line had snapped before the rod and amout of pressure that was applied to the rod .and backward force that was produced is what made the rod snap. so i geuss what im saying is that shakespeare customer service is pretty superior
     
  11. RMXmitch

    RMXmitch New Member

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    I bought an ugly stick for my abu 6500c3 cant complain. Seems very tough for its size.
     
  12. catfish1605

    catfish1605 Member

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    I have 2, one for channel cats and an ultralight.
     
  13. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    I have 2 ugly stik catfish rods paired with abu 6500 C3's. I have no complaints whatsoever. I'm thinking about getting another one soon.
     
  14. Arkie55

    Arkie55 New Member

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    I have two Ugly Stick Cat Rods, 7', MH. Both rods have Abu 6000's mounted on them. I also have two 6.5' Ugly Sticks. Both are MH. One has a Abu 6000 and the other a Diawa Millioniar 5H. Those rods are my cat rods. For other fishing, bass, crappie, and pan fish, I have IM6 graphite rods of various weights and styles. Four spinning rigs from ultra light to MH, and four other bait casting rigs. Two of these are bass pro reels that I'm sure are made my Shakesphere.
     
  15. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Gary
    1 Ugly M/H with one 6500 and 1 M with another 6500 and a 2 piece ugly with a spinner
     
  16. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    I have used ugly sticks 6.5' and 7' MH big water boat rods to snag for paddlefish for about 5 years now.I've yet to have any one break one, and have boated literally 100's of fish with them.This includes largest fish of 102 lbs.I do also use them as catfish rods at times.
     
  17. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    i have one ugly stick catfish rod, got it for $20 clearence. it seems like a great rod. i put an antique abu 5000 from the 50's on it. yet to catch anything big on it but seems like its super sensitive at tip yet a good stiff rod. its a 7'.
     
  18. Abu

    Abu New Member

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    Have several Ugly Stiks. I use the Ugly Cats from Walmart for channel cats and have an Ugly Stik Tiger in M/H for flats. Strong and dependable rods.
     
  19. shania

    shania New Member

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    I have about 5 Ulgy Stick rods total. I think they art the best rods that you can buy for the money. :)

    Bert :cool:
     
  20. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Trion,GA
    I have 2 Ugly stiks, both are Tiger rods. They are tough as nails. If a fish breaks either one I will be proud to know him. I WILL be gettin some more of these rods. Good stuff for the money.

    whatever it takes

    Cheez