A very good medium action, two piece freshwater fishing rod for all kinds of fishing. Shakespeare Ugly Stiks are one of Freshwater Fishing Rod Reviews Best Picks due to their durability, action, and they always have a reasonable price.

Some of the rods features are;

  • Double-footed, chrome-plated stainless steel wire frame guides
  • Exclusive “Ugly Back” 70-day/7-year warranty
  • Durable and lightweight “Ugly Tuff” EVA grips
  • Graphite twist-lock reel seats are standard on most models

Here’s what others are saying;

“I have several of these rods in various lengths and strengths. From the little
4’6″ ultra lite that I keep in the truck to the 9′ medium action for river
fishing, they all perform incredibly. Plenty of backbone to set the hook and
fight big fish and all with a sensitive tip for the most picky bites. For the
price, you can get more rods instead of having one “do-it-all.”

“These 7′ rods are perfect for trolling for walleyes on the waters of Green Bay.
If you are an avid fisherman with no money to invest in 100.00+ rods, these are
the perfect solution. Can also be used for Smallmouths and Northern Pike. I use
12lb spiderwire on these rods while trolling 50 ft behind a planer board at a
speed of 1.1- 1.5 mph dragging a flourescent lime green crawler harness. Works
well for me!!”

“Good fishing rod. The Ugly Spinning is my favorite rod for strength and
flexibility. Plus it has a 5 year warranty. To all I recommend it as one of the
best fishing rods.”

“I got my first Ugly Stik 40 years ago and it’s still the first rod I grab when I
go fishing. It’s my good luck rod. I always am able to catch something with it;
be it Halibut or Bass. When I’m gone from this great earth my grandson will be
getting this great rod.”

As you can see from others that have used the Ugly Stik, they are very satisfied and happy with their purchase. We highly recommend the Shakespeare Ugly Stik for all your fishing needs.