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#1 personguy567

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Posted May 31 2009 - 9:45 AM

has anyone used it, is it any good thanks



#2 RegDunlop

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Posted May 31 2009 - 11:08 AM

nothing wrong with an ugly stik, just somewhat heavy for long stretches of fishing, especially plugging

also the action is slow or "whippy," which you may or may not like over a fast action


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#3 Drako

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Posted May 31 2009 - 11:52 AM

Great for dead sticking....get med/heavy action and you should be okay..
they cast really good and will last a long time....
Now if you are thinking about getting the surf custum uglystik that runs close to
$100 there are better choices out there....i believe there are a few threads
already posted on El cheapo rods...just do a search for that topic
here in the main forum...


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#4 Vermonter

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Posted May 31 2009 - 7:11 PM

They definately have their uses. Mine is used as a jetty plugger, dont see any reason to slip on the rocks and break an expensive Lami Arra or something similar. Tend to have soft, clear tips which can be cut back but do it in small doses.



#5 Voldemars

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Posted May 31 2009 - 7:38 PM

Need to be specific about which model - there are several .
I have a Shakespeare USCSSP 11102M Ugly Stik Custom Surf

It is a great rod for a beginner that will use it for BOTH bait and lures. The one I bought had a 7 year warranty which was good for me as the 2nd year it cracked and Shakespeare replaced it no questions asked.
I tried a dBlue DB07CSSP902K--M
9' Surf Spinning Rod and honestly I like my ugly stik better. The dBlue is now a back up rod.

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#6 medic6973

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Posted June 01 2009 - 10:19 AM

My first surf rod was a 10' Ugly Stick. Heavy as hell, but tough as nails. I dare you to break one. And they whip a pencil better than any other rod I have used. Mine was a MH rating, and even with that I had a hard time with any weights over 3 or 4 oz. Becomes a little too floppy at the tip.


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#7 splions

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Posted June 01 2009 - 8:43 PM

I have a 7' ugly stick that I love...casts great and fits nicely on the kayak



#8 alaskanyukon

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Posted June 01 2009 - 8:48 PM

I use 8,6" Ugly Surf sometimes and can say is nothing wrong with this rod.



#9 RegDunlop

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Posted June 01 2009 - 10:55 PM

My first surf rod was a 10' Ugly Stick. Heavy as hell, but tough as nails. I dare you to break one. And they whip a pencil better than any other rod I have used. Mine was a MH rating, and even with that I had a hard time with any weights over 3 or 4 oz. Becomes a little too floppy at the tip.


UglyStik is a great pencil rod

I use 8,6" Ugly Surf sometimes and can say is nothing wrong with this rod.


The 8'6" is a good back bay beater something to leave in the car


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#10 dgmassi

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Posted June 01 2009 - 11:50 PM

Have an older 7 foot uglystik surf with fuji seat and eye's good all around rod.



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Posted June 02 2009 - 9:08 AM

Check out the TICA UEHA series rods. Very light and resonably priced.


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Posted June 02 2009 - 9:09 AM

I dare you to break one.


Done it. Twice. User error.



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Posted June 02 2009 - 9:19 AM

i have a 12 footer i use in the surf..... its a beast, she's heavy but she will chuck 8 and a noggin like nobodys business.......i have dropped it, kicked it.... still keeps going.....


fishing is less about the lure, and more about the jerk behind it...

#14 Bass Slayer

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Posted June 02 2009 - 9:39 AM

I have a 10ft Ugly MH Action. It is a very versatile Rod. You can use it from topwater to chunking. Great especially on those windy days when you need the extra muscle to chuck it out there. A little heavy but who said exercise was a bad thing. Also you can beat the price.



#15 DontTreadOnAnyone

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Posted June 02 2009 - 9:53 AM

I dare you to break one.



I broke an Ugly Stick by dropping a big CRT TV on it. Probably not a common hazard.