Originally Posted by Jibbel
i bought the ultra light shakespear at walmart and a few months later the top eye and top 3 inches-ish broke off i brought it back and the guy just told me that's a shame. so now im stuck with a broken ultra light but i got my bps micro light and i can;'t wait to take it out. The shakespear is a good cheap rod and reel but i think mine was a defect which gave me a bad taste in my mouth
You get what you pay for... I'm actually running braid through these Shakespeares and trying to break them (lifting fish with them, lifting weeds, super tight drag). Mine was $6.99 for a 6'6" and still running strong.
Consider it an experiment of mine. However, they feel horrible with the EVA foam grips and the guides are just microscopic in diameter. They balance poorly and are as sensitive as logs. But again, we get what we pay for.