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Shakespeare Ugly Stik Downrigger and Diver Rods

$54.95 - $59.95
Description

Shakespeare Ugly Stiks are synonymous with durability. We carry this rod in four popular trolling models, three designed for downrigger fishing, and one for Dipsy Divers. These rods are in the "Big Water" line of the Ugly Stiks and carry the Shakespeare 5 year limited warranty.

These rods have the following features:

  • Durable EVA foam grips
  • Graphite Fuji reel seats with corrosion resistant stainless steel hoods
  • Blank-through-handle construction for added strength and sensitivity
  • Epoxy-coated blanks for protection from UV rays
  • Top quality Fuji guides with stainless steel frames and aluminum oxide inserts

Please note that the Dipsy Diver rod, model BWDD 1100100, does not have the characteristic "clear tip" found on most Ugly Stik rods.

Rod specifications can be seen under the "Specifications" tab above.

Specifications
Specifications
ModelLengthPowerActionLine
Weight
(lbs.)
No. of GuidesPieces
BWD 1101707'0"MediumDownrigger12 - 2082
BWD 1101838'3"LightDownrigger6 - 20102
BWD 1101909'0"LightDownrigger6 - 20112
BWDD 110010010'0"Med. HeavyDipsy Diver12 - 30102
Reviews
Review Summary
4.5
( 17 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.88%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (10)
Pros
Good Tip Action (12)
Flexible (11)
Sensitive (11)
Durable (10)
Easy To Transport (4)
Cons
None (3)
Poor Construction (2)
Best Uses
Large Fish (4)
Ocean Fishing (2)
dipsy divers (2)

Nice Rod
Verified
Buyer
Pacific NorthWest
About Me:
none
Nice rod! It's sensitive for larger fish!
Pros: sensitive great feel for big fish
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Best downrigging rod out there
Verified
Buyer
Grindstone City, MI
About Me:
Not Specified
The Cadillac of downrigging rods, I purchased an additional 2 of these for a total of 8. Great action, quality construction you will own this rod from now till the 12th of ever.
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Lightweight, sensitive great feel for big fish
Cons: None
Best Uses: None Specified
10' Are Serious Rods!
Verified
Buyer
Central NY
About Me:
none

These rods are long, strong, and still have some action at the tip.  I use them for my outer inline planer boards (I also run another set of boards on the inside with 8'6" rods) and they are working very well for this purpose.

Pros: Long, Sensitive
Cons: None
Best Uses: dipsy divers, planer boards
Great Rod for The Money Plus 5 Year Guarantee
Verified
Reviewer
Sanford,Me
About Me:
none

I Have 16 ugly stix rods aboard my 25 ft Baha Cruiser. Have been using them for 25 years. Love the action and sensitivity, have had a couple break over the years but just send them back to Shakespeare and for $15 bucks get a new one. Sweet...Plus they look cool in a 8 rod spread.

Pros: Strong, sensitive great feel for big fish
Cons: None
Best Uses: Grat Lake Salmon and Trout
Great rod for dipsys
Verified
Buyer
Pittsfield, Pa
About Me:
none
This is my second Ugly Stik Dipsy Diver rod. I was so impressed with the first one I bought I had to get another. I fish Lake Erie walleyes and other dipsy diver rods I've used don't have nearly the strength or sensitivity to handle big dipsys. If you depend on dipsy divers to get you baits down and out to the side, you need this rod.
Pros: strong, Sensitive
Cons: none for recomended use
Best Uses: dipsy divers
best all around, walleye to king salmon
Verified
Buyer
mt. pleasant mi
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I think shakespeare rods are the best for all around fishing.Trolling mi rivers & downrigging the great lakes you can use the same rod.
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Easy To Transport, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish, Small Fish
50 / 50
Verified
Buyer
Seattle, WA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
These are rugged yet very flexible poles. What I am disappointed in is the fact that one of the clear Tips has a run in it. looks defective.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: none
Excellent
Verified
Buyer
Kissimmee , FL
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
So light , and strong , great for ocean shores and deep ocean
Pros: Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Flexible, Durable, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fly Fishing, Ocean Fishing
the best downrigger rods
Verified
Buyer
salem,ohio
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I USE THESE UGLY STICKS FOR LEADCORE TROLLING,,THE PERFECT STIFFNESS FOR THE TROLLING I DO. EXCELLENT,
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
Great Fishing Rods
Verified
Buyer
Anchorage, AK
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use rods on Cannon Down Riggers and they work great for salmon.
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
Ugly Stick Dipsy Rod
Verified
Reviewer
dryden ny
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Best dipsy rod i have used, using a flasher and fly set-up along with a dipsy the other rods i have made it real hard to bring in any fish of size, but with the Ugly stick I dont get so worn out bringing in a fish or just bringing it in to clean off weeds, it saves energy and time, well made [...]. No need to go any where else, it was the best price online also. Dennis
Pros: Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
Works surprisingly well
Verified
Buyer
Riegelsville, PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I purchased this rod for a 400 foot copper setup. It pulls this well off the stern or off a planer board. It really transmits the action so it is easy to see what's happening.
Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: trolling
Won't buy another this size
Verified
Buyer
Riegelsville, PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is an 8'3" downrigger rod. While I like the action, it has several problems: first, the halves are unequal lenght with the tip half being about 10" longer than the butt half. This makes breakdown, storage and transport more difficult and exposes the thin parts to breakage. Second, the rod started to delaminate at the female joint on the first day of use. I like the action and it does work great as a downrigger rod. I also enjoy fighting fish with this rod.
Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Good Tip Action
Cons: Hard To Transport, Unequal halves, Poor Construction
Best Uses: none
A great stick
Verified
Buyer
Riegelsville PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
My first (but not last) Ugly Stick downrigging rod. It takes a nice bend and handles fish very well.
Pros: Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Durable, Good Tip Action, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
A nice rod if you can get over the color
Verified
Buyer
Riegelsville PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is a nice rod and very well priced. Great value but you need to live with blue and yellow color on the same rod. Must have been designed by a color blind designer.
Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Absolute favorite rod
Verified
Buyer
North shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is the my absolute favorite trolling rod for lake Superior trout and salmon. The rod I am referring to is the 9foot light action downrigger model, it has lots of flex and power for such a whippy rod and it loads perfectly into the downrigger giving perfect release hooksets along with very good fish handling abilities with its nine foot length.
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Downrigger trolling
Great service/Great product
Verified
Buyer
Gig Harbor, CA
About Me:
none
This trolling rod is perfect for my Puget Sound salmon fishing. Highly recommend this rod.
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, I use for salmon
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