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Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rods

$39.95
Description

Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rods have been redesigned and infused with enhancements that go beyond cosmetics. These new Ugly Stik GX2 rods deliver improved quality, durability and dependability without compromising the heritage, strength and tradition of the original. The iconic Ugly Stik Clear Tip still delivers extra strength right where you need it and is sensitive to the lightest strike. Cosmetically, the Ugly Stik GX2 balances a modern look with the classic diamond wind above the grip that many consumers loved about the original.

Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rods feature Ugly Tech Construction with a new blank through reel seat design that combines graphite and fiberglass to create a strong yet sensitive rod with better balance. Ugly Stik GX2 Rods showcase a sleek matte black finish highlighted by red and silver accents giving the rod a more modern look. These rods also feature the Ugly Stik logo etched into the EVA grip to give it a look all its own.

Features of Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rods include:

  • Ugly Tech Construction
  • Ugly Stik Clear Tip design
  • Single foot guides
  • Better balanced blanks
  • New blank thru reel seat design
  • Ugly Tuff 1-piece stamped SS guides with no inserts
  • EVA Grips with Ugly Stik logo etched into handle

 

Specifications
Specifications
ModelLengthPowerLine
Weight
(lbs.)
Lure
Weight
(oz.)
Pieces
USSP461UL4'6"Ultra Light2-61/32-1/41
USSP481UL4'8"Ultra Light2-61/32-1/41
USSP491H4'9"Heavy8-201/4-3/41
USSP501UL5'0"Ultra Light2-61/32-1/41
USSP502UL5'0"Ultra Light2-61/32-1/42
USSP562L5'6"Light4-101/8-1/22
USSP561M5'6"Medium6-151/8-5/81
USSP5101M5'10"Medium6-151/8-5/81
USSP5102M5'10"Medium6-151/8-5/82
USSP602L6'0"Light4-101/8-1/22
USSP602M6'0"Medium6-151/8-5/82
USSP601MH6'0"Med. Heavy8-201/4-3/41
USSP601H6'0"Heavy8-203/8-11
USSP662L6'6"Light4-101/8-1/22
USSP662M6'6"Medium6-151/8-5/82
USSP661MH6'6"Med. Heavy8-201/4-3/41
USSP702UL7'0"Ultra Light2-61/32-1/42
USSP702M7'0"Medium6-151/8-5/82
USSP701MH7'0"Med. Heavy8-201/4-3/41
USSP902M9'0"Medium4-201/8-3/42
Reviews
Review Summary
4.7
( 9 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:  
Pros
one piece guides (2)
new handle (2)
Balance (2)
cheap (2)
light (2)
Cons
none so far (3)
none (2)
Best Uses

First choice for years
Verified
Buyer
United States
About Me:
none
My wife and I have been using Ugly Stik ultra light rods for years. We keep extras when the family come fishing with us. Two years ago, my wife hooked a large sturgeon and played it for over a half hour. We got a look when it surfaced. She lost the fish because it straightened the hook. While fishing sea trout, I hooked and landed a 50 pound nurse shark. We have caught a lot of cats, walleyes, northern in the 10 pound range. All on 5.5 ft Ugly Stik ultra light rods. So, these rods are tough. But, we like to pan fish and enjoy the action of the light rods. We finally had to replace one- a fish snatched it out of the boat. It was like losing a great friend. One negative-we have one 2-piece rod that comes apart on a cast. Nothing a little super glue won't fix. But when we buy a new rod, it is one piece.
Pros: Reasonable and tough
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
GX2 rod takes it to the surf
Verified
Buyer
San Diego, CA
About Me:
Not Specified
This is a nice 2 piece rod that at 9 feet in length is great for surf fishing. I prefer a one-piece, but at 9', you need 2 pieces to get it into the car and down to the beach. A nice flexible, quality rod that has performed well in it's audition and time will tell if it's the new "go-to" rod for the Pacific Surf. Has done well on the surf perch, the Halibut, Corbina, and Calico bass are on the agenda.
Pros: 2 piece, Balance
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Ugly Stik GX2
Verified
Buyer
South Texas
About Me:
Not Specified
Great rod for the money, lightweight and strong. Matched the 6ft 6in medium with a Simano Symetre 2500fl and the balance is very good. Shipping by FishUSA was quick and ordering process flawless. Looking forward to the next one.
Pros: light
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Good performance for low price
Verified
Reviewer
United States
About Me:
Not Specified
I enjoy using this rod, it is light but can still handle large fish. I like the new look as well and it performs just as well as any other expensive rod, however not as sensitive as they are.
Pros: great guides, new handle, cheap, sensitive tip
Cons: none so far
Best Uses: None Specified
Perfect rod for the price
Verified
Buyer
Northen California
About Me:
Not Specified
Got a 9 feet medium and a 6'6 medium. The 9' one is paired with Okuma Avenger 40 and the 6'6 is paired with Lews speed spinning. The 9' one is for big river and big lakes. It even cast 8oz weight with no problem (the river I am fishing in has really strong current). However, the rod is a little on the soft side. One day, I accidentally hooked three sturgeons while striper fishing. All three escaped during the fight. The whole outfit is outgunned of course, but the main reason is that the rod is too soft for a deep hook set. I then bought a ugly stik tiger specifically for sturgeon. The 6'6 one is my cheap crankbait rod. It is soft and sensitive (among fiberglass rods). I use it mainly for rat-l-trap for LMB. Fish usually hook themselves by loading the rod. Together with the lews speed spinning, it casts a mile. Both the rod and the reel are light. I can cast them the whole day without a problem.
Pros: cheap, light, sensitive tip
Cons: soft
Best Uses: None Specified
Shakespeare Ugly stickGX2
Wisconsin
About Me:
Not Specified
purchased the 7 ft. UL for pan fish. like the clear tip.
Pros: Balance, one piece guides
Cons: none
Best Uses: None Specified
great price
Verified
Buyer
Thumb of Michigan
About Me:
Not Specified
I bought the 5.5 medium rod to fish while wading for smallmouth bass in the Lake Huron shoreline. I like the feel, design, and price of the rod; though the medium was stiffer than I thought it would be.
Pros: quality for price
Cons: none so far
Best Uses: None Specified
So much better than the old version!
Verified
Buyer
NJ
About Me:
THE PICKEREL HUNTER
Lighter faster smoother looks way better!!
Pros: everythings better than the old version
Cons: nothing
Best Uses: None Specified
Ugly all the way!!!
Verified
Buyer
Manama, Bahrain
About Me:
Avid Angler
Just received the New Ugly stiks after so much anticipation, with lots of videos watched on a well known media channel....Worth the wait! Excellent service from Fishusa and the rods are superb.newly designed matte black with one piece guides! This has been a problem with my previous Uglys as I used to experience pop outs regularly. The rods are more sensitive than any previous models .The handles are lovely crafted Eva .One just washes with soap and water once finished fishing.love the red accent on the handles. Well done Shakespeare and well done Fishusa for offering me a wonderful product.
Pros: new design, one piece guides, new handle
Cons: none so far
Best Uses: freshwater and saltwater, saltwater and freshwater
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