Northen California, United States
I bought this rod for sturgeon and shark fishing, paired with Okuma Trio-BF 80 and 80lb braided. The sturgeon season is gone and I haven't hook anything big enough to put the rod to the test. However, I hooked a couple of 7lb range stripers and reeled them in without even a fight (of course this outfit is an absolutely overkill, I just used it to cast my 8oz weight). This rod is incredibly strong. It cast 8oz weight with no problem. But more surprisingly, this rod is incredibly sensitive. I have got dozens, if not hundred, half pound stripers and kitten catfish. Overall, this is a fantastic rod for bait fishing.
To be noted, this rod is short, so casting distance can be a problem in some scenarios. Also this rod is heavy, so it is not suitable for lure fishing. But ugly stik tiger is not designed for those scenarios.
Pros: strong, sensitive, cheap
Would you recommend this product? Yes