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Description

The Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ice Rods offer great balance and a light feel. It is the next generation of Ugly Stik that combines the tradition and heritage of the original and still maintains strength and durability with eye catching cosmetics and a more modern look.

Features of Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ice Rods include:

  • Genuine Ugly Stik blank with Clear Tip design
  • Twist-lock reel seat
  • One-piece stainless steel guides

 

Reviews
Review Summary
4.7
( 3 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.100%
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ugly stik ice rod
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Buyer
elkhorn ne
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great rod nothing better than a ugly stik!!!!
Pros: verry tough
Cons: none
Best Uses: None Specified
Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ice Rods
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Buyer
About Me:
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I have two GX2 poles, M and MH both jig raps very well. # 3 or 5 rap works great on the M and 7,9 on the MH. I use both for walleye fishing. They are the best bang for your buck.
Pros: None Specified
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ice Rod
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Buyer
Northern Minnesota
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Love these rods. I'm pretty hard on my ice fishing equipment & Ugly Stiks are the only rods that come home in one piece trip after trip. They fish almost as good as straight graphite, but will take 10 times the abuse. Initally ordered 4 in M, changed my mind & returned 2 in exchange for 2 MH. Entire process was painless, exactly as ordered, & done in a reasonable time. FishUSA is good place to do business.
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Best Uses: None Specified
Love this stick
 (from prior model)
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Buyer
Norway
About Me:
none
Bought two last year and now i'm back for six more :-)
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sturdy
Cons: none
Best Uses: Trout, Ice Fishing Perch, Pike
Great Rods!
 (from prior model)
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Reviewer
Eielson AFB, AK
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I purchased four of these rods from FishUSA, two light and two medium. I was concerned about the reel seat system, as many people complained about the sliding graphite rings inability to secure their reels. I solved that problem quickly by sliding the forward ring as far forward as possible on the EVA foam grip, to where it flares/widens. I then mounted the reel and slid the rear graphite ring onto the reel seat. Then, while holding the rods by the grip and in my right hand, with the tip pointed at the floor, I exerted several pounds of downward pressure on the rear graphite ring with my left hand, locking everything in place. I did not need tape of any kind. I have used these rods on several trips now, getting numerous rainbow trout and arctic char in the 15-20" range. The graphite rings haven't moved and my reels have remained in place. The rod shafts are of solid design, strong at the base and progressively tapering to a sensitive tip. The rod eyes are over-sized to compensate for ice build-up and there is a hook keeper included. A screaming value, IMO! I highly recommend. Typical Ugly Stick quality and construction.
Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Lightweight, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice Fishing
great buy
 (from prior model)
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Buyer
genoa ny
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Casual/ Recreational
Strudy yet sensitive
Pros: Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
good medium action rod
 (from prior model)
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Buyer
Danbury, CT
About Me:
Avid Fisher
good all around rod, I wish it came in a light action
Pros: Durable, Flexible
Cons: Too Stiff
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish
Poor real handle
 (from prior model)
Decatur, IN
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great action on the rod itself, but the real handle is just a pain. I have three other Ugly Stiks that have the screw down real handles and they are GREAT. I will never buy another ice rod with this type of real handle, it's just a pain.
Pros: Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Best ice rods available
 (from prior model)
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Buyer
SW Wyoming
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I've been ice fishing with ugly sticks for years, and they are my first choice for an ice rod. I have tried many others 100% graphite and the like and they just don't hold up under the pressue like these Ugly Sticks.
Pros: Durable, Last forever, Sensitive, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice fishing for any size
Awesome
 (from prior model)
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Buyer
NY
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Awesome rod
Pros: Good Tip Action, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice fishing
Definitely an Ugly Stick
 (from prior model)
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Buyer
NY
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great ice rod. Bought the 30" for a laker set up that would be able to take abuse. This rod definitely lives up to "ugly stick" standards.
Pros: Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ice fishing
Missing the Basics
 (from prior model)
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Reviewer
Colorado
About Me:
Avid Fisher
The Ugly Stick name let me down on this one. The basic rod is ok. The problem is that the reel mount just uses the friction of the handle to hold the rear reel mount in place. The rod is missing the Ugly Stick twist lock. Even a basic backing nut would work to secure the reel. As it is, you have to constantly keep securing the reel to keep if from falling off.
Pros: Durable
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: Small Fish
Great for young fishermen.
 (from prior model)
Arcadia, Florida
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I live in South Florida so I don't Ice fish but would like to try one day.I bought this rod for my 4 year old grandson because as you know the little reels that you buy at the store won't hold up.I was very satisfied with the Shakespeare Ice rod it's small and he can handle it.And by the way he can already make his own cast and is doing well with it.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish
Funky handle
 (from prior model)
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Reviewer
Lake Powell, UT
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great Pole for Ice Fishing. Professional TOp dollar pole for an extremely good price Great Price. Very Durable and by getting the 2.2 LIght very sensative. BAD PART: The Reel holding compartment is pretty cheap. A couple of times when I had a huge fish on, it would pull my reel off my pole and my reel would fall in the water. That part sucks. I would recomment using some black electrical tape to help secure the reel. Ugly stick also makes a pole with a reel holder that is a screw down. I just purchased that one, but yet to try it out.
Pros: Flexible, Durable, Light, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Good price
Cons: Reel Holding compartment
Best Uses: Ice fishing, Small Fish, Large Fish
Best Yet
 (from prior model)
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Reviewer
Kenai, Alaska
About Me:
none
Ugly Stik's are by far the best ice fishing rods I have used. Just like their open water rods they are practically indestructible. I previously would buy new rods every year as my rods always seemed to fall apart by seasons end given the rigors of transportation for ice fishing. So far I haven't had to replace any of the four Ugly Stik rods I have. These are taking a beating and working well. Not even a bent eye! My only con is that they might not be sensitive enough for some small pan fish. So far they are working well for me down to about fish of the eight inch trout variety.
Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
excellant fishing rod
 (from prior model)
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Buyer
sierra vista arizonz
About Me:
Avid Fisher
i also use this rod spin fishing in lakes and small rivers.
Pros: Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Durable, Accurate Casting, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing
Shakespeare Ugly Stick Ice Rods
 (from prior model)
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Buyer
Essex Junction Vt.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use the rods for perch ice fishing, work great except the ice builds up in the small diameter line guides and rod tip. Rods are light weight and durable with great backbone.
Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Durable
Cons: Needs larger dia guides
Best Uses: Small Fish, Ice Fishing Perch
i would buy this product again
 (from prior model)
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Buyer
michigan
About Me:
Avid Fisher
it is a great ice fishing rod i have the 2ft 2 in.works great i use for pan fishing but also would be a good jigging rod for walleye as well
Pros: Sensitive, Good balance to it, Flexible, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Panfish ice fishing
Love this rod
 (from prior model)
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Buyer
Eastern Idaho
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Simple design and the durability ugly stick is known for.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: great for jigging
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