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The Shakespeare Ugly Stik Lite series spinning rods offer beautiful craftsmanship and quality at a great price. All Ugly Stik Graphite freshwater rods feature more graphite for lighter weight and increased sensitivity.

Features of these fine rods include the following:

  • Higher graphite content for added sensitivity and lighter weight
  • Improved actions for responsive feel
  • New Ultimate Guide System features black stainless steel frames with durable polished stainless steel inserts
  • Howald ProcessTM Triple-BuiltTM blank featuring graphite/glass/graphite construction making the Ugly Stik Lite stronger, thinner, lighter and more sensitive
  • Exclusive quick-taper design
  • Top-grade cork handles with new twist-lock reel seats and cushioned stainless steel hoods
  • Blank-through-handle construction for added strength and sensitivity
Ugly Stik Lite Specifications
ModelLengthPiecesActionLine Wts.Lure Wts.GuidesButt GripFore Grip
SP 1146-1UL4' 6"1Ultra Light2 - 6 lbs.1/32 - 1/4 oz.67 3/4" 2 1/2"
SP 1150-2UL5' 0"2Ultra Light2 - 6 lbs.1/32 - 1/4 oz.68"2 1/2"
SP 1156-2L5' 6"2Light4 - 8 lbs.1/32 - 1/4 oz.78"2 1/2"
SP 1160-2M6' 0"2Medium6 - 15 lbs.1/8 - 5/8 oz.710 1/2"2 1/2"
SP 1166-2UL6' 6"2Ultra Light2 - 6 lbs.1/32 - 1/4 oz.810 1/2"2 1/2"
SP 1166-2M6' 6"2Medium6 - 15 lbs.1/8 - 5/8 oz.810 1/2"2 1/2"
SP 1170-2M7' 0"2Medium6 - 15 lbs.1/8 - 5/8 oz.810 1/2"2 1/2"


Review Summary
(25 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (12), Casual Fisher (3)
Durable (16)
Sensitive (15)
Good Tip Action (12)
Accurate Casting (12)
Flexible (10)
NONE that I can find (3)
Best Uses
Small Fish (10)
River Fishing (9)
Large Fish (9)
Fresh water streams and lakes (3)
Everything (2)

Customer Reviews
 Fantastic little rod, STRONG!
Comments: I love this thing. Great for tight streams. Really flexible and compact.
 great rod
Pros: Sensitive, Durable
Cons: NONE that I can find
Comments: great rod for any type of fishing
Fish slayer
Watkins Glenn NY
 Ugly stick light pro
Pros: strong and durable, BEST ROD EVER, Durable
Cons: NONE that I can find
Best Uses: Everything, Everything
Comments: I love my ugly sticks. The price was great also. I got my cousin his first ugly stick and decided to get another one for my collection. I have ran ugly sticks over with my truck and rolled the tip up in the window and the never break. I only buy ugly sticks now.
 nice n lite
Pros: Light weight
Best Uses: Fresh water streams and lakes
Comments: lot more comfort that before after a long day of casting for pan fishing
Elizabeth PA
 best there is for the price
Pros: strongand durable
Best Uses: Fresh water streams and lakes
Comments: been using these rods for 35 years and always will.
Central PA
 Great Rod & Great Service
Pros: Light weight, Very sensitive, Great service
Best Uses: Fresh water streams and lakes
Comments: I use Ugly Stiks for all my fresh water and saltwater fishing. Never had one break and have caught some decent size fish. This latest one is light weight and the added sensitivity lets me feel the slightest hit. Super rod for the money. In addition FishUSA have great prices, great shipping rates but most important they do a great job on the packaging so the rod gets to you in excellent shape. That is part of their great service.
Janesville, CA
 Great rod at a reasonable price
Pros: Nice action, reasonably durable, reasonably priced
Cons: Can't think of any
Best Uses: I use this one for trolling
Comments: I bought this particular rod for my son-in-law as a Christmas gift. I did so remembering him coveting my Ugly Stik, a twin brother to the one I got him, when we were up at the lake last summer. We pack several Ugly Stiks on our boat. Their light action makes it easy to detect bites and the actual landing a ton of fun. A couple of years ago, my wife lost the tip of hers due to carelessness, and some friends who were with us suggested that we take it to a rod repair shop. Well, our area is not teaming with repair shops, and the fact is, due to the reasonableness of the price, it was cheaper to replace the rod. If you want a staus synbol, go to the high-end brands. But if you want a fun, well-balanced rod, stick with the Ugly Stik. ps. Being an "old-school" guy, I really like the cork grips.
Launceston Tasmania Australia
 Fantastic Rod
Pros: light and fast action
Best Uses: Rivers and streams
Comments: Great Rod. Using this Rod on the small tricky rivers and streams here in Tasmania. Light and very quick action of this rod makes a day's fishing very enjoyable. Love this little beauty and highly recommend it.
 great and high quality rod for the price
Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Good Value, Beautifully crafted, Flexible
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish
Comments: very good rod for the price.
California Delta
 Bantam Weight Bruiser!
Pros: Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Flexible, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish, Large Fish
Comments: This is the pole I keep in the truck. Paired with a Pflueger President 6720x it's balanced perfectly. I toss everything from tiny jigs to plastic worms and lizards with it. It's nuthin' but fun to fish with. From Bluegill to Bass, and eatin' size Cats, this little Ugly Stik can handle it.
Western Australia
 Great Rods!
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing, Ocean Fishing
Comments: Great rod for the price!
Fisherman hooked
Rothesay, NB, Canada
 Ugly Stik,my favorite rod
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: Good rod! Well priced for majority fishermen/women. The clear tip makes it look stronger. It is a pity that it could not work with the Zebco Platinum 11PLT Triggerspin Reel, with the reel smaller for the reel seat
Prospect, KY
 Just what I expected
Pros: Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Durable
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: Large and small fish are both possible. I fish light tackle and stout line, particularly in the river. Big fish can be caught with UL rods paired with heavier line.
Frewsburg, N.Y.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Small Fish, Med fish
Comments: Every thing from Slab's to SLABZILLA's. Sensitive enough to twitch a small jig and the backbone comes in at the right time. Fits my style very well. Thinking about buying another.
 Good product, price and shipping
Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Durable, Easy To Transport, Flexible
Best Uses: Walleye
Comments: Great feel of bait and action
Pocatello, Idaho
Great Rod at Great Price
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: Works awesome on big rainbows and steelies. Sensitive tip but stout backbone. Have 4, only rod I never broke. And not so ugly.
central Wisconsin
durable and well made
Cons: Heavy
Best Uses: Bushwacking small streams, River Fishing
Comments: I purchased the 6' 6" ultra light for trout and panfish. I like that Shakespeare put 7 guides plus the tip guide on a 6' 6" rod instead of saving money by using only 5 or 6. I would give it 5 stars but it's a little heavy for an ultra light.
 toughest rod ever made
Pros: Beautifully crafted, High Quality, Durable, Good Value
Best Uses: Small fish, Catfish walleye sharks, Clarion river carp, Big fish
Comments: I own two ugly sticks . they work great for all species of fish including sharks ! thats right,sharks! a five foot bull shark was no match for my ugly stick . In my opinion ugly stick rods are the best .
Rare Breed
Swaunnee River
 Whatta Rod!
Pros: Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Durable, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Small Fish
Comments: Combined with the Okuma UL10 you can't beat the combination. .
Edinboro, Pa.
 I liked the feel and price
Pros: Easy To Transport, Flexible, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Durable
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: I like the way the Uglu Stik felt and handled.I have purchase two rods and thinking about a third purchase. My two fishing buddies use Ugly Stiks and I would recommend them to all those who want a great rod with out spending a great deal of money.
groveland, CA
 I will likely buy one for my Son
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I stream fish for Trout in Northern CA Has good balance and action.
Rockaway, NJ
 "Ugly" is Beautiful!
Pros: Good Tip Action, BEST ROD EVER, Durable, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: Bought my first Ugly Stick about 45 years ago and still have it and still use it, even though i had to replace the tip eye after I shut the car door on it years ago. Just bought two more Ugly (Ultra-Lite) Sticke - one for me and one to go with my grandson's first fishing outfit. That makes 12 Ugly Sticks for me now. I have other rods that I have tried but, except for one, I always go Ugly when I go fishing these days. In my book, it's the BEST ROD MADE!
Ashburnham Ma
 Shakespeare still makes a good stik
Pros: Sensitive
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: Used this rod for a wide variety of species and is quality through and through.
Pelham NH
 Great Spinning Rod!!!!!
Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Flexible, Durable, Good Tip Action
Cons: NONE that I can find
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish
Comments: I love the fact of how great this rod is for the price. I use this rod as my primary.
Redondo Beach, ca
 Trout Killer
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish
Comments: I mounted a Shimano Sedona reel on it and my ability to cast in a tight spot was increased dramaticly. I was able to keep the fish in front of me the came in at 4 pounds without chasing it down the shore.
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