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Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Elite Jig Casting Rods
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Elite J...
3 Models available
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Elite Jig Casting Rods are built specifically for jigging and bottom fishing. These rods feature EVA handles with contoured fore-grips and rubber gimbals for added comfort, one-piece stainless steel double-footed guides, and conventional reel seats with stainless steel cushioned hoods. Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Elite Jig Casting Rods offer anglers leverage for better pulling power, and increased sensitivity for control throughout the duration of the cast.
$79.99
Shakespeare Travel Mate Pack Rods
Shakespeare Travel Mate Pack Rods
5 Models available
Shakespeare Travel Mate Pack Rods are the ideal rods to have, whether traveling the country or just to your favorite fishing hole. These rods are collapsible making them easy to take anywhere.
$14.99 - $19.99
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Casting Rods
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Casting...
6 Models available
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Casting Rods are extremely versatile and can be used almost anywhere. With Ugly Tech construction, these rods combine graphite and fiberglass to offer strength and sensitivity. can fit any application. Ugly Tuff guides provide maximum durability and eliminate insert pop-outs. Ugly Stik Tiger rods are great for large catfish, stripers, and bigwater gamefish.
$69.99
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Elite Casting Rods
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Elite C...
2 Models available
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Elite Casting Rods are extremely versatile and can be used for many species. With a higher graphite content, these rods are lighter and more sensitive than ever. Ugly Tuff guides provide maximum durability, while the shrink tape over EVA handles provided an improved grip.
$79.99
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Catfish Casting Rod
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Catfish Casti...
The Shakespeare Ugly Stik Catfish Casting Rod is designed specifically for catfish anglers. This rod is built using the Ugly Tech blank construction and Ugly Tuff stainless steel guides for toughness and durability, plus the Ugly Stik Clear Tip for increased sensitivity and easier bite detection. This combination offers just the right amount of flex in the tip, but plenty of backbone to land that monster catfish. The Shakespeare Ugly Stik Catfish Casting Rod gives you more bang for your buck, wi...
$39.99
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Casting Rods
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Casting...
5 Models available
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Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Casting Rods have the perfect balance of sensitivity, durability, and strength. This makes them a perfect all around fishing rod for any technique. These rods have 35% more graphite than the Ugly Stik GX2 models for a lighter weight and increased sensitivity and are virtually indestructible. Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Casting Rods have newly designed guides that provide maximum durability for use with all types of lines and eliminates insert pop-outs.
$49.99
Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ladies Casting Rods
Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ladies Ca...
2 Models available
Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ladies Casting Rods have been redesigned. Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ladies Casting Rods deliver improved quality, durability and dependability without compromising the heritage, strength and tradition of the original. Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ladies Casting 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. Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ladies Casting ...
$39.99
Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rods
Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rods
15 Models available
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Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Casting 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. Ugly Stik GX2 Casting 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.
$39.99

At a Glance: Casting Rods

Casting rods are designed to be used exclusively with baitcasting reels, which mount to the top of the rods. The mechanics of baitcasting reels allows for great line control and casting distances - casting rods are an extension of this capability. Casting rods have attached line guides, so they feed the line directly to and from the spool of the reel. This helps avoid significant friction from contact with the guides, which is an unwelcome characteristic of spinning rods. The reel seat and handle typically features a finger rest underneath for the index finger of the hand holding the rod and is often referred to as a trigger. While this piece does not actually move, it does provide an extremely secure grip while casting. Casting rods are normally used in scenarios where the bait or lure is being cast out and reeled in at a frequent pace. One-piece casting rods are the most popular for their strength and sensitivity, but they are available in two, three, four and five-piece options as well as telescopic versions where a portion of the rod blank slides down into the handle to make transport and storage easier. This style of rod and reel is most popular with bass fishing, but is also well suited for species like walleye, pike, musky, catfish, and carp. While casting rods excel at throwing heavy lures, when the reels are properly set up they can cast lightweight terminal tackle. Light and ultra-light casting rods are also available.

Top brands of casting rods at FishUSA include St. Croix, 13 Fishing, Daiwa, Abu Garcia and Okuma.