While the name might suggest this fishing rod is ugly, it is no such thing! Shakespeare brand made this ugly stik GX2 casting rod with the modern fisherman in mind. It has a sleek and modern design that will be the envy of anyone on your boat. It’s 6’6” frame is equipped with medium to heavy power and can hold line weight of 10-25lb. The grip is made from comfortable and durable EVA while the rod is made from graphite and fiberglass. This makes the rod almost unbreakable and allows for you to hold it all day without getting tired. It breaks down into two parts so you do not have to be constantly poked by the rod while driving. It is a great fishing rod for all experience levels and is priced at $39.95.
Features: This fishing rod is 6’6” and comes with medium to heavy power. It is crafted out of graphite composite and fiberglass to ensure it will not break. The comfort of the EVA handle combined with the lightweight rod will be easy to hold for a whole day of fishing. It holds 10-25lb line so you will be able to catch big fish. It also comes with a clear tip design so that it is more sensitive when your line is bit on. This makes it easier for you to reel in fish and know when a fish is actually on your line.
Pros: This rod is lightweight, is compatible with all types of line, has clear tip construction making it more sensitive to even the smallest of bites, and it is almost indestructible. It is also only $39.95, which is a steal for a good Shakespeare rod. The black and red design is modern and looks nothing like the old school fishing rods your grandfather uses.
Cons: This rod is not as easy to travel with as some other rods on the market. It only breaks into two pieces so if you are looking for a backpacking and travel rod, this may not be the best choice.
Final Verdict: Don’t be stuck missing fish every time something bites because your old rod is not sensitive enough. This Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rod will make sure you never leave the lake empty handed. This rod is only $39.95 but it fishes like it is one of the most expensive rods on the market. In my opinion, this rod is worth every penny spent. Whether you are a beginner, or an expert, this rod is the perfect buy to add to your collection. Because it’s nearly indestructible, you can feel good lending this rod out and knowing it is not going to break on you.