DetailsClassed as one of the toughest and sensitive rod ranges on the market. The Shakespeare Ugly Stik has built its reputation on their unique rod construction that provides them with their extreme durability and robustness.
Constructed from a unique blend of graphite and fibreglass that is unlike any other rod on the market. The Ugly Stik is renowned for its virtually unbreakable construction, making it an ideal choice for novice anglers or anglers looking for an affordable and reliable spinning rod.
The Ugly Stik GX2 is the next generation of Ugly Stik spinning rod range and comes with a full makeover with modern and eye-catching cosmetic upgrades. Not only does the GX2 look the part but Shakespeare have even improved the rod blank itself. Making it lighter and more sensitive than ever, the lighter rod blank will reduce casting fatigue while the improved sensitivity will allow you to feel the subtlest of bites.
The rods hardware has also been vastly improved, with the introduction of the Ugly Tuff guides and Ugly Stik clear tip. The Tuff guides are made of a one-piece, stamped stainless steel construction that provides maximum durability and no ceramic inserts that could accidentally pop put. The Ugly Stik Clear Tip technology is taken from the original Ugly Stik range but the advancement in blank technology improves the overall sensitivity of the rod tip ensuring you feel every bump or hit on the rod tip.
The rod comes with a sleek and refined reel seat which improves the overall comfort of the rod in hand and the full EVA foam handle provides a comfortable and low maintenance handle that finishes off the overall new look of the Ugly Stik GX2 range.
To reinforce the Ugly Stik GX2 spinning rods reliability, Shakespeare offers a staggering 7-year manufacturer warranty, ensuring you have total peace of mind.
Coming in various lengths and casting weights, there is a rod in the range to target most UK species. From Ultra light and light lure rods for targeting perch and trout to medium-heavy to heavy spinning rods for targeting salmon and pike.
Graphite and Fibreglass construction creates a strong, yet sensitive rod with better balance
Graphite reel seat fitting
Newly designed guides provide maximum durability
7 Year manufacturer warranty
The 9ft 15-60g and the 10ft 20-80g models are supplied with cloth bags
- Size Charts
Model Length Rating Sections 7ft Spin UL 7ft 2-7g 2 6ft Spin L 6ft 4-15g 2 6ft Spin M 6ft 4-18g 2 7ft Spin M 7ft 4-18g 2 9ft Spin M 9ft 4-22g 2 9ft Spin MH 9ft 15-60g 2 10ft Spin H 10ft 20-80g 2
Brand Shakespeare Stock Location U-S Colour No Rod Class No Reel Seat Type No Rod Sections 2pc Transport Length No
What our customers say..
5 reviews written by our visitors
- This rod is great. I've used it for jigging and float fishing when space is limited. You feel confident in the rods strength to control fish without it breaking. I'm going to have a go ledgering with it too as I think the clear fibreglass tip would work almost like a quiver tip. If you only want one rod, this is it. I usually end up grabbing this over my 13ft match rod, or 12ft carp rod, it's just more fun! Review by Rob (Created 22/10/2018)
- First thing that you get an impression of is these rods are built to last, the blank is very tough and the guides will last a lifetime. Personally I found it needs a very light reel because it isn't the lightest of rods and feels butt heavy. The tip is sensitive but very whippy and needs a few grams to work it properly. For a clumsy angler like me who stumbles around rocky shores and steep sided rivers having a rod that isn't going to break is a godsend and the near indestructible nature of this rod gives me the confidence to bend into a decent fish should one present itself......well, one can always dream. Review by Wayne (Created 08/07/2018)
When I first recieved this rod, there was a fault. The top half did not match the bottom half. I rang customer service expecting a bit of BS or emailing photos etc. But no, a courier was booked to pick up the faulty one for the following day. Again, I expected to have to wait for customer service to receive the rod back, inspect it and send out another, possibly waiting 7 to 10 says for my replacement to arrive. But again I was surprised to find that the courier had the replacement with him. It had been sent out on next day delivery F.O.C . Thank you guys for some amazing service, things will always go wrong, it's how you deal with it that counts and in my opinion you could not have done more. Absolutely 5* service.
Review by Wayne (Created 08/07/2018)
- BRILLIANT ROD VERY LIGHTWEIGHT YET STRONG VERY GOOD ACTION WOULD DEFINETLEY RECOMMEND BUYING ONE. Review by ANDY (Created 26/03/2015)
- well what can I say first time using this site very easy to order and very speedy delivery of goods well worth a visit can't wait to use my new rod thanks guys Review by Andy (Created 23/03/2015)
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