Ugly Stik® GX2™ Casting Rod
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Ugly Stik®GX2™ is the next generation of Ugly Stik® that combines the heritage and tradition of the original while maintaining the strength and durability Ugly Stiks are known for. Ugly Stik® GX2™ rods offer better balance for lighter feel, improved components, and eye catching cosmetics for a more modern look.
- Ugly Stik®GX2™ rods feature Ugly Tech™ construction with a combination of Graphite and fiberglass to create a strong, yet sensitive rod with better balance for a lighter weight feel
- Ugly Tuff™ guides feature new one-piece stainless steel guides to eliminate insert pop outs and can be used with all types of line, including braid
- Ugly Stik® Clear Tip® design for extra strength and added sensitivity
- Durable and lightweight EVA grips
- Enhanced cosmetics for a more modern look
- 7 year warranty
Ugly Stik® GX2™ Casting Rod is rated out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by tippy70 from My First Ugly Stik In the past I have fished just to fish...then my boyfriend introduced me to the Ugly Stik and I got one of my own for Christmas 2013. I could not WAIT to get it in the water! It has the perfect sensitivity and strength for catching those 8 and 9 lb catfish we like to catch! Mine is Medium weight which makes it easy for me to handle and yet still cast out pretty far. I am proud to say my first Ugly Stik was the GX2, and after I have fished with it, within 2 weeks I had to purchase the older Ugly Stik Ultra Light, and love it as well. I am so impressed with the Ugly Stik, I can't imagine fishing with any other! Keep up the good work and great product!
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rojas from So far so good I have to say that Shakespeare Ugly Stick has been a favorite of mine and my fishing friends and hopefully soon my children's go to rode. Not that you shouldn't try other rods and systems. I'm a man that likes variety and choices. But I always find myself comparing other rods and rod combos to the Shakespeare UglyStick. I just got the new GX2 and can't wait to try it out. At first glance it catches your eye with the black matte clean look backed by the red and black chrome accents. But you know that's not all looks, it's new Shakespeare graphite and fiberglass technology. I'm sure with this upcoming fishing season it's gonna be a knockout!
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Captain81 from Best rod ever I bought eight of the 6'6" MH casting rods for my catfishing addiction. Went out and caught 10 over 25lbs already and the rods held up perfectly. I love the new design on the eyes, I'll be picking up more in the future for friends.
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackb from Tough Rods! While fishing for bass and panfish with a light action Ugly Stik GX2, with 6 lb. test line, I hooked a 4 foot carp that weighed around 25 pounds. When the fish ran and dove to the bottom under my kayak, the rod nearly bent into a full circle! After doing that multiple times, I finally pulled the fish into the boat. Those rods are tough as nails. I now own four of them.
Date published: 2014-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michael23 from 9 foot gx2 - Couldn't be any more pleased All I can say it wow. I'm an amateur fisherman probably started fishing less than 6 months ago and this thing is amazing! I have the 6.5 foot ugly gx2 as well but the 9 footer can cast so far it's unbelievable! One of my closest friends is a pro fisherman and was in shock a $40 fishing pole is as great as this thing - he's even ordered one himself! I've fished with shimanos, eagles, and the ugly stik series is by far my favorite. You just can't go wrong with the flexibility and they even give you a 7 year warranty because Shakespeare is so confident in their product.
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marc from great rod but cheap design on handle On MODEL # USSP602M where the reel base if on the rod it is a very thin plastic piece where it screws down to hold the reel. while reeling in a bass I heard a crack didnt think much of it because everything seemed fine. a few days later at home I was change out the reel and the whole threaded section broke off. it is very thin plastic. Every other aspect of the rod is great and I will purchase another uglystik in the future. just will keep a look out for this.
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by CreekmasterDTG from Ugly stik never ceases to amaze me!! As a lifetime 2nd gen ugly stik fisherman but not a graphite fan, I will say this new pole has my approval. As a lite packing creek fisherman the durability is amazing to track up and down streams and thru the brush banging around in my back pack and against limbs. (Like my original ugly stiks). This is my tenth ugly stik of my nine ugly stick collections. I broke one a few years back, it was user error snapped it in the car door. Rookie mistake. I was shocked when a fellow creek fisherman introduced me to the GX2 as a surprise gift. It's a 7 foot two piece. I was shocked on how little it weighs. Stylish and they kept it classy. Now I'm ready for the weather to warm up and go on a long day of wading our Indiana creeks chasing walleye, sauger, and any other fish we tie into. Maybe at the end of this season my GX2 won't be coming off the bench or that number two spot, it just might have a permanent home in my back pack next to tackle and stringer.
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Riverdance from Have a GX2 model that was sent me by Shakespere to field test. Because I was so impressed by the quality of that rod had to buy another one! No matter how tough Mr. Bass thinks he is, the fish is no match for a Ugly Stick...
Date published: 2014-03-20
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