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Ugly won't quit. The Ugly Stik® Elite series features 35% more graphite than Ugly Stik® GX2™ for a lighter weight rod, while maintaining the legendary toughness you've come to expect from Ugly Stik®. Ugly Stik® Elite rods feature premium cork handles, Ugly Tuff™ guides for durability and the Ugly Stik® Clear Tip® design.
  • Ugly Stik® Clear Tip® design for strength and sensitivity
  • Ugly Tech™ Construction
  • Ugly Tuff™ one piece stainless steel guides provide excellent durability and eliminate insert pop-outs
  • Exposed blank-style reel seats with cushioned stainless steel hoods
  • Cork grip with etched logo
  • 7 year warranty

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Ugly Stik® Elite Spinning Rod is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 177.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for Steelhead!! I picked out a 6' 6" Ugly Stick Ultralite a while ago to replace a former rod who's tip got "cast" into a lake by a younger cousin of mine....And this new one is awesome! Living in California, bank fishing for steelhead is difficult, but, for a small stream tributary rod, this 6'6" model ultralite is alright! Ive landed more steelhead on this rod in the last month than I caught all of last season. Paired with an ancient abu garcia reel and some 8 lb test Stren, you can't go wrong pulling plugs. If I had one complaint, it would be that the tip of this new one has been "Cast" off more than once. The slide-on piece is loose fitting. I have had no guide trouble as of yet.
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great pole (not a medium fast action pole) I just got this pole 7footer medium action, i took ot out yesterday i got a 2.lbs smallmouth bass. I like the pole but it's really heavy and stiff for a medium action pole when compared to my other pole and the flex at the tip is not fast enough for me to be using on a daily basis.I think this would be a great Pole if you needed a frogging pole with some 50lb braid I think that's the type of pole. So at the end of the day for fifty bucks it's a great Pole for that price and a 7-foot medium action makes a great top water or frogging fishing pole if you need to punch through some heavy cover this pole has the backbone and not much Flex to do so.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't beat em! I grew up using ugly stiKS and life and family happened and I stepped away from fishing for 20+ years. Recently my 6 year old showed interest so I've gotten back to fishing after buying a cheap rod and reel to fish with my boy I was recently treated to a gift certificate for my birthday from my wife to by a "nice fishing pole" because I complained about the cheap one. The elite 6'6" medium super fast has amazing feel! 4 nice bass first time out, people often say you can't beat them for the price I don't think you can beat him at all I put in a Abu Garcia reel on mine and the feel is amazing.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bomb! If you know what I mean. I've used ugly stick rods for 30 years and I've purchased about every model made over the years. In my opinion these are some of the best rods made in the industry. This new elite series is the total package combining all of the great features that ugly stick rods have provided throughout the years. Don't let the price discourage you from buying this rod, it is slightly higher than most ugly stick rods. This is the Cadillac and will compare to other rods that are priced 2 to 3 times more. Join the brotherhood! You will be a fan for life!
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best stick for the money I have used these rods for the past 10 years (primary rods) and have never been disappointed! I've read other reviews stating they are not sensitive- my experience has been otherwise. Very strong with a sensitive tip, what more can you ask for. The price has always been surprising for what you get. Try one and write your review!
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought a 7 footer, medium light, fast, 1 pc. I got this rod for my wife. Paired it with the abu garcia orra. It casts great. The fast action tip is super sensitive. I like it so much I'm keeping it !! She won't know when I swap it for a combo. This is my 4th ugly stick. I still use a 25 year old 6'6" bait casting ugly stick. Why pay $100 or more for a rod when most ugly sticks are less than $40-$60 bucks? Thank you Shakespeare !!
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USESP602M is an Excellent all rounder + Tough as heck! + Sensitive to the lightest bites (even more than the GX2) + Lighter than the GX2 + Very fun to fight a fish on it, regardless of the size + My favorite rod, catches small fish to big ones! - Guides bend and chip out of shape if you drop your rod alot (but you shouldn't do that) - Hook holder bends out of shape I also own an ugly stik 5 foot ultra light (2pc) and 9 foot salmon rod (2pc)
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 7'6" Medium is great I just picked this rod up matched with a Shimano Stradic. This Ugly Stik landed Coho salmon all day long. Weights of fish were 5-12 lbs and Coho are very acrobatic and have some heart. The Elite Rod is sensitive to throw 1/4 jigs as advertised. I was using such a jig all day long and threw back many salmon. This rod is as good as my old Ugly Stik Lite Salmon/Steelhead rod. Plenty of backbone where needed and a sensitive setup. Thumbs up!
Date published: 2014-12-06
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