Ugly Stik® Catfish Casting Rod
Ugly Stik® has designed this series specifically for catfish. All Ugly Stik® rods feature the Ugly Stik® Clear Tip® for sensitivity, Ugly Tech™ construction for toughness and durability and Ugly Tuff™ one-piece stainless steel guides.
- Medium Heavy actions
- Ugly Stik® Catfish rods feature Ugly Tech™ construction with a combination of Graphite and fiberglass to create a strong, yet sensitive rod
- Ugly Tuff™ one piece stainless steel guides provide excellent durability and eliminate insert pop-outs
- Ugly Stik® Clear Tip® design for strength and sensitivity
- Comfortable EVA grips with rubber gimbal
- 7 year rod warranty
Ugly Stik® Catfish Casting Rod
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MODEL # USCACAT701MH$39.95View model specificationsView LargerTechniqueCatfishRod Length7'Rod PowerMedium HeavyNumber of Pieces1Reel SeatConventionalLure Rating1/2-3Line Rating15-30lbRod Handle MaterialEVARod Blank MaterialUgly Tech ConstructionGuides Including Tip8Guide TypeStainless SteelGimbalYesRod ActionModerate FastRod Handle TypeA
MODEL # USCACAT802MH$39.95View model specificationsView LargerTechniqueCatfishRod Length8'Rod PowerMedium HeavyNumber of Pieces2Reel SeatConventionalLure Rating1/2-3Line Rating15-30lbRod Handle MaterialEVARod Blank MaterialUgly Tech ConstructionGuides Including Tip9Guide TypeStainless SteelGimbalYesRod ActionModerate FastRod Handle TypeA
Ugly Stik Catfish Casting Rod is rated out of 5 by 38.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boonieman from Just good reliable fishing rods Just bought 3 8-foot ugly sticks, two baitcasters and one spinning. They are catfish poles, but we use them bank fishing for northern pike in South Dakota. I bought them on line because I didnt really need to see them. We have all sorts of rod and reel combos for different fishing, and over time most are now fitted with Ugly Stik rods of some form or another, so I already knew the reliability and quality was going to be there. I wasnt disappointed. Plenty of good quality rods out there, but our rods dont sit around in a closet and we need working class rods that dont cost a fortune. They are worth taking a look at if you are in the market for a new rod.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tawakoni Guide Service from Not For the Serious Catfish Angler...YET This is a 5 star rod...minus the new gimbal butt. I am a professional catfish tournament angler and the new design is not friendly with most main stream and custom made rod holders. When pulling the rod out of the holder, the oversized gimbal butts hang up and help you to miss fish. All Catfish anglers use rod holders! How did Shakespeare miss this? Catfish anglers don't wear fighting gimbal belts either! Also, the rubber butts mark the floor of your boat when drug across the floor. The stainless eyes are a HUGE UPGRADE to this rod. We purchase 50 of these rods a year and HOPE Shakespeare loses the gimbal butt so that they become friendly to the catfish angler again.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Littlewheel from Haven't let me down yet I just went and counted my arsenal of Ugly-Stik catfish rods. I have 22 total that consist of spinning and casting rods. I recently purchased 6 of the Pro-Lite series and love them. Never had one break or falter in any way. I catch roughly 1200-1500 catfish each year between myself and the people I take with me. That is a lot of fish with 0 failures. Thank you for a great product.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHFishing from Tough as it gets! So I fish like a man possessed. I target large catfish fairly often and I rigorously test my gear. I had a real seat fail on one of my Ugly Stik Catfish rods, no big deal it was 4 years old, most of my gear seldom lasts more than 5 years anyway just due to heavy use. So I bolted a large saltwater reel to it, spooled about 50 yards of 550 cord onto it and then tied it to a tree. Then I pulled with everything I had, then I got some help and we pulled with everything we had. Two of us eventually managed to snap the rod. There is no way that a freshwater fish in the US save for maybe a sturgeon is going to break this rod, not ever. Buy them, you wont regret it.
Date published: 2019-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kansas_boys02 from Awesome bluecat rod for lakes! I love the new catfish rods and have had no issues. In my humble opinion, people fishing lakes or bodies of water that don't require lots of weight to hold baits in current are often using rods that are way overkill. My review is specifically to reservoir fishing. If you only need 3oz of weight or less and fish cut bait or live bait in the 3-5" range, this is a great rod. I use 1.5 - 2oz and cut bait most the time. I have six of the 7' catfish rods and 90% of my catfishing is drift fishing lakes for blue cats. I often see reviews on forums from guys saying these rods are good for channel cats and smaller catfish under 20lbs, which they are, but they handle big fish in lakes perfectly. I have never lost a big fish because of the rod. All fish pictured were caught on Ugly Stik catfish rods. I can't relate to some reviewers issues with the gimbal. I really like it. I use the 1/2" driftmaster rod holders and have no issue removing the rod. I actually like the oversized rubber of the gimbal when fighting large fish.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by UglyStikerman from Great rod. Fat Butt. Absolutely love ugly stiks and this rod is no different. Great quality and action for its strength. BUT.... As a catfisherman, my rod either stays in a bank holder, or in my scotty type holder on my kayak while drift fishing. The gimbal on the butt precludes it from being used in either application. Not sure what they were thinking with the gimbal. I am researching ways to remove and replace it with a butt more like the old design so I can get some use out of this rod.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Curmudgeon from More of a good thing! I just purchased my third 8 ft. Catfish Casting rod. They have worked exceptionally good for me on the channel cats I pursue. They have just enough flex in the tip to assist using circle hooks on fish as small as 2 lb. but also enough backbone to land 20 lb. plus fish. Great value for the dollar!
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by clintwood from One tuff rod. I have put it to the test I have used ugly stick for the last 20 years. This rod is perfect for casting and any type of fishing. I cast 4-6 oz sinkers when catfishing and have never had a problem. I will not buy anything else but Ugly stik.
Date published: 2016-05-04