Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Boat Rod
Shakespeare is the perfect brand for you if you’re a novice angler or even if you’re someone who’s got a little more experience. Thisbrand has a reputation for manufacturing top end gear on a budget. It is the foremost manufacturer of tackle for anglers who demand quality, but who don’t want to spend above the board in order to get it.
This Ugly Stik is no different! It has all the class of a top quality rod at a great price. The new Ugly Stik GX2 is widely respected as being the toughest boat rod on the market. It aims to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors. The GX2 continues to be indestructible in practice. If you’re looking for a new sea fishing rod for fishing from a boat, the Ugly Stik should be your only choice.
New Ugly Stick
The Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 is built on the same blank construction as the original Ugly Stik concept. This means the Ugly Stik offers a combination of a short butt section and a long tip. That allows the rod to showcase a smooth and progressive power curve. This rod also offers the traditional Ugly Stick tough blank with traditional ‘put-in’ joints where the tip fits into the butt section. It also has the famous clear tip. In short, the GX2 has all the hallmarks of the great Ugly Stik rods that came before it.
Across the range the Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2’s are fitted with stainless steel line guides, which have been titanium lined. This is because the brand wants much more than just the blank to be hardwearing. These line guides can more than match the rod blank in terms of durability. These are also suitable for use with both braid and monofilament, allowing you as the angler the benefit of choice.
All of the rods boast a modern handle design so they look as impressive as they feel. They are designed with a large fore grip to allow you to use two hands when you’re really up against a fighting fish. However, they don’t have any EVA on the butt section. This is because EVA can wear very quickly, especially in saltwater conditions.
The two smaller loaded rods in the range have graphite reel seats. The 30lb – 50lb has an aluminium reel seat, to add that little extra durability and to prevent the reel from rocking. The Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 is the ultimate sea fishing tool for the heaviest duty of anglers.