October 24, 2013
I was looking for a travel friendly counterpart to my UglyStik Tiger casting rod. With that in mind, I needed a rod that is constructed with durability and robust components in mind. This rod fits the bill very well. Although the rod is 3-piece, it has very similar action to my 2-piece UglyStik Tiger. Guide diameters are a little smaller than other similar rods, so reeling a bigger knot onto the reel and casting with a bigger knot on the line may be an issue with larger diameter line. As a boat rod that sits in a rod holder for trolling application, this would be great. As a rod you hold in hand for bottom fishing for freelining bait, the rod is quite weighty.
This rod is best suited for light trolling application.
Pros:Great blank action for a 3-piece rod, beautiful guides, secure reel seat, bonus aluminum gimble.
Cons:Small guide diameter, a bit heavy if held in hand for extended period.