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Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rods

Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rods

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TD Code
LengthPiecesPowerLure Wt.
(oz)
Line Wt.
(lb)
# GuidesGuide TypeReel SeatPrice
USSP461UL
SHA-0215
4'6''1UL1/32 - 1/42 - 64 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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USSP481UL
SHA-0216
4'8''1UL1/32 - 1/42 - 64 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP491H
SHA-0217
4'9''1H1/4 - 3/48 - 204 + tipDouble FootConventional$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP501UL
SHA-0218
5'0''1UL1/32 - 1/42 - 64 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP502UL
SHA-0219
5'0''2UL1/32 - 1/42 - 64 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP561M
SHA-0220
5'6''1M1/8 - 5/86 - 155 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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USSP562L
SHA-0221
5'6''2L1/8 - 1/24 - 104 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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USSP5101M
SHA-0222
5'10''1M1/8 - 5/86 - 155 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP5102M
SHA-0223
5'10''2M1/8 - 5/86 - 155 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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USSP602L
SHA-0226
6'0''2L1/8 - 1/24 - 105 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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USSP602M
SHA-0225
6'0''2M1/8 - 5/86 - 155 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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USSP601MH
SHA-0227
6'0''1MH1/4 - 3/48 - 205 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP601H
SHA-0224
6'0''1H3/8 - 18 - 205 + tipDouble FootConventional$39.95 USD
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USSP662L
SHA-0229
6'6''2L1/8 - 1/24 - 105 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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USSP662M
SHA-0230
6'6''2M1/8 - 5/86 - 155 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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USSP661MH
SHA-0228
6'6''1MH1/4 - 3/48 - 205 + tipDouble FootConventional$39.95 USD
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USSP702UL
SHA-0233
7'0''2UL1/32 - 1/42 - 65 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP702M
SHA-0232
7'0''2M1/8 - 5/86 - 155 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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USSP902M
SHA-0234
9'0''2M1/8 - 3/44 - 207 + tipSingle FootConventional$39.95 USD
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USSP701MH
SHA-0231
7'0''1MH1/4 - 3/48 - 205 + tipDouble FootConventional$39.95 USD
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The Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 is the next generation of the original Ugly Stik that was introduced in 1976. Ugly Stik GX2 is a lighter feeling rod with the same toughness that makes the Shakespeare Ugly Stik a real workhorse.
  • Ugly Tech Construction - graphite and fiberglass construction create a strong, yet sensitive rod with better balance.
  • Ugly Tuff Guides - newly designed guides provide maximum durability.
  • Ugly Stik Clear Tip - delivers extra strength right where you need it and is sensitive to the lightest strike.
  • 7 Year Warranty
4 Stars based on 16 reviews
By Efren
Detroit
April 20, 2019
You can't go wrong with Shakespeare
I bought 2 of these GX2 rods and was skeptical at first, but after 3 hard days of fishing on the river, they performed perfectly.
ProsGreat quality at a very low price.
ConsCan't really find anything bad about these jigging rods.
By SC
Oklahoma
April 9, 2019
Intro spinning rod
Should be considered the best intro spinning rod. Has been tried and true to this day. Though not really a fan of the grip. Still handle fish well after so many years. Zero issues with it.
By Will 1.
Lake Charles, LA
February 28, 2019
7 Foot Ultra Lite Spinning Rod
So, first time going ultra lite with an Ugly Stick. Want something light but durable to throw 1/32 to 1/8 baits in fresh and onshore/nearshore applications, either wading or from kayak. Small prey in spring, want to use lighter line, slow down presentation speed and bait size since water hasn't warmed up yet. It is a comfortable rod to throw. I like cork handles a lot, just a personal preference, but the composite does feel solid and very very good. Surprisingly sensitive rod, can feel lure and light bites, structure thumps, etc. Only reason I am giving 4 stars is the "moderate fast rating "advertised" for the rod, really should be called "moderate". It isn't quite "slow", but there is a significant amount of wiggle in the upper 1/3 of the rod which I am getting used to. I guess it helps to throw light lures a distance(?) but just be aware if you are used to throwing shorter length UL's that are stiffer.
ProsThrows 1/32 to 1/8 excellent distances Comfortable composite grip Sensitive Solid built Ugly Stick / durable Able to stand up to larger fish without concern for "snapping the rod" - it's an Ugly Stick!
ConsModerate speed rod, not fast moderate Wish it was offered in a 7 foot cork handle (just personal preference) at same price point Color options -- that would be fun - camo? purple and chartreuse? Navy blue and gold, Marine red and yellow..?. in a perfect world
By Kevin
Half Moon Bay, CA
April 16, 2018
Timeless
My first rod that I can remember was an ugly stik and I will always have at least one in my arsenal. Practically indestructible, light, sensitive, and at a price that doesn't make you cringe trekking through the woods or letting your sister's kid use it. Yeah you know the one I'm talking about...
By Pete
Florida
December 8, 2016
will it hold up
Have not had a chance to abuse the rod yet, by abuse I mean test it on these rough golf fish. New guides "look" much stronger than old ones that kept falling out or breaking. only time will tell.
ProsImproved guides, value priced
ConsNone yet
By Michael M.
Wappingers Falls, NY
July 30, 2016
Awesome Fishing pole
Perfect rod for sea bass, fluke and porgies.
ProsLight weight, super sensitive tip and a strong back bone.
ConsNone.
By Anthony
Mahopac, NY
May 12, 2016
MORE THAN EXPECTED
I received this rod as a gift a short time ago. I've owned ugly stiks in the past and have always found them to be dependable but heavy with a slower action. This GX2 however seems lighter with a faster action and has a better feel to it. It is much be than I expected for throwing lures and has a better set of line guides than the regular Ugly Stiks. Though it's a short sample, so far, I've been impressed.
ProsPrice. Faster action. Guides.
ConsFor this price, none.
By Ahmed
Doha, Doha
April 5, 2016
Very light
light rod with strong body and rings , very sensitive

By John
Worcester, MA
June 1, 2015
Great Value
I use this rod for a multi-species approach and it handles well. Great value considering the warranty.
ProsGreat feel Strong hook set
By Alex
California, MD
April 26, 2015
Good rod
Got this rod for my nephew and he has caught some nice stripers, blues, largemouth and redfish with it he even caught a stingray and it help up very well. It's paired with a 4000 Battle and it looks very nice!
By Margaret
Poughkeepsie, NY
April 18, 2015
Very nice for the money
I have used ugly sticks for a long time, the new GX2 Rods are very affordable and tough. I have landed everything from a school striper, up to a 60lb ray. If you are just starting out, or just want a very nice pier fishing rod, the Ugly Stik GX2 would be my first recommendation.
ProsVery tough, strong and affordable.
ConsIf you don't rinse after every use, the guides will start to corrode.
By Kristi
California, MD
September 26, 2014
Not that great.
It's not the worst, but even with cleaning and rinsing after every trip it rusts on the guides.
ProsStrong
Conscorrodes
By mark d.
Wilmington, DE
March 28, 2014
This is not your daddy's Ugly Stick
Far different that Ugly Sticks of old. Graphite and fiberglass composite. Excellent rod guides, reel seat and general excellent construction and first rate quality. Great back bone
ProsNew design composite construction. Increased sensitivity of first generation Ugly sticks. Lighter weight and price. Great for jigging, chucking and spinncasting. Great multi purpose rod.
ConsFor what you pay vs what you get I cant find any
By Jason
New Orleans, Louisiana
December 28, 2013
Well worth the price
My father and I have used Ugly Stik's for as long as I can remember and for the price, you get more than you pay for. These rods (all Ugly Stik sizes and types) provide great action, while providing good strength. I watched my dad pull in a 39 lb. redfish in Grand Isle with this rod so obviously it can hold it's on. We've had a few of these rods for many years now and never had one break and that's after many years of abuse. Like I said, for the money, it's well worth it and you won't be disappointed. Plus, it's a great starter rod if you're a beginner or if you're trying to provide a decent set-up for your children at a good price. I give it a 4 instead of a 5 only because of course for a higher price you can buy a higher quality rod.
ProsDurability Action Sensitivity
ConsFor the price you get more than what you pay for, so to me there are no cons
By bassachusetts
Salem, Ma.
November 26, 2013
naaa
Had and returned to dicks
ProsLooks good
ConsConstantly twisting at the connection
1 Question & 1 Answer
Bill
from Goldsboro NC asked:
March 4, 2014
Are the GX2s for Freshwater or Saltwater use?
1 Answers
These rods can be used for either fresh or saltwater use.
Customer Service
on March 8, 2014

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