Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rods
|# Guides||Guide Type||Reel Seat||Price|
|4'6''||1||UL||1/32 - 1/4||2 - 6||4 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|4'8''||1||UL||1/32 - 1/4||2 - 6||4 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|4'9''||1||H||1/4 - 3/4||8 - 20||4 + tip||Double Foot||Conventional||$39.95 USD|
|5'0''||1||UL||1/32 - 1/4||2 - 6||4 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|5'0''||2||UL||1/32 - 1/4||2 - 6||4 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|5'6''||1||M||1/8 - 5/8||6 - 15||5 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|5'6''||2||L||1/8 - 1/2||4 - 10||4 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|5'10''||1||M||1/8 - 5/8||6 - 15||5 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|5'10''||2||M||1/8 - 5/8||6 - 15||5 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|6'0''||2||L||1/8 - 1/2||4 - 10||5 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|6'0''||2||M||1/8 - 5/8||6 - 15||5 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|6'0''||1||MH||1/4 - 3/4||8 - 20||5 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|6'0''||1||H||3/8 - 1||8 - 20||5 + tip||Double Foot||Conventional||$39.95 USD|
|6'6''||2||L||1/8 - 1/2||4 - 10||5 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|6'6''||2||M||1/8 - 5/8||6 - 15||5 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|6'6''||1||MH||1/4 - 3/4||8 - 20||5 + tip||Double Foot||Conventional||$39.95 USD|
|7'0''||2||UL||1/32 - 1/4||2 - 6||5 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|7'0''||2||M||1/8 - 5/8||6 - 15||5 + tip||Single Foot||Twist Lock||$39.95 USD|
|9'0''||2||M||1/8 - 3/4||4 - 20||7 + tip||Single Foot||Conventional||$39.95 USD|
|7'0''||1||MH||1/4 - 3/4||8 - 20||5 + tip||Double Foot||Conventional||$39.95 USD|
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 12 reviews
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
By Michael D. McQueen
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.
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.
April 5, 2016
light rod with strong body and rings , very sensitive
June 1, 2015
I use this rod for a multi-species approach and it handles well. Great value considering the warranty.
ProsGreat feel Strong hook set
April 26, 2015
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!
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.
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.
By mark dimaio
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
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
November 26, 2013
Had and returned to dicks
ConsConstantly twisting at the connection
November 26, 2013
looks aren't everything
Tried the 6'6 and the 7' and returned them both to dicks
ConsSeat loosens every other cast and ferrel connection twists every cast.