Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rods

Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rods

Price: $39.95
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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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Oversize Packaging Required
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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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP562L
SHA-0221
5'6''2L1/8 - 1/24 - 104 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
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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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP602L
SHA-0226
6'0''2L1/8 - 1/24 - 105 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP602M
SHA-0225
6'0''2M1/8 - 5/86 - 155 + tipSingle FootTwist Lock$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
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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Oversize Packaging Required
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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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP661MH
SHA-0228
6'6''1MH1/4 - 3/48 - 205 + tipDouble FootConventional$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
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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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP902M
SHA-0234
9'0''2M1/8 - 3/44 - 207 + tipSingle FootConventional$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
USSP701MH
SHA-0231
7'0''1MH1/4 - 3/48 - 205 + tipDouble FootConventional$39.95 USD
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Oversize Packaging Required
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 18 reviews
By Tyler
Delaware
Good enough
January 18, 2020
Great blank for the money, durable like you’d expect from an Ugly Stik, but the guides are disappointing. Mine had notches worn in to the top 3 or 4 within just a few months, a friend had the same issue with even less use. I’ve been avoiding any of their rods with these guides because of this.

If you’re comfortable re-wrapping upgraded guides when the problem arises it’s a nice rod, but it’s a little ridiculous to have to consider that for a modern rod within the first year of use.
ProsTough, lighter than the originals
ConsTerrible guides
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
GX2 is Tough and Pretty to look at
October 4, 2019
These rods will addict you. The GX2 looks nice and has the expected durability synonymous with Ugly Stik.
By Efren
Detroit
You can't go wrong with Shakespeare
April 20, 2019
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
Intro spinning rod
April 9, 2019
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
7 Foot Ultra Lite Spinning Rod
February 28, 2019
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
Timeless
April 16, 2018
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
will it hold up
December 8, 2016
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
Awesome Fishing pole
July 30, 2016
Perfect rod for sea bass, fluke and porgies.
ProsLight weight, super sensitive tip and a strong back bone.
ConsNone.
By Anthony
Mahopac, NY
MORE THAN EXPECTED
May 12, 2016
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
Very light
April 5, 2016
light rod with strong body and rings , very sensitive

By John
Worcester, MA
Great Value
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
By Alex
California, MD
Good rod
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!
By Margaret
Poughkeepsie, NY
Very nice for the money
April 18, 2015
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
Not that great.
September 26, 2014
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
This is not your daddy's Ugly Stick
March 28, 2014
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
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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