Based on 64 reviews
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- Great for the price
- Nice detail
- Insert in the eye came out on first fishing trip
- Not the best rod
- A little sensitive
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Beautiful rod, but action feels lighter than stated.
I received my rod with one guide damaged (bent, with the insert ring ready to pop out) due to poor packaging for shipping. The rod was taped to the inside of a floppy, poorly constructed triangular box that looked like a gorilla had stepped on it. A cardboard rod tube would have been a logical shipp...
Snapped on 3rd cast
The rod looks great and I've used my son's 6'6 version which performs great, but this one was garbage. Broke casting a shakey head worm on the 3rd cast. I don't know if it's quality control issues or just a dud, but it super sucked to get out on the water and this to happen. Not cool. .. :/ Update: ...
I had $100 budget for a rod and real. How'd I do?
I found the Diawa Fuego CT for $48 on Amazon (new but shipped from Japan) and got the Daiwa AIRD-X 7'3" MHF for $55 with free shipping. Second pic is the whole arsenal. Technically, the red one is my daughter's but I use it after her attention span has been exceeded. Took the Daiwa to the lake today and I like it a lot.
Any good spinning combos under $50 available at dick’s, Walmart, or cabelas?
Both of those will perform better than the components of the ugly Stik combo. If you can stretch the budget a bit more by not buying that baitcaster, then look at the Shimano Sienna or Daiwa Crossfire paired with a Berkley CherryWood or Lightning Rod, or Daiwa Aird-X. If you just want a combo, look at the Abu Garcia BlackMax spinning combo. All of these options will be lighter, more sensitive, have better backbone, and a better reel than the Ugly Stik combos.
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