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Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Lite® Inshore Spinning Rods

Shakespeare's ever-popular Ugly Stik Lite®, now offered in actions perfect for the inshore saltwater fishing enthusiast. The Ugly Stik Lite Inshore Spinning Rods feature an even-tapered parabolic action that will toss a finger mullet or shrimp bait effortlessly. Built with the famous Ugly Stik Clear-Tip® for extra strength and sensitivity with cork grips and Fuji® components, all Ugly Stiks come with the ''Ugly Back'' 60-day/5-year limited warranty. Action: ML = Medium LightM = MediumMH = Medium Heavy
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Questions & Answers for Shakespeare Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Lite® Inshore Spinning Rods

Question

what reel would you recommend?

Don't do much saltwater fishing but i will be goin to FL in a month and im looking to purchase a saltwater set up. will be doing alot of shore fishing and might go out on a charter boat for some off shore fishing. Just curious if this rod is ideal for me and what reel would you recommend for me also. Thanks.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Aceb42790
on Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Lite® Inshore Spinning Rods
6 answers
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answer 1
I really like the Diawa BG15 on mine!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Reeser
 - Ohio
answer 2
I REALY LIKE THE QUANTUM BLUE REAL FOR FISHING THE SHORE LINE, BECAUSE IT CASTS SUPER WELL. AND FOR OFFSHORE FISHING I WOULD RECOMEND A PENN BATTLE, BUT IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE OFFSHORE FISHING THAT YOU DO. I THINK THAT THIS ROD IS ALMOST EXACTLY WHAT YOURE LOOKING FOR. GOOD LUCK WITH THE FISHING!!!!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
ZMANFISHING
 - south Fl
answer 3
good rod for the price ive caught everything from snapper to tarpon on it, but idk about offshore.For a reel any of the penn reels in the 4000 size would be good if u want somthing a little nicer i love my shimano reels
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
bassfisher95
 - Tampa bay
answer 4
it should be fine. just use the stiffest one, but ive never had problems with ugly sticks. and i second the sargus, but dont get a 5000. its too big. i made that mistake. go with a 4000. it is plenty big and strong
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answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
jhsdfgsf
 - Texas
answer 5
I absolutely love this rod, but it is fairly thin and somewhat short if you are considering doing any off shore fishing. I can't imagine trying to pull in a 50# fish with this rod, although it will work just fine for a 20# fish.
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
WhiteRockFisherman
 - Dallas, TX
answer 6
To answer your first question: Yes, this rod is the perfect rod for someone who doesn't fish very often and doesn't want to break the bank. It is a very strong and rugged rod that can withstand some serious neglect and exposure to saltwater.

If you are planning on using an Ugly Stik Lite than you can go with some heavier mid-sized reels on the market. The rod may say "Lite" but compared to premium rods, it is a little heavy in weight, so you will have better balance with a slightly heavier reel.

If you don't fish very often than you probably don't want to spend a lot of money. Therefore, I would suggest a Penn Sargus 4000 or 5000 reel.

A Penn 4500ssg is another good option for a sturdy reel that isn't terribly expensive and can handle a very salty environment.

If you are not an avid fisherman you will probably do better with monofilament for casting.

I personally think that braided line is a better option. You can put a lot of 20lb or 30lb power pro on these reels and handle some pretty large fish if you should hook something substantial.

An Ugly Stik Lite Medium-Heavy spinning rod with one of these reels will serve you well in a variety of situations and the soft tip of this rod allows for easier casting of live shrimp (which is a pretty good 'catch all' bait in Florida).

I hope this helps and good luck on you trip
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Stripermaniac
 - Kittery, Maine
Question

Do all the ugly sticks come as a 1 piece or 2 piece?

Do all the ugly sticks that you carry have the clear tip design? Or is does the clear tip come with those that show the picture?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
by
Dreamer
on Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Lite® Inshore Spinning Rods
3 answers
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answer 1
Not all ugly sticks have the clear tip. My lite pro casting does not, but my lites (2), catfish casting, and big water spin all do. Incidently, the lite pro is the only one that has even broken, and it was the smallest guide, and it came from walmart.
They also vary in pieces- 1, 2, or even 3 piece for surf.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
ShinyNewHooks
 - WV
answer 2
All ugly stiks come with the new clear tip design
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
by
chasintale
 - North Carolina
answer 3
Yes, the Clear Tip design is standard on all Ugly Stiks. We carry both one and two-piece Ugly Stiks, however we only offer one-piece Ugly Lite models at this time.
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answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
FLYBPS
Question

why does it a have a clear tip

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
by
deerkiller38
on Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Lite® Inshore Spinning Rods
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answer 1
I don't know for sure but I am about 98% confident that it is because it is pure E-glass. Meaning the ip, which is by far the most fragile part of the rod, is pure fiberglass.

Graphite is not clear so in my opinion that is the reasoning behind the clear tip.

The ugly stik lite custom baitcasting rod that I have does not have a clear tip. It is a great rod BTW.

I hope this helps.
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
Stripermaniac
 - Kittery, Maine
answer 2
I believe the clear tip is designed to enhance visibility when you get a strike; perhaps because it provides a contrast against the black rod and guides?
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answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
WhiteRockFisherman
 - Dallas, TX
answer 3
I believe that the clear tip means it does not have any graphite in that small, breakable section of the rod.

The e-glass part of the Howald Process gives the rod its legendary strength. The tip is the most fragile part of the rod so Shakespeare has made their tips strong and the added bonus is that the clear tips are surprisingly flexible. This extremely flexible tip allows for easy casting of lighter lures and a soft tip that can be a great asset in "loading" the rod for a hookset.

I hope this helps.
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answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Stripermaniac
 - Kittery, Maine
Question

Do you know of anything to spray or rub on cork to help perserve?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
by
Peck
on Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Lite® Inshore Spinning Rods
2 answers
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answer 1
Cork is cork. Fine grade sandpaper will restore that "new" look, if that's what you are looking for, however the oils from your hand keeps the cork conditioned and supple.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
Photon
 - Florida Panhandle
answer 2
All my rods except for my offshore trolling combos have cork grips. I use a guitar fretboard conditioner after I rinse my rods and allow them to dry. If you cannot find this a little mineral oil will do the same. I have rods that are 15 years old and the cork is still in great condition.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
by
Anglersaxon
 - N. Carolina
Question

Is this rod on the heavy side (weight not power) as far as inshore rods go?

I am getting a penn fierce for inshore fishing , primarily trout and redfish. I think I remember using one of these rods before and it seemed a little heavy for fishing soft plastics and such. I will also be using it for freshwater bass fishing. Not sure if I should go with this rod, or the basspro graphite series which I am guessing is lighter (yes, I know it's a freshwater rod).
asked 8 months ago
by
redzone
on Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Lite® Inshore Spinning Rods
1 answer
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answer 1
I would not want to fish soft plastics with this rod it is too heavy and not as sensitive as many other rods.

The Gold Cup series are affordable, lighter, more sensitive, and crisper in action but I would opt for inshore extreme if you are willing to spend a little more.

I hope this helps
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answered 7 months ago
by
Stripermaniac
 - Kittery, Maine
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