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Shakespeare Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Casting Rods

These Ugly Stik Tiger Rods are custom-designed for West Coast live-bait type actions with fast taper blanks and reinforced fighting butts. Heavy-duty chrome-plated stainless steel double-footed guides; stainless steel tips; graphite Fuji reel seats with stainless steel cushioned hoods. All Ugly Stiks come with the "Ugly Back" 60-day/5-year limited warranty.** = gimbal buttAction: ML = Medium LightM = MediumMH = Medium Heavy
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Questions & Answers for Shakespeare Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Casting Rods

Question

are these rods good for any kind of fishing like walleye or are they only for real big fish?

asked 5 years, 11 months ago
by
sparoni
on Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Casting Rods
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes these tiger rods are what you want if your going after fish 5 to 30 lbs very tuff rod stainless eyelets be sure and select your action for the size fish your after the meduim light 12 to 30lbs has very good action even from a 1lb fish. The walleye can get pretty big I would use the meduim light action for walleye. You could use it for pan fishing if you wanted but I would select the light action for pan fish.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
scooter0032
answer 2
I would think most would find these rods a little overkill for walleye. Commonly used for big catfish or saltwater fish.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
AJH53
 - Rosalie, Nebraska
answer 3
These are great live bait rods for large catfish, stripers and other bigwater gamefish.
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Expert Answer
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
FLYBPS
Question

does the model 38-133-698-00 have a thing that yu hook your finger on when you cast and is it for a baitcaster?

it has a guide for a baitcaster but a handle for a open face reel whats up with this
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
by
zimy
on Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Casting Rods
2 answers
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answer 1
These rods are for conventional reels. The trigger is usually associated with baitcasting reels.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Kepler
 - Suwanee, GA
answer 2
No item number 38-133-698-00 does not have a trigger. Most big water rods are not designed with the trigger.
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answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
FLYBPS
Question

what is the difference between a casting and spinning rod

asked 5 years, 11 months ago
by
sparoni
on Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Casting Rods
2 answers
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answer 1
Guide size, arrangement, and orientation not to mention rod is designed to bend in different direction.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Ultimatemoy
 - West Coast
answer 2
A casting rod has a trigger on the handle and requires a baitcast reel, which sits on top of the rod. Spinning rods have no trigger and require a spinning reel, which is mounted under the rod.
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
SeldomSeen
 - Springfield, MO
Question

about the guides?

My question is: I read where the guides are Stainless Steel. How will they stand up to braided super lines? I know from years past the braided lines will cut into metal guides and ruin them.....Thank for any ideas on this.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
rocknJ
 - Priest River, Idaho
on Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Casting Rods
2 answers
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answer 1
I just submitted another review about this rod. I use these rods in the most harshest saltwaters in the South Pacific. Thereby, you should know: with time (5-10 yrs), the fuji guides will rust where the guide is wrapped onto the rod. Idaho, will not be an issue and I believe with fresh water exposure the guides may never rust. However, this would NOT stop me from buying this rod again. Its a butt kicking, fishing whipping rod. I have several. To answer your ?, the rods I have work just fine (looks like painted black guides vs stainless steel) with braided lines. Hope this helps.
Tightlines baby!!!
answered 4 months ago
by
tutuilat
 - Samoa
answer 2
I use mono line on this rod and even that is wearing down the guides. I would replace the tip top with a Fuji Hardloy.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
CodHunter
Question

Is the MH action rod good for circle hooks?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
by
Wanttobe
on Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Casting Rods
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I have not had any issue with it inshore/off shore fishing in the South Pacific using all types of hooks including circle's. Tightlines baby!!!
answered 4 months ago
by
tutuilat
 - Samoa
answer 2
Yes for any hooks, I have three of these.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
surferbert
 - Camarillo, CA
Question

Is this rod good for bottom bouncing?

I have a shimano curado and am looking for a pretty good rod at a fair price, i need 2 piece or telescopic too! i will be using it for bottom bouncing, cranking, jigging?
asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
by
Viking24
 - Canada
on Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Casting Rods
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, this rod will serve you well. For me, the fast taper is one of the best part about this rod. Tightlines baby!!!
answered 4 months ago
by
tutuilat
 - Samoa
answer 2
Hi, when you are looking for a good option for bottom bouncing, jigging or cranking the first option would be is comfort. You want a rod that is light and not too long. You need to be able to feel the bottom bouncer tick along bottom, making sure there is good bottom contact. Second, the rod must be sensitive. Sensitivity in walleye fishing is always important, because not all bites are aggressive. The Medium Light rod would be a good option. Thanks
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answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
Question

BEST Shakespeare Ugly Stik Casting Rods

I
WANT TO STAY WITH
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Casting Rods
WITH A TRIGGER

I WANT TO FISH FOR
BIG CATFISH & CARP
FROM
5 LBS UP TO ? ? ?

ALLWAYS
LOOKING FOR THE BIG ONE

WHAT I USE NOW IS
Abu Garcia 6600BCX Baitcast Reels
WITH
17 TO 20 lbs TEST SPIDER WIRE
&
30 YEAR OLD
6 1/2 FT Shakespeare Ugly Stik Casting Rods

I WANT TO UP GRADE MY RODS

I WAS THINKING ABOUT
SWITCHING TO
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Tiger Casting Rods

BUT I
CAN NOT FIND ANY PICTURES OF THEM

I NEED TO STAY WITH
A ROD WITH A TRIGGER

I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE
STAINLESS GUIDES
TOO
IF POSSABLE

PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU CAN

DOES Shakespeare
SELL A KIT
WERE I COULD BUIKD MY OWN
Ugly Stik Tiger Casting Rods

THANKS
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
by
GFPRACING
on Shakespeare® Ugly Stik Tiger® Casting Rods
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Tigers do not have triggers. The Tiger Lite casting models do.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
AJH53
 - Rosalie, Nebraska
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