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Amazon has the Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite 7' spinning rod on sale for 50% off, 24.98 down from 49.99

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Before buying just know these really aren't lighter despite the eLite namesake. They are heavy fishing poles. They still have a solid fiberglass tip so they are just as floppy as a GX2, but they are extremely stiff in the blank creating a very weird pole. They are pretty terrible for freshwater small fish, because they have very poor sensitivity. They do alright lobbing big, heavy lures like larger Whopper Plopper and huge crankbaits. Perhaps they'd be a good pole for saltwater if you drove a Miata and needed something you could just throw in the trunk, though I'd still take a good fiberglass rod over this any day. Personally I think the GX2 is just a better pole since it has a moderate action that suits its catfishing style of pole. The only thing I like better is the cork handle, but if you are a serious catfisher, bait and slime is probably easier to clean off the EVA foam on the GX2.

In the end though a BnM Silver Cat
(http://www.walmart.com/ip/BnM-Sil...g/48018075) or Rippin Lips Supercat (damn just looked on Amazon and these must be gone; best catfish rods ever for the money) does everything better.
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Dick's will price match to any ugly Stik gx2 rod on their website. I got the 7' MH 1-piece rod for this price with free shipping
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Before buying just know these really aren't lighter despite the eLite namesake. They are heavy fishing poles. They still have a solid fiberglass tip so they are just as floppy as a GX2, but they are extremely stiff in the blank creating a very weird pole. They are pretty terrible for freshwater small fish, because they have very poor sensitivity. They do alright lobbing big, heavy lures like larger Whopper Plopper and huge crankbaits. Perhaps they'd be a good pole for saltwater if you drove a Miata and needed something you could just throw in the trunk, though I'd still take a good fiberglass rod over this any day. Personally I think the GX2 is just a better pole since it has a moderate action that suits its catfishing style of pole. The only thing I like better is the cork handle, but if you are a serious catfisher, bait and slime is probably easier to clean off the EVA foam on the GX2.

In the end though a BnM Silver Cat
(http://www.walmart.com/ip/BnM-Sil...g/48018075) or Rippin Lips Supercat (damn just looked on Amazon and these must be gone; best catfish rods ever for the money) does everything better.
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Been looking for one of these or a gx2 to replace a rod that broke this year. Thanks!
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Would this be a decent choice for steelhead fishing? Reasonable length, sensitive tip, and a medium backbone make be think so.
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Been looking for one of these or a gx2 to replace a rod that broke this year. Thanks!
Ugly stik rods (gx2 and elite) offers 7 year warranty.
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Ugly stik rods (gx2 and elite) offers 7 year warranty.
It's all Ugly Stick model rods now. But you also have to pay $9.95 "processing fee" aka shipping for a warranty replacement.

http://www.uglystik.com/UglyStik-...ervice.htm
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Would this be a decent choice for steelhead fishing? Reasonable length, sensitive tip, and a medium backbone make be think so.
Length is entirely dependent on casting ability, distance to be cast, and personal preference. I have no idea where you got the notion that a solid fiberglass tip taped into a hybrid rod blank would be sensitive. It definitely isn't. If you require durability, few rods are more durable than Ugly Stiks, but if you want a quality rod something like an Okuma SST is light years ahead in quality: https://www.amazon.com/OKUMA-Grap...B00AE4HS7U
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It's all Ugly Stick model rods now. But you also have to pay $9.95 "processing fee" aka shipping for a warranty replacement.

http://www.uglystik.com/UglyStik-...ervice.htm
Yes but still $10 vs 25
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I use rods of all types and dollar amounts (Rods up to $400) and I recommemd this rod for basic bass and panfishing. I wouldnt use a medium for slop fishing as it lacks backbone for such a task. Its not super sensitive to handle finesse fishing. It is a little heavy but that adds to its durability. All in all, Its a relaible all around rod thats packable (being 2 piece). I have a 1 piece 7 medium heavy elite baitcasting rod that i use for frogging in slop ... from a kayak. I caught up to a 7lb large mouth with it. These rods are durable! The cork handles make cleaning contaminantants off the handle an easy task. Rubbing alcohol will clean it up nice.
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I like the Elite series but as some have mentioned the sensitivity may be more suited to larger lures and baits. I really like mine for kayak fishing as it has enough sensitivity for moderately light lures yet works well for when a larger fish might hit. Fish it generally saltwater and I can target white perch and stripers with the same rod and it will even work well for trolling a 1/4 ounce lure.

NOTE: These are hard as hell to find straight. I'm talking maybe one out of ten being at least close to straight and true with the rest being wavy and crooked to varying degrees. They can have some very serious wave and bend in the blanks. Out of two batches of ten from Amazon ended up with only three rods that I felt presentable. If that is something that is going to bother you you may to price match a B&M retailer and pick the rod by hand.
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Also available at Walmart [walmart.com] for those without Amazon Prime
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Walmart has other sizes for $24.98 such as 5' (2 piece) ultra light and the 7' (2 piece) ultra light
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Would this be a decent choice for steelhead fishing? Reasonable length, sensitive tip, and a medium backbone make be think so.
Sure it would be decent for steelhead. It is heavier than a graphite rod and not as sensitive but neither of those are major requirements for steelhead. I have caught many river browns, steelhead/rainbows and salmon on Ugly Stik and all fiberglass rods, weight and sensitivity never bothered me. Ugly Stik rods are know for their great durability and value.
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