Ugly Never Looked so Good,
Preview the New GX2
The Shakespeare Ugly Stik is probably the most recognized fishing rod
series of all time and is known by anglers as a highly durable, powerful and yet
surprisingly affordable fishing "stik." Since the Shakespeare Ugly Stik was first introduced in
1976 the rod has barely changed, until now. 37 years later Shakespeare will be
introducing the new Ugly Stik GX2 at ICAST. The GX2 Series will replace the
original and pays homage to the legendary toughness and durability of the
original series while infusing the rod line with advanced new technology to
improve sensitivity and refinement.
Meet the new Ugly Stik, the GX2
The New Ugly Stik GX2: The first
thing anglers will notice about the new Ugly Stik GX2 are the greatly improved
cosmetics. The GX2 features a sleek matte black finish highlighted by red and
silver accents giving the rod a more modern look. The rod also features the Ugly
Stik logo etched into the EVA grip and a branded buttcap.
The new rods feature a blank
through reel seat design
The Ugly Stik GX2 is infused with enhancements that go beyond cosmetics.
Featuring Ugly Tech™ Construction and a new blank through reel seat design; the
Ugly Stik GX2 combines graphite and fiberglass to create a strong yet sensitive
rod with better balance than the original. The hardware has also been updated
and the new rods feature enhanced guides. These one-piece "Ugly Tuff" guides are
constructed out of stamped stainless steel to provide maximum durability and no
Each rod is finished with EVA
grips and a branded butt cap
While the new rods are designed to be
lighter and more sensitive durability was not sacrificed and the rod still
features the iconic Ugly Stik "Clear Tip" which is designed to deliver extra
strength right where you need it. Cosmetically the Ugly Stik GX2 balances a
modern look with the classic diamond wind above the grip that many consumers
will recognize from the original.
*Denotes Pistol Grip
Part of why the original Ugly Stik was so
popular was the wide arrange of offerings that Shakespeare provided to anglers.
The Ugly GX2 delivers a robust lineup that includes: 15 casting models, 20
spinning rods and three pack rod options. Best of all these rods continue to be
extremely affordable with the exceptional MSRP of only $39.95. The company is
also offering six ladies rod models (2 casting and 4 spinning) also with an MSRP