Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod

Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 131.
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Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod
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Product Information:

The Shakespeare® Ugly Stik® Elite series Spinning Rod brings together lightweight design and durability like never before. Its Ugly Tech™ construction features 35% more graphite than the GX2® for superior sensitivity. Ugly Tuff™ line guides eliminate pop-outs that tear your line apart. An exposed reel seat on the Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod keeps your hand in contact with the blank at all times so you can feel the slightest nibble on your line.


  • 35% more graphite than Ugly Stik® GX2™
  • Lightweight design with incredible durability
  • Premium cork handle
  • Ugly Tuff™ one-piece stainless steel guides
  • Clear Tip® design
  • Ugly Tech™ construction reduces weight and improves sensitivity
  • Exposed blank reel seats with cushioned stainless steel hoods
  • Brand: Shakespeare
  • Country of Origin: United States of America or Imported
  • Style: USESP


Tech Specs:

ModelRod LengthPowerActionPiecesLine Weight (lb.)Lure Weight (oz.)Guides
USESP502UL5'0"Ultra LightModerate Fast22-61/32 - 1/46
USESP562L5'6"LightFast24-81/16 - 3/86
USESP602M6'0"MediumFast26-141/4 - 5/87
USESP662M6'6"MediumExtra Fast26-141/4 - 5/87
USESP661MH6'6"Medium HeavyFast18-171/4 - 3/47
USESP702UL7'0"Ultra LightModerate Fast22-61/32 - 1/88
USESP701ML7'0"Medium LightModerate Fast14-101/8 - 1/28
USESP702M7'0"MediumFast26-141/4 - 5/88
USESP701MH7'0"Medium HeavyExtra Fast18-171/4 - 3/48
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bomb! If you know what I mean. I've used ugly stick rods for 30 years and I've purchased about every model made over the years. In my opinion these are some of the best rods made in the industry. This new elite series is the total package combining all of the great features that ugly stick rods have provided throughout the years. Don't let the price discourage you from buying this rod, it is slightly higher than most ugly stick rods. This is the Cadillac and will compare to other rods that are priced 2 to 3 times more. Join the brotherhood! You will be a fan for life!
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't beat em! I grew up using ugly stiKS and life and family happened and I stepped away from fishing for 20+ years. Recently my 6 year old showed interest so I've gotten back to fishing after buying a cheap rod and reel to fish with my boy I was recently treated to a gift certificate for my birthday from my wife to by a "nice fishing pole" because I complained about the cheap one. The elite 6'6" medium super fast has amazing feel! 4 nice bass first time out, people often say you can't beat them for the price I don't think you can beat him at all I put in a Abu Garcia reel on mine and the feel is amazing.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok rod I bought this a couple months ago and use it for walleye on detroit river. The End of the handle cork fell off and a guide is loose. It apears to be tough and sensitive like the old ugly sticks but the elite is a huge let down for the price it should be better than the older models. I am very disappointed in ugly stick on this model. A marketing idea that sounded great but they did not deliver on the quality they are known for.
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 7'6" Medium is great I just picked this rod up matched with a Shimano Stradic. This Ugly Stik landed Coho salmon all day long. Weights of fish were 5-12 lbs and Coho are very acrobatic and have some heart. The Elite Rod is sensitive to throw 1/4 jigs as advertised. I was using such a jig all day long and threw back many salmon. This rod is as good as my old Ugly Stik Lite Salmon/Steelhead rod. Plenty of backbone where needed and a sensitive setup. Thumbs up!
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for Steelhead!! I picked out a 6' 6" Ugly Stick Ultralite a while ago to replace a former rod who's tip got "cast" into a lake by a younger cousin of mine....And this new one is awesome! Living in California, bank fishing for steelhead is difficult, but, for a small stream tributary rod, this 6'6" model ultralite is alright! Ive landed more steelhead on this rod in the last month than I caught all of last season. Paired with an ancient abu garcia reel and some 8 lb test Stren, you can't go wrong pulling plugs. If I had one complaint, it would be that the tip of this new one has been "Cast" off more than once. The slide-on piece is loose fitting. I have had no guide trouble as of yet.
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USESP602M is an Excellent all rounder + Tough as heck! + Sensitive to the lightest bites (even more than the GX2) + Lighter than the GX2 + Very fun to fight a fish on it, regardless of the size + My favorite rod, catches small fish to big ones! - Guides bend and chip out of shape if you drop your rod alot (but you shouldn't do that) - Hook holder bends out of shape I also own an ugly stik 5 foot ultra light (2pc) and 9 foot salmon rod (2pc)
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Rod for trout This Rod has excellent tip action. Not to light, not to stiff. The rod itself is very light but sturdy and strong. Use still fishing or trolling ith the assurance that the fish will be landed. I happen to troll and this rod is second to none. I own many different brands and this is definitely my go to rod. Paired with a reel matched to your technique, this rod will never disappoint. Very nice tip action on the Medium that I purchased
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't buy online! I bought my dad a 6'6" Medium for fathers day from a local sporting goods store and it's a great rod, everything was perfect. So, I ordered myself a 7' medium online because i couldn't find one locally. It came well packaged, however, the tip of the rod was slight bent to the left(bad blank i believe) and the 2nd to last line guide stuck out way further than the rest. Not sure whether to deal with it or go through the hassle of sending it back. Makes sure you buy this rod in store and take a good look at. They are good rods, just not the one I received from my online purchase.
Date published: 2017-06-26
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