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3 Reasons Why Ugly Stik GX2 Rods Stand Up to the Rest Without Busting the Bank

You haven’t used an Ugly Stik GX2 yet? Here’s what you’re missing.

Sometimes you look for one or two specific features in a fishing rod to satisfy your desires, because you can’t always count on everything under the sun being covered. But then you probably haven’t seen the Ugly Stik GX2 rods, and realized you can have a rod jam-packed with useful elements, and still get it for far less than a competitive rod.

What’s so great about the GX2? Glad you asked, because we categorized some reasons and developed three good features you’ll notice as soon as you start to use it.

1. Sturdiness and toughness

Sometimes a rod needs to be uber flexible and let the angler detect the tiniest of nibbles. Sometimes it needs heft backbone, because the fish on the other end is no lightweight. Though Ugly Stiks notoriously lean towards the hefty end, there’s no mistaking the responsiveness that the GX2 maintains. A combo of graphite and fiberglass helps achieve the great balance in a lighter feeling rod.

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Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rod

The one-piece Ugly Tuff™ stainless steel guides are ideal for any kind of line, and the Clear Tip design helps increase the strength through the end of the rod, while still holding the responsiveness you don’t always get in such a sturdy rod.

2. Enhanced look and feel

A lot of outdoorsmen, and fishermen in particular, don’t get caught up in the aesthetics of their gear. They care more about performance, as they should. The beauty of the GX2 is you get that performance, without sacrificing things for a not-so-great-looking rod. Sure, it’s an Ugly Stik, but it’s not exactly ugly.

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Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rod

The durable and lightweight EVA grips are great, and you can go with the shaped, ergonomic option on the casting rod for a unique feel in the hand.

3. A 7-year warranty

Does there really need to be much more reason? Backed by a guarantee that you’ll be covered should anything happen, the GX2 won’t let you down, and will be taken care of if it ever does.

Since the GX2 comes in a variety of models (both spinning and casting), you’ve basically got one less decision to make. You now know what kind of rod you should get, and determining the specs that match your fishing interests is all that’s left.

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3 Reasons Why Ugly Stik GX2 Rods Stand Up to the Rest Without Busting the Bank