The BEST Motivation. Fishing Resources Home. San Diego Trout. Fishing & hunting, outdoors, sports & outdoors. Cheap, Durable Fishing Rods - Fishing Rods Reviews. Across the wide array of fishing rods, Shakespeare's Ugly Stik (*Est. $40 with reel) stands out as one of the most popular models for almost 30 years.
The Ugly Stik comes up in almost every professional review, and also receives the most comments from users who consistently praise it as one of the best fishing rods on the market, especially in this price range. Field and Stream lists it as one of the strongest rods available and conducted a survey in which readers voted it their number one gear item.