I have been doing a little rod shopping again lately. Oh yes, there is a reason and a story behind it. . . some other time. Anywho, I have often joked about just buying another Ugly Stik. Seriously, for the price, they are good rods, and they come in a variety of models. There is an Ugly Stik for a lot of fishing situations.
They really are just about indestructible. I have one that I have had since I was in high school. I have replaced the tip guide, but other than that, the rod is still original condition and very much functional. It has dried off more than a few.
On top of all of that, there have been some great Ugly Stik commercials over the years:
Looks like a good weekend. Better grab the Ugly Stik and head out!