Offering added strength and increased sensitivity when compared to the original model, the Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod delivers uncompromising performance for anglers of all skill levels. The Ugly Stik Elite is made with 35 percent more graphite for a lighter weight while maintaining the legendary toughness you've come to expect from Ugly Stik. Cork handles offer a firm yet smooth handhold for hours of comfortable fishing and reliable hook sets. The spin rod's Clear Tip design responds to even the lightest nibbles and strikes and can be used with all types of line including braid for ideal versatility. One-piece stainless steel Ugly Tuff guides eliminate insert pop-outs for ease of use, while exposed blank style reel seats with cushioned stainless steel hoods ensure your reel stays firmly in place. Backed by a 7-year warranty, the Shakespeare Ugly Stik Elite Spinning Rod delivers professional performance at an affordable price.