Ugly Stik Wins ICAST 2022 “Best of Category” for Carbon Inshore Rod

Orlando, Fla.  – Ugly Stik, known for its toughness and durability, was awarded the Best Saltwater Rod in the 2022 ICAST New Product Showcase for the Ugly Stik Carbon Inshore rod. This new must-have rod is designed for avid anglers who are looking for the sensitivity technical fishermen need for species-specific fishing.

Ugly Stik’s Carbon Inshore Rod is an evolution of its Ugly Tech rod and features a 24-ton, 100% graphite blank, with a solid graphite tip that offers anglers a lightweight, well-balanced rod with crisp action and increased sensitivity throughout all nine models. This ultra-tough rod is available in both spinning and casting models and includes one-piece stainless steel Ugly Tuff guides that eliminate insert pop-outs. This rod also offers a premium-cork fore grip for sensitive touch and feel and a shrink tube rear handle for extended durability.

“We’re honored to be voted as the best inshore fishing rod in the New Product Showcase at ICAST,” said Justin Poe, Director of Rods. “Every detail of this rod was meticulously selected and modified to help anglers master precision fishing techniques. Their success motivates us to continuously innovate our rods and deliver best-in-class equipment to catch more fish.”

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