Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Reel and Fishing Rod Combo
I bought three of the GX2 combo's for Christmas gifts for us to user in our hut. 2 medium and 1 light. The reels are loaded with Ice Braid - and Ice Invisiline Fluorocarbon Leader material combo pack. So the high tech line was not the issue. The rods are absolutely wonderful...however the reels are the worst representation of an ice fishing reel. They were never designed for cold weather ice fishing. The bails that will not close or get the line out of sync with the spool. They were poor in the warm hut and even worse in the -10 C weather outside. I have fished more than 50 years and the Shakespeare name was always synonymous with a great fishing experience.. I would like a Marketing rep contact me in regards to these issues. The pictures are just one of many mechanical issues. I wish I could be more positive.
Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Reel and Fishing Rod Combo: