…and cannot understand why everyone makes fun of her when she states “I fish with an Ugly Stik“!!!!! I mean, I understand that there are more expensive and fancier rods out there. But I know that my Ugly Stik will hold up and serve me well. SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL?????
I am starting to become a little hurt and maybe even offended by some of the remarks I get when I pledge my allegiance to Ugly Stik Rods. I mean…ok so ya…I have been a little ticked off at the company lately because they will not make MY PINK ROD…but that is another issue that I will not go into again here!!! I just wanna know why its so bad that I love my cheap, old ugly stik.
Some of the most recent responses I have received are:
“You are NOT serious”
“You cannot possibly be serious”
“Why do you fish with that cheap, old thing”
“Do you know anything about fishing gear”
“Oh sweet thang…you need serious help”
and my favorite…”Awwwww…that is SOOO cute”
Now…I will not deny that I like being called cute, but Ugly Stiks are not cute…and I am not cute for using one. I am just a fisherbabe who likes products that are dependable, sturdy, trustworthy, strong, and capable. I like companies that have strong reputations for good products and great customer service.
I fish in locations that are remote and isolated. There are no corner marinas or tackle shops. I get dropped off by a float plane in the middle of an island with the instructions to “lay out a tarp if there is an emergency and we will get to you in a day or two.” This is not a place in which you want your gear to break down.
So I use Ugly Stiks because I trust them. I know that they will work. I know that under most circumstances my rod will last me not only this trip but MANY trips to come…and all for under $30.00!!! What can beat that!!
Now this post is not meant to insinuate that my choice is better than anyone elses. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of rods that I would like to try someday. I would really like to fish with a St. Croix rod and a G. Loomis rod. I would LOVE to try them out and see how they stand up to my kind of fishing trips!! I am sure they would be awesome!!
I know that, if I ever get to try these new rods, I will be super impressed and they will work beautifully. But I also know that I will have an ugly stik hidden away in my rod case…just in case.
So I wanna know…What kinds of rods do you fish with and what have been your favorites over the years??? Has anyone ever given you a hard time for liking your favorite gear??? Feel free to join in if you are into another sport and tell us what comments you have encountered with your gear choices!!!!
Happy Commenting ~
LIZZY aka The Fisherbabe