Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spin and Casting 6ft - 10ft 2 Piece Spinning Rods The Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rod is the next generation of Ugly Stik that combines the heritage and tradition of the original while maintaining the strength and durability Ugly Stiks are known for. The Shakespeare Ugly Stik Spinning Rod offers better balance for lighter feel, improved components and eye catching cosmetics for a more modern look. The Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Spinning Rod offers several new features. Ugly Tech construction, a combination of Graphite and fiberglass, creates a strong, yet sensitive rod with better balance for a lighter weight feel. Ugly Tuff guides feature new one-piece stainless steel guides to eliminate insert pop outs and can be used with all types of line, including braid.