We take the Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Boat Rod out to see if this modern take matches up to the renowned Ugly Stik reputation.
Welcome to the Sea Anglers Gear Guide. The Gear Guide is the section of the website that we house all of our product showcases and reviews of sea fishing tackle.
Product Showcases – Product Showcases are not reviews, they are previews or extensive articles about a particular product of sea fishing tackle. These are designed to give you as much information about the workings of the products and how the product was designed, developed and manufactured without going into a full review. Showcases are guides that help you find out a bit more information about a product than you might be able to find elsewhere online or from the manufacturer directly. Some Showcase products will go on to be full reviews.
Product Reviews – These are our extensive product reviews of sea fishing tackle. Products we have taken out to fish with over time. We’ll give you an honest appraisal of each product based on our usages over that time. For those of you expecting “full throat, scathing reviews” you’ll need to find another website to read, we’ll only be reviewing product we think worthy of these pages. If product doesn’t come up to scratch, we won’t be wasting our time writing the review or your time in reading it.
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Product Comparison Tables: Boat Rod Comparison
WSF takes a look at a new book dedicated to shore fishing in Cardigan Bay written by local resident and angler John Mason.
Mike Thrussell looks at a new book launched, Successful Shore Angling, written by Phil Arnott - a book which is likely to become a classic.
Mike Thrussell reads through the new edition of Bass Fishing From The Shore in South East Wales, a rework by Derek Townsend of his 80's classic.
We delve into the pages of a new sea fishing book from the River Cottage Handbook selection, written by Nick Fisher, foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.