The Ugly Stik GX2 is infused with enhancements that go beyond cosmetics. Featuring Ugly Tech™ Construction and a new blank through reel seat design. the Ugly Stik GX2 combines graphite and fiberglass to create a strong yet sensitive rod with better balance. When developing the new Ugly Stik GX2, Shakespeare took angler comments very seriously. The newly designed one-piece, stamped stainless steel guides provide maximum durability and no insert pop-outs.