The Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 is the next generation of the original Ugly Stik that was introduced in 1976. Ugly Stik GX2 is a lighter feeling rod with the same toughness that makes the Shakespeare Ugly Stik a real workhorse. Ugly Tech Construction - graphite and fiberglass construction create a strong, yet sensitive rod with better balance. Ugly Tuff Guides - newly designed guides provide maximum durability. Ugly Stik Clear Tip - delivers extra strength right where you need it and is sensitive to the lightest strike.7 Year WarrantyA $7.00 oversize packaging charge applies to this item as it ships in a long heavy duty tube to protect your items. This fee will still apply when discount shipping coupons are used.