The Ugly Stik Lite CAI 1176-1ML was the inshore saltwater entry in this popular triple-built composite series. Stretching to 71/2 feet, this one will really reach out on casts, although-because it is a one-piece model-transportation will be tricky. Feelings ranged from ‘stick to the original Ugly Stik’ to ‘rod is super accurate and strong.’ One tester claimed the rod ‘wobbled’ too much but ‘felt very light,’ while another thought it felt ‘bulky.’ As a crossover stick it ‘could be a freshwater crankbait rod,’ some felt, and one reviewer thought it a ‘good live-bait rod for bass or speckled trout.’