The Shakespeare Ugly Stick Uptide Rod
The rod is made up of 3 distinct layers. The tip section has a spiral core of high strength fibreglass and/or carbon. Then a spiral woven coat of glass fibre/high carbon tape with carbon fibres runs horizontally up the blank.
The butt sections are made in the traditional rolled manner to give a faster, modern action.
This produces a light, fast action blank, 35% stronger than normal rods and yet retains the classic clear tip in most cases.