Comments about Shakespeare Ugly Stik Steel 6 Spincasting Combo:
Purchased two for my granddaughters, 6 & 8. One reel didn't work out of box. Disassembled and put it back together properly and it worked fine. Great for kids or beginners. Not much to the reel. Nice rod. No cons yet, we'll see how they hold up.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend