Could also be your transducer is needs to be replaced, there is a mechanical component that can wear out. Happened on one of my units. Test on your trailer, should feel a click or pulse on your transducer as it fires.
Looks MINT!!! I hope u get more than a life time of enjoyment out of it. I've got a 94 Proline had it since 2000 and baby the **** out out of her. People are always shocked to find out she's antique Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
I've used ugly sticks for probably20+ years and never had a problem, I've got a bunch of other rods but I prefer the UGly sticks. Maybe you got a bad batch, contact the company. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk