By Tim S.
Excellent quality for the price
September 18, 2019
I purchased the 8' model and paired it with the Penn Slammer III 4500 for late night jetty fishing. I missed a few fish during the first outing (not blaming the rod, obviously I have to take some ownership for it). The rod was stiffer than the 9' St. Croix Mojo I was used, however as I warmed up to the Star Paraflex, it blows the Mojo out of the water. It handles BIG blues and quality stripers. I have nothing but great things to say about STAR.
ProsDurable, lifetime warranty, lightweight
ConsLess sensitive than competitors, but after getting used to it, it becomes easy
West Palm Bch, FL
Star Paraflex 11
June 20, 2019
Got this rod for casting BIG topwater plugs at Blacktip sharks here in South Florida. It has performed very well and handles the sharks very nicely. I also use it in the inlets to drift baits for sharks. Mind you, we are talking about sharks pushing 150lbs! Blacktips will put to test any rod used on them. The casting is unreal! Ala "Para" Flex. Whips the big lures to the moon. Light enough to cast without getting much fatigue. I tag sharks for NOAA, so it is important to use gear that gets the job done. The Paraflex is a winner in my book.
ProsLightweight Casting it will put a smile on your face Very well built Very robust
Indian Trail, NC
10 ft, 1 1/2-5oz: Good Surf Rod
May 1, 2018
I recently used this rod for the first time on a trip to OBX. It performed great! Using it with light bait rigs for sea mullet and drum, It handled 2 1/2-5 oz. sinkers very well. It may be a little stiff for the lower end of its range, but it cast very well for me. The rod is light and sensitive, yet has plenty of backbone. I thoroughly enjoyed fishing with it. I landed several slot red and black drum as well as a few small sharks with no issues. Very pleased with the quality and performance. I have several Ticas (which I like) and while the Star is a little more expensive I believe its worth the extra $.
ProsLight and sensitive Quality construction
December 30, 2017
Bought this for my grandfather, absolutely loves it.
ProsNice feel, very strong.
QUEENS VILLAGE, NY
AWESOME LOOKING ROD
October 25, 2017
PURCHASED THIS ROD TO MOUNT THE NEW STAR S7000 REEL TO. SEEMS AWESOME. HAVE NOT FISHED YET AND MAY NOT GET TO THIS SEASON, DUE TO STRETCHED TENDONS IN MY LEFT FOOT. I'M SURE IT WILL BE A GREAT CASTING ROD AND SEEMS TO HAVE THE BACKBONE OF A BROOM STICK.
ProsCOLOR WEIGHT CONSTRUCTION HARDWARE ARE TOP QUALITY.
ConsNOT 50/50 SPLIT
Ponte Vedra, FL
Nice Rod but has issues
January 20, 2016
Just got this Star Paraflex 10-6 Casting rod. It has a nice fit and finish but mine arrived with the third guide slightly out alignment.
Conspoor quality control
Very Good bait rod
December 24, 2015
My first Star rod. Bought it December 2014. I like its thin diameter for its power and strength. Handled 5 ft brown sharks easily. The rating up to 9 oz is a bit high. I consider 5 oz and a bunker chunk or 6 oz and a clam to be sweet spot. It will lob 4-5 oz and a bunker head. Action is more moderate than fast which I like. I find that a long sweeping cast motion is needed to properly load the rod due to the moderate action. Hardware and finish are good for price. Very comparable to st croix mojo line. Didn't come with butt cap so added a doorknob. I would consider buying another.
11' 3-8 oz casting
July 4, 2015
Used as a bait rod for stripers blues and sharks. Rod is more of a moderate action than fast. Requires a slow long sweeping cast to load the rod properly. 4-5 oz is sweet spot with a bunker chunk. 6 oz maximum with small bait. Throws well over 120 yards with 25 mono . Small diameter for the length and strength of the rod makes it easy to handle. Good quality rod and components. Whipped a lot of big bluefish and several brown sharks to 5 feet.
By Rick M.
Great rod - good value
September 3, 2014
I've used Star Rods for many years and the 11 foot Paraflex Surf Rod doesn't disappoint! Lots of backbone to launch your lure or bait, without sacrificing tip sensitivity. Great rod - I highly recommend!
ProsLightweight, very tough, quality materials...
ConsA little stiffer than I was looking for in Medium/Heavy action - leans toward the heavy side...
Star Paraflex Surf Rod
May 7, 2014
This rod was surprising as soon as I unwrapped it. The construction, attention to detail is excellent. I haven't put it threw its peaces yet, I have cast it a little and it casts like a dream.
ProsExcellent constriction and Attention to detail.
Tannum Sands, Queensland
Star Paraflex - BIG Bang for Bucks !!
May 5, 2014
This is a great surf rod - it casts well , subdues fish quickly , and is superbly built in USA with quality components . It is tough and durable , and coping well with the rigors of rock and jetty fishing . All in all , great bang for buck ; with a lifetime warranty . This rod has exceeded all of my expectations in all respects , and I will be buying another Paraflex model in the near future . These rods are way better than any of the over-priced junk available in Aussie tackle shops , and importing from Tackle Direct [ several orders to date ] is a pleasure ! Star are an excellent rod builder , and the Paraflex are superb rods indeed . Highly recommended .
March 31, 2014
The first time I pick this rod up I really like it. Once I got it to the water I was amazed how sensitive this rod was. It can throw lures at 1/2 oz. Tried 4 oz but did not feel right. Max I do is 3 oz. This rod casts with ease. Everyone who asks about this rod I tell them they wont be disappointed.
A great quality rod
March 19, 2014
I was familiar with the great quality of Star rods and bought the Paraflex sight unseen. It was just as expected and exactly what I was looking for. I can't wait to use in the surf this Summer. TackleDirect delivered again.
First outing 20lb Striper
December 23, 2013
First off I received the 9ft rod about two days after ordering which allowed me to test it the next day. I love how light the rod is. Kind of compares to other higher priced brands. Nonetheless got a 20 lb bass in NJ on the first outing from the beach. The rod performed awesome. Great rod for plugging. The only reason I'm not giving a five is because I'm to new at the sport and have not used too many other brands. Great product for the money.
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