36 Reviews
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94% Recommend this product (34 of 36 responses)
By Winston
Good Medium Setup for Surf Fishing
February 20, 2021
Bought the 2 piece 7' 6" model for surf fishing in South East Florida. Held up to multiple Jack Crevalle. The textured grip above the reel seat was useful to gain leverage while fighting the fish. Guide inserts were good quality, there were no cracks and they didn't pop out unexpectedly. However, I felt the guide frames could be reinforced better, such as adding a third brace on the other side, like the largest guide near the reel seat.
By Robert
Great Surf Fishing rod!
September 9, 2020
I have a 8' 1 piece Star Stellar surf rod that I use for primarily Albie and Bonito from the surf. I also well as some back bay fishing. This surf rod does not disappoint it has good back bone and is very comfortable to fish with. The rod is light weight and allows for hours of fishing with little to no fatigue. Pick one up you will not be disappointed.
ProsLight weight, powerful, good components, cork grip tape great Value for the price.
By Clayton
Jupiter fl
Great rod
July 29, 2020
This rod has never given me any trouble at all after use for 3 years
By Brian S.
Lightweight fun to fish with
July 17, 2020
Can handle pretty big fish lightweight enough to cast all day paired my either a kastking Sharkey 3 12 lbs mono
By Phong
Lake Worth, FL
Nice rod for pier fishing
May 6, 2020
Nice light strong rod for pier fishing. I do everything with this rod, jigging for pompanos and mackerals and also bottom fishing for snappers.
By Kenny
Lifetime warranty
November 18, 2019
You really can’t beat lifetime warranty for a benjamin! The 7’6 light and medium are my go to inshore setup
By Michael
Satellite Beach, FL
Tough Rods That Get The Job Done!
September 26, 2019
I cannot say anything bad about these rods. I bought 3 1 piece rods, 2 x 7'6 and one 8'. They are incredible. The 8' is my favorite for casting 2 oz kastmaster style spoons. They cast far. I have them all paired with Slammer III's. Perfect match for the surf and jetties, tanks. I've had them a while now and they take a beating and the guide rigs stay on. I'm so glad I upgraded to these from chain store cheapies.
By Catherine
surf casting
May 31, 2019
great rod for surf casting, nice and light.
By Erich
Alstead NH
Long casting
April 18, 2019
This rod is everything I hoped it would be and more. It makes super long casts, and has great action. This will definitely be my go to surf rod.
By Austin
Cast like a dream.
April 15, 2019
So I don't know how it handles any size fish just yet because I'm the only guy in NJ that didn't go on the recent bite as of late. Soon tho, if it's anything like other Star products it's wonderful. I've never had any problems with their rods.
By Shane
New Jersey
Great for the money
November 23, 2018
The SG76IS is great for fishing back bays with smaller lures and can handle days in the surf when it’s not too rough. It’s rated to two ounces but I wouldn’t think to throw that much on it.
ProsAffordable and looks high quality
ConsA little over rated as far as lures go
By Ann
Goldsboro, NC
8' 1pc still best feeling rod I own. Have 8,9 2pc rods but the 80is model can handle big drum along with small eatable panfish. Light but strong . Put penn slammer 4500 on it!! Da bomb
November 17, 2018
The 8' 1 piece is fav of all these and other mfgs. Model 80is with slammer 3 4500 n see if u don't start selling other stuff to get another.
By Bill B.
Pittsburgh PA
Nice light surf rod.
November 8, 2018
I was looking for a replacement of an old light action shorter (71/2 ft.) surf rod that I've had since the 70's! It took a while to find, but the star stellar lite fit the bill perfectly! I haven't used it yet, but I'm sure it will be great. I can't wait to try it out hopefully this spring in Florida casting jigs for pompano in the surf.The rod it's self has great components and is well built. Well worth the money!
By Jerry
Favorite 2 piece surf rod
October 10, 2018
I love this rod. Short butt length. Big guides, none of that silly micro stuff. Can throw 3/8-1.5oz. I use this rod to throw small bucktails, sp minnows and plastics in the NJ surf. Super fun to fish and handles keeper stripers without trouble. It is on the moderate-fast side, don't expect a very fast rod. It allows you to make far casts without much effort. It is just right for smaller presentations and I am super picky about rods.
Prosshort butt 2 piece stripper guide on the bottom half super light weight with plenty of backbone big guides allow knots with heavy leaders to pass freely
By Jerry
Excellent 2 piece 8 foot surf rod for NJ
October 10, 2018
The rod is a little under rated as it is pretty stiff. I would say sweet spot is towards the upper range. I would rate it at 3/4-3oz. It is a very light rod with big guides and short butt length compared to other brands. In my opinion there is no point of owning a 8 foot rod with 20" butt length like st croix seems to like to do. This one is about 13". I really like that the stripper guide is on the bottom half of the rod. The guides are big and few and allow any kind of knot with heavy leader to pass through without getting destroyed. For the money I don't think you can do better for a 2 piece 8 foot rod and I have tried many.
Prosshort butt big guides light weight 2 piece stripper guide on the bottom half
Conshonestly none
By Bri
Great rod
October 3, 2018
I couldn't be more happier with this rod at this price point. I've had more expensive, more popular name brands break on me. This rod does the job and it's reasonably priced. I have caught hundreds of striped bass on this rod with no issues. I can't say the same about the more expensive rods because they have all broken on me. I am a Star fan for sure.
ProsThe price and it has held up on countless fish. Thank you Star.
ConsNot much considering the price point.
By Steve
September 15, 2018
This rod is why I love star rods, Light, Loads well for the cast. You can fell every nibble. You will love this rod,
ProsLight, loads well on the cast. You can feel every nibble with this rod.
By greg
mt holly, NJ
Launch's Light Lures
July 13, 2018
Awesome rod that launches light bucktails and sp minnows with ease.
ProsOne piece, lifetime warranty
By Chris
Jersey Shore
Nice, light surf rod for a great price
February 12, 2018
I really like the rods from Star. When I don't want to load up the $300 Lami, this is a great option for a lighter day.
By Sean
bohemia, NY
light action strong rod
October 26, 2017
paired it with a bait runner 4k. Have caught everything on it from cock tail blues to 25lb bass. Nice for boats or kayaks or back channels
Prosgreat price for the quality wide range of uses
By intothewild
Oklahoma city, OK
11' MH 2-5oz
August 25, 2017
I like this rod, its light, smooth casting, has good bend on the top half and strong backbone on the bottom
Proseverything said above
Consthe reason I bought this rod is because the handle length is short, in the description it listed at 19 inches, but mine is 22 1/2 from the bottom of reel seat to the butt, either tackledirect list it wrong or I have the older model
By Blackdogfish
May 3, 2017
A friend recommended this rod as a good affordable light rid for stripers. It was really nice for an hour or so...throwing light lures really well. Then it broke while retrieving a lure with seaweed on it. Tackledirect is standing behind it but it's disappointing.
By Ervin S.
Landisburg, PA.
9' Star Stellar Surf Rod
January 26, 2017
Rod was a Christmas gift from my daughter. She knows my tackle preferences. Rod is on par with rods I normally use, Daiwa and Lamiglas. Rod is very well made with a nice parabolic action and "feel". I'm looking forward to fishing with it soon.
By Randy
Beautiful Rod with Fuji guides
November 27, 2016
70/30 split rod. Fast shipping and well packaged. Description says pac bay guides but is a mistake the rod has fuji guides. Extremely nice finish and wrappings. Very nice 11' rod.
ProsExcellent quality and a lifetime warranty, light.
ConsNone yet
By faithless
Clifton, NJ
Perfect bucktail & sp minnor rod
November 9, 2016
This is a perfect size and action for bucktails and sp minnows from the surf. I am extremely picky with my rods and this one is THE ONE. I have bought, tried and sold a tica dolphin 8-9, triumph 8-9, star stellar surf 8mh-9, lamiglass insane 9, airwave 7-9, st croix mojo 7-9. I went through a lot of rods and this rod beats them all. Pair it with a 4000-5000 reel and you have a perfect surf combo for 1/2-2oz lures.
Prosone piece strong guides larger guides perfect for braid to leader knots light real moderate action short butt length
Consone piece
By Andrew
Biddeford, Maine
August 20, 2016
Great rod. With a 3 to 5 oz plug the rod loads nicely and launches it.
By Kristen
Orlando, FL
Great rod!
March 2, 2016
This rod is so light weight but it has some serious backbone. It casts like a dream and makes lure fishing off the beach a lot more pleasurable. The fact that this is a one piece rod versus the typical two piece makes me like it even more. Great purchase at a great price.
By Chris
Long island
Great Rod!!
February 13, 2016
bought this rod for throwing light ducktails and diamond jigs from the beach, and its perfect for just that. i really couldn't be happier with this rod, definitely my favorite. paired it up with a 3000 procyon ex and its a great light combo that dominates striped bass and bluefish!
Prosrod takes abuse!!
By Mike
well worth the $
December 28, 2015
Got this rod for christmas and took it out to IBSP immediately. Paired with a ssv 4500 it was a lot of fun. launches a SP minnow out there! Landed numerous bass to 10lbs on it so far.
By jerry
Baltimore Maryland
Star Surf Rod (a Great Backup Rod)
September 25, 2015
I purchased this rod as a backup to my primary surf rods. (St.Croix Mojo Stick) Ive seen many rods break in the heat of a bass or blue fish blitz so it is just an inexpensive insurance to keep fishing. Plus it is two piece and it stores quite well. Nice stick for the money. The wrap and handle reel seat are top rate rod looks more expensive than it is. Quite satisfied run a Van Staal 150 on it with 30 braid chucks bucktails to 2.5 oz and plugs nicely. Good starter rod for first time surf fisherman.
By otto
New Jersey
Star Rods SG1020S76 Stellar Lite Surf Spinning Rod
June 4, 2015
Good lite rod for easy casting.
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
awesome rod
April 24, 2015
everyone should have this rod its very strong and great for surf fishing
By Stephen
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Great all around rod from Specks to King Mackerel.
March 6, 2015
Great rod, very light weight but can cast a mile. Love the weight of the lure vs size of the rod ratio. Paired mine with a Penn Battle 4000 with 15 lb. 300 yds braid and I've caught speckled trout from my kayak to king mackerel fishing throwing x-raps on the pier. Highly suggest the surf model for inshore or offshore light tackle fishing.
ProsLightweight, flexible, good backbone, quality parts including the cork wrapping, reel seat and guides. And great price.
ConsNo hook keeper.
By dan
Southampton, NJ
Great rod for a good price
June 23, 2014
Very nice rods for their price point. Good back bone and can heave lures out there. If your not trying to spend $200 plus on a rod then get this. Awesome warranty aswell.
ProsGood price. Great warranty. Overall good rod.
By LaoMan
Winder, GA
Great surf rod
May 12, 2014
took it out this weekend and hooked on to some 5 to 6 foot black tip sharks on the pier. Had a Penn reel with 30 lbs braid on it. Very strong rod, lots of back bone but not to heavy. I really enjoyed fishing with it.
Conscould use a hook holder. I hate to use the eyes as a hook holder.
By William
Sugar Land, Texas
lite weight
June 24, 2013
Been searched for this lite weight rod

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