Rated 4 out of 5 by 2
Rated 4 out of 5 by bluefishbuster Excellent Rod for the Money
In 2013 I did some cleaning and selling of older surf rods I had since the 1990s. I wanted to try and find a basic 8 footer that was light and had the perfect touch with a price under $100. 3 rods I compared were a Daiwa Emcast, Star Rods Aerial, and Sea Striker SS800. The Aerial is the one that made me very happy.
May 2013 is when bigger striped bass started arriving in the local waters. I brought the Aerial rigged with a Penn Fierce 4000 and 30 pound Spiderwire Stealth and boy was I able to get those 1 ounce Rapalas and 2 ounce Cotton Cordells to those fish!
March 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MBurn25 Great value surf rod
Although this Starr rod is not made in the USA like most of its higher priced counterparts, it is an excellent value buy for coastal surf fishing. I took this rod out a few weeks ago to do some striper fishing off of the NJ coast and it performed very well. It is rated up to 4 oz but had no problem handling a 6 oz piece of lead when launching chunk baits for stripers and blues. I would definitely recommend this rod to anyone looking for a quality medium weight surf rod for a reasonable price.
October 30, 2012