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Old 11-22-2016, 01:46 PM
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Long story short I originally started buying Star rods after I saw somebody on this forum bashing them. A representative from Star jumped on the forum and gave this dude a no questions asked warranty replacement on a rod that not only had this dude not purchased himself (it was second hand) but Star also didn't even make this rod anymore it was so old. Anyway, it was my turn to break a Star rod which I bought about 2 years ago. It was one of their middle of the line rods too with a 5 year warranty and not lifetime. My girlfriend doesn't treat this rod super nice, and the rod broke about 2/3s of the way down on a cast. I shipped the rod on Thursday and it was back in my hands on Wednesday of the next week. Brand new rod, still shrink wrapped and everything. I just figured I'd post something positive about them since I feel it's totally warranted. I highly recommend their rods and company for standing behind their gear.
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:28 PM
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theyve taken care of me for the 2 rods ive broke, but i paid a little extra for that warranty and expect them to honor it.
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:55 PM
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Interesting. I've never broken a Star rod. I have them on my heavy tackle but haven't used any of their spinning rods. I may have to give them another look.

Its my policy to patronize companies that stand behind their products.
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Old 11-23-2016, 03:31 AM
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Great rods......
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Old 11-23-2016, 03:45 AM
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Although Star Rod blanks are made in China, I have no issues with them. I have been using a 6'6 Star for a long long time and have pulled plenty reds, striper, trout and flounder out of the water and it keeps on working. I bought a 7'6 Star Seagis rod two years ago and I like to compare it to a Loomis and use it for light lures as well as heavy.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:48 AM
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No problems with Star Rods, good equipment at a fair price.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:02 AM
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Long time ago when Star was still based here in SoFla, I bought a just released Nicklelite inshore spinning rod, used it a few times before it developed a tip warp. Took it back to the tackle shop where I bought it for replacement. Coincidently, the weekly Star delivery van was there when I walked in and showed them the problem. The Star rep said that wasn't a defect and he wasn't going to replace it. The tackle shop owner grabbed the rod from the rep,broke it in half over his knee then handed it back to the rep saying "now its defective". I got my replacement rod on the spot. Still using that tackle shop, still buying Star rods.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:08 AM
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I have always like them...Always heard good things about them...
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by back at it View Post
Although Star Rod blanks are made in China, I have no issues with them. I have been using a 6'6 Star for a long long time and have pulled plenty reds, striper, trout and flounder out of the water and it keeps on working. I bought a 7'6 Star Seagis rod two years ago and I like to compare it to a Loomis and use it for light lures as well as heavy.


The particular rod in question has caught reds up to 34 inches and was definitely well used in it's short 1.5 year lifespan. I'm going to keep buying the Stellar Lite rods in the future as I believe they have a lifetime warranty and have a better feel I think. Very nice rod for the money.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:45 AM
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My local bait shop guy will exchange right off the shelf if he has in stock. If not will have a replacement next day.
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:06 AM
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I wish I could find a shop that did swap out exchanges like that. It seems that sort of thing is dying though. But with a turnaround time of only 3 or 4 days from Star it's almost even more convenient than going to the tackle shop.
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I like um too. Did have one eye grommet pop out...is that covered, too.
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