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Old 03-10-2005, 10:52 PM
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;? what do you think about these?? or any of there rods.....jim
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Jim,

I can't speak to their Offshore rods. But I have a Star spinning rod (Ultralite I think) that I love so much I picked up one more heavy spinning rod (16 - 30) for offshore and two Aeriel 20 - 50's for striper/footballs....They make a great rod for the $$$$.
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Jim,

My friend Mike bought some setups last year from JB Tackle, and they were Star rods (with Senator 9/0's), inexpensive....good quality, he likes them.

I need to replace a couple rods this year and will probably take a ride down there with him.
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WE HAVE 4 STAR 30-80 HANCRAFTED RODS ALL ROLLER W/ STUART SLICK BUTT AND THEY ARE AWSOME. I'LL POST SOME PICS WHEN I GET A CHANCE. WE PLAN TO BUY 4 MORE.
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They use Stuart components vice Aftco. Therefore they are cheaper and more affordable... Good rods overall.
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Default RE: star offshore tuna sticks????

THEY USE STUART BUTTS AND AFTCO OR FUJI ROLLER/GUIDES
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Default RE: star offshore tuna sticks????

Skipjack,

I just bought 2 rods with Stewart rollers. The dealer recommended them over Aftco. He said it was because they allow more room for leaders and swivels to pass through.

Are you saying that Stewart is of lesser quality?
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I WOULDN'T SAY THY ARE INEXPENSIVE. I PAID 200 A ROD AT THE SHOW. THEY NORMALLY SELL FOR 269 WITH THE COMPONETS I DESCRIBED.
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JB Tackle usually has some good prices on them.
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So far Star Rods are still made in the USA.
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:36 AM
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Default RE: star offshore tuna sticks????

Noooo, Im not sayin they are lesser quality. Some rod builders may say they are lesser quality... but not me. I have both... I have rods with both Aftco and Stuart - and never had a problem with Stuart.

I do know this - if a "handcrafted" trolling rod is under 250.00 dollars, 99 percent of the time it has stuart components... FACT. Average "custom" trolling rod (tuna sticks with rollers) with AFTCO go for 325.00 to 400.00 dollars. FACT.

I almost ordered the Star rods recently, but ened up making my own instead... the price is right with the Star rods.
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Parkerboyz, your dealer sold you a bill of goods. Aftco and Stuart both make several sizes of guides. Aftco actually makes a "wind on" guide specifically for the wind ons and swivels.

As far as Stuart quality I can't say anything bad about their guides but the anodizing on their unibuts does not hold up well at all.

I just had a set of offshore rods built. All Aftco buts and wind on guides, Seeker S glass blanks. $280.
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Default RE: star offshore tuna sticks????

Almost all my rods from 4lb ultralights to 40lb trolling rods are stars. I love them, especially the lighter spinning rods. Unfortunately, I haven't had many fish that are a match for the tld 30s, so I haven't gotten to put much bend in the big rods yet.

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