Star Seagis Spinning Rod Review [Pros & Cons Video]
By: Luke Simonds on March 18, 2018
Star Seagis Spinning Rod Review
This Star Seagis spinning rod review video will help you make an educated decision about this rod being a good fit or not for your particular fishing needs.
You’ll learn about the pros and the cons of this popular spinning rod for saltwater anglers.
This Seagis rod was recommended by several members, so I decided to get one on a tackle shopping spree a few months ago to test out.
After spending some quality time on the water with it, I decided to make the video below to share my initial thoughts about this rod.
And if you have any experience with Star Seagis rods (good or bad), please leave a comment down below to share your thoughts with the group.
Star Seagis Rod Review
This video below explains the pros and cons that I’ve noticed from using this Star rod for the past few months.
Just click the link below to watch the video:
Star Seagis Rod Specs
Star makes a very large amount of rods so they have a TON of options to choose from.
After checking a group of them out at Bass Pro Shops, I decided that the 7’6″ HE17 version felt best for my preferences.
Here are the details:
- Length: 7’6″
- Line Rating: 8 lbs – 17 lbs
- Lure Rating: 1/4th oz to 3/4 oz
- SKU: SK817FT76G
Note: This one in particular had a split-grip handle… click here to see the details of it in Amazon.
Star Seagis Rod Pros & Cons
Here’s a quick list of pros and cons that I’ve noticed so far after using this spinning rod to fish the flats for redfish, snook, and seatrout.
Star Seagis Pros:
- Very lightweight (great for lots of casting)
- Solid power and flex
- Comfortable handle
Star Seagis Cons:
- Butt section is a bit too long (tough for kayak fishing)
- Less length in the top section for casting for a typical 7’6″ rod
- Fairly expensive (over $150)
This Star Seagis spinning rod is a quality lightweight rod that has great feel and power for targeting redfish, snook, seatrout, etc.
It can cast a mile while also helping you feel even the lightest of strikes when paired with light braid fishing line (I used 10 lb PowerPro).
And the power level is great for handling redfish, snook, and seatrout of all sizes.
The main con I found is that its reel seat is higher up on the rod that what I’m used to fishing with, so it was getting in the way at times.
And it did not let me cast quite as far as some other 7’6″ rods that I use which have their reel seats further down allowing for more length on the casting section of the rod.
Please let us know your thoughts (good or bad) about any of the rods in the Star Seagis family of rods if you have used them. This way, we all can learn from one another.