Sea Striker Beach Runner Surf Rods are built with a graphite tubular blank for strength and sensitivity. Premium graphite reel seats feature stainless steel hoods. Aluminum oxide guides and tips are perfectly spaced and sized for long casts. The ''CT'' models have cork tape grips.
I would love this rod if the guides would stop breaking. I take great care of my equipment. I contacted Sea Striker about the guide breaking via email and asked them if they could send me a guide since it's only a couple years old. I didn't ask for a repair or replacement, just a guide. Their response pretty much said it's out of warranty and there is nothing they can do. In other words we have your money and you have our junk, sorry. I took it to a local guy who is reasonable and he replaced the guide but before I got home another one broke and the insert fell out . I have other rods of this brand that have served me well but I think I'll probably look elsewhere in the future and I buy lots of fishing rods. I work too hard for my money:
ProsGreat rod when all the guides are intact
ConsCheap guides that break
By Kevin P.
Great Surf Stick but be sure to change out the guides.
March 4, 2019
Everything about this rod says quality except for the existing guides. I removed the guides and switched over to a concept style guide set and now the rod is top notch. It casts a mile, and is far more sensitive. I use it as my surf stick for fluke, and for schoolie bass and midsize blues on bucktails and light poppers and small darters.
ProsNice light and balanced feel to rod Good action on the blank Balances well to a concept style guide setup Nice tight and secure feel at the ferule between the sections of rod
ConsYou really have to replace the existing guides on the rod to get the maximum out of it. The original guides look as though the inserts will fall out of them under heavy use.
Great rod bad guides
September 14, 2018
All the guides on the rod had cracked after one year.
ConsGuides cracks easily
Beach Runner 9’; and 10 ‘; Rods
August 22, 2018
I am writing this review with the disclaimer that I have not fished with the rods yet, but I have been fishing with Sea Striker rods for nearly 20 years and I have had no problems with the Sea Striker composite surf rods that iâ€;™;ve Had that long. After examining the two Beach Runner rods I recently purchased iâ€;™;ve Come to the conclusion that the guality for the money has not been compromised. I bought the Beach Runners, 9â€;™; and 10â€;™; rods, in preparation for a September surf casting trip on Long Island and I am confident that these rods will not let me down. Sea striker is a good value added company and I look forward to using more of their products in the years to come.
By Ali D.
Great all day
June 26, 2018
I have 9ft rod and I have been using 4 years for twice a week for 8 or 9 mnts from long island ny I pull lot of bluefish and stripers ones tip broke and one of the guite broke on me all this time for price and what u get out of it is great buy nothing different than tsunami rods
Virginia Beach , Va
April 14, 2016
I like it because i am a beginer and just starting out
ProsIt is cheap
ConsA little to hevey
Great Surf Fluking Rod
February 24, 2016
For the price this is a great rod for throwing 3/4-2 oz bucktails. I use it mainly for fluking off the beach/jetties and have caught many fish with it.
Cape Cod, MA
9' Sea Striker Beach Runner Surf Rod
February 23, 2015
...I've had the 9' Sea Striker Beach Runner surf rod for two seasons now and I couldn't be happier with it. Throws a wide variety of plugs & lures with ease, but it really loves launching a 5" 1-3/8 oz or 6" 2-1/4 oz Tsunami Talkin' Popper or 6" Gibbs Pencil Popper. Paired with a moderately priced Okuma Epixor Baitfeeder EB-50, it does a great job filling the gap between my 8' Tsunami Airwave & a 10" Lamiglas Surf & Jetty. It's light enough to throw plugs for a couple hours, has nice action to walk a pencil popper, and all at a price that I don't cringe if it gets banged around a bit in the back of the truck. This is a great rod at the regular price, if it's on sale it's a steal! Buy a couple extra & give them as gifts! Recommended.
ProsFeel, Durability, Fairly Lightweight, Nice Quality, Great Price!
Cherry Hill, NJ
Nice Rod for the price
July 19, 2013
I haven't used the rod that long but my initial impressions are good. I used this rod to throw 3/4oz to 2oz lures and coupled with my penn fierce, this thing casts a mile and a half. The rod feels more higher end then the price. Nice finish and not too heavy. All in all I am please so far.
January 9, 2013
Rod Looks and feels great. Will try it the end of January on Red fish in Texas.
ProsLight weight, Cork Handle.
By William E.
November 27, 2012
Sea Striker and Star rods are owed by the same company. This rod in every way is equal to a Star Stellar Lite that costs $119.00. GREAT ROD AT A FANTASTIC PRICE!
ProsLight, well made, great action
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Excellent pier rod
July 14, 2012
I use rod for pier fishing. Works great!! Catching whiting, black drum, speckled trout, pompano. Cast wonderful!!
I am a striper fisherman and was curioious to know if this was a lightweight weight rod to use for lures on the beach. ( casting all day with a heavy rod is a pain)
Given the lure weights on the 8' and 9' models these rods would be suitable for casting lighter jigs and plugs, but rods in this more affordable price range are generally not the lightest in terms of overall weight.