High density graphite with a thick-walled, thin-diameter blank gives an even bend throughout the rod curve. This gives steady and even pressure against the fish. Like a modern hunting bow flexes as you pull back, power is generated evenly giving unrelenting lifting power. Fuji silicon nitride or alconite concept guides and Fuji or Stuart reel seats convey this awesome power from the reel. These rods are a perfect match for the powerful drags on the light weight powerful conventional and spinning reels now on the market. Unrelenting rods for unrelenting reels whether flat lining for yellowtail snapper, trolling for yellow fin tuna or casting to huge tarpon there is a Paraflex rod for you.
Fuji Tangle Free K-Series Concept Guides with Super Tough, Lightweight Alconite Rings ? Fuji Heavy Duty Graphite Reel Seats..
Paraflex LT Boat rods are lighter in weight and have a faster taper than the series original boat spinning rods. Models feature Fuji K-guides and comfortable EVA grips. Proven Paraflex power makes these rods a much desired addition to the series.
This rod is descent for what it is. I have it paired with a Saragosa 10000. It is well balanced and I get good casting distance with 1-3oz on the line. I tested the strength when I first got it by dead lifting my dog's crate that weighs in around 15lbs. I would be confident battling large fish without worry of snapping the blank. The reason for 3 stars is the guide sizing doesn't make sense to me. The first guide from the reel is a 40mm and the second is a 25mm then from there the transitions are good until you reach the tip. The size difference is only for "looks" and to keep the price in the $200 range. I would rather the 40 be a 30mm and replace the tip guide (with the extra money) to a more K style guide. The tip guide is my other complant. Star advertises the K series guides but the tip guide is lacking in the smooth K style. I'm pretty sure it's the Fuji all purpose guide and if the 40mm guide was replaced with the 30mm and the tip replaced with the more tangle-free Fuji MG or MN guide the cost would stay the same and look better.
ProsStrong Light weight Balanced Good craftmenship
ConsChoice of guides could be better. Advertised to have tangle-free guides but the tip guide isn't one. Should advertise 89% tangle-free guides! No shame in that!
May 26, 2020
Very nice rod with plenty of backbone, I paid it with a slammer 8500 for heavy jigs and some tuna. I haven't had a chance to test it on a really big fish yet but it can sling a heavy lure pretty far. All the backbone I could want being paired the way it is. Only wish it had an aluminum reel seat, I've found that big rod and reel combos can be hard on plastic reel seats.
ProsLooks nice Plenty of backbone Light enough tip to feel strikes
ConsPlastic reel seat Wish the foam grip extended further
St. Augustine, FL
Great offshore spinning rods
April 28, 2019
Great combination of lightweight and strength for our offshore use. We use the MH with 30# braid for live baits and jigs on reefs or as pitch rod while trolling.
Panama City, FL
Good rod for the money
May 5, 2018
I bought this rod to match a 8000 Shimano Baitrunner. Matches the real great. Rod is light yet powerful. Only slightly negative comment I would give this rod is the length of the back handle. It seems a little long to me. Wish the handle was about 6" shorter.
By Joe S.
Forked River, NJ
July 30, 2016
Tackle Direct delivered as promised, I would definitely rely on them for all future fishing tackle orders
ProsAlthough I haven't used the rod yet I am absolutely certain this rod will serve me well. Star makes an excellent rod
Great boat rod
August 7, 2015
Extremely light and versatile. Perfect boat rod. Throws light to heavy offerings and has great backbone. Want to replace all my boat rods with this. K guides a huge bonus. Can't go wrong here.
Compatible with chunky reel seat on a Finnor OFS 5500 Does anyone know if a thick reel seat as found on the Finnor OFS will fit into the clamp on these rods. The Finnor reel seat is too thick to securely mount into a ugly stick tiger. Many thanks!
The seat on this rod will not take that reel. I would recommend a Shimano Terez rod for that reel.