Star Rods VPR Surf Spinning Rods are designed for inshore fishing. They are made with high modulus multi-directional graphite with specialized formula Nano resin. This material increases strength and reduces weight. These rods also feature Nano reinforced butt weave. They are lightweight, but strong and durable.
Fuji guides with SIC rings for line tangle reduction
Premium Fuji HD reel seats for weight reduction
EVA handles for secure and comfortable grip and longer casting
This rod is amazingly light and casts great due to the solid backbone. Tip is responsive so you can detect when you have fish on in a multi-rod spread. Some have expressed concern about the single foot guides but after using the rod on several outings I have had no problems with the Fuji guides and I will do a follow up in a year to report on how they hold up. The guides do a great job of eliminating wind knots, I have yet to get my first one. Even though this rod is only 11 foot long it casts farther than my 12 foot models of another brand. I was impressed with how quickly Tackle Direct got the rod to me in Florida. I ordered it at 11:00 PM on a Thursday night and I had it the next Monday. The rod came to me in a "bomb" proof cardboard tube and it was wrapped inside on the tip and butt in bubble wrap. I think you could have driven a car over it and not damaged the rod. Great product and buying experience.
ProsQuality Rod Very light Casts Great
ConsExpensive but worth the cost.
By Dave B.
November 24, 2019
An awesome rod!!! I bought the 9â€;™; for snook fishing at Sebastian inlet it is great! SUPER light and strong! Whips a 1 and 1.5iz jig very well.
Extremely happy with this rod!!
Satellite Beach, FL
September 26, 2019
I have 3 Star Stellar Light rods. I liked them so much bought this in 8' 1 piece. It is my absolute favorite rod. You can feel everything and it is very light and well made. I cannot say anything bad about it. I've been using a saragosa 6000 with it. Works great but not the ideal reel for it as the saragosa makes it wobble. I'm looking for something else that compliments the light weight, maybe a certate LT or a Stradic FL. Anyway, don't hesitate to buy. Plus it comes with a free reel right now!!
By Jonny C.
ORANGE PARK, FL
Star VPR surf
September 13, 2019
Amazing rod! I canâ€;™;t say how much I love the VPRs. This is perfect for everything from throwing Flairhawks for big bulls and Snook down to smaller jerkbaits in the surf searching for blues and jacks.
By Josh P.
Great bang for buck
September 13, 2019
One of the best surf rods Iâ€;™;ve used
Best rod ever
July 26, 2019
Paired this bad boy with my new saltiga 4000h!! Extremely light for a 9ft surf and yet so strong and very sensitive.
, Western Mass.
THING OF BEAUTY !!!!
June 13, 2019
Just received the VS1530S11VPR surf rod today.I am amazed by the high quality and workmanship in this rod.I paired it with a STAR S8000 reel which is equally impressive.Can't wait to throw some large jigs and plugs for some striper action at the Cape cod canal.
ProsHigh quality and workmanship Weight...... (I mean the lack thereof ) Good STAR RODS warranty
By Carmine L.
Tarpon to snook
December 10, 2017
This rod out performs any st Croix eve n the legend yeah I know but u have to use one to see tip is so sensitive u feel every rock your jig bounces off and has plenty of power I have the 10 ft caught big snook to tampon over 100 lbs hasn't let me down yet
August 29, 2017
Got this rod about 2 months early from the outfiters that I go to... upgraded from a preflex gotta save it was worth it.
Hello, I purchased the 9' VPR and planned to pair it with the Tsunami SaltX 4000. With the SaltX on back order I am now looking at the Van Staal VR. Which size VR would you recommend? Surf fishing beaches and rocky structure, not canal conditions.
The VR50 will be the closest size to that Tsunami SaltX you planned on going with originally, and would match up well with the 9' VPR.
Submitted by:Brian on April 1, 2020
Most Helpful Answer
The Van Staal VR50 Spinning Reel would be the closest match within that series to a Tsunami SaltX 4000, and it would pair well with the 9' VPR.