Star Rods has decided to take on the world of surf fishing with the Star Surf Spinning Reels. Available in 7000 and 8000 sizes, these surf reels takes what anglers love about older fishing reels and updated them to today's standards. The overall design harkens back to 30 years ago, but what's under the hood is not. Star Surf Spinning Reels are constructed of aluminum with a large drilled out rotor and spool. They feature an oversized bronze main gear, a stainless steel pinion gear and an oversized stainless steel crankshaft that is double supported by ball bearings. Pair this with a waterproof carbon fiber drag system and you've got a reel that is very powerful! The aluminum handle has a comfortable EVA ball knob. It is only on the left side of the reel and cannot be moved to the other side. They come with an aluminum bail wire with a manual trip as well as a bailless kit so you can fish without the bail. If you're looking for a surf reel that can take a lot of abuse, this is it!
Star Surf Spinning Reels are anodized black. Fish them with mono or braided lines.
Models: S7000, S8000
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I've been waiting for this product ever since seeing it published and how it compares to the Penn 706Z platform. Knowing the reliability and duration on the Penn 706Z, I didn't hesitate to purchase this reel. After heavy saltwater use in the surf I quickly realized how similar this reel felt but with a modern twist. The instant anti-reverse was the biggest difference. Just like the Penn 706Z I highly recommend to grease pack this reel before salt use. After the grease it made this reel feel what it was suppose to feel in bailless form and making it as waterproof as possible not having the worries in those under water moments. Star hit it with this reel and was very satisfied with JandH and how fast I recieved this product. Everyone was asking what reel it was and how closely it resemble a Penn/Staal when I hit the beach.