Sea Striker Billfisher SSU3080C Solid Glass Stand-up Rod

Sea Striker Billfisher SSU3080C Solid Glass Stand-up Rod

Price: $79.99

Oversize Packaging Required - Long Tube or Box
TD Code
LengthLine Wt.
ActionGuidesNo. of
1 pc.
Turbo Aluminum Oxide5+tipHard ButtA$79.99 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
  • Solid glass blanks with blank through handle construction for added strength and lifting power.
  • EVA fore grips are lightweight and comfortable.
  • Handles are fitted with machined hood aluminum reel seats and aluminum gimbals with covers.
  • Built with AFTCO or quality turbo aluminum oxide guides, each guide is triple wrapped and coated with UV resistant technology.
  • Durable, lightweight hard butts offer easy removal from rod holders. (SSU3080C, SSU3080C6, SSU3080AR, SSU50100AR).
  • Premium aluminum butt on ARA models offer increased durability for tough fishing (S3080ARA, S50100ARA).

An $8.00 oversize packaging charge applies to this item as it ships in a long heavy duty tube to protect your items. This fee will still apply when discount shipping coupons are used.
4.5 Stars based on 16 reviews
By Al S.
Sea Striker came through
April 24, 2021
Per my previous review after contacting Sea Striker about my fractured rods I found them to be very helpful and accommodating. They replaced the rods under warranty and had me return a couple so they could look at the problem, maybe new models have been changed.....Unheard of these days as most manufacturers would probably care less. I would change my previous review but cannot.. so here's another.
Hats off to Sea Striker.
ProsIf you have a problem they take care of it.
By Gottafish
good value but needs better quality
October 27, 2019
I run a charter service and purchased 22 of these 30-80 lb stand ups. after 2 seasons 9 of them have fractured between the 4th and fifth eye down. Strange... same spot on all and I'm guessing the rest are not far behind. Maybe fine for someone who uses his a couple times a year but don't think I can waste money on any more. Bummed because they were solid glass and nice for the price. Thought they would compare to the old no longer made solid glass Penn Mariner that was bullet proof but no comparison.
Proslook good, good hardware
Consdon't last
By Fred
Stand up rod
April 7, 2019
Good looking rod hope it works. Will put to test in a couple of months
ProsPrice and length
ConsNone that I can see so far
By allan s.
good value
March 16, 2019
bought 16 SSU3080C Billfishers for my halibut charter business in Alaska. Decent rods although had 2 fail before 2 months. 1 had reel seat come loose, 1 had fiberglass fracture. I believe there is warranty but cost to return is too expensive from this other country so cannot comment on return service. For a private person I think these rods would be fantastic, well made ( if you can send back for warranty if needed ).
ProsGood value for the price Good components - gimbal end, eyes, reel seat
ConsThe gimbal end cap belongs on a chair leg in the kitchen, not on fishing pole... crap The black color shows every scuff
By Michael M.
Ft Worth Texas
Good Rod
July 16, 2018
Texas GOM trip paired with Penn US Senator 113 wide reel. Rod is very stout, durable and easy to handle. Caught several Kingfish and Amberjack up to 30lbs. Strong rod but with nice even bend distribution. Will buy another and use for Tuna this fall.
By Paul
North Carolina
Great rod for price.
May 6, 2018
Well built rod at a good price.
By Carl
Valdosta, GA
Great Rod
February 3, 2016
I put a Shimamo TLD 25 reel on it for Mahi fishing and its the perfect combo. Great strength for holding the Bull Dolphins.
By Josh
mobile Al
Stout and sexy!!!!
August 6, 2015
anything you need offshore amberjack mahi red snapper!
By Bruce
Taylors Isl. Md.
Great AAA++++
April 20, 2015
Use these Rods for the spring Striper Trophy Season on the Chesapeake Bay with 340 Penns great combo withg tandem heavy lures
ProsGreat standup boat rods
By Angler M.
Jupiter, FL
Cant be beat for the price
August 30, 2014
I personally own a lot of these and we abuse them and fish them hard. Solid rods, great quality and no problems in years of ownership.
By Capt F.
Jacksonville, FL
Nothing fancy...Just a decent stand-up rod
August 5, 2014
I have not had a customer break one yet. But they did "chip" the first eye ceramic so bad that one of my brand new Blacktip shark Billfisher rods is now un-useable.
Yep, that's a good reason to NOT spend a bunch of money on a high dollar Stand-up rod. (I now need to get that eye replaced!!!!!)

But, like many "solid glass" rods with a taper in them. I am hoping it's truly "solid glass". REAL solid glass rods are almost impossible to find. But because they are supposed to be. That's why I bought these from Tackle Direct, who had a competitive price.
ProsSimple, no frills (BS) nice turbo guides, slick butt WORK horse rods. The fish don't care how fancy they are. Video LINK (cut & paste) of using these:
ConsWith they came in 6 foot maybe...But that's not a con, really.
By Capt S.
Jacksonville, FL
Simple, and effective....solid glass durability
July 8, 2014
I have 4-7' Penn Mariner solid glass rods I use for Shark fishing. But, it looks like Penn dropped the ball......AGAIN! And the solid glass Mariner rods, "the stand-up models" became hard to find or Penn stopped making them. BIG MISTAKE.

So, here comes SeaStriker to the rescue, with the Billfisher model. THANK YOU SEASTRIKER!

Shark fishing with charter customers, Solid Glass durable rods, GO HAND IN HAND!

Day one out with customers with these rods was July 4th. And they easily put a few 50-100 pound Blacktip sharks to the boat.
ProsSimple, and durable. Good eyes. Nice No frills glass, short, stand-up rods.
ConsHave not found any yet......if I do. I'll be sure to re-do a review
By David
Jacksonville, FL
EXACTLY, what I wanted.
July 6, 2014
Since it seems PENN dropped the ball and is too good to be making the SOLID GLASS standup Mariner rods any more (?) In which I have 4 of in 7 foot, and use for BIG Sharkin. I wanted some shorter rods for my charter customers. In which many are kids and smaller people all summer long, and they can barely handle the Blacktip Sharks behind the shrimp boats outside the inlet and need a lighter 30# setup. For the smaller sharks.

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK OF RODS IN ACTION: (cut & paste into browser:)
ProsSOLID GLASS + SHARK FISHING= Makes me happy! Good guides NO glitz, NO glamour Decent price for a simple stand-up that over time I hope holds up.
ConsIf you like Fancy..these may not be for you.
By Dave
Pasadena, Md.
Sleek and tough
April 3, 2014
Although I haven't used this rod yet, it appears to be perfect for trolling heavier lures like umbrella rigs and the like. The rod is well balanced and the fore-grip tapers nicely making a smooth transition to the rod. The price was 1/2 of comparable rods.
By Ron
Annapolis Md
We'll made rod
March 27, 2014
Very strong rod and made to be affordable with quality.
2 Questions & 4 Answers
from Poquoson, Virginia asked:
November 30, 2016
Are the guides on this rod as well as the Billfisher SSU2040C rod suitable for both mono and braid?
1 Answer
The guides for the Sea Striker Billfisher SSU3080C Solid Glass Stand-up Rod can be used with braid and mono line.
Submitted by: Donald on December 2, 2016

Michael Dufrene
from Abita Springs ,La asked:
April 17, 2012
i am looking for two SSU3080c model 5 eyes plus tip the ones I have measure 5ft 6ins. what is the exact lenght of the ones you have and what is shipping to louisiana zip is 70420 Thanks Michael Dufrene 985-373-9153
3 Answers
The SSU3080C is 5'9" in length. They also have 5 guides + tip. They are $49.99 so our shipping chart shown here: says 1 rod would cost $7.99 for Ground shipping and 2 rods would be $10.99. Any order over $200 ships for FREE with UPS Ground.
Submitted by: Customer Service on April 18, 2012
If that is the case then Sea Striker had a few odd ones that are were built incorrectly 3 inches too short. When I answered this question on 4/18 I pulled over 10 rods out and they were all marked as 5'9 and measured 5'9. We will take the two that are 5'6 back. Please call us at 888-354-7335.
Submitted by: Customer Service on May 30, 2012
Disagree with answer, I have 2 which just arrived from TD and they are 5'6" not 5'9" as advertised
Submitted by: Lamar Singletary on May 29, 2012 from OIB, NC


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