Sea Striker Billfisher SSU3080C Solid Glass Stand-up Rod
by Sea Striker
|Turbo Aluminum Oxide||5+tip||Hard Butt||A||$79.99 USD|
- 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).
A $7.00 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.
5 Stars based on 10 reviews
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 Angler Management
August 30, 2014
Cant be beat for the price
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 Dave's Sport Fishing
August 5, 2014
Nothing fancy...Just a decent stand-up rod
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: http://youtu.be/GOv_67NUy2Q
ConsWith they came in 6 foot maybe...But that's not a con, really.
By Capt Dave Sipler
July 8, 2014
Simple, and effective....solid glass durability
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
July 6, 2014
EXACTLY, what I wanted.
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:) http://youtu.be/GOv_67NUy2Q
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.
April 3, 2014
Sleek and tough
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.
March 27, 2014
We'll made rod
Very strong rod and made to be affordable with quality.
July 1, 2013
Great rod for the money couldn't be happier with it
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?
The guides for the Sea Striker Billfisher SSU3080C Solid Glass Stand-up Rod can be used with braid and mono line.
on December 2, 2016
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
The SSU3080C is 5'9" in length. They also have 5 guides + tip. They are $49.99 so our shipping chart shown here: http://www.tackledirect.com/info.html#Shipping 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.
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.
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
on May 29, 2012
from OIB, NC