Star Paraflex Surf Rods

Star Paraflex Surf Rods

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LengthLine Weight
Lure Weight
1 pc.
8-173/4 - 3Medium74.5''18.75''A$169.95 USD
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2 pc.
12-251-4Medium84.25''18.5''B$189.95 USD
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2 pc.
12-251 1/2 -5Medium84.125''19.75''C$199.95 USD
2 pc.
10-203/4 - 4Medium84.5''20''D$199.95 USD
2 pc.
12-252 - 6Med-Hvy84.5''20''E$209.95 USD
2 pc.
15-303 - 8Med-Hvy94.5''21''F$229.95 USD
2 pc.
12-251 1/2 - 5Medium103.25''20.5''A$199.95 USD
2 pc.
12-302 - 6Med-Hvy105''23''B$219.95 USD
2 pc.
15-403 - 9Med-Hvy105''24''C$229.95 USD
2 pc.
20-506 - 14Heavy116''26.5''D$269.95 USD
Star Rods is pleased to introduce the new Paraflex Surf Series rods. These rods are manufactured using the same Duratech epoxy and graphite blend as in the successful Paraflex Boat rods. Thin diameter, high density graphite walls, and a low seperation point on the two piece models give these rods the perfect actions for throwing bait and lures of all kinds.

Star Rods have combined Fuji Low Rider and K-Frame tangle free guides with Alconite rings for maximum casting distance. CrossWrap PowerGrip handles allow for a comfortable grip for a long day in the surf. Longer casting, light weight blanks, and anti-tangling guides with the strength you have come to know from Paraflex make these rods another best in class for Star Rods.
4.5 Stars based on 16 reviews
By Curtis M.
Orange County, California
Very versatile
February 3, 2021
I can throw lures as light as a Lucky Craft Flash Minnow 110 a long way when I'm covering ground on the beach, then when I want to kick back with my wife and drink a few cold ones I can get my sand spike, rig up a high-low with a 2-4 oz pyramid sinker and fish from my beach chair.
By Michael
Bronx, NY
You can never go wrong with Star Rods
April 9, 2020
I've been using Star Rods for over 10 years! I added the 10'6" two piece to my arsenal and it's become one of my go-to surf rod for Stripers in MTK to big rays and sand bar shark in Dewey Beach! The two pieces makes it easy to pack up and head to your next day on the water!
By Tim S.
Portsmouth, NH
Excellent quality for the price
September 18, 2019
I purchased the 8' model and paired it with the Penn Slammer III 4500 for late night jetty fishing. I missed a few fish during the first outing (not blaming the rod, obviously I have to take some ownership for it). The rod was stiffer than the 9' St. Croix Mojo I was used, however as I warmed up to the Star Paraflex, it blows the Mojo out of the water. It handles BIG blues and quality stripers. I have nothing but great things to say about STAR.
ProsDurable, lifetime warranty, lightweight
ConsLess sensitive than competitors, but after getting used to it, it becomes easy
By zane
West Palm Bch, FL
Star Paraflex 11
June 20, 2019
Got this rod for casting BIG topwater plugs at Blacktip sharks here in South Florida. It has performed
very well and handles the sharks very nicely. I also use it in the inlets to drift baits for sharks.
Mind you, we are talking about sharks pushing 150lbs! Blacktips will put to test any rod used on
them. The casting is unreal! Ala "Para" Flex. Whips the big lures to the moon. Light enough to
cast without getting much fatigue. I tag sharks for NOAA, so it is important to use gear that gets
the job done. The Paraflex is a winner in my book.
ProsLightweight Casting it will put a smile on your face Very well built Very robust
By David
Indian Trail, NC
10 ft, 1 1/2-5oz: Good Surf Rod
May 1, 2018
I recently used this rod for the first time on a trip to OBX. It performed great! Using it with light bait rigs for sea mullet and drum, It handled 2 1/2-5 oz. sinkers very well. It may be a little stiff for the lower end of its range, but it cast very well for me. The rod is light and sensitive, yet has plenty of backbone. I thoroughly enjoyed fishing with it. I landed several slot red and black drum as well as a few small sharks with no issues. Very pleased with the quality and performance. I have several Ticas (which I like) and while the Star is a little more expensive I believe its worth the extra $.
ProsLight and sensitive Quality construction
By Michael
Westfield, NJ
Great Rod
December 30, 2017
Bought this for my grandfather, absolutely loves it.
ProsNice feel, very strong.
October 25, 2017
ConsNOT 50/50 SPLIT
By johan
Ponte Vedra, FL
Nice Rod but has issues
January 20, 2016
Just got this Star Paraflex 10-6 Casting rod. It has a nice fit and finish but mine arrived with the third guide slightly out alignment.
Conspoor quality control
By Jim
Lancaster, pa
Very Good bait rod
December 24, 2015
My first Star rod. Bought it December 2014. I like its thin diameter for its power and strength. Handled 5 ft brown sharks easily. The rating up to 9 oz is a bit high. I consider 5 oz and a bunker chunk or 6 oz and a clam to be sweet spot. It will lob 4-5 oz and a bunker head. Action is more moderate than fast which I like. I find that a long sweeping cast motion is needed to properly load the rod due to the moderate action. Hardware and finish are good for price. Very comparable to st croix mojo line. Didn't come with butt cap so added a doorknob. I would consider buying another.
By Jim
Brigantine no
11' 3-8 oz casting
July 4, 2015
Used as a bait rod for stripers blues and sharks. Rod is more of a moderate action than fast. Requires a slow long sweeping cast to load the rod properly. 4-5 oz is sweet spot with a bunker chunk. 6 oz maximum with small bait. Throws well over 120 yards with 25 mono . Small diameter for the length and strength of the rod makes it easy to handle. Good quality rod and components. Whipped a lot of big bluefish and several brown sharks to 5 feet.
By Rick M.
Apopka, FL
Great rod - good value
September 3, 2014
I've used Star Rods for many years and the 11 foot Paraflex Surf Rod doesn't disappoint! Lots of backbone to launch your lure or bait, without sacrificing tip sensitivity. Great rod - I highly recommend!
ProsLightweight, very tough, quality materials...
ConsA little stiffer than I was looking for in Medium/Heavy action - leans toward the heavy side...
By Joseph
Verona, NJ
Star Paraflex Surf Rod
May 7, 2014
This rod was surprising as soon as I unwrapped it. The construction, attention to detail is excellent. I haven't put it threw its peaces yet, I have cast it a little and it casts like a dream.
ProsExcellent constriction and Attention to detail.
By John
Tannum Sands, Queensland
Star Paraflex - BIG Bang for Bucks !!
May 5, 2014
This is a great surf rod - it casts well , subdues fish quickly , and is superbly built in USA with quality components . It is tough and durable , and coping well with the rigors of rock and jetty fishing . All in all , great bang for buck ; with a lifetime warranty . This rod has exceeded all of my expectations in all respects , and I will be buying another Paraflex model in the near future . These rods are way better than any of the over-priced junk available in Aussie tackle shops , and importing from Tackle Direct [ several orders to date ] is a pleasure !
Star are an excellent rod builder , and the Paraflex are superb rods indeed . Highly recommended .
By John
Long Island
Favorite Rod
March 31, 2014
The first time I pick this rod up I really like it. Once I got it to the water I was amazed how sensitive this rod was. It can throw lures at 1/2 oz. Tried 4 oz but did not feel right. Max I do is 3 oz. This rod casts with ease. Everyone who asks about this rod I tell them they wont be disappointed.
By Tim
Northern Virginia
A great quality rod
March 19, 2014
I was familiar with the great quality of Star rods and bought the Paraflex sight unseen. It was just as expected and exactly what I was looking for. I can't wait to use in the surf this Summer. TackleDirect delivered again.
24 Questions & 25 Answers
Arun Rajhansa
from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL asked:
January 14, 2019
What would pair nice with my 6k Saragossa? I planning on throwing 1.5-3oz flairhawks and jigs for snook.
1 Answer
The 8 or 9 foot Star Paraflex Surf Rod would be perfect for the 6000 Saragosa
Submitted by: Bernie on January 16, 2019

from Ohio asked:
December 28, 2018
I recently got a penn ssv 10500 and will be spooling it with 65lb braid and was wondering what a good heavier surf rod would be
1 Answer
A good heavy surf rod would be the Penn prevail 12 foot model
Submitted by: Bernie on January 4, 2019

from Brooklyn, NY asked:
December 7, 2018
What style/type of guides are on the 8’ paraflex?
1 Answer
Fuji Low Rider and K-Frame tangle free guides with Alconite rings
Submitted by: Bernie on December 7, 2018

from MA asked:
November 16, 2018
How much does the 10' model weigh?
2 Answers
12.2 oz's
Submitted by: Bernie on November 16, 2018
13 oz.
Submitted by: Chris on November 16, 2018

from USA asked:
September 22, 2018
Any idea when the 11' spinning model will be available? I've been waiting for months.
1 Answer
The 11 foot spinning has been discontinued.
Submitted by: Bernie on September 24, 2018

from USA asked:
February 25, 2018
I'm interested in the 11' 3-8oz spinning model and will normally use it with 4-6 oz and bait. I have a lot of 2 oz lures though and would and would like to know if I can expect to cast them as well as I would with a rod that has a 2 oz rating. I'll be using 40lb Superline on my reel.
1 Answer
The 2 oz lures wouldn't cast as well as say a 3-4 oz lure. The rod wouldn't load properly.
Submitted by: Bernie on March 5, 2018

from Langhorne,Pa asked:
December 6, 2017
9' Paraflex is it a 50/50 or 70/30 split?
1 Answer
Hello TC, the paraflex is a 70/30 split
Submitted by: Bernie on December 7, 2017

from Tulsa, Oklahoma asked:
July 27, 2017
What's the rod weight for 9 foot with lure rating 1-4 oz?
1 Answer
This rod is 10.4 oz in weight
Submitted by: Bernie on July 27, 2017

from Palm Beach Gardens FL asked:
January 1, 2021
What would be a good long distance spinning reel for surf fishing in South Florida using the 11 foot PFS1530S11 rod? Would be for pompano, permit, snook, blacktip sharks etc. Thank you!
1 Answer
The best reel for that rod would be the Shimano Saragossa 8K or the Penn Slammer III 6500 or 7500. Both of these reels have adequate line capacity and enough power to handle the species you intend on targeting.

Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 4, 2021

from Weymouth MA asked:
December 21, 2020
What’s the most braided line diameter can be loaded on the 9ft rod lure rating 1-4 oz?
1 Answer
This rod is rated for up to 25 lb. test mono, which is equivalent to roughly 80-100 lb. test for braid, but that's a little overkill for that rod. Depending on what reel you intend to match with this rod, you'd be fine going with braid anywhere from 20-40 lb. test. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on December 21, 2020

from Weymouth, MA asked:
December 19, 2020
What’s the max braided line weight can a 9 ft 1-4 oz lure rating handle?
1 Answer
It is listed at 12-25# test for a mono rating. i would only increase those numbers by 5% for braided line on this rod
Submitted by: TackleDirect Customer Service on December 19, 2020

from Miramar Beach, Fl asked:
February 27, 2020
Is there an advantage in buying the Star 11’ Paraflex surf spinning rod over the less expensive Shimano Speedmaster of the same size?
1 Answer
Hello Mike, 

The only 'advantage' the Paraflex has over the SpeedMaster is it is rated to handle 2 more ounces in regards to lure weight. 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions! 

Submitted by: B. Smith on March 17, 2020

from Cocoa, FL asked:
May 1, 2018
Will this rod work well with the van staal vm 150?
1 Answer
The Star PFS1020S106 Paraflex Surf Rod would be a great rod to pair with the VM 150 for your surf fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on May 1, 2018

from Wilmington NC asked:
April 1, 2018
Would the 9 ft rod pair well with a Penn Slammer III 3500? Also it seems like the butt cap is unfinished...why is there no cap?
1 Answer
The Star PFS1225S90 Paraflex Surf Rod would balance well with the Penn Slammer 3500 and the image is cut off right at the cap. The two would be versatile for you, fishing side banks jetties and more. The 9' star rod does have a cap located at the bottom of the rod.
Submitted by: Donald on April 3, 2018

from Brownsville,Texas asked:
January 1, 2018
Which of these rods would look and balance the best with a Penn Clash 6000 ? Thanks
1 Answer
The Star PFS1020S106 Paraflex Surf Rod would balance well with the Penn Clash 6000. Casting lures or bait would be great to use with this setup.
Submitted by: Donald on January 3, 2018

from Pa. asked:
December 9, 2017
What is the butt diameter of the 11 ft. casting rod?
1 Answer
The butt diameter for the Star PFS1540C11 Paraflex Surf Rod is 3 1/4 inches.
Submitted by: Donald on December 14, 2017

from Pa. asked:
December 8, 2017
What is the weight of the 11 ft and 12 ft casting rods? Also what is the buttt diameter of each?
1 Answer
We have the 11' in stock and the weight of it is 15.2 oz.
Submitted by: Donald on December 9, 2017

from New Smyrna beach, Florida asked:
November 14, 2017
Would the 8ft one piece pair well with a 4500 slammer 3? What is the weight on the 8’ one piece?
1 Answer
The Slammer III 4500 would be a great match for the 8' Paraflex. Because the rod is currently not in stock, I cannot put one on our scale to find out the weight, but I can assure you that the Paraflex is a relatively light weight surf rod and is very well balanced in terms of weight distribution.
Submitted by: Devon on November 20, 2017

from Mass asked:
October 23, 2017
What is the weight of the 11 foot (PFS1530S11)?
1 Answer
The weight of the PFS1530S11 is 14.4 oz.
Submitted by: Donald on October 24, 2017

Riyad Ku
from asked:
June 5, 2017
Are these rods made in USA?
1 Answer
Riyad, Hello they are made in China
Submitted by: Tyler on June 6, 2017

from LA, CA asked:
April 20, 2017
Which rod would pair with a penn slammer3 5500?
1 Answer
All of the 9',10',10'6", and 11" would pair well with a Slammer III 5500.
Submitted by: Devon on April 22, 2017

from Florida asked:
December 21, 2016
Which one will fit with tsunami shield 6000 the best for pier fishing
1 Answer
The Star Paraflex Surf Rod 10'6'' MH rod would pair nicely with the Tsunami Shield 6000.
Submitted by: Donald on December 22, 2016

from new york asked:
February 25, 2015
what is the warranty on the star paraflex surf rods
1 Answer
Hello Kyle. These rods come with a limited lifetime warranty straight from Star. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.
Submitted by: Brandon on February 26, 2015

from palm beach gardens , florida asked:
October 14, 2014
could you tell me individual lengths of the 2 pieces of the rods?PLEASE PFS1225S90 STA-0356
1 Answer
The handle section is 40 inches long and the guide section is 74 inches.
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 16, 2014


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