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Description

Eagle Claw StarFire Downrigger and Diver Rods are designed specifically for the Great Lakes. With their specialty actions, durable blanks and quality components, these rods are sure to outshine the competition.

Features of Eagle Claw StarFire Downrigger and Diver Rods include:

  • Specialized Great Lakes actions
  • Durable fiberglass blanks (yellow with blue guide wraps)
  • Stainless steel guides with ceramic inserts
  • Downlocking graphite reel seats with stainless steel hoods
Specifications
Specifications
ModelTechniqueLengthPowerLine
Weight
(lbs.)
Pieces
SF400-76Trolling
Downrigger
7'6"Med. Light8-152
SF400A-86Trolling
Downrigger
8'6"Med. Light8-202
SF403-10Diver
Trolling
10'0"Medium15-252
Reviews
Review Summary
4.3
( 24 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.91%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (14), Casual Fisher (2)
Pros
Good Tip Action (16)
Durable (14)
Flexible (8)
Sensitive (7)
Easy To Transport (6)
Cons
None I know of (3)
Breaks Easily (2)
Best Uses
Large Fish (11)
River Fishing (4)
Ocean Fishing (3)
dipsys. snap weighs (3)
Small Fish (2)

starfire rod
Verified
Buyer
erie
About Me:
none
Used this pole on a downrigger and hooked up with a 8lb 29" walleye in lake erie. The rod performed well no complaints
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Great dipsy rod
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
none
Excellent dipsy rod. Great action and price.
Pros: Good Tip Action
Cons: None I know of
Best Uses: dipsys. snap weighs
nice rod for the money
maine
About Me:
Not Specified
great trolling rod been holding up well I have caught several 5 LBS salmon on this rod .
Pros: None Specified
Cons: none
Best Uses: None Specified
Can't beat the rod for the price
Verified
Buyer
Painesville
About Me:
none
For the price your not gonna find a much better rod. I used them with tt50 and 1 dipseys with good success so far
Pros: Great Product Love Them
Cons: none
Best Uses: walleye trolling, dipsys. snap weighs
Eagle Claw StarFire Rods
Verified
Buyer
Marblehead, Ohio
About Me:
none
I have used these rods for more than 15 years. I am replacing several 15 year old rods that are faded and dry rotted around the eyes. I use them on Lake Erie for trolling for walley's on the western basin.
Pros: Durable, Great Product Love Them
Cons: None I know of
Best Uses: walleye trolling, Downrigger, dipsys. snap weighs, planner boards
Eagle Claw Downrigger and Dipsy Rods
Verified
Buyer
Lower Niagara River / Lake Ontario
About Me:
none
I just bought the rods and have not yet used them. Most likely I will not use them until next May or June. If you would like to have me review them at that time I would be happy to do so. In the meantime I most likely will be looking to purchase other equipment from you and would very much appreciate the coupon. Please email me any information on products and sales.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
The 10-ft rod performs very well.
Verified
Buyer
South Dakota Missouri River Reservoirs
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Sensitive enough to use as deadline, trolling plugs, or bottom bouncers when wally fishing, and strong enough to use w downriggers when salmon fishing. Ten-ft length gets lures away from boat when wally fishing. I had a pair of these 10-ft rods for years and just bought a replacement when an improperly stored one bounced-off the boat in high waves and was lost to the depths. Great pole!
Pros: Durable, Versatile- wally salmon, Good Tip Action
Cons: None I know of, Length can be awkward
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Good value
Verified
Buyer
Golden Gate!
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Good bang for the buck. Never had a rod break like this, the reel can spin 360 degrees all the way around the handle of the rod?? Fish USA promply sent me a replacement- good service! I troll 4 of these rods for king salmon- they've worked well except for the 1 that broke.
Pros: Lightweight, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Flexible
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
great trolling rod
Verified
Buyer
Maine
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great trolling rod. No frills, just a good solid rod.
Pros: Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: trolling
I would by again .....but
Verified
Buyer
Danville,ky
About Me:
Avid Fisher
[...]
Pros: Great Product Love Them
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Very good, sensitive to hits.
Verified
Buyer
Roaring Spring, Pa.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great rod for the price!
Pros: Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
Eagle Claw Downriggere
Verified
Buyer
Salilnas, CA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I was looking for a flexible rod for fishing salmon in the ocean. Other rods were too stiff and lacked flexibilitySal
Pros: Good Tip Action, Response, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
driftering & river fishing
Verified
Buyer
Rock Creek, Kansas
About Me:
Avid Fisher
we have about a dozen of this rods and they work the way we fish, driftering and river fishing.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Starfire Rods
Verified
Buyer
NH
About Me:
Avid Fisher
outstanding rods, even better price! on sale for [$]! excellent rods for very short money.
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Durable, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: Downrigger
i would by this product again
Verified
Buyer
melbourne australia
About Me:
Avid Fisher
i use this rod for trolling leadcore line and a reel that allows me to run one hundred yards of leadcore, never owned this brand of rod before so looking forward to using it more often, time will tell how good it is
Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish
Very good rods for the money.
Verified
Buyer
Montana
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have used Eagle Claw rods for forty years. Great rods for the money.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible, Sensitive, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish
Iwould buy this again
Verified
Buyer
Indiana,Pa
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Use this rod for trolling Lake Erie
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
Eagle Claw Starfire Downrigger
Verified
Buyer
Green Bay, WI
About Me:
Avid Fisher
1st saw these on Great Lakes salmon charter boats - I've owned (and broken) other rods costing 3 times as much - now I have six and feel no reason to change. Flex is just right for downriggers and setting hook.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
Great Product!
Verified
Buyer
Michigan
About Me:
Casual Fisher
Used for trolling salmon up in the St. Marys River... worked flawlessly
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
I'm buying More!
Verified
Buyer
Michigan
About Me:
Casual Fisher
Unbreakable! I loaded these up big time with 10lb balls and they are still brand new
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
I would buy again
Verified
Buyer
Rock Creek, Kansas
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I fish for catfish and they are great! They are especially good for drifting like we do so I recommend this product to all my family.
Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Durable, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Large Fish, Lake Fishing, River Fishing
Very tough and great value
Verified
Reviewer
NH
About Me:
none
I'm not sure what this guy who wrote the first review did but I've been running these rods for several years on my downriggers and they've held up great. As far as I'm concerned you can't buy a better rod for the money. Great durability and action.
Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
Poor quality, save your money
Verified
Buyer
Riegelsville, PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought this based on recommendations but IT BROKE on my first use. I've been trolling for years and never had a rod break like this. It broke on its first day of use when popping a release -crack. Other comlaints: the 2 halves are of unequal lenght (Well, they are equal now) which makes breakdown and storage more difficult; the rod doesn't load smoothly on a rigger. It seems to be a fast action with the bend in the end, not throughout the entire length. Don't waste your money, buy a Daiwa Heartland.
Pros: none
Cons: Halves are unequal lenght, Breaks Easily, Poor Construction, Too Stiff
Best Uses: trolling
Don't let the price fool you!!!
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Buyer
Kenai, Alaska
About Me:
Avid Fisher
They may not cost as much but don't let it fool you. I have always ran these rods for fishing in Alaska. They have great action and are very tough. I have used these rods to pull in 15 pound silvers all the way up to 50 pound kings. Not to mention even a 35 pound halibut. Great action and durable for all the abuse I give it!!!
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Large Fish
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