Eagle Claw StarFire Downrigger and Dipsy Rod
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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.
- 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
Ratings & Reviews
Good all around rod.
Bought one a year ago @ Indian Hill after breaking another brand while fishing on Moosehead lake for salmon in Greenville Maine. Decided to buy a second one in 2020; and found that Fishuse had a better price; however they were out of stock. They notified me when they were back in stock; at which time I purchased another 8'6" eagle claw starfire downrigger rod. I haven't use it yet, but sure it will perform as well as the first one I bought.
10' Star Fire works for me on the Great Lakes!
by iron eye
I use these rods for salmon fishing on the great lakes with downriggers. The 10' length and medium action is a perfect combination that provides the shock absorption needed when fishing salmon. Salmon can go ballistic when brought alongside the boat and the rods absorb the last powerful lunges while netting the fish. I'm on somewhat of a budget so I combine the Star Fire with Okuma's Magda Pro reels which has proven to be a perfect combo.
I know these rods are advertised as dipsey rods, but I prefer a stiffer/Fast Action rod that has more back bone for the load that the dipsey's and slide divers put on a rod while trolling.
What a mistake
by The DJ -
Had 8 rods that were used over the past 20 years. They are worn out and time for replacements. The new plastic handles are slippery, two of 3 broke before they were 6 months old. Disappointing isn't even the word for it. One of the rods I lifted from the rod holder and the two pieces came apart, almost every time. Wouldn't that be great with a fish on GGGRRRrrr. I guess like a lot of manufacturers, being made over seas. Threw them away because eagle claw wanted a handling / postage fee to return them under warranty. Lesson learned. I went to Daiwa and been very happy. I have 6 light weight trolling rods I use on the finger lakes here in central New York and have never had a problem with them.
by Mike -
Used this pole on a downrigger and hooked up with a 8lb 29" walleye in lake erie. The rod performed well no complaints
nice rod for the money
great trolling rod been holding up well I have caught several 5 LBS salmon on this rod .