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Halo "Starlite"

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MSRP ($):
49.99

The "Starlite" Series rods are designed like the Daylite and Twilite Series with all the features a competitive angler needs, without compromising strength, durability, lightness, sensitivity and quality with superior micro guide technology and braid-resistant stainless guides. Halo Starlite Series Rod features for competitive angler with superior micro guide technology and are available in various sizes

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4.5
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4.0  (1)
Durability 
 
4.0  (1)
Versatility 
 
5.0  (1)
Value 
 
5.0  (1)
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Overall rating 
 
4.5
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Halo Starlite

So I was given this rod for review purposes. This is not normally the level of rod that I use, but to review it, I have been using if for a little over a month now. I have had it out maybe 20 times. It has not brought in a lot of fish, but it has brought in a couple of 10 pounders.

Quality. For a 50 dollar fishing rod this rod has very good build quality, the guides are straight as is the rod. I would have preferred a bit more wrapping on the guides, but they are on there and I am sure they will hold up over the long haul. The rod had no visible imperfections, and with a painted rod sometimes that is a very hard thing. Speaking of painting, this rod is very "loud" in terms of color. A red rod with yellow grip and butt caps. If you want a stealthy rod, then look elsewhere. If you want a rod that everyone will ask about, these colors will certainly do that.

Sensitivity. Again for a rod in this price range, this rod has acceptable sensitivity. It certainly is not NRX sensitivity, but for a 50 dollar rod you will be happy. Sensitivity is such a subjective call. I can feel the bottom when working a texas rigged worm, but I cannot tell the difference between bottom types unless it is a distinct difference like going from sand to rocks. That is ok for this particular rod. I had no problem detecting bites with this rod using both braid and mono.

Overall. I am pleased with this rod and it will live its life as a "buddy rod." I am sure that anyone I let use this rod will have no issues at all (with maybe the exception of the colors.)

If you are looking for a good entry level rod and can handle the colors, do yourself a favor and at least check out this rod before you decide.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Inexpensive, good quality for the price, colors
Cons:
Not the greatest sensitivity

Equipment Model

Model:
7' Medium Heavy Cast
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