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Shooting Star 8-weight 13'6" Spey Rod

The all new range of Shooting Star premium salmon rods are light, well balanced and responsive and their smooth progressive action makes them very easy to use. These have been designed with input from Scandinavian anglers who like to use shooting heads. Tested with the Orvis Spey lines, they performed exceptionally well and they are sure to become favourites with discerning salmon anglers no matter what casting style is preferred.
Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for Shooting Star 8-weight 13'6" Spey Rod
Review 1 for Shooting Star 8-weight 13'6" Spey Rod
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
April 20, 2011
By: BKill
from Upstate NY
Good Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Appearance: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
"Very smooth rod with plenty of power to launch a 550 skagit and 10' of t-14. Relatively light in hand.
If there's one drawback it's the handle. It's about as think as it could be, and i suspect most folks would find the rod much more comfortable if the grip was taken down by 1/8th of an inch."
Review 2 for Shooting Star 8-weight 13'6" Spey Rod
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Spey Rod,
April 16, 2010
By: BwanaCat
from Montana
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Appearance: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
"I used my Shooting Star on a British Columbia Steelhead trip last fall. I fished the Morice River and the Bulkley River (October & early November 2009) where I landed several steelhead on this spey rod. The Shooting Star spey rod is good but the new Helious spey rod is much better. In fact, I tested the Helious on the Bulkley River and rate it a 10 star plus!! Steelhead rule!"
Review 3 for Shooting Star 8-weight 13'6" Spey Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great steelhead/salmon rod for beginner and expert,
October 10, 2008
By: SUPERG
from Denmark, Me
"The shooting star feels light in hand, yet is powerful enough to cast heavy sinktips and shooting heads. The sensitivity is very impressive for a longer rod, which is great for high-stick nymphing techniques.
This rod is great because even a beginner can pick this rod up and make a beautiful cast.
I use this rod primarily for Steelhead and salmon on the great lakes tributaries. The developers of this rod should get a pat on the back for creating another amazing arrow for the quiver.
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Review 4 for Shooting Star 8-weight 13'6" Spey Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wow!,
December 26, 2007
By: OddJob
from Kirkland, WA
"Bought this rod for my father for the holidays. This is a great two hander. Throws heavy t-14 tips and chunky flies with ease. Very easy to match lines to this one since it casted every line I tried. From Skagit lines to long bellies, this rod ate it up! This is his new winter, summer, and spring rod. Buy one!"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Shooting Star 8-weight 13'6" Spey Rod
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Shooting Star Spey Rod,
October 4, 2007
By: sstrout
from central NY
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"Have tried this rod and like the power it has and it is nice to have a 4 pc. rod that feels good.
The rod can get distance for big rivers.
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