Silstar Catmaster Catfish Rods

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by PhillyCatcatcher4, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Hello, does anyone have any info or know where I can find any of these rods?
    They are supposed to be new for 2008,but I can't find them anywhere.
    They look like they might have good potential. :wink:
     
  2. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    I've got a couple silstar catfishmaster rods, they are sold in most of the local tackle shops here. The price on thems runs around $20.00, and they are a good deal for that price. Mine have handled several 40+lb Flatheads quite well.
     

  3. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Thanks. They are a rare find around here. I will keep an eye out for one. I might get lucky and find one. :wink:
     
  4. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    thay are good rods in my eyes iv got one that i bass fish with its verry old the clear coat is flaking of its so old but still landing fish:wink:
     
  5. lilgriz

    lilgriz New Member

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    I've got 3 of those rods and love them! 2 7'ers and an 8'er! They've handled everything I've thowed at them.
     
  6. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    I fished with a guy who had a couple of them. They are great rods unless you need to throw a lot of weight or fish in heavy current. It looked like he'd caught a BUNCH of fish on them.
     
  7. Ghosth

    Ghosth New Member

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    I have 3 silstar combo's I bought back around 90. Fished them hard for 5 years. Then I got married and hung them up for 12. Now I'm back fishing them again. All I had to do was wash off the outside, pull the reel side cover, and give the bearings a touch of wd-40 and reassemble.

    For what I paid for them I've been extremely happy.
    I've broken 2 of the rods over time in car doors, trunk lids etc. But all 3 reels are still going strong. Only thing I don't like is they have the older anti-reverse that makes a click as the reel goes around.
     
  8. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I have a silstar in 7' one piece heavy action. It is more like a boat rod or for snagging. I have landed flathead over 40 lbs and it was begging for more!!!!!:wink:
     
  9. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    These last 5 posts have got me hyped to really find one. :0a32:
     
  10. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Actually....the flathead in my avatar was caught on a silstar 7' heavy action one piece rod. It weighed 43.1 lbs and the rod was begging for more!!!!!:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  11. flatheadchris

    flatheadchris New Member

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    ive got 2 of them.there "ok".had a new one break under a 15lb catfish.the whole top 10 inches worth snapped off.
     
  12. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The forty plus pound flathead depicted below was landed by a Silstar rod.