An Offshore Beauty! The Calstar GFGR 700H Review
For the offshore fisherman, choice of rod is an important and fluid process. He often finds his style of rod on the water. While on land (or perhaps during slow periods at sea) the fisherman has this Calstar GFGR 700H review to give him a glimpse of one offshore wonder.
Model: GFGR 700H Length: 7′ Guides: 8 Fuji Casting Reel Seat: Fuji Line Test: 30-80
The Calstar family of rods originates out of Gardena, Ca. The owners grew up with other companies before creating Calstar. They have over 50 years experience making rods.
Calstar rods come with a lifetime manufacturers warranty. Any rods with defects will be replaced free of charge.
Calstar rods also come with a damage warranty. If the rods are user damaged, they will be replaced at a nominal price up to the discretion of Calstar. I once had mine replaced for $50.00
Why you should consider Calstar Rods
Company leaders have over 50 years experience in rod crafting
Calstar is a product constructed with a wealth of knowledge.
Calstar rods come with top industry warranties
You can buy with the comfort of knowing your investment is safe.
Calstar GFGR 700H uses Fuji reel seats, and line guides
Fuji makes high quality rod parts, and is a trusted brand among quality rod crafters.
Calstar blanks are top of the industry
These graphite blanks developed by Calstar provide the best quality when it comes to endurance, strength, and recoil power.
I’ve used Calstar rods. I’ve put the wood to big Yellowtail and tuna with these rods. They are lightweight, look good, and provide exceptional performance.
Calstar GFGR700H Grafighter Conventional Offshore Rod
The cons of owning a Calstar Rod
Plenty of rods out there are less expensive
Calstar isn’t the most expensive rod maker, but definitely not the cheapest. The quality and warranty of Calstar rods provide a sound argument here.
Equal competitors offer quality product
Calstar by no means stands alone in the class of elite rod crafters. There are plenty of other companies to look at. I encourage every fisherman to do this, and I will be covering other brand reviews as well.
Some anglers prefer hand crafted rods
Hand crafted rods offer the angler the value of knowing the crafter of their rod. They can direct the builder to create the rod to the exact specs they desire, and they can trust that the craftsmanship is sound.
As always I’d like to thank you the reader. It is my hope that information provided here in the Calstar GFGR 700H review proves useful to you. Good luck in your fishing adventures. Tell us a story when you return. Please direct all stories to Geoff@FISHTFIGHT.COM or leave a comment on the site.