Always ahead of the curve, Star Rods is one of the first manufacturers in the world to create fishing rods using basalt fiber. Basalt fiber used in conjunction with Duratech technology gives Plasma jigging rods the most advanced performance to date. Basalt fiber is superior to other fibers in aspects of strength, stability and tenacity. Basalt is a naturally occurring volcanic rock found throughout the world. The rock is melted and spun into continuous extremely fine fibers, which are used throughout the rods. Basalt fibers are known for their exceptional durability with resistance to heat, moisture and UV light. Plasma jigging rods; Strong as a rock, light as a feather.