anybody use ST.CROIX rods?

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by coltsfan, May 25, 2009.

  1. coltsfan

    coltsfan New Member

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    just wondering if anybody had them and if they like them or not.right now its looking like i'm gonna get a phleuger president spinning reel on a st.croix rod.plan on using it for bass and saugeye not cats
     
  2. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    I've got a pair of TRC70MHF's with Abu 6500C3's and for me they make a great combo
     

  3. MAX1955

    MAX1955 New Member

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    I have six st. croix rods I use for bass fishing, I like them alot, and I have shimano reels on them. I've been using them for years.
     
  4. caulkgun

    caulkgun New Member

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    my 7'mh cat rod broke on a 20# flathead last week. not good
     
  5. RPnKC

    RPnKC New Member

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    I have a St. Croix LEC68MXF that I use for medium to light weight plastics, grubs, senkos, etc. And it is a very nice rod, it absolutely as fine as any of my G. Loomis MBR GLX rods. Also have a 2 piece Avid medium light spinning rod that I use crappie fishing. The St. Croix rods at the top end are a good buy if you need the sensitivity. At the low end I would find an alternative, in the middle price range there is a lot of competition.
    These are really good rods:
    http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/descpageRDSSHIMANO-SCSR.html
    I would suggest this one CPS-X66MB is you intend on using plastics, ie grubs.
     
  6. coltsfan

    coltsfan New Member

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    thanks for your help
     
  7. Cherokee Rod Man

    Cherokee Rod Man New Member

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    Great rods with a good warranty made in USA by people who fish, what more could we want?
     
  8. PABowhunter4life

    PABowhunter4life New Member

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    That stinks, especially since I landed a 22 pound flathead on my St. Croix Premier Series utralight with 6 pound test and my buddy landed a 21# channel on a 7' medium action Premier series rod with 8 pound test. You can't horse 'em with rods that aren't designed for horsing :wink:



    At any rate, the St. Croix Premier series IMO is the best bang for the buck rod line on the market. Plenty of backbone, great casting ability and a TON of sensitivity. Even the "budget" priced Triumph rods are great for the money; I'll be picking up a Triumph series muskie rod shortly to join my gang.