The Bottom Line
- Excellent all-around casting rod
- Light weight
- Medium power, fast action
- Seven foot length
- Holds up well under heavy use
- Cost about $170
- Seven foot fast action, medium power casting rod
- Light weight rod
- Mid-range price for a St. Croix rod
- Well made rod
- Light tip
Guide Review - St Croix Fishing Rod Review
The light tip allows excellent casting of lures and worms from 1/8th ounce to 1/2 ounce. Action is light enough not to break line on hooksets or pull plugs out of a fish's mouth but there is enough backbone to set the hook on worms, crankbaits and spinnerbaits. The rod is light weight enough to cast all day in a tournament without undue fatigue.
The seve foot rod length helps take up line fast when setting the hook and gives good leverage, important when a fish moves toward you and when fighting a big fish.
St. Croix makes a quality rod and the Avid series is mid-range for them. It is not their lightest or highest priced rod but it holds up under heavy use. St. Croix has a good warranty program
For heavy fishing like casting a jig and pig to cover I like a heavier power rod but this model is what I choose for most of my bass fishing with a casting rod.