St. Croix Avid Series Casting Rods - $200.00 to $220.00
The Avid Series Rods are constructed of SCIII graphite, an advanced high-modulus graphite that delivers maximum durability and sensitivity. These rods feature the advanced Fuji Alconite Concept Guide System. The alconite rings provide increased strength and durability with a compression strength up to 80% greater than ordinary guide rings. The concept system isn't just stronger it's lighter, too; up to 35% lighter than conventional guides. The concept guides also enhance sensitivity, casting distance and accuracy. Plus, they help to reduce line twists.
With skeletal-cork reel seats and ergonomically shaped select-grade cork handles the Avid Series Rods give you all day casting comfort. These rods have specialized technique-specific taper designs so you can select the right rod for the job. The Avid Series Rods are handcrafted in the U.S.A and backed by a limited lifetime warranty. You can't go wrong with an Avid Rod.
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Anyone who throws crankbaits knows it takes the right rod to really be effective. We want medium action rods that won't tear out hooks but not a noodle rod that can't set a hook or move a big bass. Many companies are forced to use fiberglass for their cranking rods because it is very difficult to design a 100% graphite rod that has the right action and power with out collapsing under pressure and shattering with a big fish on the line.
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Comments: Really like these rods. I own several, and they all have performed well at a reasonable price point. Anything heavier than Medium does feel a tad heavy. The sensitivity is pretty good using a wide range of baits. The 7' MHF is a tank if a rod, and very versatile. Im partial to the looks of these, and the grips have not been an issue for me. The alconite guides are awesome, however my rod gloves are starting to wear the paint of of some of the lower double foot guides. I did break one rod in an accident, and St. Croix customer service was fast and fair with my replacement.
From: Carl: UT 8/27/15
Comments: Paired a 7'mf with a chronarch ci4+, well, this rod is phenomenal, 2 years ago I slowly began acquiring st croix rods starting with the mojo bass. I decided to make the leap to the avid and without a doubt this rod is worth the sheckles!!! I also have a 6'8"gloomis gl2 mhxf jig rod which is definitely a nice rod but at the $200 range I would take the avid all day. Unless you get a lemon there's no way purchasing this rod will be a disappointment. Next rod 7mhf avid without a doubt!
From: Wes: CO 10/7/14
Comments: These are the best rods I have fished ever. They are light enough to fish all day and have the best sensitivity, if a bass sniffs it you feel it. I will never buy anything but St.Croix. The warranty is great and the customer service is top notch. way to go guys.
From: Jay: Brighton, MI
Comments: Probably the best bang for your buck. Superior performance and lifetime warranty for only $200, half the price of the higher end rods. Compared this rod to one of my buddy's Legend Extreme/w MGX and I would say the difference is so minimal that I would stick to Avids for being on a budget. I have a 6'2 M XF paired with curado 50e that I use for plastics and the sensitivity, weight, balance, comfort exceeded my expectation. I was fishing during a low pressure, so I had to fish deep and slow. I was able to feel the tiniest nip and set it hard while my friends were just reeling until they notice there's a fish on. Probably one of the lightest blank for $200 and nothing beats a full cork handle imo. It balances well with my reel for an almost weightless feel.
Comments: I have and fish both the 66mf and 66mhf. I use the medium for jerk baits, weightless worms and plastics. The MHF is my jig rod. These rods are lite sensitive and wonderful to fish all day. I paired my rods up with an alpha's ito and a SOL and there my go to rods when floating down the river in my yak. I have some premier rods, and the difference is night and day when stepping up to the avid. I have and enjoy the older matte black blanks and i will always own a version of these fine AMERICAN made products.
From: John: Groton, CT
Comments: Very nice rods. Stout, sensitive, and very well made. Similar to some of the Loomis bass rods in that they seem a little stiff but fish with them and you see they load up very nicely. Paired with Lews T-Pro very sweet.
From: GB: Ohio
Comments: This rod does not get enough attention on the market... Which that is totally fine with me, let me have all the Avids. They are one of the best bait casting rods you can get for the price. Every time you get a fish to nibble your bait you will feel a jolt on the rod, that is how sensitive this rod is. Its light weight and has TONS of backbone. This rod looks and feels like a $300 rod but for $180 at starting price that is a STEAL!! If your friends aren't a fan of St. Croix.. man they are missing out. Trust me when i say this, Anyone who fishes an avid will become a St. Croix fan and if they don't like this rod i will gladly buy it from you
Comments: Excellent rod, Sensitive. Good pricing starting at 180. Handles fish wonderfully, Definitely will invest in more
Comments: I've been waiting to get this rod for 2 years now. I just ordered it and I'm ready to use it this spring. Soft plastics, Small Jigs, Shallow Crank baits
Comments: Excellent rod for the money; sensitive, strong, and light. Not to mention, a limited lifetime guarantee from a US manufacturer, I haven't needed.
From: Joel: Milwaukee, WI
Comments: Without a doubt, the best flippin/pitchin rod ive ever used. Super lightweight and strong.
From: Josh: Ohio, USA
Comments: I have the AVC66MF and it is the best rod I have ever used. This is the first St. Croix I have ever owned and it will not be the last. It is very light and sensitive, I can fish all day with it without any fatigue.
From: Eric: USA
Comments: I have the 7' medium fast action Avid series rod and love it, spinnerbaits, senkos, whatever else. Excellent all around rod, well worth the money.
From: Cameron: Illinois, USA
Comments: Greatest Rod I've ever owned. SUPER lightweight and mega sensative. If you don't feel like shoveling out big bucks this is the rod for you!