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7'

Ultra Light

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
2-6 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 3/16 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
AVS70ULF
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6'6"

Medium Heavy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
8-14 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 3/4 oz.

Pieces:
2

Handle Chart Reference:
D

Model:
AVS66MHF2
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5'

Ultra Light

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
2-6 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 3/16 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
E

Model:
AVS50ULF

6'

Ultra Light

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
2-6 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 3/16 oz.

Pieces:
2

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
AVS60ULF2
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6'6"

Ultra Light

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
2-6 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 3/16 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
AVS66ULF
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6'6"

Ultra Light

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
2-6 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/32 - 3/16 oz.

Pieces:
2

Handle Chart Reference:
A

Model:
AVS66ULF2
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6'6"

Med Lt

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
4-10 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/8 - 3/8 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
AVS66MLF
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6'6"

Med Hvy

Action:
Fast

Line Weight:
8-14 lbs.

Lure Weight:
3/8 - 3/4 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
AVS66MHF
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6'9"

Med Lt

Action:
X Fast

Line Weight:
6-10 lbs.

Lure Weight:
1/8 - 1/2 oz.

Pieces:
1

Handle Chart Reference:
B

Model:
AVS69MLXF
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Already one of the great rods of our time, the St. Croix® Avid Series® Spinning Rod is now even lighter, stronger, more sensitive, and superhuman than ever. High-modulus SCIII graphite blanks were re-engineered using exclusive IPC technology to make the actions nice and crisp and put that "weightless" feeling in your rod hand. Black-framed Fuji® Alconite® Concept guides--light and sensitive--are the perfect complement, as are the precision Fuji reel seats. The select-grade cork handles have all been re-thought and re-shaped; for pure comfort and leverage, there's really nothing comparable! Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in the USA.

  • High-modulus SCIII graphite blanks
  • Black-framed Fuji Alconite Concept guides
  • Fuji reel seats
  • Select-grade cork handles
  • Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty
  • Handcrafted in the USA
St. Croix Avid Series Spinning Rod 4.9 5 46 46
Very good rod at a decent price I wanted a better than avg. spinning rod to fish Senkos. When i recived this rod, i could not belive how light the rod was. I used it on Easter morning and was very impressed with the sensitivity of the rod. My old Senko rod was a BPS Pro Qualifer and there is no compairison. I just wish the handle was a little thicker,and the reel seat comes loose after acouple of casts. April 8, 2010
Hooked for life! This is the first St. Croix rod that I have ever purchased and I cant believe how nice they are built. I have the 7' ML 1-piece rod, and I could almost swear that you can feel the barb on the hook go through the fish's mouth, thats how sensitive it is. I have it paired up with the Pflueger Supreme with 8# fireline and I mainly throw crankbaits with this rod. The rod has enough backbone to take in 5# bass and everyonce in awhile a good sized northernpike. Over all it is the best rod I have ever used and it was worth the money by far and it has already paid for itself in all the good memories I have with this rod. Thanks St. Croix June 18, 2008
My rod of choice! I feel so bad about writing this review because I actually prefer my 2 Avids over my G. Loomis IMX, and even my GLX. I own a AVS66MF that I use for river and lake smallies and largemouth bass. I also own a AVS56ULF2 that I use for creek smallies, trout, and sunfish. Maybe it's just me, or maybe there's something wrong with my hands, but my Avid seems to be just as sensitive, or even more so than my IMX! Believe me when I say that I was more than a little shocked (and kind of upset) to find that the St. Croix Avid is just as sensitive and powerful as my IMX. The power and sensitivity of the St. Croix Avid are, in my opinion, way too close for comfort to my GLX. What did I spend the extra $100 - $150 for? Oh well, lesson learned, right? In hard economic times like these, getting the best value for your money is of paramount importance. I'm telling you right now, take it from a guy who has used some of the best rods ever made, the St. Croix Avid is the best bang for your buck by far! July 11, 2009
Great Stick First St. Croix I have had and I have no complaints- Rod has done everything I have asked of it and more - I am feeling bites now that I am sure I never did before and catching more fish - I accidently damaged the top guide on the the rod to where it was fraying the line - Called St. Croix to see about a new top guide and they sent me one ( with the glue needed to properly attach it ) at no charge - they didn't have to do this , I have a notion that they are just downright GOOD PEOPLE in Park Falls WI where the rod was made - MY NEXT ROD IS GOING TO BE A ST. CROIX - Try one and see for yourself - August 13, 2010
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They both come with a good warranty. Has anyone fished with both of these rods
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My opinion is the St Croix. I love their rods and I love the way they do buisiness. Very personal feeling company that wont let you down. But like i said, thats my opinion and you wont be happy unless you figure out which one you fall in love wuth,
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The St.croix Avid period the best spinning rod for the money u will own.
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I have a St Croix Avid and other shimano rods and in my experience, the St Croix is a better purchase.

I would say to try the rod out in a store if you can. St Croix has an odd rating system for their rods and what they consider a ML, feels different from other brands.

That being said, I think you would be happier with a St Croix
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Hey weekendfishin,

I think you meant Quantum Smoke right?
Well, Quantum has stepped up it's game in recent years with their rods. I have a couple. I still prefer the St.Croix rods. If you look at what rods people who are NOT SPONSORED use, you'll see many St. Croix and G. Loomis rods, followed by Shimano. Not to say Quantum rods aren't good. Just my preference. The Avid series and the Tournament series are more expensive, but I really like them. The new St.Croix rods use the nano silica resin which makes a stonger lighter rod. I really like them.
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Both have a good warranty
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You will never regret buying an avid. Still have all my st croix and loomis rods. Can't say the same for my quantum rods and reels.
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st croix spinning rod
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Im fishing for Bream, Bass, Catfish with braided line
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The only thing that length will get you is the longer the rod the greater casting distance and more versatility when working lures and fighting a fish. The taper though on a long light action rod is very thin and can be prone to breaking more easily. I'd say stick around 6' to 6' 6"
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Hey, you'll want a medium or Medium light depending on how big the bass and catfish are. If they're 2lbs or more, you will want a 6'6" or 7' medium action.
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I'm thinking of putting my abu gacia cardinal on a st.croix avid. Is it a good combo? Should I get the 6'6" or 7' rod?
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Would go with the 6'6" with that size real for better balance.
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I bought the 6'6" MLF and the Shimano Saros reel The Shimano is awesome. My son owns the 7' Bass Mojo rod and do not see a real difference
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In my opionion, I would go for a Shimano stradic as it is built like a tank and casts farther, or a Pfleuger Supreme as it is made of magnesium and is a tank. The Supremes don't cost much more than a cardianl 501i and are more reel too. If you don't care about weight, you won't be sad about getting a stradic or saros.
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that's not a good combo idea the reel is not ment for a reel like that i would step it up a bit and throw a few dollars more on something s bit better to match the quality of this rod
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I was about to purchase two St. Croix Tidemaster Inshore spinning rods. Then I came across the St. Croix Avid Series. I would like to know if the Avid Series rods are designed for saltwater (inshore) fishing. The literature doesn't make this clear.
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Not really - They have the Tidemaster as you know - BUT - I have used my Avid for S/W and it performs flawlessly - Takes everything I throw at it and asks for more ! - Give it a wipe down with a soft moist cloth after using all day in s/w and you will be fine - Hope this helps - tight lines
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The Tidewater is the best rod I have used,
until I bought St. Croix Spinning Rod that works just as well. The Tidemaster works well in salt water and has an extremely sensitive tip. You can feel the lightest nibble a fish makes! From 1994 until 2004 I owned a 25' Sea Ray Cabin Cruiser, and fished in Sandy Hook Bay and the Atlantic coast (salt Water) NY/NJ area. My Tidemaster is as good now as it was the year I bought it in 1997
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I have a St. Croix spinning rod that I bought 5 or 6 years ago. While fishing, the locking nut would come loose through out the day. Has anybody had any trouble with their Avid rod not holding the reel tight all day?
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use some plumbers tape.. should take care of your issue
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Yes i have the same problem with mine it just started doing it. when i catch a fish i have to tighten it up again
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I had that happen to an avid fly rod while on the White River after fishing 5 hard days straight. I sent it back to St. Croix and they fixed it and had it sent back to me within the week. Superior customer service.
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Take your towel and pull it tight around the nut , then lock your fingers ( or light pliers ) and tighten more securely - I had the same problem until I started doing this when I reattached the reel after spooling -
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After a week of all day fishing I'll have to tighten the nut on the reel seat but I've never had my reel fall of or felt like its sliding around. Like any rod after a buch of days of use spend a second and give it a tighten.

My avid is a 2010 6'9ML and like i said i haven't had any issues with my real seat nut
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I have the same problem. It loosens upon casting numerous times. I try to hold the rod with all my fingers in front of the reel seat and it seems to work for the most part. Just takes a little getting used to.

I end up tightening it every time I cast as a precaution. I have an older model. The one before the current one. Mine doesn't have clear coat on the rod. Not sure if they fixed this with the new line. They seem like they have the same reel seat though.
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Pretty simIlar quality. Crucial is faster. Which handle do you like and is more comfortable for you?
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I love Shimano reels but when it comes to sticks I have am a St. Croix man through and through. I have owned Shimano rods and think St. Croix has superior sensitivity for the money.
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I would definetaly go with the st. croix.
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Is there much difference in performance between the medium one piece and the medium two piece?
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If you can, always opt for a one piece. Watch a two piece rod bend sometime. Whats the difference you notice? Flat spot in the middle: this affects sensitivity and strength. Now with that said, St. Croix makes excellent sticks and the effect is minimal but still...
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I don't own a st. croix avid (yet!) but I know that with a 2 piece rod one downside is less sensitivity, and there is a chance that it could come apart while fighting a fish. The only reason I would by a two piece rod is for traveling. Even if you do want one of your rods to be a 2 piece for traveling, use a cheaper rod for that and buy a one piece st. croix.
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one piece
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Hey,

For most people, there isn't much of a difference. It does take a tiny bit of sensitivity out of your hands but you shouldn't notice too much. It all depends on if you have a boat or not. If you need to put it in your trunk or have limited space, get the 2 peicer.
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Hey Nick99,

There is a significant difference between a 2 peice and a 1 peice rod. Fisrt this is the overall weight of the rod, a 2 peice rod weighs more than a 1 peice, so if you are a nut for light gear choose the 1 peice. Second thing is the strength, a 2 peice rod has less strenth than a 1 peice, all 2 peice rods will have a greater tendancy to break around the joint of the rod. So my over all choice is a 1 peice rod, but if you need the convenience of a 2 peice rod for travelling purposes than that is an easy choice.

I hope this helps you make a choice.
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I just got the AVS66MF one piece spinning rod in the mail. It feels like it has a little too much backbone and stiffness. I like to fish weightless worms and light weight texas rigs, so I dont kno how that would work with the medium action. I was wondering if the medium light avid spinning rod would be to light to fish with other things like 3/8 ounce jigs and spinnerbaits?
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MLs will be fine, but I suggest the 7'. 3/8 oz should be fine. Smaller spinnerbaits. Good for smaller cranks too. The 7' will give you a bit more backbone and allow you to go a bit heavier.
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Stick with AVS66MF, it will work GREAT!

Enjoy
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I need advice..i am planning on buying the 5ft st croix avid series ultra lite rod..i am going to be using this set-up exclusively for stream trout..i need to pair it with an ultra lite reel..i was thinking of going with a pflueger president?..any suggestions would be helpful..also any ultra lite reel that can handle 4lb fluro with out spools..my cardinal does not..
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Pflueger Supreme 20. It's about 6 oz. Much lighter. I have one on a 6' Light St. Croix.
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I just got a Pflueger President 6725 on 6-6 st croix avid. I can't wait to take it out....a great up
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You may want to look at the Shimano Sedona 1000FD - the 500FD is too small
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I have always had great luck with Shimano reels.
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