Already one of the great rods of our time, the Avid 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by teng Balance close to perfect
I have a 6' MH with curado 200e7 and a 6'2" M with curado 50e and the balance point for both is at the bottom of the upper cork above reel seat. About 2" higher of where I palm it. I just wish high end rods would be made with a removable butt so people can add weights to balance them.
April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by smallmouthhunter10 My favorite rods
I now own 6 of these rods and I love them. Lots of backbone but very sensitive.
May 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by smallmouthin St Croix Believer!!!
The Avid is amazingly sensitve and has increased my catch ratio! For the money, it CANNOT be beat. I have a Curado 200e7 on the 7ft med action and the setup is flawless. I fish mainly plastics but this rod handles crankbaits very well. My whole rod collection has been replaced with St Croix products and will never buy another brand. The warranty is all you can ask for, and its made in the USA!!! Highly recommend the Avid series rods...I have a Legend Elite as well and there is not much difference as far as sensitivity goes.
December 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by UnReelFisherman One Sweet Rod!
I have owned the 7' medium avid paired with my revo STX for about a year and couldn't be more pleased! The balance is not perfect but hey they couldn't possibly make every reel balance perfectly.
The combo is super light for a 7' rod and super sensitive even without it being a split grip so don't worry about that if it's something you're weary about.
Also if you can only purchase one rod I would recommend getting the 7' medium, fast action as well because you can fish plastics and crank perfectly with this action and if you're a more serious angler but don't have as much to spend you can purchase a lot more models and still have a sweet set up.
The blank is one step up from the mojo series and the tough alconite guides go well with the rod but for $200 bucks I would like to see the titanium guides with the Sic inserts but hey made in the USA with a lifetime warranty you can't go wrong!
June 9, 2011
What are you fishing for? I would lean toward the MH fast for most inland species. I fish mostly for bass and use the MH for all of my baitcasters except soft plastics (I use a MF for Texas rigs with a bullet weight and MXF for weightless plastics if baitcasting) and only use the HF for flipping/pitching. Jigs will work great with the MHF. Hope this helps.
I have a Legend Tourney 7'9" HF with a mod fast action and use it for swimbaits. It is a very similar rod except for the telescoping base. It does a great job tossing swimbaits, even the heavy BBZ Trout lures.
I'd say a 6 1/2 or 7 ft medium action is a great all-around rod for a variety of baits... that being said, if you have the money, it's better to have several rods for different applications. The 2 basics/must-haves, in my opinion, are a medium action spinning rod and a medium-heavy action casting rod. These will truly cover 99% of your fishing situations.