St. Croix® Imperial Fly Rods
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- Stunningly lustrous deep burgundy fast-action SCIV or SCII blank
- Aluminum-oxide stripper guides
- Hard chrome snake guides
- Uplocking, machined-aluminum reel seat
- Premium-grade cork handles
- Includes a rugged case with divided liner
An Imperial rod empowers you to step into the world of elite fly-fishing without shaking out your pockets. The stunningly lustrous deep burgundy fast-action SCIV and SCII blank unloads like a dream, shooting your fly to the other side of that deep, dark pool with ease. A true everyman’s rod, the Imperial is constructed with aluminum-oxide stripper guides and hard chrome snake guides and an uplocking, machined-aluminum reel seat (2-5 weight models feature mahogany insert) with premium-grade cork handles. Includes a rugged case with divided liner.
Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5 out of 5 by sirchad Buy it !!!
I just wanted to let those thinking about buying a St Croix rod to know that they will honor their warranty.
I bought the Avid which was the predecessor to the Imperial about 15 years ago. It broke while in the middle of a cast about a month ago it turns out it had a crack in the section were it fit into the furrral. I sent it back not knowing what to expect, to my surprise they sent me a brand new Imperial 4 piece 9wt to replace my avid 9wt. It is nice to know their are still companies out there that stand behind their products I would recommend them to anyone looking for a quality fly rod.
September 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by fishinfool13 Fun Times
Want to have some fun catching trout in small mountain streams? Well, this is the rod for you. Match it with an ultralight reel without drag and the fight is on. From feisty 6 inch natives to bulldog hatchery released brood mares, this rod can deliver the joy. It will bend itself in half without breaking and make every fish feel like a trophy. Landed an almost 7 pound monster without killing her from fatigue and whooped out loud while catching 9 inch rainbow jumpers that felt like 2 pounders. Only drawback is that ultrafast action makes it difficult to throw a fly very far and rollcasting requires more speed and effort to be effective. Definitely a rod for small waters.
October 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by toolman560 Great product
Have had the 9ft 5 wt 4 piece rod for over a year now and it performs great, especially considering the price. Made in North American. Excellent at short and mid distance casting (up to about 60 ft). My kids use it because it's easy to cast and they have yet to break it. Do yourself a favour and check it out. You won't be disappointed. Easy warranty program and great value for the dollar.
December 1, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tok2Tok Fragile with poor MFR warranty
Pole tip section broke while threading my line. The manufacturers warranty was ineffective in resolving their product failure. The Quality Control on St. Croix products is unfortunately lacking and I would look elsewhere (eg, Sage) for quality products of integrity and solid warrantys. Buyer beware!!!
October 14, 2011
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