This is where most anglers get their first taste of St. Croix quality. The Premier is an affordable series, but the quick, precise tapers, lightweight SCII graphite blanks, and aluminum oxide guides ensure that each rod handles like a custom stick. Advanced IPC Integrated Poly Curve® technology eliminates ''dead zones'' in the blank; you'll find the casts crisp and clean, and the actions finely tuned. Fitted with genuine Fuji® graphite reel seats and select-grade cork handles for supreme sensitivity and easy handling. And now they're even lighter, faster, and stronger than ever! Made in USA.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stance304 Does the job well
Being my first pole I don't have much for comparison. This year was my first year targeting musky, after losing fish on bass rod I knew I needed this rod. So far no complaints. Really helped me manuever a 40 in fish , allowing me to net it with no one there to help. Not super stiff either, very sturdy rod.
December 8, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by healer17 5 stars
Fabulous rod and made right here in the USA. You can't beat that with a stick!
September 29, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jebbtg Great Rod!!
Great quality rod as expected. Perfect for big pike and muskies. Lightweight but strong for throwing those big baits.
May 12, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by lightningmusky Great Rod for money
The Musky Premiers are great rods fpr the money much better than the Pete Maina series or Shimano Compre's. I have a good number of them and St Croix knows how to make musky rods for Musky fisherman.
January 10, 2010
I currently use a BPS 10 ft. Catmaxx. Looking to upgrade to St. Croix but from what I understand they discontinued their catfish rods some time ago. Would the Musky rod work for wrestling in the 50+ lb. catfish?
I would prefer a staff answer, but if anyone else knows, it would be helpful. Can I use a rod designed for 2-6 ounce lures for lures that weigh more or less than that? I wasn't sure how ell that would work. Thanks.
the lure weight recommendations are a general guideline from the mfr. but a much lighter lure would not properly load the rod and therfore require much more casting effort. conversely a heavier lure tends to overload the rod result in shorter casting distance and exaggerated rod bending (not to mention being hard on the rod). all that said the mfr. recommendations are based on the spine of the blank and tend to vary wildly from make to make. many a medium/heavy rod rated for 1.5 oz is grunting to handle that size of spoon if you're really trying to pitch it out there. St. Croix is a higher end made in usa brand and i trust their recommendations. you may find more info on their site as well. just my 2 cents but unless you have a chance to handle the rod you'll have to rely on the mfr. recommendations. i have found the longer rods to be easier to load and more forgiving on the heavier end so you will get more leeway from a longer rod IMO.