St. Croix Premier Series Musky Rod
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
The rod in the 6'06 length had an incredible feel. I trolled and casted for muskies and was very satisfied to say the least! I paired the rod with a Abu-Garcia 5600 C4 and it was smooth all day long. The rod handled my first every and only Muskie of 40" long 20 lbs I will forever be a St. Croix customer.
October 14, 2013
I purchased this rod over a year ago and after a week in the heart of Lake of the Woods in Ontario, catching 36-53 inch Muskies, I have concluded that this pole is very high quality. I would never buy any other pole for musky fishing
June 19, 2013
Excellent rod choice
My first experience using this rod was on a guides boat. All of his combo's were Shimano reels on St Croix rods. Owning a Shimano Curado myself, I couldn't wait to see how it paired up with this rod.
My first impression about the 7-6 medium heavy rod (PM76MHF) was that it was rather thick at the handle end for a medium heavy rod, but it was incredibly light and well balanced. This was also the first time I had used a rod longer than 7-0.
As the day wore on, I found that it was almost effortless to cast larger, heavier lures with exceptional accuracy. The longer rod length also made figure 8's and working glider style baits much easier to do. Add to this the light weight of the blank, and you'll have yourself a much less tiresome day on the water slinging heavy musky lures around.
I bought one for myself soon after this trip, and I couldn't be happier with my choice. I'm sure my next St Croix purchase will be the 8-0 MH rod, since a friend of mine owns one, and he's promised to let me borrow it for an entire day this spring. That should be just enough to prompt me to buy one!
January 19, 2009