St. Croix Premier Series Musky Rod
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
When I first picked up my 7'0" MH 1-Piece (PM70MHF) I thought "wow, I way over bought..." A month later while fishing for Northerns in Ontario I finally understood. Although it did overpower (almost) every Walleye I pulled in, it was just perfect for the Pike! It felt too stiff with any lure under 1 ounce, but put on a 2 ounce and it pinpoints a cast like much smaller and thinner rods. I coupled it with a beefy Bass Pro Shops Nitro baitcaster and it was a match made in heaven. Thanks!
August 25, 2008
Best Rod Ever
I Catfish in the summers and Muskie fish in the Spring and Fall. This rod is the best rod I have ever used. I may only be 13 but I have caught a lot of Giants. Get the 8 foot med heavy it is big enough for all methods of freshwater.
January 12, 2008
St. Croix PM70MHF Muskie Rod
I recently purchased the St.Croix PM70MHF Muskie rod. This rod is a very strong rod its medium heavy shaft is more what I would consider to be heavy. I do find that when casting large muskie lures the rod does give you alot of casting power however it will give you a work out jerking the lure around all day. I caught my first Muskie(small 34") on this rod and I was amazed by the power it had to handle this fish. I am pleased with this rod.
July 11, 2006