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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 will handle like a custom stick. Advanced IPC Integrated Poly Curve® technology eliminates "dead zones" in the blank; you'll find the casts uniformly 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.
Action: UL = Ultra Light L = Light ML = Medium Light M = Medium MH = Medium Heavy H = Heavy
Rated 5 out of 5 by fishingamigo Easy Casting
Effortless casting and maximum feel. Seems like you can feel fish breath on a bait.
May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SWSTPTAngler Solid As They Come
Used this rod coupled with a Shimano Spheros and have never had a problem. Has been mostly used for inshore and coastal fishing and has never had a issue. I fish a 6' medium rod and is really great for the tight back country.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by crappiemagicman Awesome feeling rod
I have a couple of these in different powers. All have held up really well. I caught two 32+ inch Muskie on the ultra light last year with 10lb power pro. These rods take a beating and keep on going. Never had to have any warranty work done. I've heard some not so great things about their customer service, luckily I've not had to use the warranty. I highly recommend these rods to anybody from the weekend warrior to the tournament angler.
March 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by TickedinCO Broke on third use
Tip broke on third use with 4lb line. Cost $60 to send it to St. Croix for warranty repair. They wanted another $20 to send it back, but waived the fee after I complained. Now my $110 rod cost $170.
Doesn't seem fair to me.
I will never buy St. Croix again.
September 15, 2013
What's are the differences and benefits in performance between the 6'6'' St. Croix Premier Ultra Light and the 6'9'' St. Croix Panfish (other than the 3 inches)? I am looking for a light tackle outfit to catch some smaller sized LMB and panfish.
well the extra length will give you greater distance and accuracy in casting it will also improve sensitivity and give you a little more leverage over fish. also the panfish series is a combination of the scii graphite and sciv making it more sensitive and has pack bay minima guides which reduce weight and increase casting distance as well.
I have several of the Premier rods and I think they are superior to the Panfish. It does weigh an ounce more but I prefer the guides on the Premier over the Panfish. The rods are basically the same blanks. The extra length will help if you cast really light lures or cast into the wind. I would suggest you look at the Falcon Bucoo rods also. The are my current favorite in light action rods.
Medium Heavy - Typically used for larger fish or used when casting larger baits
Short, stout rods are used mostly for trolling for big game fish. Longer rods are designed for longer casting situations such as surf fishing. The most important thing, is to get equipment that is best suited for the type of fishing that you plan on doing.
I am looking to buy a new rod and can't decide between the 2. I'm looking to use it for texas rigged worms, with a 1/32 bullet sinker. I like using 7 ft. rods. Also, which weight would you go, M or MH. Thanks for the help.
i like the premier, the mojo is ok, but in not one for rods made in other countries, it seems on the "cheaper" side of quality and performence, to me my premiers and tried and true and tested and proven atleast 18 days a month, as for weight, M or MH? well that depends what your after, for small mouth on the rocks I'd go with the M for largemount near pads timble and debris id go with the MH being you like the lighter weight id go with the M its a bit more on the sensitive side and easyer to handle lighter lures I use a MH for 1/4oz bullets and up. I'm a river fisherman as well, so im constantly dealing with the current, and sometimes a MH rod makes it a bit more easyer to deal with.
I would go with the St. Croix. I own one of these rods and love the sensitivity. I would actually go a little lighter than medium action. The St. Croix is a durable rod and will not break easily. I have landed multiple 7lb+ bass with my light. I always recommend the lighter action for a more exciting fight.
Hello, I have the 7 ft mh rod and I enjoy fishing it with a swim bait. To achieve the type of sensitivity you are looking for I would go with something a little lighter. I have not had the chance to review the, M, but it may be your best bet. Now I do fish mine TexRig with a worm and many other ways and I enjoy it. But I am considering buying other lighter rods for the best advantage.
Medium action, I would say fast tip. As for the rod brand, that depends upon your wallet. I tend to use Shimano Crucials, Bass Pro Shops CarbonLite if I want to spend a lot, and Berkley Cherrywood if I do not. The Cherrywood, for the money, is the best bang for the buck, it is VERY sensitive, and very light. I know some say they have broken them, so if you are used to say a Shakespeare Ugly Stick, which takes insane punishment, than you may not be happy with the Cherrywood. I hear that Fenwicks and Falcons are also very good. I have been replacing my St. Croix rods with Shimanos and CarbonLites as I am just not that impressed with them. I have a 30 year old St Croix UL rod that is really sweet but I am cool to their newer offerings and rumors about paying big bucks to get them to honor their warranties. If I had to pick one, I'd look at a medium power fast action Bass Pro Shop CarbonLite. Hope this helps.