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Throwing plugs and bucktails at stripers or blues. Ripping tube lures past voracious barracuda. Subtly dropping a crab on the nose of a permit or bonefish. This is the challenging realm of inshore angling -- and it's ruled by the St. Croix® Tidemaster® Inshore series. No rod is more tuned in to the challenges of fishing inshore. Lightweight. Perfectly balanced. All styles are built on 1-piece SCII premium graphite blanks featuring specialized taper designs to maximize your presentation. Batson Forecast aluminum ozide guides with 316 stainless steel frame. Fuji® reel seats. Manufacturer's 5-year warranty.
St. Croix® Tidemaster® Inshore Casting Rods
Excellent Rod for a price
I paired my 7 mediun action with a Curado 300E and 20# braid line. I normally use the rod for baby and medium tarpons. But this rod can handle more than that. Two days ago I catch a 140 pounds tarpon with no problem. A 1:40 hour fighth but the rod responded to the war. No complain at all. Only I have a problem when I first bought the rod. The guides were out of line; I had to re wrap the guides again.
May 29, 2012
I purchased the item to be paired with a ABU Garcia 6500. I can't be more pleased with the product. Did well on the mighty Roanoke River chasing rock fish. Will eventually use for Red Drum fishing
April 16, 2012
I have an older model of this rod that's a 3-piece & have it paired with a calcutta. I have used it saltwater bottom fishing, inshore redfishing, and bass fishing aswell. It is one tuff rod with quality eyes. Highly recommend it.
August 2, 2011
I bought a Tidemaster TIC76MF and paired it with a Revo Inshore. It's my favorite combo to use. It is balanced nicely. Sensitivity is good. This rod is easily my best and favorite to cast. I like the feel of this rod over my similarly spec'd Clarus Inshore. The build quality is excellent.
October 12, 2010
Personally, 1 piece is best. I have several 2 pieces, and they have served me well but it does not match up to have a 1 piece. When you are locked up with a nice 20" Red Snapper, and he is dogging down bent not to be caught. That is when you are going to realize how you should have gotten that 1 piece instead of a 2 piece.
I travel world wide, both fly and drive, and would like to get a nice 2 piece inshore casting rod to bring along with me on my trips to the beach and to use in my canoe. I could catch something as small as a small sea trout/speck to a large blue fish or small tuna? I'm primarily a fly fisherman retired in Italy, now, but grew-up in south Louisiana catching bass, red fish, and specks many moons ago. Rods have really changed since then.
3 years, 2 months ago
- NAPLES, ITALY
The Tidemaster comes in a few models that are multi piece. I have the 7.5 foot, 3 piece, medium heavy fast action for 10-20lb test line. It works great has backbone and mine has been used with 40lb test braid and has performed flawlessly while fighting everything from Big bass, Cats, Sturgeon, Redfish etc. I have flown all across the US with this rod and it is great. I know G.Loomis also sells a 3 peice rod but I don't know if it has the backbone for saltwater.
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