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Batson Forecast® aluminum oxide guides with 316 stainless steel frame
Fuji® DPS reel seats
Manufacturer's 5-year warranty
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 Tidemaster Inshore series. No rod is more tuned in to the challenges of fishing inshore. Lightweight. Perfectly balanced. Built on one-piece SCII premium graphite blanks featuring specialized taper designs to maximize your presentation. Batson Forecast aluminum oxide guides with 316 stainless steel frames. Fuji DPS reel seats. Manufacturer's 5-year warranty. Made in USA.
Rated 5 out of 5 by randy63 favorite rod
I bought and 8' for Mosquito Lagoon bull reds and it has performed great. The rod and guides held up nicely under maximum strain of 36 and 40" reds. I use it as a surf rod also for Pompano between the sandbars and they dont stand a chance. All parts have held up for seven years now in alot of salt water action. By the way, I dont loan this one out!!!
March 4, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mullet True quality
I use the 8' heavy spinning rod (TIS80HF) for bottom fishing and jigging primarily for snapper and grouper. With 25# line and 2-4 oz. weight and in 60 to 100 ft depths, it works flawlessly. The sensitivity and backbone are the best I've used in my 30 years plus of this type of fishing.
August 1, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paulie Awesome rods!
When I first purchased the Tidemaster, I couldn't believe how light and responsive it is. The fast action is perfect for what I needed. Casting lightweight lures with nice distance. I can fish all day with it. No problem! I caught many fish with this rod. For it's price range, it can't be beat! Highly recommended!
February 28, 2007
I use my St. Croix to catch flounder with a frozen shrimp body (defrosted, of course) on a 1/8 oz. chartreuse jig head; hopping slowly along a sandy bottom; with an incoming tide at a pass (but at a non-strong current point) from a ocean/gulf inlet.
For the most part, yes. Most all high end, high quality rods will be constructed with the intention of resisting the elements. However, it doesn't matter whether your rod is $400.00, or $40.00, you still need to practice good maintenance. That means washing down your rod with fresh water every time you come off the water.
Choose a reel that feels good to you. There are so many options that go well with just about any rod. Go with the brands you like the most. For salt water try to stick with a reel of larger size than fresh water. Like a okuma trio s40. Not too small or too large. should be about the right size and wieght for any type of fishing.
I have owned the calcutta and it snapped after a few months of fishing in the gulf...never had a problem with st. croix..its seems to have more grunt to it. This has pulled in a 4 foot black tip with a penn conquer with 20# powerpro, the guides are in perfect condition and the braid has never even maked the guides. this was the best 170$ i ever spent on a rod! i highly reccomend you get it...best wishes and tight lines !
Tidemaster rods have SCII graphite blanks which St. Croix ranks as mid-modulus. This material produces rods that are highly sensitive, lightweight and durable. Tidemasters are outfitted with Baston Forecast hard aluminum guides with 316 stainless steel frames, Fuji DPS reel seat and premium-grade cork handle.
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