St. Croix knows that anglers live in a catch-fish at any cost world, and that's why they built their Triumph Series Spinning Rods. Designed to perform in every possible fishing application, St. Croix's Triumph Spinning Rods offer outstanding strength, sensitivity and the hook-setting performance required to satisfy anglers that live for the next cast. Fashioned from premium SCII graphite, Triumph Spinning Rods offer finely tuned actions and tapers for precision casing and overall superior performance. Outfitted with hard aluminum oxide guides with black frames, Fuji® DPS reel seat with frosted silver hoods and a premium grade cork handle, these Triumph Spinning Rods finished with two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish as well as carry a very angler friendly price tag.
Premium-quality SCII graphite
Outstanding strength, sensitivity and hook setting power
Finely tuned actions and tapers for superior performance
Rated 5 out of 5 by DBanks Great Rods, Great Price
I've been an avid fisherman for the past 20 years. I used to solely use Ugly Stiks for their durability, but their sensitivity always left something to be desired. I looked around and found these rods. I picked up the 6 foot light action and have never looked back. These rods combine great sensitivity, backbone, features, and durability at an amazing price point. I have 3 of these rods; the 5 foot UL, the 6 foot L, and the 6 foot 6 M. Ive caught everything from brook trout to rockfish on this line of rods. They can't be beat for the price.
October 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slider123 Triumph
I purchased the 6'-6" ml rod in a 2 piece. I was hesitant to buy a 2 piece rod because I had always been told that you lose sensitivity in a multi piece rod.
I decided to try the 2 piece because of the aggravation of hauling a 1 piece in the cab of my truck. This 2 piece rod is as sensitive as any of my one piece rods and the action is perfect. This is my go to spinning rod for river small mouth, rock bass, etc. I can't say enough, I love it. If you are on the fence about a new spinning rod, give this one a chance.
May 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dreday great rod
I use a 6'6 medium light with a daiwa ss 700 for drop shotting and love it. It's light and sensitive. I have yamamoto dropshottng rod paired with a stradic, but like the triumph set up more. I use10lb braid with an 8lb flouro leader and slam em. Last week I boated over 20 bass with ths set-up.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SDevos68 Great rod
I purchased the 6'6 Med-Fast 2pc rod when I got back into fishing and having never paid for a quality rod (used mostly Ugly Stiks). Boy what a difference. I learned the difference between sensitivity and flexible with this rod. It's a fast action so it doesn't bend nearly as far down as I'm used to...but that's a good thing! I've been able to throw just about every lure in my tackle box with it without a problem. I like it so much, I'm looking at getting at least a couple more for an ultralight rod and a heavier rod.
April 14, 2013
I wouldn't just fish with shiners but also crankbaits and soft plastics too, but mostly shiners. I'm just wondering if this rods got good power for hook setting in those situations. and if so what specifications for the rod
I use it for freshwater only; penn has a fierce rod that is inexpensive and that would go well with your reel. Especially for bottom half day charters the fierce rod will be enough and will keep it fun too
I am trying to decide on whether to go with a medium or medium light. I am just getting started in fishing and plan to do a combination of fishing, from jigging to crack baits. Bass, walleye and trout will be the primary fish that I will be going after. I plan to buy a trolling rod /reel in the future, but will use this rod/reel on occassion. Any suggestions on which one to go with would be appreciated.
I just purchased a rod for the same purchase. Though it's durable enough to catch smaller bass as a medium light, I would recommend that you simply buy a medium rod instead. It's got more backbone with the same sensitivity so you will end up with a much more versatile rod. If you really want a challenge with your trout then get a seperate rod, like a hyper light! The medium rod will do fine as well.
Looking to pair a Penn Fierce with a 6'6" Medium Triumph. I'll be fishing for rock cod, sea perch, sea bass, flounder, and maybe an occasional ling cod (if I'm lucky). I'll be using sand shrimp for bait and casting it out to the water. Will this be a good setup for this type of fishing?
Yes it can Kevin...been using this combo in saltwater for about ten years. I suggest using a flourocarbon shock leader...with a medium action rod, hook sets..especially with 20# braid can be brutal..on fish and tackle.
First of all I play junior hockey in Canada so I appreciate the Hockey Heaven shout out. Now to answer your question yes it can handle braid espescially 15-20lb braid because the diamater is way thinner than 15-20lb mono. I prefer to throw braid on a baitcaster to be honest but if you need it to it can handle it with ease.
Absolutely! I have the 6'6" Triumph rod with the Shimano Sedona using 12 lb braid. I am planning to restring with a heavier braid because the diameter of the12 lb braid is equivalent to 4 lb test. Make sure you tie with the double clinch knot.
I have the 5' 2-6lb triumph I use for trout. It's very light I mainly fish small streams and Brooks for brookies with trout worms and salmon eggs. I catch trout averaging 10-14" with this setup and it's fun. I'd be worried hooking into a 3 or 4lb brown though, look into the premier series, they are a few dollars more but they carry a larger selection in light action rods.
I would suggest a 6'-6" and a 6' medium action rod, depending on how big the lakes are, the longer rod for better distance on casts and the shorter for smaller ponds.You can also go with a 7' medium light action rod for the bigger lakes,it has the sensitivity of the light action rod with the back bone of the medium action rod,try and get the moderate fast to fast power rods.I like the fast rod for throwing spinners like Blue Fox and Panther martin.
The quality of it is the only difference, basically. Like, the feel of the rod tip from each bite, the bend, the durability, all that is generally higher quality with the more expensive rod. Depending on how much that means to you would determine which rod you get. This is the perfect rod for an entry level up to intermediate level fisherman.
It's the same difference as salt water rods,a 75.00$ rod is made with different materials not necessarily inferior , but generally a $400.00 is of better quality than it's less expensive counterpart.But that does not mean that it's better.I use the Bass Pro Shops Tourney special,it's a $50.00 dollar rod, but it's just as good if not better than a $400.00 rod,as far as I'm concerned. Some people swear by the expensive stuff, but that doesn't make it better!I've tried expensive equipment, and it did not make me a better fishermen,I have some rods that I've paid between$50.00 and $100.00 that I still use 10 years latter,and work just as well now as when they were new!
I was looking for a rod 6'6" or above in length. Light action. For finesse bass fishing. I'm looking to pair this up with an Abu Garcia 400i series spinning reel. Which one is better.? Plz explain why also.
medium light is best for finesse. It allows the bass to swallow your bait without the resistance from a higher rated rod. Lighter tip, but sill enough hook setting power. You'll miss too many light bites on a heavier set up as bass sometimes just inhale the bait and it's hard to detect.
I can not speak for the All Star rods since I have never owned one. I do hear good things about them though. I have a Triumph 6' medium light action with a 2500 shimano on it rigged with 8lb fluro and it's a nice durable light setup, it's light enough for crappie and I have hauled in 3lb smallies in Maine.
This is a great combo,but I would have gone with the next size reel, because you can hook some big trot, and it's nice to have a little extra line on you spool just in case it goes for a long run, but the combo you chose is great for trout,rod is not to big or to small,perfect for getting in those smaller streams and big enough to get good distance in those bigger bodies of water.I fish for brook trout a lot, and where I live the trout are sea run and they get big,and getting 4 to 6 pound brookies is not unusual, so that is why I prefer a reel with a bit more line capacity.
Bottom line, yes you can. Freshwater rods just are not manufactured to handle the corrosion of saltwater. After fishing in salt water be sure to spray down your rod and reel with freshwater from a hose to keep it looking good
Yes you can use this rod in saltwater, but make sure on the species of fish you are going for. Salt water fishing holds some very large fish that can make a medium action rod into an ultra light. I use my freshwater rods in salt water all the time! Once I'm done, I always,always,always rinse my rod and reel with fresh water as soon as possible, to get the salt residue off my equipment. With regular maintenance it should last for years.Depending how hard you are on your stuff.