Avid Inshore from St Croix Rods

by • June 8, 2016 • Product Reviews, Rods and Reels ReviewsComments (0)3998

St. Croix has always been synonymous with high quality fishing rods. Doesn’t matter if you’re fishing from the kayak, SUP, bank, or boat, St. Croix has you covered. I recently got my hands on the new Avid Inshore series rod from St. Croix and quickly put it to work on some skinny flats chasing redfish. Check out our thoughts on the Avid Inshore fishing rod from St. Croix. 

 

Avid Inshore

At first glance, the Avid Inshore rod looks great in the sea-foam metallic green. The Avid Inshore series rods were retooled for 2016 with new blanks, new components and radical new cosmetics for 2016. The Avid Inshore series features SCIII graphite blanks that are designed using St. Croix’s exclusive Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) tooling technology for continuous curve tapers, increased hoop strength, and improved sensitivity. The updated Avid Inshore guide platform has also been upgraded to Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle guides with solid titanium frames for 100% protection from saltwater corrosion.

Avid Inshore

The Avid Inshore rods are designed specifically for inshore saltwater fishing and are fitted with Fuji DPS reel seats with gunsmoke hoods on their spinning models and Fuji ECS or TCS reel seats with gunsmoke hoods on casting models. The super-grade cork handles are tipped with corrosion proof wind checks, and all thread wraps are protected by two (2) coats of Flex Coat slow cure finish.

I paired an Okuma Helios 2500 series reel with the Avid Inshore rod. I went with the 7′ Medium Heavy Fast Action rod to chase my favorite species, inshore redfish. It didn’t take long before I was given the chance to test the backbone of the Avid Inshore rod. I poled up on a skinny flat, saw an upper slot redfish cruising, and pitched my bait over to it. Within seconds the Avid Inshore was doubled over with a 25″ redfish peeling drag. After a quick fight, the fish was landed for a hero shot and I was stoked to break in the new rod with some great mojo. I’ve been using the Avid Inshore rod for several weeks now, and I’m constantly impressed with not only how great it looks, but also with it’s performance. Casting is smooth, and it definitely has the meat to reel in some quality fish.

Avid Inshore

The Avid Inshore series comes in several sizes and actions, so St. Croix will have the perfect Avid Inshore for your fishing needs. Prices range from $230 to $290 in several models. If you’re looking for a new fishing rod to chase your favorite inshore fish, I highly recommend putting the St Croix Avid Inshore on your list.

 

 

 

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