Lightweight distance caster
December 28, 2014
I was so pleased with my recent purchase of a St. Croix AVC90MHF2, I wanted to add another rod from this series to my arsenal. This rod is an absolute joy to cast. I was able to get it out to the beach this weekend to give it a test run. I have this rod paired with a Daiwa Lexa 300HS. This rod had no problem putting a 7/8 ounce swim shad into the strike zone. I think this rod could comfortably handle a 1 1/2 oz. lure. To be fair, this rod wouldn't be my first choice when it comes to plugging for striped bass along the beach, particularly if there's larger fish around. However, I specifically purchased this rod for the late fall into winter season, when the larger fish have gone and schoolies rule the roost. The light weight of this rod, coupled with its outstanding overall quality, make working the beach with sand eel imitations and very light tins an absolute joy. While this rod may have been designed for freshwater use, it will definitely serve its purpose well as a light tackle saltwater rod.
Pros:Outstanding St. Croix quality. Can easily put a lure into the strike zone off a beach. Beautiful finish on the rod, and the cork handle not only looks great, but it's rather comfortable in the hands. Rod also comes with a hook holder....a definite plus.
Cons:Not a one..