Outstanding rod for the money
December 28, 2014
The St Croix MSS90MM2 is probably one of the best overall plugging rods for the money. Though made in Mexico, it still retains much of the St. Croix quality you would expect. As many know, the Daiwa SP minnow is a rather popular lure in the surf, and this rod excels in throwing said lure. This 3/4-4 model has a softer tip than its 1-4 brethren, giving you some added sensitivity with swimming plugs, as well as the capability to throw lighter payloads for distance. The overall fit and finish of this rod is excellent, and the offset ferrule design helps give the rod a "one piece feel". Aesthetically speaking, I'm kinda digging the whole purple thing St. Croix is rockin' with the mojo. I think the biggest asset this rod offers is the value aspect. You get a good, quality fishing rod for the money here.
Pros:Good rod for the money. Softer tip helps cast lighter payloads, and gives added sensitivity. While significantly cheaper in price than the legend surf, this rod is not cheaply built. You get your money's worth with this rod.
Cons:My only negative with this rod would be the 4oz rating. This rod will comfortably handle 1 - 2 oz lures, 2 1/2 being the heaviest I would go on regular basis. At 3 oz, this rod really begins to develop that "I can but I'd rather not" kinda feel. I would definitely not throw 4 oz payloads with this rod.