St. Croix Avid AVS Series Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods

St. Croix Avid AVS Series
Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods

These St. Croix Avid AVS Salmon & Steelhead Rods are built from high-modulus SCIII graphite blanks and trimmed out with Fuji’s Alconite Concept Guide System. They deliver a combination of strength, durability and a light, sensitive feel that makes their price downright impressive.

$260.00 - $290.00
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TD Code
LengthPowerActionPiecesLine Weight (lb)Lure Weight (oz)Rod Weight (oz)HandlePrice
8' 6''MFast28 - 121/4 - 3/45.56$260.00 USD
8' 6''MHFast28 - 173/8 - 15.66$260.00 USD
8' 6''HFast212 - 251/2 - 25.86$270.00 USD
9'LMod.24 - 81/16 - 3/85.06$260.00 USD
9'MLFast26 - 101/8 - 5/85.36$270.00 USD
9'MFast28 - 121/4 - 3/45.66$270.00 USD
9'MHFast28 - 173/8 - 15.86$270.00 USD
9'HFast212 - 251/2 - 26.06$280.00 USD
9' 6''LMod.24 - 81/16 - 3/85.46$260.00 USD
9' 6''MFast28 - 121/4 - 3/45.86$280.00 USD
9' 6''MHFast28 - 173/8 - 16.06$280.00 USD
9' 6''HFast212 - 251/2 - 26.26$290.00 USD
10' 6''MLFast26 - 101/8 - 5/86.26$290.00 USD
10' 6''MFast28 - 121/4 - 3/46.66$290.00 USD
10' 6''ULSlow22 - 161/16 - 1/44.66$270.00 USD
11'LMod24 - 81/16 - 3/84.87$280.00 USD
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St. Croix Avid AVS Series Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods Features
  • Integrated Poly Curve(IPC) tolling technology.
  • Premium, high-modulus SCIIIgraphite.
  • Superb sensitivity, extreme strength and durability, incredibly light and an outstanding value.
  • Specialized, technique-specific and species-specific designs.
  • Fuji Alconite Concept Guide System with black frames.
  • Fuji SKM reel seat/gunsmoke hoods.
  • Select-grade cork handle.
  • Two Coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish.
  • Limited lifetime warranty backed by unmatched St. Croix service.
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
5 Stars based on 3 reviews
By Musky h.
Dallas, Texas
If game spin
September 27, 2018
Bought this to use with my Van Stahl surf reel chasing fresh water strippers and musky. Balances well, throws heavy lures with ease and has enough backbone to get them to the boat. Comes as a two piece so easy transport. Will work well on tarpon.
ProsCost, transport and casting
By Patrick c.
Auburn, California.
The one.
January 1, 2015
I purchased this rod blind never seeing it. I can't be happier with the rod. The rod is light weight and well balanced. The fast action is stiff but still has lots of play.
ProsStiffer than most fast action rods. Well balanced. Looks good.
By Fishinguy2u
Worth every dollar
June 15, 2012
I used this rod as my light surf rod. I used it extensively on a recent trip to Florida making a couple thousand casts.
ProsLike all St. Croix products I found this rod to have a nice smooth action and fell great in my hand as it was lightweight and well balanced.
ConsI dislike that this rod is made for 8 - 12 lb test. I would like this rod in a 10 -15 or 12 - 17 lb model burt that is my preference. I feel the lure weight rating should be increased as I easily cast lures up to 2 oz. while putting maximum loading into my casts.
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from PA asked:
November 26, 2018
What is the handle length on the 9'6" heavy rod?
1 Answer
This rod is currently on backorder, when it does become available we'll be able to get a measurement for you.
Submitted by: Bernie on November 27, 2018

Ben Anderson
from MA asked:
January 23, 2020
I'm looking for a 2 piece inshore spinning rod for smaller striped bass and bluefish. Will be using lures in the 1oz range and primarily fishing from shore. Would theAVS86HF2 be the best fit? Other than rinsing the rod off with freshwater after any saltwater use do I need to take any other precautions? 
1 Answer
Hello Ben, Yes that rod would work. The normal care after use will be fine. 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 23, 2020

from Bangalore, Karnataka asked:
April 18, 2019
what is the split ratio of  the 2 piece model? Is it 50 50 split
1 Answer
yes 50-50 so you can fit it in a rod case
Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on May 23, 2019

from Catskills, N.Y. asked:
March 27, 2019
What reel size would be suggested for the AVS96MLF2
1 Answer
Depending on the reel you choose, a 4000 or 5000 size reel would most likely balance the best with the 9' 6. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on April 4, 2019

from Springfield Gardens, NY asked:
March 12, 2017
will this rod hold up in saltwater ?
1 Answer
This rod is designed with freshwater fishing in mind. However, it would hold up to saltwater use so long as it is properly taken care of. We suggest always lightly rinsing off your equipment with freshwater after every saltwater use.
Submitted by: Devon on March 14, 2017


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