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St. Croix Avid Inshore Rods

St. Croix Avid Inshore Rods

St. Croix Avid Inshore Rods have been completely redesigned to be significantly lighter and have improved balance. Featuring new blank designs and new components including Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle solid-titanium frame guides, which provide the ultimate protection from saltwater corrosion.

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TypeLengthPowerActionPiecesLine WeightLure WeightRod Weight (oz.)HandlePrice
Spinning6 ft. 6 in.MediumFast18 - 173/8 - 3/43.62$240.00 USD
Spinning6 ft. 6 in.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/44.53$250.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.LightModerate16 - 121/8 - 3/83.41$240.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.Medium LightFast16 - 121/8 - 1/24.02$240.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.MediumModerate18 - 171/4 - 5/83.51$240.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.MediumFast18 - 173/8 - 3/44.12$250.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.MediumExtra Fast18 - 173/16 - 5/83.92$250.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/45.24$260.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.HeavyFast115 - 303/4 - 26.05$270.00 USD
Spinning7 ft. 6 in.Medium LightFast16 - 121/8 - 1/24.33$250.00 USD
Spinning7 ft. 6 in.MediumFast18 - 173/8 - 3/44.33$260.00 USD
Spinning7 ft. 6 in.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/45.85$270.00 USD
Spinning7 ft. 6 in.HeavyFast115 - 303/4 - 27.26$290.00 USD
Spinning8 ft.Medium LightFast16 - 121/8 - 1/25.05$260.00 USD
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Spinning8 ft.MediumFast18 - 173/8 - 3/45.25$260.00 USD
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Spinning8 ft.Medium HeavyFast114 - 301/2 - 27.16$280.00 USD
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Spinning8 ft.HeavyFast117 - 403/4 - 37.66$300.00 USD
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Casting7 ft.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/45.37$260.00 USD
Casting7 ft.HeavyFast115 - 303/4 - 25.87$270.00 USD
Casting7 ft. 6 in.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/46.08$270.00 USD
Casting7 ft. 6 in.HeavyFast115 - 303/4 - 27.08$290.00 USD
Casting8 ft.Medium HeavyFast114 - 301/2 - 26.89$280.00 USD
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Casting8 ft.HeavyFast117 - 403/4 - 37.39$300.00 USD
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St. Croix Avid Inshore Rods have been completely redesigned to be significantly lighter and have improved balance. Featuring new blank designs and new components including Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle solid-titanium frame guides, which provide the ultimate protection from saltwater corrosion.


  • Designed specifically for inshore saltwater angling
  • Premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite
  • Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) tooling technology
  • Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle guides with aluminum-oxide rings and titanium frames
  • Fuji ECS or TCS reel seat with gunsmoke hood on casting models
  • Fuji DPS reel seat with gunsmoke hoods on spinning models
  • Kigan titanium hook-keeper
  • Corrosion-proof wind check
  • Two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish
  • Super-grade cork handle
5 Stars based on 34 reviews
Winter Springs
January 28, 2019
Great Product
This rod is extremely well built and a perfect match for my new Penn Spinfisher V reel
By Charles P
Gulf Breeze, Fl
January 15, 2019
Favorite Rod
Extremely light. The VIS76MF pairs nicely with the stradic 2500 Ci4. Such a light combo that it floats. Very sensitive. Works great for trout and reds.
By Gus
St Augustine FL
December 13, 2018
Rod was exactly what I ordered and was delivered ahead of expected date.
By Stephen
Portland Maine
December 5, 2018
8 ft Mhf
Another great product from st croix. After owning two other avid inshores I had to add to my collection. Look forward to taking it for a spin in the spring
ProsWeight and power
By Taco Steve
Bridgewater, New Jersey
November 24, 2018
Sensitive and Strong
I have 2 of these rods and I use them for Blackfish, Seabass, Fluke and Striped Bass. Great back bone and super sensitive! I paired them up with the Van Staal VR50 to make perfect inshore combo for NJ fishing.
By Jerry
November 24, 2018
Balance and feel
St Croix makes great rods.
ProsWeight, feel, quality
ConsNot inexpensive
By Exkeydet
Lexington VA
November 16, 2018
75% of my rods are St. Croix rods. I've always been a fan of their Tidemaster Series, but the new Avid Inshore Series tops them.

I now own several of them, and they perform flawlessly.

They're also about the prettiest rod that you'll ever run across.
By D
Meteren the Netherlands
October 27, 2018
New rod
I check so much positive reviews, I order this road 7ft the same with a Daiwa lt Luna real!
Can’t wait to try! Pike here we come!!
By Chris Behm
Santa Cruz, CA
July 21, 2018
My new favorite!!
I paired the 7†MH with the shimano tranx 300A which balanced out nicely! First day using it I hooked into 2 good sized halibut & man this rod was fun to use, tons of bend & strong backbone to handle big fish with confidence! I’m buying another combo just like it - it’s that good!!
By Kevin
Nashville, TN
July 3, 2018
St Croix Avid 7"6 , ML VIS76MLF
Purchased 3 of these Avid, 7'6" ML, late last year paired with Shimano CI4 2500 reels. Use them for Bass on the lakes and Reds and Specs down in Florida on the Flats. Handle all bass and Spec Trout with ease and Reds up to 10-15 lbs. Rod is extremely light and Strong.
ProsHigh Quality, Light, Strong
Consa little expensive
By ted
macon ga
May 25, 2018
inshore rods
super lite ST Croix best rods I have ever used
By Dean
San Antonio, Texas
May 11, 2018
Just another reason I only use St. Croix
Casting is a breeze . Hook set and backbone are get and the craftsmanship is awesome. Oh and it’s super light.
By Karl
South Carolina
April 4, 2018
Quality workmanship. Beautiful Rod.
Planning on using this rod to chase Bull Reds. Has plenty of backbone, and if anything like my other 10 St Croix rods ( yeah, I know, I have a problem) I won't be disappointed.
By stephen
South Portland, ME
February 17, 2018
Greatest rods on earth
I use this rods in the back bays and mud flats for prowling stripers. Plenty of back bone to land 25 pound class fish, and touch to feel the sometimes light bite. This rod is always with me in the spring.
ProsStrong, lightweight, St. Croix warranty.
ConsCost, but you get what you pay for.
By Mark
Raeford North Carolina.
January 29, 2018
Great Rod
As always St Croix rods perform like they say. Thanks Tackle Direct for the fast shipping.
11 Questions & 11 Answers
from NEW YORK asked:
January 21, 2019
Would the VIS66MF be a good light tackle rod for schoolie bass, small blues, porgy's and other inshore Northeast species? Looking to pair it with Stradic ci4+2500. Would that reel balance well with it?
1 Answers
That would be a perfect match. The reel will balance well on the 6'6 or even the 7'. Great light tackle set up.
on January 23, 2019

from NW Indiana asked:
November 22, 2018
Are these rods hand made in the USA, as the Tidemaster rods are advertised to be?
1 Answers
Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, U.S.A.
on November 25, 2018

from Baltimore, Maryland asked:
November 12, 2018
Does the 7' and 8' heavy rods have double foot guides or just the normal single foot guides? Thanks
1 Answers
First 3 guides on each rod are double, the rest of the guides are single.
on November 13, 2018

from pittsburgh asked:
April 18, 2018
would the 8 ft. ml be ok for inshore snook and seatrout or would it be to light?
1 Answers
You would get great action with the St. Croix VIS76MHF Avid Inshore Spinning Rod - 7 ft. 6 in for the application your using the rod for.
on April 20, 2018

from Glen Burnie, MD asked:
February 10, 2018
Thinking about Pairing the VIS76HF with a diawa BG4500, would that make a good all around inshore combo for striper, and large cobia, maybe even offshore for small tuna and dorado?
1 Answers
This would be a standout inshore combo for stripers and cobia. As for offshore you might be over matched for that style of fishing.
on February 13, 2018

from St. Augustine asked:
January 20, 2018
How does this stack up against the Shimano Terez?
1 Answers
Both the Avid Inshore and the Terez are fantastic rods, however they are difficult to compare as the are generally seen being used for different applications. The Avid Inshore is an inshore rod, generally used for casting lighter jigs and plugs for species like redfish, snook, and speckled trout. The Terez is a rod generally used in offshore fishing for much heavier applications. The lighter models of the Terez may be used for dolphin or snapper, while the heavier models would be used for tuna fishing.
on January 22, 2018

from Somers Point, New Jersey asked:
May 30, 2017
What sized reel would fit this rod in a 7ft 3/4 - 2oz version?
1 Answers
A 5000 size reel would balance well with the St. Croix VIS70HF Avid Inshore Spinning Rod - 7 ft.
on May 31, 2017

Leonard martin
from Ypsilanti michigan asked:
April 30, 2017
Which model would be best paired with a van stall be 125? Beach and pier fishing south Florida.
1 Answers
The 8' MH or H power St Croix Avid Inshore rod would be best suited for the application it would be used for.
on May 3, 2017

from Brownsville,Texas asked:
April 1, 2017
Which rod model would pair well on a Shimano Stradic 4000 FJ ?
1 Answers
I would suggest any of the 7' to 7'6" models. Which power to select depends on the size of the lures/bait you will be casting. Try and select the rod with a lure weight that falls most within the range of what lures and or sinkers you will be casting with.
on April 3, 2017

from Hartford Connecticut asked:
January 24, 2017
Would a 5000 clash balence well with this rod?
1 Answers
The Penn Clash 5000 would balance well with the 8 ft Avid inshore rods.
on January 24, 2017

Mark Nickerson
from NH asked:
September 1, 2015
When will the new avid rods be shipped from the manufacturer? Thank you! I am anxious to buy one!
1 Answers
These rods will be shipped from St. Croix towards the end of September.
on September 3, 2015


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