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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$230.00 USD
Spinning6 ft. 6 in.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/44.53$240.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.LightModerate16 - 121/8 - 3/83.41$230.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.Medium LightFast16 - 121/8 - 1/24.02$230.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.MediumModerate18 - 171/4 - 5/83.51$230.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.MediumFast18 - 173/8 - 3/44.12$240.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.MediumExtra Fast18 - 173/16 - 5/83.92$250.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/45.24$250.00 USD
Spinning7 ft.HeavyFast115 - 303/4 - 26.05$260.00 USD
Spinning7 ft. 6 in.Medium LightFast16 - 121/8 - 1/24.33$240.00 USD
Spinning7 ft. 6 in.MediumFast18 - 173/8 - 3/44.33$250.00 USD
Spinning7 ft. 6 in.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/45.85$260.00 USD
Spinning7 ft. 6 in.HeavyFast115 - 303/4 - 27.26$280.00 USD
Spinning8 ft.Medium LightFast16 - 121/8 - 1/25.05$250.00 USD
Spinning8 ft.MediumFast18 - 173/8 - 3/45.25$250.00 USD
Spinning8 ft.Medium HeavyFast114 - 301/2 - 27.16$270.00 USD
Spinning8 ft.HeavyFast117 - 403/4 - 37.66$290.00 USD
Casting7 ft.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/45.37$250.00 USD
Casting7 ft.HeavyFast115 - 303/4 - 25.87$260.00 USD
Casting7 ft. 6 in.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/46.08$260.00 USD
Casting7 ft. 6 in.HeavyFast115 - 303/4 - 27.08$280.00 USD
Casting8 ft.Medium HeavyFast114 - 301/2 - 26.89$270.00 USD
Casting8 ft.HeavyFast117 - 403/4 - 37.39$290.00 USD
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 26 reviews
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.
By Matty D
Tampa, FL
January 19, 2018
St. Croix Avid Inshore Spinning VIS70MF - Perfect Inshore Rod, Used with Artificial
I've been using different brands, price points and lengths of rods to tune in what works best for me with 2500 and 3000 size reels, mostly Shimano Stradic Ci4+ and Stradic FK and Diawa Fuego. This rod is so much better at casting than my TFO PSS 764-1, St Croix Mojo Inshore or G Loomis E6x. I was worried about sizing down from 7'6" rods to this 7' rod but it actually casts farther and has other benefits - easier to maneuver around the boat, easier to stow and store and the slightly shorter handle length means I'm not banging the rod base against things like my trolling motor (or my gut). First time out with the new rod I did not want to switch to another rod even though it was rigged with the lure I needed at the time. I already purchased another one. I'll be using the TFO rods as guest setups from now on.
ProsQuality, workmanship, warranty.
ConsPricey, but if package price is an issue, I would rather save money on the reel and spend it on the rod.
By Val
New York
January 12, 2018
Second one broke
First rod broke on a 2 lbs seabass. New one--less than a year old already broke too. The liner fell out of the tip. St croix wants $40 shipping to fix this. I'll fix it myself and never buy another st croix again. This my 5th St croix that broke. I don't think this is made in USA--at least the guides, reel seat and the blank are not.
By Stephen
Orange Beach, AL
January 10, 2018
Super light and powerful. High quality.
I have 2 paired on a Van Staal Vs150 and a Van Staal VS 100. These rods are extremely light and high Quality, yet powerful enough to handle big fish inshore and nearshore.
ProsWarranty Quality Corrosion resistance
By Luis Gonzalez
December 11, 2017
I have a few St. Croix rods and I keep adding to my collection, this one is no exception great rod great price.
By Derek
Apopka, FL
December 9, 2017
Feather light, perfect action, combining it with a Shimano Sustain, awesome combo, weighs nothing.
By Dan
Long Island, New York
November 17, 2017
My Albie Stick!
This rod is a dream. Light, strong, even looks cool. Handles screaming albies very well!
South Jersey
October 27, 2017
Great rod
Purchased the 7€™ mf rod paired with 3000 Stradic. Great set up
September 25, 2017
Strong backbone
Great rod for cat fish fresh Walter Fishing in south America. Great back bone to pull the fish out of tree banks pair it with shimano tranz400 100 lbs braid
ProsLight plenty of backbone
8 Questions & 8 Answers
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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