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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Model
TD Code
TypeLengthPowerActionPiecesLine WeightLure WeightRod Weight (oz.)HandlePrice
VIS66MF
SCR-1566
Spinning6 ft. 6 in.MediumFast18 - 173/8 - 3/43.62$240.00 USD
VIS66MHF
SCR-1567
Spinning6 ft. 6 in.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/44.53$250.00 USD
VIS70LM
SCR-1568
Spinning7 ft.LightModerate16 - 121/8 - 3/83.41$240.00 USD
VIS70MLF
SCR-1569
Spinning7 ft.Medium LightFast16 - 121/8 - 1/24.02$240.00 USD
VIS70MM
SCR-1571
Spinning7 ft.MediumModerate18 - 171/4 - 5/83.51$240.00 USD
VIS70MF
SCR-1570
Spinning7 ft.MediumFast18 - 173/8 - 3/44.12$250.00 USD
VIS70MXF
SCR-1865
Spinning7 ft.MediumExtra Fast18 - 173/16 - 5/83.92$250.00 USD
VIS70MHF
SCR-1572
Spinning7 ft.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/45.24$260.00 USD
VIS70HF
SCR-1573
Spinning7 ft.HeavyFast115 - 303/4 - 26.05$270.00 USD
VIS76MLF
SCR-1574
Spinning7 ft. 6 in.Medium LightFast16 - 121/8 - 1/24.33$250.00 USD
VIS76MF
SCR-1575
Spinning7 ft. 6 in.MediumFast18 - 173/8 - 3/44.33$260.00 USD
VIS76MHF
SCR-1576
Spinning7 ft. 6 in.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/45.85$270.00 USD
VIS76HF
SCR-1577
Spinning7 ft. 6 in.HeavyFast115 - 303/4 - 27.26$290.00 USD
VIS80MLF
SCR-1578
Spinning8 ft.Medium LightFast16 - 121/8 - 1/25.05$260.00 USD
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VIS80MF
SCR-1579
Spinning8 ft.MediumFast18 - 173/8 - 3/45.25$260.00 USD
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VIS80MHF
SCR-1580
Spinning8 ft.Medium HeavyFast114 - 301/2 - 27.16$280.00 USD
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VIS80HF
SCR-1581
Spinning8 ft.HeavyFast117 - 403/4 - 37.66$300.00 USD
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VIC70MHF
SCR-1582
Casting7 ft.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/45.37$260.00 USD
VIC70HF
SCR-1583
Casting7 ft.HeavyFast115 - 303/4 - 25.87$270.00 USD
VIC76MHF
SCR-1584
Casting7 ft. 6 in.Medium HeavyFast110 - 201/2 - 11/46.08$270.00 USD
VIC76HF
SCR-1585
Casting7 ft. 6 in.HeavyFast115 - 303/4 - 27.08$290.00 USD
VIC80MHF
SCR-1586
Casting8 ft.Medium HeavyFast114 - 301/2 - 26.89$280.00 USD
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VIC80HF
SCR-1587
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.

Features:

  • 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 42 reviews
By Kenny
Harwood, Maryland
the avid is fuego
July 3, 2020
went on a trip to florida, purchased this rod as a quick rod for the 7 day trip. it performs so well it shocked me that some of my other higher end rods are comparable.

wont say any names though lol

just get the avid, the rod is worth more than it actually cost
By Millard
Cape Cod
Awesome
May 17, 2020
I have been using the rod in the Northeast for schoolie bass and squid, but can't wait to try it on larger bass and bonito. It has a very sensitive tip and casting is phenomenal
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Amazing rod
April 7, 2020
The 7' 6" or 8' are great paired with a 4k or 5k reel. Light rod, light reel, you can cast forever and may never come home. Strong rod with great guides.
ProsGuides, blank, light, cork, all of it
ConsPricey!
By Tylor K.
21813
Great rod
March 1, 2020
Fished this rod on a inshore charter. Loved it. Caught specs and stripers on it. Love the light action to the rod. It allows you to feel everything.
By Chase
Quincy, MA
Lightweight and tough
February 20, 2020
The 7’6” MH is a versatile inshore rod that allows me to toss a variety of plugs and soft plastics in almost any situation. I have it paired with a 5000 size Daiwa reel.
By Chai
So Cal
Spinning spectacular
January 30, 2020
VIS80F, this is a heavy duty spinning rod but light. I have it mated with a Shimano sustain 10,000. Sure enough, it’s able to reel in 60lb blue fin. It’s perfect for 20-40lb species. As it is a stiff rod, retrieving lures is not so great, but more ideal to live bait.
By Scott
San Antonio, Texas
St. Croix VIS70MM Avid Inshore Spinning Rod - 7 ft.
May 26, 2019
This is my wife's favorite crankbait and jig rod. She loves the sensitivity and feel of this rod.
By Thach
Lake Worth, Florida
Very powerful for its look
March 6, 2019
Pull great a great size bonita 16lbs without any problems.
ConsHandle is kind a bit short for me
By DP
Winter Springs
Great Product
January 28, 2019
This rod is extremely well built and a perfect match for my new Penn Spinfisher V reel
By Charles P.
Gulf Breeze, Fl
Favorite Rod
January 15, 2019
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
Rod
December 13, 2018
Rod was exactly what I ordered and was delivered ahead of expected date.
By Stephen
Portland Maine
8 ft Mhf
December 5, 2018
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
ConsNone
By Taco S.
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Sensitive and Strong
November 24, 2018
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
OBX
Balance and feel
November 24, 2018
St Croix makes great rods.
ProsWeight, feel, quality
ConsNot inexpensive
By Exkeydet
Lexington VA
I LOVE THIS ROD
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.
23 Questions & 23 Answers
Jesse
from Long island asked:
January 13, 2020
Does vis80mf have any double foot guides ?
1 Answer
Yes, these rods have have double footed guides 
Submitted by: Ryan Henry on January 15, 2020

Francisco
from San Francisco asked:
December 26, 2019
ML or M for striped bass? 2500 Stradic vs 3000?
1 Answer
Both sizes will certainly get the job done however the 3000 and M power will give you more backbone and control when you get slightly bigger striped bass. 
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on December 30, 2019

Kim nguyen
from Florida asked:
November 29, 2019
Is the 7ft Heavy Fast action rod double foot guides ? 
1 Answer
The first three guides(closer to the grip) are double footed. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 30, 2019

G
from Fort Pierce, FL asked:
November 23, 2019
Which model would you recommend to pair with a penn spinfisher vi 4500 with 20 lbs powerpro? Will be fishing mostly around structure for snook and redfish and sometimes on the flats and beaches. Trying to decide between the 7' or 7'6" and M or MH. Thanks!
1 Answer
Both will be suitable. However you will get more versatility with a 7'6 MH because of better casting and heavier lures for beaches and jetties. 
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on November 23, 2019

Jimbo82
from Portsmouth, NH asked:
November 20, 2019
Can I pair the VIS70HF with a Shimano Saragossa  6000 reel? I would like to cast soft plastics and top water plugs for striped bass?
1 Answer
That would make a great pairing 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on November 20, 2019

David S.
from Orlando, Florida asked:
October 21, 2019
Would the 8ft heavy version of the avid or tide master fit the siegler SG? GOnna have 40lb braid and use it at the inlets for snook and reds
1 Answer
The Siegler sg narrow would fit 40lb braid with no problem and would also fit the 8 foot tidemaster 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 23, 2019

KEVIN
from Brooklyn, NY asked:
November 15, 2020
Would the VIS80HF be good for offshore boat to catch blackfish and possible seabass paired with a VSX150 or is it not suggested?


Are there any other better ST CROIX rod recommendations? 

1 Answer
To me it sounds like this rod and reel set up would be extreme overkill for these fish, but this set up would be very versatile if you were to use it for other fishing applications as well.


For blackfish you usually want a lighter more sensitive tip, for this i would recommend the Avid Inshore M or MH rated rods. Paired with a 3000 or 4000 size spinning reel with a good drag such as Daiwa BG MQ or Shimano Stradic FL

I have not personally used them for Blackfish but the Mojo Jig series ive heard great things about for this fishery


Submitted by: Alex T on November 18, 2020

Jadon Mancini
from new jersey asked:
April 11, 2020
Would the VIC70HF pair up with an avet sxj?
1 Answer
The Avet SXJ will make a great pair to the St. Croix Avid inshore VIC70HF
Submitted by: Sydney on April 11, 2020

JADON
from New jersey asked:
April 11, 2020
What casting model would pair best with an Avet sxj?
1 Answer
Submitted by: Sydney on April 11, 2020

bently
from GA asked:
January 26, 2020
look for a st croix avid inshore 80m or 80mh for FL pier fishing which of rod will be a better rod to throw 2 oz cigar minnow live bait? thanks
1 Answer
I would recommend either the medium heavy or the heavy model
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on January 28, 2020

Chris Finch
from Florida asked:
December 16, 2019
The light power moderate action what reel would u suggest 
1 Answer
Depending on what you are looking to do with the set up and budget, a 2500 or 3000 size spinning reel would be an awesome pairing for that rod.
Submitted by: Ryan on December 17, 2019

Niko Pannes
from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania asked:
October 16, 2019
Would a 3000 Stradic fit well on the 7’6” medium 
1 Answer
It will work. That is the set up I use for False Albies. Just pay attention to your line capacity.
Submitted by: KRAIG FRIEDMAN on October 17, 2019

Jason
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 Answer
That would be a perfect match. The reel will balance well on the 6'6 or even the 7'. Great light tackle set up.
Submitted by: Rebecca on January 23, 2019

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

JK
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 Answer
First 3 guides on each rod are double, the rest of the guides are single.
Submitted by: Rebecca on November 13, 2018

pat
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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Donald on April 20, 2018

Shawn
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 Answer
This would be a standout inshore combo for stripers and cobia. As for offshore you might be over matched for that style of fishing.
Submitted by: Donald on February 13, 2018

Kade
from St. Augustine asked:
January 20, 2018
How does this stack up against the Shimano Terez?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Devon on January 22, 2018

Austin
from Somers Point, New Jersey asked:
May 30, 2017
What sized reel would fit this rod in a 7ft 3/4 - 2oz version?
1 Answer
A 5000 size reel would balance well with the St. Croix VIS70HF Avid Inshore Spinning Rod - 7 ft.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
The 8' MH or H power St Croix Avid Inshore rod would be best suited for the application it would be used for.
Submitted by: Donald on May 3, 2017

Miguel
from Brownsville,Texas asked:
April 1, 2017
Which rod model would pair well on a Shimano Stradic 4000 FJ ?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Devon on April 3, 2017

Owen
from Hartford Connecticut asked:
January 24, 2017
Would a 5000 clash balence well with this rod?
1 Answer
The Penn Clash 5000 would balance well with the 8 ft Avid inshore rods.
Submitted by: Donald 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 Answer
These rods will be shipped from St. Croix towards the end of September.
Submitted by: David on September 3, 2015

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