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St Croix AVSS70MLF Avid Series Surf Spinning Rod

St Croix AVSS70MLF Avid Series Surf Spinning Rod

St. Croix Avid Series Surf rods are built on St. Croix's unique SCIII graphite. Avid Surf rods feature Fuji's K-Series concept tangle-free guides and designed to give anglers their maximum cast possible. Avid Surf spinning & casting rods are the standard for surf rods.



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Model
TD Code
TypeLengthPower
Action
PiecesLine Wt
(lbs)
Lure Wt
(oz)
Rod Wt
(oz)
HandlePrice
AVSS70MLF
SCR-1376
Spinning7ML
Fast
16-123/8-15.61$240.00 USD
St. Croix Avid Series Surf rods are built on St. Croix's unique high modulus SCIII graphite woven blanks. Avid Surf rods feature Fuji's K-Series tangle-free, Alconite guides with alconite rings that prevents the line from catching on the frame base of the tip top. Perfect for many lines such as the Super braid, mono, and flourocarbon lines. The St Croix Avid Surf rods are designed for provision of maximum casting distance to anglers. Avid Surf spinning & casting rods are the new standard by which surf rods will be judged.

    Features:
    • High-modulus SCIIIgraphite and SCIIW woven graphite.
    • Specialized taper designs for unequalled casting distance.
    • Lightweight aluminum-oxide surf guides.
    • Fuji's unique "tangle-free" tip top with Alconite ring.
    • Fuji DPS reel seat/gun-smoke hoods.
    • Custom cork tape handle.
    • Two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish.
    • Lifetime warranty backed by unmatched St. Croix service.
    • Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
4.5 Stars based on 24 reviews
By Christian
North Branch, MN
Nice rod
December 21, 2018
Love the rod I have it rigged with a Van Staal and with 8oz it casts a long ways. Now I only need a big fish to use the rod to it’s full protenal as fish under 4 lbs feel like bait when reeling in.
ProsLightweight,feels good when casting and reeling in.
ConsNone yet
By William
Panama city beach, Florida
Performance and durability
December 3, 2018
I use the 12 foot AVSS120HMF2 6-16oz for targeting bigger shark on spinning gear. Can cast a chunk of bait w/ a 4-8oz sinker like it was nothing. After putting dozens of 80-150lb fish on the beach with these rods, I now own 3 and stand behind them. All still work and perform as if it was the first day I used them.
ProsDurable and can be absolutely put to work. Will cast heavy weight very well.
ConsWish this setup came with an Aluminum reel seat option.
By PrunedaleMike
Prunedale, CA.
Great rod for walking the beach!
July 8, 2018
St Croix HIT a homerun with this rod. Light weight but has a strong backbone, making life easier as I fish the Monterey Bay beach. Walking this beach is the only option to find the fish as no vehicles are allowed. St Croix built in a replaceable rubber butt pad that can be replaced when needed, cool idea.
I put a Abu Garcia Beast on the rod and created a very balanced set up. The rod loads with 2 ozs. without breaking a sweat, and handles up to 4 oz's very well.
The rod looks gorgeous, beautiful red finish that proudly shows its American made quality .
I highly recommend this rod !
ProsEverything.
ConsNothing.
By Chad
Maine
Another winner from St Croix
February 10, 2018
Just received my 8' Avid and right away I'm liking it. Can't wait for the spring run to put it to the test of catching fish. Own other St.Croix rods so have no doubt it will perform. So far it's a great feeling rod and sharp looking. Will be pairing with VR50 and 6000 baitrunners
ProsGreat construction and looks
ConsStill winter
By Drew
drewbert124@yahoo.com
9’6 medium heavy
October 19, 2017
Rod is amazing. Top of the line rod everything is sealed for maximum corrosion resistance. Rod handles 30-40†stripers with ease. Paired it with a Slammer III 5500.
ProsSealed everywhere. Candy paint is beautiful. Cork tape handle is nice. Plenty of back bone
ConsNone yet.
By Anas
Springfield Gardens, NY
Great rod
June 24, 2017
Great chunk rod it got the looks and the power to cast. it will definitely cast 8 ounce and bait with ease.
ProsGreat quality. nice color. strong well made
Conscrock
By Lou
Panama City, Flordia
good but not so good
November 28, 2016
The blank of this rod is nice but the material on the butt of the rod isn't so nice. The material that covers the blank undo the real seat is horrible it is twisted in a spiral pattern around blank of the rod and it will unravel and fall apart. I fish this rod on pier and surf and it is pretty good it is extremely strong i fish it on a van steal 150vs. The guides are great just beware of the material on bottom portion of rod.
DONT GET THIS MODEL GET THE OTHER ONE WITH DIFFERENT MATERIAL AT BOTTOM.
Prosgreat rod blank great guides
Consreal seat is bad the material at bottom of rod is horrible
By Nicholas
Pittsburgh, PA
Excellent Chunking Rod
November 13, 2016
This rod loads up nicely through the casting arch with 8nbait. It will definitely handle the 16oz rating at the same time. Paired with a Penn Fathom 15 and the set-up will hit well over 100yds with minimal practice. The rod, for a 12 footer, also feels very light in hand while having the backbone to handle larger fish with ease.
ProsCasting weight rating, Action and Power, Casting Ability, Made in the USA
ConsNone
By Corey
Manahawkin, NJ
Loved it at first
September 24, 2016
The rod its self is great. Good distance and action however, the handle loosens and the tape falls off. (This has happened to every avid surf I've seen not just mine)

The handle is also way too skinny after popping a popper or jigging a bucktail it will feel like your hand is going to fall off.
By Jonathan L.
Philadelphia, PA
Awesome Surf Rod
June 5, 2016
Tested this rod for 6 hours on a rainy and windy day with repeated casts of different lures to catch stripers and blues. This rod was very light and durable. Handle grip performed flawlessly with rain and water while holding it barehanded during the downpour and waves. It handled big fish like its nothing. The best part, my arms and shoulder were never sore with the number of casts I made during one session. Worth the money.
By DJ
Pittsford, NY
Great rod but it's long even when broken down.
April 29, 2016
I love this rod. It's great for casting and is a nice rod to use with my Van Staal VS150. The only drawback to this rod is that it breaks down to a little over 7', which makes it tricky to transport. I live in Central NYS and so I have to ship it to where I am going in order to transport it: too long to entrust to airline baggage handling and my wife has a fit if I load it in the car for a long trip. I fish the surf along the southern US Atlantic coast and the Gulf coast. I sometimes think I should have purchased the 10' model but then realize it would only have been about 7" shorter broken down.
Prosgreat performance
ConsDifficult to transport due to it's very long breakdown size.
By Chhouvon
Philadelphia, Pa
Light weight perfect for all day surfcasting
April 23, 2016
Love it so much I brought a 2nd one from Tackle Direct. This rod is light weight but still have enough backbone to easily cast 6 oz. Perfect for throwing SP minnows and Talkin' Poppers however still able to handle 6oz and bait. Has very good action to handle both striped bass and gator blues.
ProsSuper Light Weight K guide frames Cork Handle grip rod action from tip to mid handle 70/30 split Nice Red color
ConsNone thus far
By Nick
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Amazing rod!!
February 24, 2016
This is a great rod!! I use it to fish the Atlantic Ocean in Central Florida. With just a 3oz weight on this rod you can cast it a long way out into the ocean. It is amazing at casting. Super light also. The whole rod weighs as much as a small section of one of my old surf rods it seems. I got the 11' rod. I needed something long and powerful enough to get weight out into the ocean and also with enough backbone to fight a big fish. You never know how big of a fish or shark you might catch in the ocean. Great rod! It is pricy but worth every penny!
ProsColor Sensitivity Length 11' - is perfect for what I do. Weight - super light Warranty - St Croix Rods are like no other company from what I have heard.
ConsFedex shipping!!! I received the rod quick but the tube it was shipped in was broke in half. This tube is a solid cardboard tube almost as strong as wood that the rod is shipped in. I weigh 225lbs and I can stand on the tube lengh wise without crushing it. The tube was broke in half at some point during shipping and taped back together by Fedex, which the tape was falling off so my rod was holding the tube from bending in half. Luckily the rod was fine but I opened the rod in front of them and inspected it to make sure there was no damage. Horrible job Fedex! How do you break a tube of that size...? No cons about the rod. Just shipping.
By Reggie M.
Atlanta, GA
Super strong rod that loads well.
November 12, 2015
This rod is a bit longer than I wanted, but it is super light, so that helped. Nice looking rod. Definitely was able to throw ten ounces without a problem, and when I got used to it, I was able to load the rod and get the weight out there. Good "heaver" rod without breaking the bank completely.
ProsLoads well. Nice butt section. Can hand the heavier casting weights as advertised. Although the length distribution of the sections was not 70/30 like the Legend series rods, the top section was only about 7 feet long, which made for easier transport in my station wagon.
ConsI think that the first guide was a bit close to the reel seat, and set a bit too close to the blank, even for a casting rod.
By Reggie M.
Atlanta, GA
Very nice rod. Tip could be a bit more sensitive, but overall a nice strong rod.
November 12, 2015
Overall a very nicely finished, strong rod, The tip is not as tapered or as sensitive as it could be, but otherwise a great all around surf rod that is up to its recommended casting weights.
ProsAttractive. Strong. Casts well in the heavier parts of its range, not as well in the lightest part of the recommended casting weight. Nice workmanship. Overall appears durable. I like the slanted no tangle guides (I think).
ConsNot quite as tapered at the tip as it could be. Casts lighter weights not as well. Expensive rod at $330.00, and I'm not quite sure it was worth it,
1 Question & 1 Answer
Geoffrey Weir II
from MD asked:
May 31, 2018
Is this rod good for popping and her baits or is medium better?
1 Answers
Either model would work for this style of fishing.
Ricky
on June 8, 2018

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