St Croix I1008.4 Imperial Fly Rod
by St. Croix
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St. Croix has designed the new Imperial Fly Switch Rod for either single or two-handed casting, the new models feature fast-action, 4-piece blanks and cover 5, 6, 7 and 8 weight lines. Imperial switch rods are built with a dynamic blend of high-modulus/high strain SCIV graphite and premium-quality SCII graphite for lightweight, smooth performance. Finished in a distinctive "Gloss Burgundy", each is outfitted with aluminum-oxide stripper guides with black frames, hard chrome-plated snake guides, uplocking, machinedaluminum reel seats, premium-grade cork handles and two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish for the ultimate in thread protection. Convenient alignment dots make assembly quick and easy. Each rod comes with a rugged case with carrying handle and divided polypropylene liner. Imperials are protected with a lifetime limited warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service. Handcrafted in Mexico at St. Croix's new manufacturing facility in Fresnillo.
4.5 Stars based on 2 reviews
August 19, 2016
Good rod for dorado
I bought this rod for a fishing trip to fish for dorado unfortunatelly they were not that big anyhow the rodnperforms flawlesly
March 17, 2015
Lives up to the name
I've have three of these rods. My 9' 6" since high school that just recently was retired after about 15 years of use. Over the years I had the top half of the rod replaced twice and had zero issues with customer service. St. Croix has an excellent return/repair policy. I also have two 9' 6wt models.
ProsOne of the best values out there for an fly rod, not just an entry level fly rod, seriously. It may not be a fast action rod but here on the water in the Northeast I could regularly cast out 60+ feet with precision. I stress precision because most seasoned anglers will note that precision is more important than distance. Namely because you have two feet that usually can get you a little closer but if you foul up the cast than it's over. I've taken pike, largemouth, schoolie stripers, trout, smallmouth, you name it on this rod.
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