St Croix Legend Xtreme Inshore Spinning & Casting Rods - Old Models

St Croix Legend Xtreme Inshore Spinning & Casting Rods - Old Models

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TD Code
TypeLengthPowerActionLine WtLure WtRod Wt
1 pc
MLFast6-121/8-1/24.41$420.00 USD
1 pc
MFast8-173/8-3/44.61$420.00 USD
1 pc
1 1/4
5.21$430.00 USD
1 pc
1 1/4
5.52$420.00 USD
The St Croix Legend Xtreme Inshore Spinning and Casting rods are designed specifically for inshore saltwater angling. These rods feature taper enhancement technology blank design that provides curved patterns for improved action along with increased sensitivity. These St Croix inshore rods are strong, durable, and sensitive with high modulus/high strain SCV graphite with FRS and carbon-matte scrim.

  • Integrated Poly Curve tooling technology
  • Advanced reinforcing technology
  • Super high-modulus SCVI graphite with FRS in lower section for maximum power and strength with reduced weight
  • Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle Guides with zirconia rings/titanium frames for ultimate protection against saltwater corrosion
  • Sloped wide leg designs of these guides prevents line tangles with mono, fluorocarbon, and super braid lines
  • Fuji SK2 split reel seat for lightweight and sensitive feel
  • Xtreme skin handle repels water, and dirt, cleans up easily
  • Corrosion-proof wind check and real seat trim pieces
  • 2 coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish
  • 15-year transferable warranty backed by St Croix Superstar Service
  • Made in USA
4.5 Stars based on 13 reviews
By Vinny
East coast
Love it!!
August 30, 2019
Great rod made with premium materials and design
By David
March 4, 2019
HIGHLY recommended, specially if you like fishing artificial.
Pros1. extremely light 2. cast longer with less effort 3. very sensitive 4. line runs very smooth on the guides
Cons1. pricey 2. only comes in one length (7')
By David
East Coast
Great product
September 7, 2018
Med fast paired with a shimano Stella 3000. Caught a 36in and a 38in striped bass on the set up. No problem at all. Loved it. If your looking for a light durable set up this is it. Plus it can handle more then that.
By Les Y.
Long Island, NY
St Croix XIS70MHF Legend Xtreme Inshore Spinning Rod
May 19, 2018
Great sensitive rod with plenty of backbone.
Comes with a protective rod sock.
The handle takes a little getting use to. Great hook keeper that doesn’t dig into your hand.
I have this paired up with a Sustain 4000 the model with the kickstand and it pairs well with it.
If price is a issue I would consider the new Avid (teal) instead which is also a great rod that has the same hook keeper now. The previous gen Avid (brown) hook keeper would die into your fingers where it was placed and designed.
ProsSensitivity Weight
ConsPrice Handle design
By Jay
Great rod
November 29, 2017
Everything I expected from St. Croix
By Logan
Nashville, TN
Excellent for Inshore Light Tackle Setup
August 13, 2017
Excellent Rod - extremely well built. I have the MF and MLF and either is excellent paired with a 3000 series for light inshore trout and redfishing. 15 year warranty is proof that St. Croix believes in their products and stands behind them.
Pros15 Year Transferable Warranty. Rod Sock Included
ConsPrice, but you get what you pay for.
By Jamie
Norwich, CT
Excellent Rod
July 14, 2017
I really like Rod the craftsmanship is excellent it has a very fast tip with plenty of backbone since purchasing it I've only had the opportunity to fluke fish up to 70' water no problem feeling the bite and a pleasure fishing it all day going to purchase the spinning version but they are back ordered at the moment
By Manuel A.
Miami, Fl
Stain with ease
January 24, 2017
The rods stained on the handles with the first use. St Croix states that is not a manufacturing defect and want to charge me$80 per rod to replace. They are right it is a design defect! $400 rod -pretty pathetic
By H
Amazing rod
August 30, 2016
I have had this rod for two yrs now and have caught many fish. My biggest is a 7 lb catfish. It's precise, very sensitive and casts amazing. It's so sensitive that I can feel the objects while the sinker is moving on the bottom and can normally tell if it's a hard or soft bottom etc given the right circumstances (wind, current etc). Solid and have shown no wear what so ever and looks new apart from some dirt that I need to clean :) The handle is amazing to and the material is great to the touch and easy to clean. I have the medium spinning with 30 lb braid but looking to change to 15 lb instead. Using with a shimano sustain 3000. Amazing combo, very light and very balanced! Can fish all day. I use it with many rigs, paternoster rig, carolina rigs, drop shots, all kinds stuff. I've even casted a paternoster rig with a 3 oz sinker and no problems!
ProsSt. Croix Solid and will last a very long time Precise casting Extremely sensitive Easy to clean Light Balanced Amazing guides
By Jack
Best Inshore Rod!!!!!!
October 19, 2015
Have 2 of these so far paired them with the new Stradic 3000FK's with 15 pound power pro braid throwing the hybrid Live target Shrimp 3/8oz lure for Snook,Reds, & Trout. Cast the shrimp a mile and couldn't ask for much more out of this rod. I have yet to have a problem with the white turning yellow and I fish just about everyday. My only complaint is I wish they would make a 7'6" or even an 8'. I plan on adding a MLF and MHF to the arsenal of legend xtremes I have.
ProsCasts a mile, lightweight
ConsNo 7'6" or 8' Lengths
By Jacob
Hampton, VA
An extension of the arm
March 25, 2015
Combined with a Quantum Smoke inshore this is my go to combo for casting inshore artificial baits for drum and speckled trout. The grip is comfortable for all day sight casting and has plenty of power to get the lure out to the grass line.
By MBrown
South Florida
Couldn't ask for more!
December 11, 2014
I have been an ugly stik man since childhood. I finally decided to see what all the hype was about with premium rods. The first time I held it, I knew I was in a different ballgame. In terms of sensitivity and weight, I had never felt anything like it before. I am a believer! Great product! I will buy another.
ProsLightweight, sensitive, great backbone, pretty stylish
ConsPrice, but you get what you pay for for sure!
By robert
Long Island, NY
a great product
November 24, 2014
i have doubled, if not tripled the amount of fish i catch with this pole....this thing has insane sensitivity.......great warranty too
8 Questions & 8 Answers
from Cape Cod, MA asked:
August 25, 2019
What baitcaster reel would you recommend fir the XIC70MHF rod? 

It will he used for stripers, albacore/bonitos in the Northeast.

Is there a reel that I can use for jigging 1 oz bucktails as well? 


1 Answer
The shimano Tranx or the Daiwa Lexa would pair well with the St.Croix rod 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on September 9, 2019

from Meteren, Gelderland asked:
February 22, 2019
Good day,

I search a softer rod of the st croix avid inshore VIC70MHF and a stronger rod of the st croix triumph TRS70MF is the st croix legend extreme XIS70MF a good option?

1 Answer
The XIS70MF would be a good middle ground between those two other rods. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 14, 2019

from Georgia asked:
December 29, 2017
Just purchased this rod from tackle direct (7' MHF) spinning and was wondering what would be a computable reel for it. I really like the new Penn conflict 2. Would this be a good match or is there something better? Thanks.
1 Answer
A smaller conflict two would pair up nice with the St.Croix legend extreme. I would take a look at the Shimano Nasci to pair with this rod.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 29, 2017

from miami florida asked:
May 16, 2017
HI guys,I have a stella fi 4000 i want to pair it with a st croix saltwater Extreme wich model do you recommend.
1 Answer
The St Croix XIS70MF Legend Xtreme Inshore Spinning Rod would balance best with the FI Stella 4000 spinning reel.
Submitted by: Donald on May 17, 2017

Keith Sullivan
from San Diego asked:
August 5, 2015
Do you know if this rod would get sun bleached and faded after awhile? I like the color, and this rod but I have a few cheap old white poles that turn yellowish and look bad after a few years, I wouldn't want to pay $400 if that would happen with this rod.
1 Answer
Hello Keith. St. Croix has a very good reputation of their rods being able to stand up to whatever you or nature can throw at them. We have never heard of any fading issues with these rods and can not see this being an issue.
Submitted by: Brandon on August 20, 2015

from North Queensland Australia asked:
December 14, 2014
Do you have a 6'' model as 7'' is to long for our style of fishing in the top end of Australia?
1 Answer
The Legend Xtreme Inshore rods are not offered in a model less than 7'. However, St. Croix does make the Xtreme in a shorter freshwater version. It is available in lengths from 5'9" to 6'10". Take a look at them under Freshwater rods > St. Croix > Xtreme.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 16, 2014

from Hickory, NC asked:
October 26, 2014
What Shimano spinning reel would you match with the 7 ft. spinning rod for specks - Carson
1 Answer
Hello Carson. Shimano offers many options that would go GREAT with this rod. Each one is different however in it's own way and would really depend on what you would be fishing for and the tackle you would be using. Feel free to give one of our product specialists a call and they will be more than happy to get you set up with the perfect combination!
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 26, 2014

john peponakis
from weeki wachee, florida asked:
July 9, 2014
can you use braided line with this pole or strictly mono/fluro..thanks john
1 Answer
You can definitely use braid with these rods.
Submitted by: Customer Service on July 10, 2014


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