St. Croix TIC70HF Tidemaster Inshore Casting Rod
by St. Croix
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|7'||H||Fast||1||12 - 25||3/4 - 2||5.5||6||$180.00 USD|
Tidemaster Inshore Casting Rods are handcrafted with St. Croix's exclusive SC graphite for strength and durability. St. Croix Tidemaster rods are fitted with premium saltwater-grade hardware including Batson Forecast hard aluminum-oxide guides featuring new 316 stainless steel frames for dramatically improved corrosion resistance. Tidemaster rods are meticulously finished with two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish.
- Premium quality SCII Graphite
- Outstanding strength, sensitivity and hook setting power
- Designed specifically for inshore saltwater angling
- Batson Forecaste hard aluminum-oxide guides feature new 316 stainless steel frames for dramatically improved corrosion resistance, especially compared to 304 stainless steel frames
- Fuji ECS or TCS reel Seat/frosted silver hoods
- Premium-grade cork handle
- Two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish
- 5-year warranty backed by unmatched St. Croix service
- Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
4.5 Stars based on 18 reviews
September 13, 2016
St Croix Tidemaster
I have 8 of the tidemaster rods in two different models. After I figure out the right one for what I'm using them for and get the right reel to balance them,they are perfect for what I do. The action is true to the description, weight, durability, looks, all are very good. Some are 10 years old with a lot of use and are in good shape with proper care.
August 17, 2016
Better than expected
Great rod! its very lightweight and I have paired it with an SXJ and they go perfectly together for pulling doormats and cows out of the water, truly my favorite rod in my quiver.
El Centro, CA
July 5, 2016
Digging this rod
Bought rod for throwing swimbaits to calicos and stripers. Rod has plenty of backbone and light enough to cast all day without any problems. Paired with shimano curado
ProsLight and durable
January 20, 2016
Great Backwater Rod for Flatty's
Great sensitivity and feel. 6'6" med paired with a Abu Garcia Revo inshore Great combo for backwater flounder
January 7, 2016
Good for Light Surf and Inshore
This is my first St Croix rod and it's very nice. I like that it has stainless steel guides so should be durable in the salt and surf conditions. I am actually using it as surf casting rod and it's working quite well for that. Very fast action and extremely good back bone. If you dislike whippy rods, this is the one to get. I am certainly going to give this a workout in the spring. Already caught several blues and a trout on 2 oz spoon.
Glen Burnie, MD
May 1, 2015
This is one of the best rods I own. Great for surf jigging and off the pier. I've had this rod a week and love it, great investment.
March 26, 2015
Solid Rod for the Price
I'm a fan of St. Croix rods in general, but the Tidemaster is a great value when you're looking for an inshore rod with the function of more expensive rods, without maybe the bare bones weight or the handle technology of something like the Xtreme. Cork is good quality and the durability of the rod is top notch.
ProsCost Build Quality
November 10, 2014
Great rod for soft plastics!
I use this primarily for Hogy, Slug-go and other soft plastic swim baits from the beach. Very light and strong with a Quantum Cabo 40 and 20lb braid.
north stonington, CT
June 24, 2014
Bought this rod 7' 6" Medium Moderate to throw crankbaits for stripers. It casts nice, jerks the way I had hoped, and does the job perfectly. I fish all day without fatigue with this rod. Got another St. Croix on my list now.
ProsCraftsmanship AMERICAN MADE
By jimmy miller
virginia beach, virginia
June 11, 2014
there needs to be some standard. I have a 7'6" shimanao teramar medium heavy that is about the same, if not lighter than the medium st. croix 7'6". it is great\, but it is beefier than what I anticipated, or wanted. both are fast action. go figure.
April 3, 2014
good look, nice blank, but reel seat is to small to fit avet 5.8 or accruate 500.
good look, nice blank, but reel seat is to small to fit avet 5.8 or accruate 500 boss - needed to shave off some of the cork to get the reel on.
March 31, 2014
Excellent Inshore rod
Great fill and very lightweight. Can fish this rod all-day with out any problems.
Pros2 many 2 list. Its a St Croix what else is there to say!!!
March 28, 2014
Great Inshore rod
Excellent rod for reds & specks. Rod has perfect fill u can fish this rod all-day with no problems!!
ProsGreat fill lightweight a real pleasure to use.
December 31, 2013
After using/owning another Tidemaster, I ordered one of these to throw spinnerbaits to Bass. It has become a favorite rod. I love the action, power, and extra length. Most of the rods I have for Bass are 7' and under. If you have room in the boat for longer rods, you can't go wrong with this Tidemaster. Designed for Salt, it is even better in Freshwater!
ProsSaltwater grade hardware.
ConsMight be too long in some situations.
December 31, 2013
Great in Freshwater too.
I spotted one of these rods at a small local bait shop on clearance. I guess it's a mistake to try selling saltwater rods in Illinois. I've been using it as a Walleye crank-bait rod (for my lighter baits)in the IL River. The action is right, the grips are a bit longer than on the Premier series (at least on my rod). A big bonus is upgraded hardware over similar St Croix Premiers. Guide frames are 316 SS to stand up to salt. That makes maintenance much easier, Fresh or Salt.
ProsNice balance, action, with slightly longer cork grips.
August 6, 2013
Feel the fight
Had a great outing with this rod this weekend. On a recent fluke trip I was able to feel every headshake even from the shorts. When we got in to the seabass I was able to feel every little tap as the nibbled the bait. I paired this rod with an Avet sx.
, brewster, ny
June 8, 2013
tackle direct had very competitive priceing on my item, shipped item and received within 3 days of online ordering.easy to navigate website
Rigged my St.Croix Tidemaster castind rod with a Saltest-LW casting reel using 20# mono and 40# fluorocarbon leader. using 2 oz. diamond jigs, the rod handled like a dream,the fast action tip allowed me to reach surface feeding bluefish before anyone else on the boat, bring in 5 bluefish over 10 # each was a thrill.
Prosfast tip with plenty of backbone will make your fishing trip exciting
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