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St. Croix Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Rods

St. Croix Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Rods

Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Rods are handcrafted with St. Croix's exclusive SCII graphite for strength and durability. St. Croix Tidemaster rods are fitted with premium saltwater-grade hardware including Batson Forecast hard aluminum-oxide guides.

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LengthPowerActionPiecesLine Weight
Lure Weight
Rod Weight
6'6''MFast18 - 173/8 - 3/44.42$160.00 USD
6'6''MMod.18 - 171/4 - 5/83.91$150.00 USD
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6'6''MHFast110 - 201/2 - 1 1/45.04$170.00 USD
7'LMod16 - 121/8 - 3/83.61$160.00 USD
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7'MLFast18 - 141/8 - 1/24.52$170.00 USD
7'MFast18 - 173/8 - 3/44.62$170.00 USD
7'MMod.18 - 171/4 - 5/84.01$160.00 USD
7'MHFast110 - 201/2 - 1 1/45.54$180.00 USD
7'HFast112 - 253/4 - 25.76$190.00 USD
7'6''LMod.16 - 121/8 - 3/84.22$160.00 USD
7'6''MLFast18 - 141/8 - 1/25.13$170.00 USD
7'6''MFast18 - 173/8 - 3/45.53$180.00 USD
7'6''MMod.18 - 171/4 - 5/84.62$170.00 USD
7'6''MHFast110 - 201/2 - 1 1/46.26$190.00 USD
7'6''HFast112 - 253/4 - 27.17$210.00 USD
8'MFast18 - 173/8 - 3/45.65$180.00 USD
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8'MHFast114 - 301/2 - 27.28$200.00 USD
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8'HFast117 - 403/4 - 38.48$220.00 USD
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6'6''HFast112 - 253/4 - 25.14$180.00 USD
6'6''MHMod.110 - 201/2 -14.94$160.00 USD
6'6''HMod.112 - 253/4 -1 1/25.44$170.00 USD
7'MHMod.110 - 201/2 -15.24$170.00 USD
7'HMod.112 - 253/4 -1 1/26.06$180.00 USD
8' 0''MLFast18 - 141/8 - 1/25.63$180.00 USD
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Tidemaster Inshore Spinning 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.
St. Croix Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Rods
  • 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 DPS 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.
5 Stars based on 28 reviews
By Eugene
Doha, Qatar
6'6" MF
June 5, 2019
Fantastic light rod for casting small lures, using it often for sight casting to flats feeders and couldn't be happier. Light to carry, casts very well and plenty of backbone for larger fish.
By Michael
Mattoon, IL
Good all around inshore rod
March 16, 2019
Very high quality. I compared this rod to St Croix Avid inshore models and decided I liked Tidemaster better. Light weight and has a nice soft action, compared to my St Croix 7' MH Premier.
ProsUSA product
Cons8 foot rods can be a little hard to transport
By B W.
All over Georgia coast
St Croix tidemaster
December 24, 2018
Paired this with regular shimano Stradic, 15# fins windtamer, 25 # leader and throw jerkbaits up into Georgia marsh grass and crush the reds. 7 foot 6 inch mh fast. Too heavy for the light jigs I throw for trout but perfect for a big weighted jerk bait. I have also used it with a weighted popping cork. It has a little too stiff action for my liking for the popping cork. Medium fast would probably work better for my style.
By OBX351
Fantastic light rod
December 17, 2018
I have three of these rods primarily for casting for schooling stripers and shallow water casting. I've caught small perch to 23" stripers with this rod. It's a tough rod and has great sensitivity.
ProsI don't have to worry about a broken tip while hooking up with a 10 or 15 lb striper.
ConsExpensive. I've found some custom rods for less money but I am not sure if they are as good.
By Chris
Coastal N.C.
Best rods
September 21, 2018
I use these for inshore Reds, Flounder and anything else that may bite. I also throw them at a pond across the street from my house for bass when I can’t get out in the saltwater. Probably won’t ever buy anything other than the Tidemaster again.
ProsQuality is awesome Top Company with great warranty Amazing feel while fishing it
By Tanner
Raeford, NC
great rod
July 2, 2018
Bought this rod to pair with my Saragosa 8000, awesome feel to it, tough as you need to be but never sacrificing the sensitvity.
By James
Riverside, NJ
Great NE Rod
June 28, 2018
This is the second Tidemaster I've purchased for fishing in New Jersey. I originally purchase the 7' and wanted a beefier rod for spring striper. Pleased with this purchase.
By Muddyh20
suisun city, ca
Had to buy 2
June 22, 2018
Great rod only wish I bought one sooner. Liked it so much I got a second one. Paired up with a stradic. Sick stripper rig.
ProsSt. Croix quality! Can?t go wrong.
By Craig
ringwood, NJ
Go to Kayak Rod
March 11, 2018
I use the 3/4-2 rated rod as my go to kayak rod, i have it in both spinning and conventional. I am primarily targeting bottom fish but on the occasion blues or stripers get in the mix this has the power to handle them as well.
ProsLight, strong and durable.
June 26, 2017
By Ko
Long Island, NY
NIce rod.
June 1, 2017
Cant expect nothing less than excellent product from St Croix. Great backbone, strong guides and made in USA. Great value for the money. Can't go wrong with this rod.
By Michael
Bronx, NY
May 9, 2017
I'm a St.Croix guy, so I'm a little biased towards their products, but the tidemaster series is perfect for all inshore fishing applications! I use them from my kayak for stripers and blues out east in New York and CT and it handles well across the board!
ProsGreat movement and sensibility
Conswill break easily if you don't tale care of it well!
By J S.
St Croix TIS70MHF Inshore Spinning Rod
May 6, 2017
This is my first St. Croix rod & very impressed. Light weight, well balanced, great sensitivity. I teamed it up with my Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500LL and absolutely love the combo!
Will be buying more St Croix in future!
By john r.
break them all
September 14, 2016
Ive broken every st croix Ive ever owned, I had the 3 piece tidemaster for travel and I broke it 2x. The single piece rods are probably stronger, but I wouldnt buy another one
Merchant Response:Great warranty on these rods.
Prosnice color and decent price
Consthey all break
By Gregory
Hingham, MA
Great Rod
August 8, 2016
Only used in freshwater for bass fishing but great sensitivity and plenty of backbone for driving hooks through tube bodies.
21 Questions & 22 Answers
from Flordia asked:
October 18, 2018
Would the 7'6mlf fit a 1000 stradic fk well
1 Answer
1000 size stradic fk may be to small for the reel
Submitted by: Bernie on October 19, 2018

from Flordia asked:
October 17, 2018
Would the stradic fk 1000 fit the 7'6 6-12lb well
1 Answer
Yes, the stradic 1000 fk will fit the 7'6 6-12lb well
Submitted by: Bernie on October 18, 2018

from Flordia asked:
October 17, 2018
What rod would fit the stradic fk 1000
1 Answer
The 6'6" medium would fit the stradic fk1000
Submitted by: Bernie on October 17, 2018

Junior d
from North Carolina asked:
January 31, 2018
Will the Shimano stradic 4000 pair well with the 8 feet medium/heavy rod ?
1 Answer
That would be a great inshore setup.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 1, 2018

John Dolee
from Houston asked:
January 27, 2018
Which spinning reel would you recommend for the TIS80HF model? I plan on using it on the jetty and surf. I’m aiming for a light set up to reduce fatigue from hours of casting lures.
1 Answer
I would look at the Shimano NASC5000XGFB NASCI Spinning Reel to pair with that 8 foot tidemaster inshore.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 29, 2018

from Portsmouth NH asked:
September 11, 2019
Can I use a TIS 70 HF with a Shimano Saragossa 6000? I cast plugs and soft plastics for striped bass.
2 Answers

I would say the 6000 is a little big I would go with a 3000

3500 or maybe a 4000.00

Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on September 21, 2019
Yes that will be a good match. 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on September 25, 2019

Mark Pownall
from Phil’s. Pa. asked:
June 16, 2019
Bucktailing south jersey rock piles: I like the feel of 7ft med fast action rod, says rated for 3/8-3/4. Would there be any issues tossing 1/4 oz?.Dont like the feel of 7ft. Med. light fast rod.
1 Answer
This rod will cast a 1/4 fine. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on June 18, 2019

from Boston asked:
June 5, 2019
I have a penn conflict 2 4000 reel that I’m looking to pair this with. I mostly throw sluggos, large senko and Daiwa SP minnows. Would the 7’6” Medium Heavy or the 8 medium heavy be the better fit? 
1 Answer
Both would be serviceable choices, I would prefer an 8ft rod for the added casting distance.

Submitted by: Ryan Henry on July 13, 2019

Michael cates
from FL asked:
October 26, 2018
Just purchased a saragossa 6000. Which rod would be best for throwing 1-2 ounce artificial lures for snook,tarpon from shore,bridges,in heavy current. Thank you
1 Answer
I would recommend using the St. Croix TIS70HF Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Rod with the Saragossa 6000.
Submitted by: Ricky on October 27, 2018

from Narragansett Rhode Island asked:
April 18, 2018
Which rod would pair with a saragosa 6000sw casting to striped bass and little football tuna
1 Answer
Your going to want a rod that has a bit more backbone like the St. Croix TIS76HF Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Rod. That rod would match well for the application your using the setup for.
Submitted by: Donald on April 18, 2018

from NJ asked:
January 12, 2018
What rated tidemaster would you recommend for fluke fishing in the river/bay with 3/8 jig heads to up to 1 oz bucktails? Tidemaster good choice for inshore fluke jigging?
1 Answer
Either the medium or medium-heavy rod would be appropriate for your application. I personally would go with a medium because you could get away with using the 1 oz. bucktail more-so than you would the 3/8oz jig heads with the medium heavy. I'd suggest either a 7' or 7'6" rod for casting from shore, and a 6'6" or 7' rod for jigging/casting from a boat.
Submitted by: Devon on January 12, 2018

from Barbados asked:
February 2, 2017
Hi again, would the 8ft/medium model pair well with the shimano nasci 4000 with 20lb braid or will the medium light model pair better?
1 Answer
A Nasci 4000 would pair perfectly with either rod. I would select the appropriate rod by determining how heavy the lures you will be casting are and select the rod that falls within that range.
Submitted by: Devon on February 3, 2017

Dan Marinko
from CT asked:
December 10, 2016
What guides are on the 7' med heavy tidemaster ? Is it the double or triple guides like on the mojo inshore?
1 Answer
St. Croix Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Rods have the hard aluminum guides with corrosion resistant frames.
Submitted by: Donald on December 15, 2016

from Greenville, N.C. asked:
July 30, 2015
Wanting to purchase a good saltwater spinning rod and reel to do surf fishing from the shore. I like the St. Croix Tidemaster and am not sure between the stradic 4000 or penn battle II 4000 models reels. PLease advise set up you would recommend along with type of line. I am new to the sport of fishing.
1 Answer
For a light shore setup I would recommend a Tidemaster with a Shimano Stradic 5000. It is the same size as the 4000 with just a slightly larger spool. I would put 20lb braid on it.
Submitted by: David on July 31, 2015

from Malta asked:
May 31, 2015
I'd like to fish for barracuda and bluefish and maybe sea bass. What length and action I should chose? Which reel pair? I'll be fishing in ports and rocks up to less than 2 meters.
1 Answer
Paolo, I would recommend the 7ft heavy action tide-master, with a Shimano Stradic FJ 5000, Or a Penn Conflict 4000. Both reels will pair well with the rod and be excellent for the type of fishing you are going to do.
Submitted by: Frank on June 3, 2015

from Tampa, Florida asked:
December 2, 2014
looking to purchase ci4+ 3000 to fish for trout,snook and reds what rod should I buy
1 Answer
Go with the 7' Medium action, fast tip (SCR-0852). Perfect rod for your applications.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 3, 2014

Josh B
from tarpon springs,fl asked:
November 6, 2013
i have a new penn spinfisher v 4500 reel. looking for a rod to pair this with
1 Answer
If you are looking to be primarily casting and fishing with lures, a good rod to pair this reel with would be a Penn Legion Inshore Rod. Either the 7' or 7'6" medium powered rod would balance out well. Take a look at PEN-1007 or PEN-1004. You can copy and paste our TD code into the search bar at the top of our website to find the matching rod and its description.
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 10, 2013

from Lee, Florida asked:
September 20, 2013
We fish on the flats in a 19.8 foot skiff for speckled trout and Redfish. We sling a cork and also jig without a cork. We have purchased two Shimano Stradic 4000FJ reels. Which St. Croix rods would you recommend.
1 Answer
Either a 7' medium light to medium or a 7'6" medium light to medium fast action rod would work great for flats fishing.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 21, 2013

from NC asked:
March 20, 2013
Looking to get a 6' 6" Tidemaster Inshore Spinning for "all around" use....soft plastics, topwater, suspending jerkbaits. Fast or Moderate action? I'm used to a 6' 6" St. Croix Premier spinning rod (fast action). Not sure how the actions of these rods compare. Thanks.
1 Answer
I use the TIS70MF for the exact application you have mentioned and absolutely love it. They are a great "go-to" rod that can do anything in the back waters.
Submitted by: Customer Service on March 21, 2013

from BLOOMSBURG PA. asked:
September 5, 2012
I fish from a bridge rt.50 ocean city what tip action would be best mod. or fast
1 Answer
As we get deeper into the fall bigger bass are going to begin to hold around the rt.52 bridge into Ocean City. I would go with the TIS70MHF. This rod has the power to handle fish around structure but an action capable of throwing lighter jig heads and plugs when need be. If you like throwing heavier shad type baits greater than 1oz than the TIS70HF will be the better rod for you though.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 6, 2012

from St Petersburg, Florida asked:
August 3, 2012
I fish in tampa bay for trout and reds. I use a lot of topwater baits. Which rod action and power should I use?
1 Answer
A medium power, moderate action would be great for for topwater reds and specks.
Submitted by: Customer Service on August 4, 2012


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