Track Orders
Don't know your order
number? Log in
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.

St. Croix Trucker Mesh Cap w/TackleDirect LogoPurchase any St. Croix Rod other than a St. Croix Ice Rod, Ice Combo and receive a FREE St. Croix Trucker Mesh Cap w/TackleDirect Logo - $16.00 retail value. The FREE St. Croix Trucker Mesh Cap w/TackleDirect Logo will be added automatically to your shopping cart.

$140.00 - $210.00
Earn 140 - 210 Reward Points   Learn More...

Oversize Item - This item is oversized and certain shipping methods are excluded.

Our Best Offers

FREE Economy Shipping on Orders $129 or More w/ Code BROADBILL129

Current Active Promotions
TD Code
LengthPowerActionPiecesLine Weight
Lure Weight
Rod Weight
6'6''MFast18 - 173/8 - 3/44.42$150.00 USD
6'6''MMod.18 - 171/4 - 5/83.91$140.00 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
6'6''MHFast110 - 201/2 - 1 1/45.04$160.00 USD
7'LMod16 - 121/8 - 3/83.61$150.00 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
7'MLFast18 - 141/8 - 1/24.52$160.00 USD
7'MFast18 - 173/8 - 3/44.62$160.00 USD
7'MMod.18 - 171/4 - 5/84.01$150.00 USD
7'MHFast110 - 201/2 - 1 1/45.54$170.00 USD
7'HFast112 - 253/4 - 25.76$180.00 USD
7'6''LMod.16 - 121/8 - 3/84.22$150.00 USD
7'6''MLFast18 - 141/8 - 1/25.13$160.00 USD
7'6''MFast18 - 173/8 - 3/45.53$170.00 USD
7'6''MMod.18 - 171/4 - 5/84.62$160.00 USD
7'6''MHFast110 - 201/2 - 1 1/46.26$180.00 USD
7'6''HFast112 - 253/4 - 27.17$200.00 USD
8'MFast18 - 173/8 - 3/45.65$170.00 USD
8'MHFast114 - 301/2 - 27.28$190.00 USD
8'HFast117 - 403/4 - 38.48$210.00 USD
6'6''HFast112 - 253/4 - 25.14$170.00 USD
6'6''MHMod.110 - 201/2 -14.94$150.00 USD
6'6''HMod.112 - 253/4 -1 1/25.44$160.00 USD
7'MHMod.110 - 201/2 -15.24$160.00 USD
7'HMod.112 - 253/4 -1 1/26.06$170.00 USD
8' 0''MLFast18 - 141/8 - 1/25.63$170.00 USD
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.
4.5 Stars based on 23 reviews
By Chris
Coastal N.C.
September 21, 2018
Best rods
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
July 2, 2018
great rod
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
June 28, 2018
Great NE Rod
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
June 22, 2018
Had to buy 2
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
March 11, 2018
Go to Kayak Rod
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
June 1, 2017
NIce rod.
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 Sharp
May 6, 2017
St Croix TIS70MHF Inshore Spinning Rod
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 raffaghello ii
September 14, 2016
break them all
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
August 8, 2016
Great Rod
Only used in freshwater for bass fishing but great sensitivity and plenty of backbone for driving hooks through tube bodies.
By Brett
Disputanta, VA
July 6, 2016
Great rod
Great rod with plenty backbone, balances well with my saragossa 8k
By Nelson bobe
February 3, 2016
Top of the line
St. Croix rod is great!I buy all my tackle from tackle direct,from my van staal to lamiglas rods.great products fast service. Always thanks again
ProsThey have everything you need to fish with.just add water;)
ConsNo free tackle direct t shirt in M ;)
By Ty
San Antonio, TX
October 7, 2015
great middle of the road rod
Bought this rod for my wife, paired with a shimano stradic 3000fj. Great combo for jetty and bay fishing. Tidemaster seem to be good choice rod for under $200. Never have issues with St Croix rods and think they offer a dramatic selection for anything you're fishing for.
Proslight, cast well
By Craig
September 28, 2015
My go to rod
I love this rod. It's my workhorse,I have it paired up with a VS VM150 loaded with 30lb braid. I have landed Fluke to 9lbs with it and it has the backbone to stand up much larger fish....hopefully it sees some striper action soon.
ProsAmerican made Fast tip Comfortable grip
14 Questions & 14 Answers
Junior d
from North Carolina asked:
January 31, 2018
Will the Shimano stradic 4000 pair well with the 8 feet medium/heavy rod ?
1 Answers
That would be a great inshore setup.
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. Iā€™m aiming for a light set up to reduce fatigue from hours of casting lures.
1 Answers
I would look at the Shimano NASC5000XGFB NASCI Spinning Reel to pair with that 8 foot tidemaster inshore.
on January 29, 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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
St. Croix Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Rods have the hard aluminum guides with corrosion resistant frames.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
Go with the 7' Medium action, fast tip (SCR-0852). Perfect rod for your applications.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
Either a 7' medium light to medium or a 7'6" medium light to medium fast action rod would work great for flats fishing.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
A medium power, moderate action would be great for for topwater reds and specks.
Customer Service
on August 4, 2012


Show off your fishing gear investment. Please post images and videos of your fishing gear, apparel, catches and lifestyle shots on and off the water. Let's see what you've got for a chance to win FREE gear! You can use #HookedOnTD or UPLOAD YOUR IMAGE HERE to make it onto our product pages or gallery. See something you like? You can shop directly from the images we post when gear we sell is featured!

Sign up for exclusive sales and offers
Be the first to know about product news, exclusive sales and events.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
Jersey continues to enjoy the oddest summer in recent history, as tropical speedsters abound in local nearshore waters. Pelagics in the form of bonito, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, mahi mahi and false albacore are running rampant in the 80 degree waters that extend... Read More
In-Store Events & Promotions
More Events Coming Soon!
New product reviews and guides
Contact Us
Call or visit our retail store today! 6825 Tilton Rd Bldg C
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
08234-4426, USA
1-888-354-7335 Toll Free US/CAN
1-609-788-3819 DIRECT INT'L
8am-6pm ET Mon - Fri
9am-6pm ET Sat
© 1997-2018 TackleDirect® All rights reserved

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to