St. Croix Triumph Surf Rods

St. Croix Triumph Surf Rods

St. Croix Triumph Surf rods are built from St. Croix's high-performance SCII carbon fiber. Outfitted with all the handsome trimmings, St. Croix Triumph Surf rods are available at a fairly unbelievable price.

$130.00 - $200.00
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TD Code
LengthPowerActionPiecesLine Weight (lb)Lure Weight (oz)Rod Weight (oz)HandlePrice
7'MediumModerate-Fast18-171/2-26.51$130.00 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
8'MediumModerate-Fast28-171/2-29.02$150.00 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
9'MediumModerate-Fast28-201/2-2-1/210.53$160.00 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
10'MediumModerate-Fast28-203/4-412.34$170.00 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
10'6Medium-HeavyModerate-Fast210-252-616.55$200.00 USD
Oversize Packaging Required
St. Croix Triumph Surf Spinning rods are built for the inshore angler and performance minded surf fishing enthusiast. These rods feature blanks that are durable and provide ultimate casting distance at a decent value.

  • Premium quality SCII carbon blanks
  • Custom cork tape handle
  • 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service
  • Sea Guide Atlas Performance hard aluminum oxide guides with eco-friendly sandblasted frames
  • Sea Guide hook keeper
  • Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish
  • Sea Guide XDPS reel seat with eco-friendly sandblasted hoods
3.5 Stars based on 11 reviews
By Matt
North Myrtle Beach
9' Medium Power, Moderate Fast Action
November 25, 2020
I have several more expensive rods but this is one of my favorites. It's moderate fast action is easy to cast well. Some of my more expensive faster action rods take more practice to cast accurately and have a tendency to break live bait off of the hook during the cast. This slightly slower action is great for not loosing live shrimp and mud minnows. It can also cast relatively light weights for a good distance. I can consistently get 70 plus yards with just a 1 1/2 oz. Breakaway brand sputnik sinker and a single drop bottom rig with a medium shrimp as bait. That's pretty good for a small 9' surf rod and a light weight. I can get more distance with some of my other small surf rods but they are not as smooth or forgiving.
ProsSmooth and easy to cast. Great for live bait.
By Nick
New Jersey
It’s okay for the Price
October 31, 2020
Iíve had the 9ft 1/2 - 2 1/2oz for 5 years with no issues, when I fish at least four times a week. It deff has backbone to catch Big bass and gator blues. I will say itís a stiff rod and doesnít have as much rod sensitivity as I would like. I use this rod as my jetty surf rod, I will say there are deff better rods out there in the $150-220 range, you can find.
ProsHas backbone, for big fish
ConsRod sensitivity/ slower action then I would like. Casts okay.
By Alex
Love it!
July 21, 2019
Itís one of the cheaper rods that Iíve been using but itís one of my favorites! Nice backbone and casts well. The 10í 1-4 has handled 1/2oz bucktails up to 4oz sinkers with a chunk without any issues.
ProsGreat price Good backbone Casts its range very well
ConsIt would be amazing if they made a new version with better guides and components.
By Dan
Manchester, CT
9' Medium casts horribly
May 4, 2019
I was in a bind with a broken stick and needed a replacement fast. My old rod was a 9' M 1-4oz and was mainly used for flicking plastics, tins and light plugs. I mainly stayed under 2 oz for the rod so I figured a 1/2 oz. - 2 oz. stick might serve my needs better as I'd mostly be right in the heart of its weight class. Well, that might still be the case but definitely not this rod. I fumbled through my plug bag to find something this rod threw well and never found it. The recovery of the rod is just awful and the tip sensitivity is none existant. The action on this rod is moderate to slow, and in a 50/50 split that results in an unsensitive noodle.
ProsComfortable cork foregrip and Fuji reelseat
ConsRecovery 50/50 split Lacking Sensitivity
By Bri
September 13, 2018
My 8ft medium 2 piece broke in less than 10 casts. I wasn't even on a fish. It was rated up to 2oz and I was throwing less than 1.5oz. I emailed St Croix and wanted a refund. They said send the rod and we'll see what we can do. I expected at least an opportunity for a different model if not my refund. I told them I didn't want the rod and I didn't want to waste my time. The rod arrived at their shipping location and then waited 8 days to contact them. I got an email saying they sent another top half with the rod. Terrible rod and terrible customer service. And I missed a trip I was waiting for all year because they want to sell an inferior and overpriced product.
ConsDoesn't work, overpriced, inferior. Customer service will lead you on.
By Brian
, New City, NY
Not Just For The Beginer....
February 2, 2018
I've matched this pole with poles $50-$75 and its stands up to togh fishing. Like the rocks out at the lighthouse out ast in MTK, the mecca of striper stood up to the test there so t can do work anywhere. good for beginers anda god back up or even main setup. Pair up with tht new Tsunami shield reel with 13 seals for under $120 andyournlooking at a real nice set up thats togh as nails and canstand up to the toughest conditions.
ProsLow Price for a quality pole. Has backbone but remains light in weight and very durable.
Consnothing as of yet
By Chris
Garbage. Stay away!
July 27, 2017
I've went through 3 of these rods already and all 3 broke in the first month of use. I had it paired with the shimano Calcutta 400B and casting is beautiful. Major down side is the quality is complete garbage when it comes to the backbone fight of a fish. All 3 times mine broke were all above the middle where the 2 sections come together. The first one snapped fighting a 20# fish that i still managed to muscle in d3espite a bad rod lol....I thought it was a fluke so i did the warranty, got the second pole and 2 weeks later it snaps fighting another fish. I couldn't believe it so I went to my local dealer to see what can be done this time. Once again I did the warranty claim (each time costed me my own shipping cost which was over 25$ due to the size of package) so now I have went through over 50$ extra on my original purchase of the rod and a week later after receiving my 3rd rod it breaks in the same spot!. Clearly this is a defect in the rod as online you will now find several other claims on the rod breaking. Wish I did the research and stayed away from this rod and wasting money. If your looking for a quality rod best to just get what you pay for. When asked st Croix what is being done about the defective rod and they claim there's no issues with the rod lineup itself and was just my rods that were defective smh..... however if this was the case then why are there reports all over the internet of this same issue happening left and right. St Croix needs to get their heads out of the beach sand and fix these mistakes. Till they do I'm not going to trust anymore st Croix rods.
ProsGreat look and feel. Casts great.
ConsRod is defective as many others have broken this Rod as I did my 3 rods. Stay away and get better. Don't be left out there fighting the fish of a lifetime and loose it due to a faulty rod. Theres better for the price than this garbage.
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
April 26, 2016
This is a great rod for my heavier plugging applications. It's true to its rating and I have had no issues casting 5oz and a chunk.
Paired with a Van Staal VSX250, it is an unstoppable combo for big blues and other large species.
Tackle Direct did a great job packing and shipping the rod. 10/10.
By jr
st junk
April 3, 2016
The rod is ok, but Ive broken 2 of them, they just dont make them like they used to. If you dont fish every day it would probably be fine. Its ony$25 for the replaacement blank when you break it so add that onto your price.
Prosdecent but not pro quality
Consjunk breaks
By Alex
California, MD
Awesome Rod!
May 2, 2015
The 10' rod is very nice and well made, I have other models of the rod but this is my favorite. Not heavy and balances well with a Penn SSV6500BLS. Got to test it out and it handled a 25lb striper with ease. I highly recommend it!
By Margaret
Poughkeepsie, NY
Very well made rod
April 18, 2015
The St. Croix Triumph Surf is my primary rod for everything when it's not to rough. It's paired with a Penn Conflict 6000 and it balances nicely.
22 Questions & 22 Answers
Mark Gardner
from KY asked:
December 27, 2018
Will the 8' model fit inside a 2 1/2" travel tube? (Wondering if the first guide is small enough to fit)
1 Answer
The travel tube won't accomodate the St.Croix surf rod
Submitted by: Bernie on January 4, 2019

from Central Coast, CA asked:
October 18, 2018
I am interest in throwing lighter plugs, the 7/8 an 1 oz Sp minnows with the TSRS100M2 and was wondering if anyone on your staff had experience with this rod an lighter plugs. I would like to go with a 10 ft rod but can go down to the 9 if it would be better suited.
1 Answer
I would stick with the 10 foot rod, it gives you a little more versatility and the rod will still load properly on lighter plugs
Submitted by: Bernie on October 19, 2018

Mason Burke
from Nova Scotia asked:
July 3, 2018
Looking into getting the 9 foot model. It says that the maximum lure weight recommendation is 2 1/2oz. I often through the Super Strike zigzag which is 2 3/8. Do you think this rod will have enough guts to throw that zigzag pretty easily? Or should I consider the 10 foot model?
1 Answer
The 9 foot Triumph surf rod will be able to handle 2 3/8's oz lures easily.
Submitted by: Bernie on July 4, 2018

from Cape Coral Florida asked:
September 3, 2017
How long is the warranty for these rods.
1 Answer
St.croix carries a one year warranty but they they have service plans that go past that one year for a fee.
Submitted by: Bernie on September 4, 2017

from Jersey asked:
January 13, 2021
Is this 50/50 split?
1 Answer
Yes, these rods are a 50/50 split.†
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 14, 2021

from Gloucester, Ma. asked:
February 27, 2018
How would the 9‪M and the 10‪M Triumph pair up with Van Staal vs150x? The vs150 only weighs 12.04 oz
1 Answer
A VS 150 would be the ideal size for both the 9 and 10 foot rods.
Submitted by: Devon on March 6, 2018

from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania asked:
February 11, 2018
Which rod will work best with the Van Staal VR 150?
1 Answer
The 9', 10', and 10'6" rods would pair well with a VR 150. Which rod to go with depends on the weight of the lures you'll be casting and whether or not you need a longer rod for additional casting distance.
Submitted by: Devon on February 13, 2018

Andrew Donovan
from Long Island asked:
December 15, 2017
Which reel would you recommend for a 10‚Ä™ Triumph Surf Rod? Will be targeting strippers and blues from the beach.
1 Answer
The Penn Slammer 4500, Penn Spinfisher 4500, Daiwa BG 4000 and Shimano Ultegra XTD 5500 would be good options to pair with the St Croix Triumph Surf rod 10'.
Submitted by: Donald on December 15, 2017

Rick Reynolds
from CT asked:
March 17, 2017
Which Penn Battle II would you recomend for the 7'-0" Triumph TSRS70M
1 Answer
The Penn Battle 4000 reel would be a good fit St. Croix TSRS70M Triumph Surf Rod. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 17, 2017

from Jersey Shore asked:
January 12, 2017
Hi, what spinning reel would be a good match for St Croix TSRS90M2. For jig, plugging, casting lures etc
1 Answer
Good reels that fall within the price range of this rod would be the Daiwa BG, or the new Tsunami Shield. I would recommend the 4000 or 4500 size for the BG and the 5000 size for the shield.
Submitted by: Devon on January 13, 2017

from California asked:
January 6, 2017
Which rod would you recommend pairing with a Shimano Stradic Ci4+ 4000?
1 Answer
The 7 ft St Croix Triumph Surf rod will be the best fit for the Shimano CI4 4000.
Submitted by: Donald on January 7, 2017

from baltimore, md asked:
August 25, 2015
is the 10 foot a 50/50 split?
1 Answer
Hello Billy. Yes, this rod is a 50/50 split.
Submitted by: Brandon on August 28, 2015

Jim whalen
from Philadelphia pa asked:
August 3, 2015
I have a mint condition penn 710z spinning reel,I like this reel very much would a 8 ft triumph be a good match for this?
1 Answer
The 710z is way too much reel for that rod. For a reel that big I would recommend a 10-11ft rod.
Submitted by: David on August 6, 2015

from California, MD asked:
April 27, 2015
What model will pair well with a Penn SSV6500BLS?
1 Answer
Alex, this really will fit well with the 9, 10, or 10'6 models.
Submitted by: Frank on April 28, 2015

from Petach Tikvah, israel asked:
September 7, 2014
what would be a good reel for the 8' and 9' triumph surf?
1 Answer
There are a lot of great options at various price points. Take a look at the Penn Battle 5000, Quantum Cabo 40, or the Shimano Stradic FJ 5000. All of these are great reels and offer smooth retrieves and great drag.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 9, 2014

from lebano, n.j. asked:
August 14, 2014
What reel is a good match for plugging with the triumph 10 ft. med power?
1 Answer
Shimano Stradic FJ 5000 would be great with that rod.
Submitted by: Customer Service on August 14, 2014

from baja mexico asked:
June 20, 2014
What is the distance, in inches, from the mid point of the reel seat to the end of the butt cap? Specifically the 8' and 9' models.
1 Answer
For the 8', it is 19". For the 9', it is 22.5"
Submitted by: Customer Service on June 20, 2014

from Montreal can asked:
June 18, 2014
Kayak angler travel to fla by plane fish stripper and blues summer kingfish spanish mackeral. Winter plan to travel by air what's best triumph models
1 Answer
The 7' Triumph Surf would be perfect, except it is only available as a 1 piece rod. For kayak use, and 8' might be too long, but it is available in a 2 piece model. Take a look at the Tidemaster travel spinning rods, model TSRS80M2.
Submitted by: Customer Service on June 19, 2014

from Norwell, MA asked:
May 19, 2014
Is the St Croix Triumph Surf rod, 9' , 2 piece, TSRS90M2 (SCR-0213) a 50/50 split or a 70/30?
1 Answer
Thanks for your question. It is a 50/50 split.
Submitted by: Customer Service on May 19, 2014

from Farmingdale, NY asked:
March 27, 2014
Can either the 7' or 8' rods handle 20-40 lb. braid? Thank you.
1 Answer
Yes, these rods can handle 20-40lb braided line.
Submitted by: Customer Service on March 27, 2014

from texas asked:
September 30, 2013
are these for spin reels or bait cast?
1 Answer
These are spinning rods.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 30, 2013

from Boston asked:
September 24, 2013
On the 2 pc. 10' 6" triumph surf rod, what are the breakdown sizes of the 2 pcs, is it 50/50 (equal sizes), 70/30 (one 7' and one pc 3.5'). Thank you
1 Answer
It breaks down to roughly 6.5' by 4.5'. (Over estimating to be certain I don't give you short enough lengths for storage.)
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 30, 2013


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