St. Croix TSRS100M4 Triumph Surf Travel Rod

St. Croix TSRS100M4 Triumph Surf Travel Rod

Price: $250.00
TD Code
LengthPowerActionPiecesLine Weight (lb)Lure Weight (oz)Rod Weight (oz)HandlePrice
10'MMod. Fast48 - 203/4 - 412.64$250.00 USD
St Croix Triumph Surf Travel rods are available in a four-piece travel model. St. Croix has two rods to choose from. A 9ft or a 10ft Model. Both come with a Nylon-Covered Rod Case.
This rod is ideal for the traveling surf angler or as a back-up rod for fly fishermen heading to exotic saltwater destinations in need of an insurance rod for days too windy to cast a fly.
  • Premium-quality SCII
  • Designed for long-distance casting
  • Lightweight, hard aluminum-oxide surf guides
  • Fuji DPS reel seat/frosted silver hoods
  • Custom cork tape handle
  • Super-grade cork handle
  • Two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish
  • 5-year warranty backed by unmatched St. Croix service
  • Designed and imported by St. Croix to our exacting standards
5 Stars based on 25 reviews
By Joe
Medford, NJ
Awesome travel rod
March 24, 2020
I have this rod in the 10ft version and its the perfect travel rod. I travel to Costa Rica twice a year to Crocodile bay resort and bring this rod along with an inshore travel rod from St. Criox. First there are no issues with this rod and carry on travel, the case is very sturdy and secure. I have never had a problem with TSA carrying this rod onto the plane. This rod is very fishable and very strong. Although it is a four piece rod it is surprisingly strong. I've used this rod for surf fishing for stripers in NJ and roosterfish in Costa Rica. I also like this rod when on the boat as it can cast plugs and metals a mile. In Costa Rica when we get on schools of smaller tuna this rod is perfect for launching small metals into the school and has plenty of backbone for the fight. I have also been fortunate enough to land a 70lb roosterfish from a pier with this rod. All around on of my favorite rods.
ProsVery portable strong rod with good backbone great castability and weight perfect for a 5000-6000 reel (Mines paired with a Spinfisher V 5500) Very durable- I've had this rod for 3+ years
By Joey
New jersey
Best rod of all time
March 25, 2020
Absolutely love this rod. Perfect for inshore fishing and even for the bigger inshore fish down south. Great for tarpon, red fish, stripers, roosters , exc.
By Mathew
Wappingers Falls, NY
Great rod for carry on travel
January 13, 2020
Bought this for a trip to North Carolina this winter. Great rod with nice travel case. There was even enough room to also fit my 7’ travel rod in the case as well, making it very convenient to travel with my rods.
By Kenny
St croix never lets down
November 18, 2019
Even though 3 pieces it’s still sensitive enough to detect bites, does great at chunking with light lead or light plugging 1-2oz range
By Jeff
Stamford, CT
Rod Is St. Croix Quality - Excellent. Travel Tube Is a Bit Clunky
August 24, 2019
The rod fits together beautifully. Form a seamless unit. Once I fish it, I can comment on the feel, but so far I'm very happy with it. It's light weight, and flexes nicely. I'm sure it will not disappoint.

A drawback is the weight of the tube--It's, well, a brick.

Also, the tube is about 2-3 inches taller than the tallest rod segment. I wouldn't care except that it's already a close call as to whether it will fit in my largest suitcase. Since Mexico doesn't allow rods as carry-on, I might have to check it as a separate piece of luggage, which will cost at least $50 round trip. But let's see if it fits in my suitcase.

All that said, I'm pretty sure I will love the rod in the long run. Bottom line is that in high-end travel surf rods I don't find any better options out there. Will just have to sort out the travel details.
By Doug
Cape Cod
Terrific 9' Rod, Outstanding Service!
June 5, 2019
I bought the St Croix 9' Triumph Surf Travel rod. The rod is terrific. Great length, weight, balance and performance from the beach. Only minor problem was that the case arrived with a broken zipper. I made one phone call to Tackle Direct and St Croix sent a new case directly to me. That is outstanding customer service from both Tackle Direct and St Croix!
By brandon
travel rod
March 27, 2019
the action of this rod is not what it says it is. the rod feels cheap
By Mark
Really looking forward to using it.
March 18, 2019
Anticipated trip delayed, but product looks and feels great. TackleDirect delivered right on time and in perfect condition.
Can't wait to put this travel rod to good use!!
New Jersey
Great Rod
March 8, 2019
Lightweight, Well constructed rod!!
By Norm
Great rods
January 25, 2019
Just back from Zihuatanejo inshore fishing. Used 10 foot travel surf. Traveled in overhead compartments no problem either direction. Casts great 2-3 ounce metal and GT Icream lures. Great for Jacks, tuna and dorado.
Captain mate wants me to bring one for them next time I come. Best rod he had cast. Works great from the beach. All in all 5 stars. You can cover a lot or water with the rod. Matched with shimano Saragossa 6000.
By Matthew
Grand Haven, MI
Great value
January 23, 2019
Excellent casting rod with St.Croix durability at a great price. I travel to baja on a regular basis fly fishing but always wanted a surf rod to bring along with. Price point for the quality is exceptional. Highly recommended.
Prosprice casting durability travel ready
Conswish it came in a rod sock like fly rods and other spinning rods.
By Baja D.
Excellent rod Im impressed!
August 18, 2018
Took this rod to Puerto Vallarta for surf fishing - ended up going on a boat chasing schools of Toros (jacks) - Used it to cast plugs and krocodile spoons as well as SP minnows- hooked a 30 pound Toro broproblem in no problem.-
ProsVersatility use it for light 1 oz Kastmasters and 2 oz plugs
ConsCould not carry on with Volaris airlines-A little pricey-
By Rudy
Florida Panhandle
Excellent travel surf rod
March 23, 2018
Very well made. Excellent case. Compact. True to the weight range of baits it is rated for, with a sweet spot at about 2 ounces. This is exactly what I was hoping for.
By Neil
Portland, OR
Great Gear
October 26, 2017
I took one of St. Croix's 6'6" - 4 piece travel rods to Belize last year. Landed dozens and dozens of fish - of 11 speices - just casting lures from shore - including tarpon and snook. I was very very satisfied with the product. No other rod company makes anything comparable - let alone at this great price. NO EXCUSES for anyone not to have your gear with you anywhere in the world. Just purchased the 9 foot version to fish the heavy surf on the Pacific side of Central America this winter.
By Kai
Carpinteria, CA
Nice 9' bucktail rod
July 31, 2017
It also does a good job with tossing smaller poppers and stick baits in the surf as well. I use it for both stripers in Monterey Bay, and chasing rooster fish in Baja.
11 Questions & 11 Answers
from Queens NY asked:
February 26, 2019
I wanted to pair this with a shimano baitrunner 8000. For surfishing in long island NY. For targeting stripers, fluke, and bluefish. I will be using bait and also learning how to use artificials. I will be using braided line also. Do you think the triumph is the way to go? 
1 Answer
The rod is very light, the reel may be a bit to heavy for that rod. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on February 27, 2019

from Park City, UT asked:
January 9, 2019
Heading to Cabo San Lucas and looking to pair this with a Daiwa BG5000, Would this be a compatible combo for surf fishing ? Would you suggest the 9 or 10' model?
1 Answer
The 10 foot would give you a bit more range as far as casting distance and how much weight you can cast, the 5000BG would also pair well with it.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 10, 2019

from Macleod Vic 3085 Australia asked:
October 11, 2017
The fourth piece of my TSRS100M4 brok in two while throwing the line. I would like to purchase the piece only. Is it possible?
1 Answer
Your best bet is to contact St.Croix at (800) 826-7042 as we don't carry any replacement parts.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 12, 2017

from Telluride, Colorado asked:
October 3, 2018
Would a Penn Spinfisher V SSV6500LL reel fit on the St. Croix TSRS100M4 Triumph Surf Travel Rod? Looking for a solid travel set up that will handle just about anything.
1 Answer
Yes, this rod will fit that reel perfectly.
Submitted by: Ricky on October 5, 2018

from BC asked:
February 6, 2018
Would this be OK to pair with a Penn Slammer 3 HS? If not, do you have another suggestion for a travel rod to pair with that reel?
1 Answer
The Okuma Nomad Surf 10' MH would be the best travel rod for the Slammmer 6500 HS model.
Submitted by: Donald on February 7, 2018

Serge Melnikoff
from Marietta, GA asked:
September 16, 2016
I'm in need of a travel rod. The two I have noticed are the Okuma Nomad 10'MH and the St. Croix TSRS100M4. I will need it to cast a 3oz weight and a light bait 90% of the time. The other 10% would be light plugs and spoons. Any thoughts on which way to go? Any other suggestions? I only get the chance to surf fish a couple of times a year, at best and that is at Tybee Island...flat and calm.
1 Answer
The Okuma NTS-S-1004MH Nomad Travel Surf Rod - 10 ft. would be a good fit for casting heavier weights with bait a majority of the time.
Submitted by: Donald on September 17, 2016

from Italy asked:
September 14, 2016
What are the lengths of each piece?
1 Answer
Vincent, Hello each piece is approximately 30 inches.
Submitted by: Tyler on September 14, 2016

from VA asked:
September 10, 2016
I'd like to pair Shimano's Saragosa 6000 with St. Croix's 10 Foot Travel Surf Rod. Any thoughts/suggestions? (I all ready own the reel)
1 Answer
This would be a very well balanced rod and reel combo.
Submitted by: Donald on September 10, 2016

from South Africa asked:
July 23, 2015
I want to purchase a travel rod for surf and rock fishing. Would you recommend the St Croix triumph? Which reel would then be most suited? What would the alternative be ? Daiwa ...? regards Dennis
1 Answer
The 9 foot Triumph paired with a Penn Spinfisher V 4500 Size is a good combo.
Submitted by: David on July 23, 2015

from Seattle asked:
February 7, 2015
Whats the total length of the case on the TSRS100m4 ?
1 Answer
Hello Dave. The total length of the case for this rod is 37 inches. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Submitted by: Brandon on February 9, 2015

from San Francisco, CA asked:
July 31, 2014
Anyone have suggestions for a reel to pair with St. Croix's 10 Foot Travel Surf Rod? Thanks
1 Answer
A great reel to pair with it would be the Shimano Ultegra Ci45500. It is extremely light and casts a mile.
Submitted by: Customer Service on August 1, 2014


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