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St. Croix VIS80MHF Avid Inshore Spinning Rod - 8 ft.

St. Croix VIS80MHF Avid Inshore Spinning Rod - 8 ft.

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TypeLengthPowerActionPiecesLine WeightLure WeightRod Weight (oz.)HandlePrice
Spinning8 ft.Medium HeavyFast114 - 301/2 - 27.16$270.00 USD
St. Croix Avid Inshore Spinning Rods have been completely redesigned to be significantly lighter and have improved balance. Featuring new blank designs and new components including Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle solid-titanium frame guides, which provide the ultimate protection from saltwater corrosion.


  • Designed specifically for inshore saltwater angling
  • Premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite
  • Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) tooling technology
  • Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle guides with aluminum-oxide rings and titanium frames
  • Fuji ECS or TCS reel seat with gunsmoke hood on casting models
  • Fuji DPS reel seat with gunsmoke hoods on spinning models
  • Kigan titanium hook-keeper
  • Corrosion-proof wind check
  • Two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish
  • Super-grade cork handle
4.5 Stars based on 21 reviews
By stephen
South Portland, ME
February 17, 2018
Greatest rods on earth
I use this rods in the back bays and mud flats for prowling stripers. Plenty of back bone to land 25 pound class fish, and touch to feel the sometimes light bite. This rod is always with me in the spring.
ProsStrong, lightweight, St. Croix warranty.
ConsCost, but you get what you pay for.
By Mark
Raeford North Carolina.
January 29, 2018
Great Rod
As always St Croix rods perform like they say. Thanks Tackle Direct for the fast shipping.
By Matty D
Tampa, FL
January 19, 2018
St. Croix Avid Inshore Spinning VIS70MF - Perfect Inshore Rod, Used with Artificial
I've been using different brands, price points and lengths of rods to tune in what works best for me with 2500 and 3000 size reels, mostly Shimano Stradic Ci4+ and Stradic FK and Diawa Fuego. This rod is so much better at casting than my TFO PSS 764-1, St Croix Mojo Inshore or G Loomis E6x. I was worried about sizing down from 7'6" rods to this 7' rod but it actually casts farther and has other benefits - easier to maneuver around the boat, easier to stow and store and the slightly shorter handle length means I'm not banging the rod base against things like my trolling motor (or my gut). First time out with the new rod I did not want to switch to another rod even though it was rigged with the lure I needed at the time. I already purchased another one. I'll be using the TFO rods as guest setups from now on.
ProsQuality, workmanship, warranty.
ConsPricey, but if package price is an issue, I would rather save money on the reel and spend it on the rod.
By Val
New York
January 12, 2018
Second one broke
First rod broke on a 2 lbs seabass. New one--less than a year old already broke too. The liner fell out of the tip. St croix wants $40 shipping to fix this. I'll fix it myself and never buy another st croix again. This my 5th St croix that broke. I don't think this is made in USA--at least the guides, reel seat and the blank are not.
By Stephen
Orange Beach, AL
January 10, 2018
Super light and powerful. High quality.
I have 2 paired on a Van Staal Vs150 and a Van Staal VS 100. These rods are extremely light and high Quality, yet powerful enough to handle big fish inshore and nearshore.
ProsWarranty Quality Corrosion resistance
By Luis Gonzalez
December 11, 2017
I have a few St. Croix rods and I keep adding to my collection, this one is no exception great rod great price.
By Derek
Apopka, FL
December 9, 2017
Feather light, perfect action, combining it with a Shimano Sustain, awesome combo, weighs nothing.
By Dan
Long Island, New York
November 17, 2017
My Albie Stick!
This rod is a dream. Light, strong, even looks cool. Handles screaming albies very well!
South Jersey
October 27, 2017
Great rod
Purchased the 7€™ mf rod paired with 3000 Stradic. Great set up
September 25, 2017
Strong backbone
Great rod for cat fish fresh Walter Fishing in south America. Great back bone to pull the fish out of tree banks pair it with shimano tranz400 100 lbs braid
ProsLight plenty of backbone
By Jeffrey
September 21, 2017
Great action.
Light action to handle fluke in summer, tough enough backbone to handle large Strippers and Blues. The fast tip gives me that instant warning of what is going on at the end of the line.
ProsMulti use pole. St. Croix warranty
By Jim S
September 16, 2017
Great Rod
Love this Rod, great action and sensitivity, high quality materials..Teamed it up with my Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500 and very happy...will be purchasing another for my Van Staal VR50 when it ships!
By M.R.
Eastern PA
September 6, 2017
Great rod 7' mh
Great rod. Super light. Components look strong and should last. Highly recommend.
ProsLight weight High quality components Great warranty
By Will
Middletown, Delaware
July 28, 2017
Best Medium Weight Rod I Own
This is my favorite rod in its weight I own. There is nothing I don't like about it. It's sensitive and light and I really like the guides it has. I use it for saltwater fluking as well as bass fishing in fresh water. I may be old fashioned but I like just plain cork handles and a lot of rods made now for bass fishing are going to the segmented handles.
ProsLight, nice color and awesome guides
By Joshua
Fort Lauderdale, FL
July 13, 2017
Excellent Rod
As expected from St. Croix, this is a fantastic piece of gear. It has all the positive attributes I want in a rod, and has become my favorite rod in my collection.
ProsLight, sensitive, strong with great action, and very pleasing to the eye.
ConsI will now stand for nothing less.
By Wm. Mark Haynes M.D.
Homer, LA
May 29, 2017
Inshore Rod
Very sensitive, great for using live croaker for big specked trout. This rod let's you feel all the action of a strike. S
ProsStrength Sensitivity Great looking
July 20, 2016
Impeccable Rod
this is one amazingly light rod the fit and finish is top notch and with a backbone of confidence sure to turn them fishes around but far from a broom stick Rod ..Love it !
Proslight ..beautiful..great warranty and the latest technology .
Consnone i can think of
By Ty
San Antonio, TX
January 23, 2016
My fav Med hvy rod by far.
It's light, strong, and awesome guides. I have it paired with my Stradic 4000 and 30lb braid. Feel like there's nothin it can't handle. This is my second avid and just don't see the need to go up to legend since these new avoids are fantastic rods for a great value.
ConsCool looking, but color could be cooler
By Mike
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 28, 2015
Light and Sensitive
This is one of the lightest and most sensitive rods I've fished. I primarily use it for free lining yellowtails, but it can still handle small tunas and mackerel no problem. I have it paired with a small 3000 Stradic, and this is hands down my favorite combo for inshore and a blast to use for light offshore. With the titanium components, I don't have any worries with corrosion now. Highly recommended!
ProsLight, sensitive, great backbone, titanium components
ConsA little pricey
By Steve speaks
December 26, 2015
Very Satisfied
Bought this rod for inshore kayak fishing in south Florida and I am very happy with its performance. It's is super light! And has high quality parts that should last a lifetime. I got the medium action because I find it's much easier to cast from a kayak but it still has enough back bone to handle large snook. (Test already completed). I will buy more.
By Donald
orange beach, AL
November 20, 2015
just as touted
This God is everything they say it is love the guides love the color love the feel matches up great with my Shimano sustain 5000
ProsGive you a great feel for the bite and when the strike comes and you set the hook its got the backbone to set the hook deep.
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