St. Croix TSRS100M2 Triumph Surf Rod

St. Croix TSRS100M2 Triumph Surf Rod

Price: $170.00
TD Code
LengthPowerActionPiecesLine Weight (lb)Lure Weight (oz)Rod Weight (oz)HandlePrice
10'MMod. Fast28 - 203/4 - 412.64$170.00 USD
St. Croix Triumph Surf rods are built from St. Croix's high-performance SCII graphite. Outfitted with all the handsome trimmings, St. Croix Triumph Surf rods are available at a fairly unbelievable price.
St. Croix Triumph® Surf Rods Features
  • Premium quality SCII graphite
  • Designed for long-distance casting
  • Lightweight, hard aluminum-oxide surf guides
  • Fuji® DPS reel seat/frosted silver hoods
  • Custom cork tape handle
  • Two coats of Flex Coat finish thoroughly applied around guide feet to prevent corrosion
  • 5-year warranty backed by unmatched St. Croix service
  • Designed and imported by St. Croix to their exacting standards
4 Stars based on 25 reviews
By Thomas
Mt Airy, Maryland
Great surf rid
April 28, 2020
I have both the triumph and avid. Both products are outstanding in the surf and can withstand almost anything. St croix stands behind their products unlike many other Rod manufacturers.
ProsDurability, performance, sensitivity
By Alex
Love it!
July 21, 2019
It’s one of the cheaper rods that I’ve been using but it’s one of my favorites! Nice backbone and casts well. The 10’ 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 $120 andyournlooking at a real nice set up thats togh as nails and canstand up to the toughest conditions.
ProsLow Price for a quality pole. Has backbone but remains light in weight and very durable.
Consnothing as of yet
By Bob D.
Ocean City, NJ
Great light weight rod.
September 14, 2017
I have a Lami Surf King and it is a descent surf rod. But for about the same price this 10' surf rod is an unexpected surprise. Much nicer product.
ProsFinish, action seems have nice tip to butt feel.
ConsNone yet.
By Daniel
Middlebury, CT
St. Croix Triumph
August 8, 2017
This was my first surf rod and even though I have a higher end rod now this is still may favorite. If you're looking to get a rod where you're just starting out I would definitely recommend this rod!
ProsGood beginner rod, very forgiving
By Chris
Garbage. Stay away!
July 27, 2017
I've went through 3 of these rods already and all 3 broke in the first month of use. I had it paired with the shimano Calcutta 400B and casting is beautiful. Major down side is the quality is complete garbage when it comes to the backbone fight of a fish. All 3 times mine broke were all above the middle where the 2 sections come together. The first one snapped fighting a 20# fish that i still managed to muscle in d3espite a bad rod lol....I thought it was a fluke so i did the warranty, got the second pole and 2 weeks later it snaps fighting another fish. I couldn't believe it so I went to my local dealer to see what can be done this time. Once again I did the warranty claim (each time costed me my own shipping cost which was over 25$ 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 Donald L.
Pleasant Hill, CA
St. Croix TSRS100M2 Triumph Surf Rod
October 27, 2016
I was really excited to own and fish with this new Saint Croix Triumph Surf rod. Unfortunately on my first trip out the rod failed by breaking on the upper section just above where the two halves connect. The rod is rated from 3/4oz - 4oz. I was at Fort Baker, CA just on the North side of the Golden Gate Bridge. The conditions were a storm past the night before and a new one approaching. The winds out of the West at 20-25 mph with light rain and 8 to 11 feet of surf. That why I chose the Bay side instead of the beach. The first cast Lingcod! 3rd cast Rockcod! I'm doing great. The wind at my back while fishing from a rocky point the sweep was moving to my right at a strong pace. So I went up for using a 2oz sinker to a 3oz sinker rigged Carolina style. Boom, my new toy broke on the 2nd or 3rd cast. Probably a factory defect. I decided to replace with a Lamiglas. Yet to see how the new Lami will work out.
ProsLight weight, responsive.
ConsNot sure if this break above where the two halves join is an outlier or a common defect.
By Michael
New Jersey
Great Inexpensive Rod
October 26, 2016
I was looking for a rod with a little more backbone to use with heavier lures in open beach spots. This has met that need perfectly allowing me to get the distance I was looking for when using heavy 2-3 Oz bucktails and Superstrike lures. The rod is very well made and relatively inexpensive compared to the higher end make and models. I would highly recommend this rod to anyone looking for an all around durable and versatile surf rod not looking to spend a ton of money. It's not the best rod if a majority of the lures you use are on the lighter side (1/2 Oz- 1 Oz range) but this 10 ft model will certainly get the job done and still does nicely when using SP minnows and swim shads. I would recommend the 9 ft model if you primarily use lures around or under 1 Oz. Have caught numerous bass so far with this rod this fall and has handle them with ease. I do find it tough / use a lot of energy to work a pencil popper with properly. The distance from my reel to the butt of the rod is a little long for my liking but once I got use to it I don't notice it anymore.
ProsGreat price Can really launch lures in the 1-1/2 Oz - 3 Oz range No problem handling bigger fish
ConsNot great when casting lures 1 Oz or less Tough to work pencil poppers with Length between reel and rod butt
By Blake
Lake worth, Florida
Solid rod
August 5, 2016
Longer cast great for surf fishing
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
Good back bay rod
August 4, 2016
I like to use this for small bucktails, small plugs, redfins, bombers/SP's, and its capable of tossing a 2 3/8 popper if need be. I love it.
Paired with an SSV4500, its great.
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
Montauk Rod
August 4, 2016
This rod is perfect for Montauk and its pretty cheap too. Tons of power to stop a big fish and its able to handle those bigger 3oz plugs. I love mine.
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
3 Questions & 3 Answers
from New York asked:
September 4, 2015
Hello, I would like to know what type of fishing would you do with this rod, lures (poppers, pencil poppers, buck tales) or chunkin bait (chunks of clams & bunker)?
1 Answers
With this rod you are best off just using lures. It works well for plugs, metals, and bucktails under 3 ounces. I would not recommend throwing a heavy weight and a bunker chunk with this rod. You could probably get away with a 1-2oz sinker and a clam, but I would not do more than that with bait.
on September 4, 2015

Jose Arias
from Chile asked:
September 29, 2014
Dear, Together with hello, I would like to inquire about the packing size, to see if bought directly towards my country Chile or buy each box in Miami. For that I require the dimensions of the package. Stay tuned to the comments
1 Answers
The rod would ship to you on 1 rod tube approximately 5'6" long and 4" diameter.
Customer Service
on September 30, 2014

from Philadelphia,PA asked:
September 21, 2012
wanted to know what reel will work best for this rod, I brought this rod over the summer and have only used it twice, the reel I have paired with it is a old RYOBI from the early 80's my dad gave me. I want a great reel, price below $200. I love stripper fishing off L.B.I. New Jersey. Fishing mostly in lakes and streams with little surf experience I would like a reel that I could grow into not a beginner reel or price. I bought the rod at the Tackle Direct in Egg Harbor Twp, NJ and was droped by how good the staff was and how they don't try to sell you the most expensive thing in the store. Hands down the best selection and price, thank you
1 Answers
Jason, check out the Shimano Baitrunner 8000.
Customer Service
on September 22, 2012


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