St. Croix TSRS90M2 Triumph Surf Rod
by St. Croix
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|Length||Power||Action||Pieces||Line Weight (lb)||Lure Weight (oz)||Rod Weight (oz)||Handle||Price|
|9'||M||Mod. Fast||2||8 - 20||1/2 - 2 1/2||10.3||3||$140.00 USD|
St. Croix Triumph Surf rods are built from St. Croix's high-performance SCII graphite. Outfitted with all the handsome trimmings, St. Croix Triumph Surf rods are available at a fairly unbelievable price.
St. Croix Triumph® Surf Rods Features
- Premium quality SCII graphite
- Designed for long-distance casting
- Lightweight, hard aluminum-oxide surf guides
- Fuji® DPS reel seat/frosted silver hoods
- Custom cork tape handle
- Two coats of Flex Coat finish thoroughly applied around guide feet to prevent corrosion
- 5-year warranty backed by unmatched St. Croix service
- Designed and imported by St. Croix to their exacting standards
4.5 Stars based on 20 reviews
By Bob D
Ocean City, NJ
September 14, 2017
Great light weight rod.
I have a Lami Surf King and it is a descent surf rod. But for about the same price this 10' surf rod is an unexpected surprise. Much nicer product.
ProsFinish, action seems have nice tip to butt feel.
August 8, 2017
St. Croix Triumph
This was my first surf rod and even though I have a higher end rod now this is still may favorite. If you're looking to get a rod where you're just starting out I would definitely recommend this rod!
ProsGood beginner rod, very forgiving
July 27, 2017
Garbage. Stay away!
I've went through 3 of these rods already and all 3 broke in the first month of use. I had it paired with the shimano Calcutta 400B and casting is beautiful. Major down side is the quality is complete garbage when it comes to the backbone fight of a fish. All 3 times mine broke were all above the middle where the 2 sections come together. The first one snapped fighting a 20# fish that i still managed to muscle in d3espite a bad rod lol....I thought it was a fluke so i did the warranty, got the second pole and 2 weeks later it snaps fighting another fish. I couldn't believe it so I went to my local dealer to see what can be done this time. Once again I did the warranty claim (each time costed me my own shipping cost which was over 25$ 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 Lowe
Pleasant Hill, CA
October 27, 2016
St. Croix TSRS100M2 Triumph Surf Rod
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.
October 26, 2016
Great Inexpensive Rod
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
Lake worth, Florida
August 5, 2016
Longer cast great for surf fishing
August 4, 2016
Good back bay rod
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.
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.
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.
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
October 28, 2015
Use this rod for light sling jigs and poppers on the surf in Hatteras. Works flawlessly.
cabo san lucas, bcs
July 7, 2015
una caņa ligera, resistente y confiable
He utilizado la caņa Triumph por casi un aņo y he confirmado su durabilidad, ni siquiera una guia daņada en multiples viajes de pesca. He podido verificar su fuerza al haber sacado gallos (roosterfish) y toros (jack) de diez kilos y mas. ademas de su versatilidad al poder utilizar seņuelos ligeros de menos de 1 0z y pesos pesados como jig de 4 oz sin problema. en terminos generales una esxcelente opcion para la pesca de orilla (surf) o desde una escollera (inshore).
Prosligera, fuerte, con mucha durabilidad (ni una guia daņada)
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!
April 18, 2015
Very well made rod
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.
April 2, 2015
Great Surf Rod
I paired this up with a Bail-Less Penn SSV6500 and it is my favorite combo, I have higher end equipment but I use this more often! The rod is perfect for Bucktails, Darters, Poppers and even light swimmers! I HIGHLY recommend this rod if are looking to get a new surf rod!
ConsThe guides are pretty big.
By Alon Shamai
March 3, 2015
This rod is great for light surf action. It casts very well lures from 1/2-1 1/2 oz. I have it paired with a spheros sw 5000 and its a great combo.
By Mary Jane Eason
January 7, 2014
Great St. Croix surf rod
Absolutely great product and vendor. Their customer service is the best in the industry!
November 5, 2013
This rod is great, liked it so much I bought another one!!!
By rob m
Cherry Hill, NJ
September 16, 2013
Well let me preface by saying that I just got the rod so I haven't used it extensively. But I will comment on my first impressions. The rod looks good. grip is comfortable, tip is just the right stiffness for me. The finish matches perfectly with my penn spinfisher v- which is not a big deal by a nice happy coincidence. The rod casts well- on a recent trip in the back bay I had to slow my cast down because they were going too far with little effort. About the only thing I don't like about the rod is that all the guides are on the top section of the rod. I noticed other St Croix rods are the same way (if not all) and I get that it is for that 1 piece feel- but I like having a guide on the lower half- makes breaking the rod down for transport and storage a little easier- but I did just pick up a rod rack for my truck so I will only have to break it down when I get home so I can live with it.
Prosall stated above
By Douglas Badrigian
May 29, 2013
Quiver of One
This is a great lightweight surf rod that has the versatility to handle a wide selection of artificials and bait (can effectively cast and work a 7.5inch slug go, 2 oz plug and cut bait). Additionally, at 8ft it’s not too long to use out of the kayak or on a boat. This rod can serve as a great quiver of one for Bass, Blues, Fluke, and even casting chunk bait off the beach for sharks. If you are only going to have one surf rod the St. Croix Triumph 8ft should be a consideration.
ProsVery versatile; great construction
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Matunuck, rhode island asked:
June 17, 2014
I'm looking for a rod to surf cast for stripers, blues, etc. should I get the triumph 9foot or be looking at a 10 footer?
The 10' will allow for longer casts and keep your line above the waves better,
on June 17, 2014