St. Croix Avid Inshore Fishing Rod Review: Top Pros & Cons
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How well does this rod stack up against other inshore fishing rods?
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St. Croix Avid Inshore Fishing Rod Review
This review is centered around the Medium-Power Fast-Action 7’6″ model.
The St. Croix Avid is a nice rod built on a quality blank.
From top to bottom, the rod has a good blend of both power and feel.
The very tip of the fishing rod is on the softer side with little backbone to it.
This rod launches small rigs and jigs along the flats.
Also, it is an excellent choice for fishing with live bait.
The sensitive tip of the rod allows you to cast light lures and live bait without the bait sliding off.
Overall, the rod itself is balanced well and has a good blend of power gradually shifting to sensitivity at the tip.
Additionally, the other features of the rod are of high quality.
The guides along the rod are well-made and can withstand heavy saltwater conditions.
Rust on fishing rods normally starts at the lure keeper, but not with this rod.
The individual components of the rod were thoughtfully designed and put together to assemble a quality inshore fishing rod.
Finally, the fishing rod itself was built in the U.S.A.
Not many fishing rods are truly made in the U.S.A. and it further ensures the quality of the product.
This is an excellent rod choice for heavier jigs, topwater lures, as well as suspending twitch baits.
The main con of this rod is the price point.
It is an expensive fishing rod at around $260 retail.
Another con is the lure keeper design makes it hard to secure weedless soft plastic lures to it.
It comes down to personal preference for the lure keeper but it helps for weedless soft plastics for it to be the hook design over the attached design.
The last con is situational for when you are using weedless soft plastic lures on this rod.
Your hook-up ratio will decrease when using this rod with weedless soft plastic lures.
The softer tip makes it hard for you to dig the hook into the fish and secure a firm hookset.
As far as exposed hook soft plastic lure rigs, the rod will work just fine.
The concern for secure hooksets applies to weedless soft plastic lures.
The St. Croix Avid Inshore Fishing Rod is an excellent choice for inshore saltwater anglers looking for a quality product that lasts a long time and holds up to its price point.
Be sure to avoid using weedless soft plastic lure presentations with this setup as it could cause you to miss out on hooksets!
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