Wednesday, June 12, 2024

St. Croix Hits the Jackpot


St. Croix Hits the Jackpot

Progressive Avid Inshore ups the saltwater ante – redfish, trout and flounder expected to fold

Park Falls, WI (July 13 2015) – If the engineers at St. Croix Rod were professional card sharks, they’d be odds on favorites to win the World Series of Poker. Lady Luck needn’t apply when these guys get together to craft a series of rods, either.

“Winner, winner – chicken dinner!” The revamped Avid Inshore just hit the jackpot!

Call your species; the Avid Inshore has the deck stamped. The 22-model series includes spinning and casting models to win every saltwater competition. Tailing marsh redfish are no match; same goes for fluke running rips and stroking jigs. (Just exactly how do bottom-flopped flounder turn, accelerate and strike a lure? Amazing…) Stripers will struggle, drum look dumb and tarpon get taught respect as well.

Like all of St. Croix’s exceptional fishing tools, Avid Inshore fuses advanced components and rod-building technology with thoughtful craftsmanship. Betterment begins at the blank. The refreshed Avid Inshore is founded on an SCIII graphite blank – a blank born of St. Croix’s exclusive Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling technology. The exclusive process yields continuous curve tapers, increased hoop strength and improved sensitivity. In short: These are the most sophisticated and best performing blanks in their class.

Raising the stakes, Avid Inshore features an enhanced guide platform with Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle guides with solid-titanium frames for 100% protection from saltwater conditions. All thread wraps are protected by two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish as well.

Fuji® DPS reel seats with gunsmoke hoods deal a comfortable grip and solid foundation for casting reels. Avid Inshore spinning models sport trusted Fuji® ECS or TCS reel seats. Casting and spinning models double-down with super-grade cork handles tipped with corrosion-proof wind checks.

It’s fair to close with a note about cosmetics… St. Croix Rod has always been about stately, understated looks – leaving the “look at me, look at me” to brands built on ornamental value, not quality. This time around, St. Croix earns style-points, too. The Avid Inshore wears a thematic seafoam skin that looks the part strolling through any seaside town.

Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, Wisconsin, the all-new Avid Inshore rods retail for $230 – $290, and come with a 15-year transferable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.


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