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St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Centerpin Rods

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St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Centerpin Rod users are early to bed, early to rise. Live your life the way of the angler, and you'll always be on the right path. And since it's a known fact that the early bird gets the worm, you'll want to make sure you're well equipped with one of the St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Centerpin Rods to take advantage of the situation. Engineered to outperform the not-so-early risers, the St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Centerpin Rods use SCIII graphite, select-grade cork handled rods and are crafted using St. Croix's exclusive IPC Technology making them incredibly light, strong and responsive.

The St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Centerpin Rods have the following features:
  • Premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite
  • IPC, Integrated Poly Curve tooling technology
  • Specialized, technique-specific design
  • Slim-profile ferrules
  • Fuji Alconite Concept Guide System with black frames
  • Select-grade cork handle with sliding rings
  • Durable, Flex Coat finish
  • Carbon Pearl Blank Color
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Lifetime limited warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service


ModelLengthPiecesGuidesPowerActionLine Wt.
Lure Wt.
Rod Wt.
AVS110LM211' 0"211 +TipLightMod.4-81/16-3/84.87
AVS130MLM213' 0"212 +TipMed. LightMod.6-101/4-5/85.97
AVS150MLM315' 0"313 +TipMed. LightMod.6-101/4-5/86.87


Handle Styles
7St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Center Pin Rod Handle 7


Review Summary
(13 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (8)
Good Tip Action (9)
Sensitive (9)
Accurate Casting (7)
Durable (6)
Flexible (5)
Hard To Transport (2)
Best Uses
River Fishing (8)
Large Fish (4)
steelhead (2)

Customer Reviews
Rockford, Michigan
worth the money
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing, steelhead
Comments: This rod is amazing, i have landed a few browns and steelhead with it so far and it has performed perfectly. spend the money and get this rod, its worth it. mine is paired up with the raven matrix special edition xl and it works great. Get this rod!
Wickliffe Ohio
 St. Croix Avid 13' Float rod and Fish USA
Pros: Delivery, Customer service, product quality
Comments: Thank you FishUSA for simply great service. Easy and fast. I had my rod in litterally a day and a half. Amazing. I currently own an older St. Croix Avid 13' float rod. I was skeptical buying a new one but the new one is great! Noticably more balanced and far more comfortable to carry around for hours on the river! You would never believe you are holding a 13' rod. Thank you for the great product and the great customer service. Mike, Steelhead Alley Ohio.
Central Texas
 St Croix equals Quality
Pros: Good Tip Action
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I purchased the 11 ft. light with sliding rings. I am just re-getting used to the sliding rings and the tape has been applied to make them non-sliding. I am using 8# test on a spinning reel to float fish for Bronzeheads , warm- water -admit it- carp. Tangle filled shallow river pools are a challenge with 10-15 # fish.. The rod is ideal to the task and the rod action perfect. Side pull on the rod turns the fish. St Croix makes great rods and this is one of them. I am also new to center pinning and believe this will be my go-to center pin rod.
Niagara Falls
 love at first cast
Pros: Lightweight, strong backbone
Best Uses: Center pin fishing larger rivers
Comments: This rod is a good looking as it is feeling. the ease of a cast from one of these center pin rods is something to write home about. I have this rod matched with an okuma sheffield 1002 silver and it is one of the best combinations i have ever used. This is my first center pin combo and i would highly recommend this rod to anyone that wants a solid rod for an affordable price. If you are fishing smaller creeks i would suggest an 11' rod as 13' is a bit to much.
 11' Avid is Awesome
Pros: Accurate Casting, Lands fish quick and easy, Easy To Transport, I really enjoy this rod, Lightweight, Sensitive
Best Uses: smaller rivers/creeks, steelhead
Comments: I just recently purchased the 11' Avid so I had a shorter center pin rod to use on the smaller creeks/rivers that I regularly fish. My 13' rod is just a bit too long to use on most of my favorite creeks/rivers... so I bought the 11' Avid. I have used the rod on three fishing trips so far and all I can say is that I absolutely love it. I also purchased an Okuma DRII reel which is a wonderful match to this rod. I have caught steelhead, brown trout, and even lake trout (fishing at the mouth of a river flowing into Lake Michigan) on this rod and the rod has handled every fish with ease. All I can say is that I wish I would have purchased this rod years ago....
Washington, PA
13' Solid rod
Pros: Flexible, Durable, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Cons: Hard To Transport
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: Great for steelhead and can also put the hurt on the Kings too! I thought this rod seemed a little stiff until I hooked a fish. It was perfect and had plenty of backbone to handle the larger fish.
Underhill, VT
 Love the St. Croix Avid steelhead rod
Pros: Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Sensitive, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I bought the 11'0 model to fish smaller streams. (AVS110LM2 11' 0", L, 2 pc.) This is my first rod for center pin float fishing and I love it! It handles beautifully and it's well made. Also kudos to both FishUSA and St. Croix for their excellent service. I ordered on Tuesday and it arrived in time for a weekend fishing trip, drop shipped from St. Croix.
 Great rod
Pros: Lightweight, Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Comments: Overall great rod for the price, good backbone, plus that it was 2 piece was an extra bonus and of course lifetime warranty can't get any better
Jersey steel
hamilton, nj
 center pin
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: .Great pin rod for the money. Well constructed as are all St. Croix. The thirteen footer is a great all around size for large rivers as well as some of the smaller creeks. I love the rod being two piece because I think a two piece rod will always have better action then a three or four piece.
Fairport, NY
 What I Expected and More
Pros: Durable, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Cons: Hard To Transport
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: I fish many of the large rivers in upstate ny and I can easily bring fish to the bank on 6lb line. It is a stiffer rod, but it gives you the ability to put a hook in the fishes mouth on those long drifts but still has the flexibility to protect 6 or even 4lb leaders. Excellent rod, definitely would reccomend it.
Trotting a river
15 foot avid center pin rod-GREAT!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Flexible, I really enjoy this rod, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish, Small Fish
Comments: I own and fish 4 centerpin rods and the "new" Avid 15 footer is a grand river rod.Lots of backbone to keep the" big one" out of difficult areas and casts a 2 gram swan with ease
The perfectionist
New York
 St. croix "MADE IN USA"
Pros: Lands fish quick a easy
Cons: Butt section little bulky
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: First day that I fished with it, I landed 8/11 chrome steelhead, 6 were landed in less than a hour. All fish were pushing 10# and over. Blows the st.croix wild river right out of the water.
 Best rod for steelhead
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Flexible, Easy To Transport
Comments: Best rod for float fishing
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