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St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Centerpin Rod

12 Reviews
$279.99
SKU: 104239

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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.


  • Premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite blank
  • Incredibly light, super sensitive, and durable
  • IPC, Integrated Poly Curve tooling technology
  • Slim-profile ferrules
  • Fuji Concept Guide System with Alconite rings with black frames
  • Fuji SKM reel seat with gunsmoke hoods
  • Select-grade cork handle
  • Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish
  • Manufacturer's 15-year limited warranty

The St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Centerpin Rod is made in the U.S.A.


Ratings & Reviews

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4/3/2012 12:00:00 am

Love the St. Croix Avid steelhead rod

by gbrandvt -

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.

4/25/2010 12:00:00 am

15 foot avid center pin rod-GREAT!

by GUNDER

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

2/25/2010 12:00:00 am

Best rod for steelhead

by KhArikson -

Best rod for float fishing

3/9/2010 12:00:00 am

St. croix MADE IN USA

by The perfectionist -

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.

12/9/2010 12:00:00 am

What I Expected and More

by steelheadal -

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.

8/18/2012 12:00:00 am

13' Solid rod

by Turtle

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.

3/10/2011 12:00:00 am

center pin

by Jersey steel -

.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.

12/6/2011 12:00:00 am

Great rod

by Fishingnut -

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

11/20/2012 12:00:00 am

11' Avid is Awesome

by Chromer -

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....

10/31/2013 12:00:00 am

St Croix equals Quality

by OldEagle -

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.

2/19/2015 12:00:00 am

worth the money

by Brett

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!

3/28/2016 12:00:00 am

St Croix Avid Delivers

by Chasingchrome24

Having this rod for a few months now I decided I would give it an honest review. For the price it is exactly what I expected. No more, no less. The rod is light and balanced and feels like a premium st croix rod. When fighting fish you can feel every move and you can turn fish in the right situations. It holds up really well and let's the backbone fight the fish not the rod tip. This is the best rod I have used for steelhead fishing and if you have the money this rod is absolutely worth taking a good look at.