St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rod

8 Reviews
$259.99 to $269.99
SKU: F10563


The St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rod has been redesigned from the ground up. This series has been re-engineered with St. Croix's IPC technology, delivering a new standard of strength and durability with lightness and sensitivity that makes the Avid an outstanding value.

Each Avid rod is built from high-modulus SCIII graphite blanks and trimmed out with the Fuji Alconite Concept Guide System - which offers up to 80% greater compression strength than ordinary guide rings. Other features include comfortably shaped, select-grade cork handle for long-lasting comfort, and a Fuji reel seat to safely secure your reel.

  • Premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite
  • IPC, Integrated Poly Curve tooling technology
  • Fuji Concept Guide System with Alconite rings and black frames
  • Fuji reel seat
  • Select-grade cork handle
  • Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish
  • Manufacturer's 15-year limited warranty

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

Ratings & Reviews

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9/13/2017 12:00:00 am

Recommend for Pier fishing

by SnS Angling -

This rod is hands down better than the G-Loomis E6X steelhead and salmon rod. The handle makes a huge difference. FishUSA is so reliable. I do not work for them nor getting money from them and all I can say is, they are so much better than others in terms of shipping and custom fees. If you are from Canada, buy from FishUSA (because finding your desired gear is hard here. EX. Sail, Cabela's, Bass Pro) and let Canada Post handle your package

8/3/2009 12:00:00 am

My best spinning rod so far

by donze -

I use it for pike and trout fishing. I so light, that i can fish all day with no pain in my wrist in the end of the day. I'm planing to buy another rod from st. croix

7/19/2008 12:00:00 am

excellent rod for the money!!!!

by kjames

I can say that I own more than a few high-end salmon and steelhead rods, and can say the latest avid spinning rods are SUPER!! I own and fish rods that cost more than double the price and I tend to grab my 9'6" MLF spinning more often than any rod in my rod rack. I would recommend teaming it with a quality spinning real (front drag) and get to the river!! I tend to use this rod most when I am restricted to one rod and will be fishing more than one technique. (I refuse to hike a northwest river with more than one rod!) I own several rods made by gloomis and the latest gearrods built by Sage and enjoy fishing them, but when I am on foot and hunting salmon and steelhead, you will find me fishing my Avid!!

4/9/2008 12:00:00 am

Avid rod for an avid fisherman!

by Southern Tier Steeli -

The only problem I had was my last guide continually froze more than my buddys Lamiglas.Size is smaller. I replaced it and have no adverse effects. Love this rod! Sensitivity is amazing. Learning to trust it more every time out. For smaller streams thinking about ordering another in smaller size. I have the 9 and 1/2 footer

3/15/2008 12:00:00 am

St.Croix Avid 9'6 LM2

by Black Mike -

Beautiful fit and finish,great action,great for light line fishing.Although a steelhead rod,I use it for smallmouth bass,panfish,and trout.Highly recommended,as are all other St.Croix rods.

5/15/2008 12:00:00 am

St. Croix, Name says it all !!!

by Robby -

I fish with it!!! Long hard days and nights. I also troll as well as cast and retreave. I have cought 5 lb. small mouth and 6 to 7 lb. Northern pike on 4 lb. test, no exaderaton. I use Berkly low vis green xl for casting and xt for trolling. I keep 3 spools for what I want to do with it that day. Love the rod. My fishing partner just bought one. I've had mine for nearly 6 or 7 years.

3/12/2008 12:00:00 am

Great spinning rod

by Itzik -

Great spinning rod but the Fuji Guide is too sensitive

1/19/2020 10:45 pm

Lake Michigan Excaliber

by Art B.

This is my favorite rod for lake michigan. The 9' ML is perfect for throwing: cranks, small tube jigs, blade baits, and dartergulp, and even drifting a float. Its my go to rod for the piers and harbors.