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St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rod

St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rod

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$239.99 - $269.99

St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods have 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.

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AVS86MF2
AVS86MF2
Length
8' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Medium
Action
Fast
Line Weight
8 - 12 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/4 - 3/4 oz.
Rod Weight
5.5 oz.
AVS86MHF2
AVS86MHF2
Length
8' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Med. Heavy
Action
Fast
Line Weight
8 - 17 lbs.
Lure Weight
3/8 - 1 oz.
Rod Weight
5.6 oz.
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AVS86HF2
AVS86HF2
Length
8' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Heavy
Action
Fast
Line Weight
12 - 25 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/2 - 2 oz.
Rod Weight
5.8 oz.
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AVS90LM2
AVS90LM2
Length
9' 0"
Pieces
2
Power
Light
Action
Moderate
Line Weight
4 - 8 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/16 - 3/8 oz.
Rod Weight
5 oz.
AVS90MLF2
AVS90MLF2
Length
9' 0"
Pieces
2
Power
Med. Light
Action
Fast
Line Weight
6 - 10 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/8 - 5/8 oz.
Rod Weight
5.3 oz.
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AVS90MF2
AVS90MF2
Length
9' 0"
Pieces
2
Power
Medium
Action
Fast
Line Weight
8 - 12 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/4 - 3/4 oz.
Rod Weight
5.6 oz.
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AVS90MHF2
AVS90MHF2
Length
9' 0"
Pieces
2
Power
Med. Heavy
Action
Fast
Line Weight
8 - 17 lbs.
Lure Weight
3/8 - 1 oz.
Rod Weight
5.8 oz.
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AVS90HF2
AVS90HF2
Length
9' 0"
Pieces
2
Power
Heavy
Action
Fast
Line Weight
12 - 25 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/2 - 2 oz.
Rod Weight
6 oz.
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AVS96LM2
AVS96LM2
Length
9' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Light
Action
Moderate
Line Weight
4 - 8 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/16 - 3/8 oz.
Rod Weight
5.4 oz.
AVS96MLF2
AVS96MLF2
Length
9' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Med. Light
Action
Fast
Line Weight
6 - 10 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/8 - 5/8 oz.
Rod Weight
5.7 oz.
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AVS96MF2
AVS96MF2
Length
9' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Medium
Action
Fast
Line Weight
8 - 12 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/4 - 3/4 oz.
Rod Weight
5.8 oz.
AVS96MHF2
AVS96MHF2
Length
9' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Med. Heavy
Action
Fast
Line Weight
8 - 17 lbs.
Lure Weight
3/8 - 1 oz.
Rod Weight
6 oz.
AVS96HF2
AVS96HF2
Length
9' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Heavy
Action
Fast
Line Weight
12 - 25 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/2 - 2 oz.
Rod Weight
6.2 oz.
AVS106ULS2
AVS106ULS2
Length
10' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Ultra Light
Action
Slow
Line Weight
2 - 6 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/16 - 1/4 oz.
Rod Weight
4.6 oz.
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AVS106MLF2
AVS106MLF2
Length
10' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Med. Light
Action
Fast
Line Weight
6 - 10 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/8 - 5/4 oz.
Rod Weight
6.2 oz.
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AVS106MF2
AVS106MF2
Length
10' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Medium
Action
Fast
Line Weight
8 - 12 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/4 - 3/4 oz.
Rod Weight
6.6 oz.
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  • Premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite
  • IPC, Integrated Poly Curve tooling technology
  • Fuji Alconite Concept Guide System with black frames
  • Fuji SKM reel seats with gun-smoke hoods and cork inserts
  • Select-grade cork handle
  • Lifetime limited warranty backed by St.Croix Superstar Service

St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods are made in the U.S.A.

4.7
(7 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Pros
Good Tip Action (7)
Accurate Casting (5)
Durable (5)
Sensitive (5)
Easy To Transport (3)
Cons
Hard To Transport (3)
Best Uses
River Fishing (6)
Large Fish (2)

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Cons: Hard To Transport
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Pros: Durable, Accurate Casting, Made in the USA, Light weight but powerful, Sensitive, Quality action, Good Tip Action
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Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Durable, Lifetime warrenty, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Cons: Breaks Easily, Expensive, Extream care to handle, Hard To Transport
Best Uses: River Fishing, Big fish light line, Great action from rod, Large Fish
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AVS96MF2, AVS96HF2, I'm looking at these rods and i wonder the penn spinfisher 5000 would fit, also my tackle consist of minnows and jerk baits mostly ranging from 1/2-1oz and some less 2oz. Witch rod you suggest??? and mostly i fish rivers and shore lines. I target mostly trout, pike, bass.
January 13, 2018
Fenchmen
Casual/Recreational Angler
 in 
West Danville, VT
  -   (0) / (0) :
The Penn Spinfisher Reels should fit the rod. The AVS96HF2 would be more appropriate to handle baits ranging from 1/2 to 2 ounces. Please see the rod specification chart on the product page for specifics on each model.
January 24, 2018
FishUSA StaffProfessional Angler in 
Fairview, PA
What's the break on this? 50/50 or 70/30?
August 04, 2015
oh
Wichita, KS
  -   (0) / (0) :
All of the St. Croix Avid Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods are a 50/50 split
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