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St. Croix Rio Santo Fly Rods are built with premium SCII graphite blanks, smooth moderate-fast actions, high quality guides, aluminum up-locking reel seats, and lush cork handles. If you're new to fly fishing, you are about to make up for a whole mess of destructive habits.

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St. Croix Rio Santo Fly Rods are built with premium SCII graphite blanks, smooth moderate-fast actions, high quality guides, aluminum up-locking reel seats, and lush cork handles. If you're new to fly fishing, you are about to make up for a whole mess of destructive habits. In one cast, years of health-threatening behavior is swept aside and a fresh, more vibrant you stands armed and ready to face the day. These rods provide performance you won't outgrow - making them ideal for the new fly angler and the skilled veteran alike. Bottom line - there isn't a better rod series anywhere that starts at $100!

  • Premium-quality SCII graphite blank construction
  • Smooth and versatile moderate-fast actions
  • Aluminum oxide stripper guides with black frames
  • Stainless steel snake guides
  • Up-locking aluminum reel seats
  • Quality cork handles (fighting butt on 8 wt. models)
  • Two coats of Flexcoat finish
  • Cloth rod sack included
  • Five year manufacturer's warranty

Please note: Model RS765.2 is a youth model that features a grip especially designed for smaller hands.

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Customer Reviews
Pros: shoots line great
Cons: Noon
Best Uses: Trout and Striper
Comments: The Rio Santos rod was rated best under $200 last year in a very promonent fly fishing magazine. I bought the 6wt at that time and had been very pleased with it. I bought a 8 wt and was happy with that also, I have tested a lot of rods and have already some big name rods. I use the Rio Santos rods becuse I am amazed at how they cast all around.. Recently I purchased a 5wt two peice and noticed that the two peice cast 5 to 7 feet farther then the other 4 peice rods that I have. I would recommed Rio Santos rods because of their 5 star performance. I have to say that after trying a lot of rods in this price range that I am still baffled how this rod continues to perform like $400 to $500 dollar rod. Thisis one of those rare instances where you get way more the you pay for.
Great Fly Rod 
Pros: nice action Soots line great, inexpensive but acurate
Cons: small rod wells
Best Uses: What do think
Comments: This is a great med fast fly rod. It was rated top by several fly fishing magazines in the under $200 category. It is as good or better then more expensive rods. If your preference is for med fast action then pick this fly rod up.
Very Nice Rod for the Price 
Pros: Accurate Casting, Durable, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Fly Fishing
Comments: Good quality rod for the price.
Two Harbors, Minnesota
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How would RS865.2 fly rod match with The Plueger Automatic Fly Reel?
September 05, 2016
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trumbull, CT
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As the the Plueger Automatic Fly Reel is designed as a 7/8wt reel, it would not match up too well with this size rod, we feel that it would be too heavy and oversized for it. We would recommend that you take a look at some of the other reels in a 5wt sizing.
September 06, 2016
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