Pros: made in usa Cons: wish this line was made in 9' Recommended: Yes
premier 8 1/2'
used this rod all this year and can handle big and small fish. its got backbone to handle 20lb+ bass yet sensitive enough where 1-2lb blues,weaks, and shad put a nice bend in the rod. great with metals and 1.5 to 1.75oz swimmers and poppers. but it cant handle needlefish or big pencils
By toaster816 From Newport, RI
Pros: Strong Rod, Good Price Recommended: Yes
Picked this rod up at the start of last season. Handled fish of all sizes very well, schoolies and bass and blues in the teens and twenties. Balances well with my 710z and reels of similar size and weight. Do not however like cork tape so I stripped it. Great rod at a decent price.
By jcolson From Gloucester
Pros: well made, great for plugging Cons: n/a Recommended: Yes
My father and I both use this rod when we hit the surf. It can heave plugs and work them well for varied presentations. Great Rod.
By quantic From ri
Pros: light, strong Recommended: Yes
Good schoolie rod
I use this rod early in the season when schoolies arrive. Match it up with a small reel and you have a nice light tackle setup. Casts well and has the backbone to pull in bigger fish as well.
By toaster From Newport, RI
Pros: Reasonably priced, strong, responsive Cons: Don't like the grip Recommended: Yes
Great Rod for Price
Have used this rod for a season with no problems. Handled fish to 20 pounds, great warrantee with St. Croix.Did not like the cork wrape so I taped over it. Will be buying the 10 footer version soon.
By Aubrey From westfordMAUS
Very nice all around surf rod for the money
This is probably as nice of an all around surf rod as you can get for under $200. Its got a pretty broad range although the very top and very bottom may be pushing it- 1-3.5oz is probably more accurate. User friendly. If I had 200 bucks and could only afford one surf rod, this would be it.