Re: St. Croix legend ultra
I'd certainly go with a new model. I believe the new St. Croix technology works. The Legend, however, is a fast/stiff rod. In fact, when I first starting fishing mine I wasn't sure I liked it. I felt it was too stiff, then I realized that somehow the rod loaded fairly easily and that I didn't have to cast so hard.
The rod is a real cannon.
If you want a medium-fast rod I'd look at the Avid.