Originally Posted by noreaster
I have that exact 4 wt St. Croix myself. I think it fishes great.
Me too. I was fishing this private spring creek and noticed a big bow tucked under a overhanging sycamore. I'd heard he'd be there from the shop. The angles and tight brush made it hard to get in there with a 9' 5 Helios mid flex needing a bit more line than I had room to cast with. I did have a 8'6 3wt full flex but that was a bit too soft to throw the big streamers I had. I was saving it for dries later that day.
The St. Croix was perfect for the spot. Honestly I was a little skiddish about using it since I hadn't in a while and I didn't want to blow it. It's rated as a fast action, but man it performed well right between that full flex Superfine Touch and that (stiffer) Helios.
Got the fly where it needed to be. I didn't land it but I rekindle a liking for that 4wt right then.
It's a keeper.