Re: St Croix Rio
The rod has to be at least a 4 piece rod. It must be at least 8 1/2 feet long and 5 wt seems just about right for my use. I very rarely fish any streams. The smallest body of water I fish would be a small river. It seems that every time I go fishing.....it's windy...lol. I already have a 7 wt and a 9 wt rod and from what I learned from a previous conversation, I will find that the difference between a 7 wt and a 5 wt is quite noticeable.
I see so many rods priced in the 120 to 150 bracket but there are none in my region. Yes, the St-Croix Rio Santo is nice but it is not as fast as a Fenwick HMX.....so maybe a bit too slow for my taste.
Yes....I can test the St-Croix before buying. I will check out the other rods to see if I can order them.