Re: St Croix Avid vs Ultra - Worth the $100 Premium?
I would recommend you go with the Ultra. The Avid is a fine rod but the Ultra's performance is worth the extra dollars.
It's interesting to note that the St. Croix's Ultra and Elite are two of the lightest rods in the industry. Down the rod, I should think the faster Ultra will prove to be a rod you will never trade or sell.