Re: St Croix Avid or Sage Launch???
I would go with the Sage imho. A finer company. They make ALL of their rods here while st. croix only makes their higher end rods here. All of that nonsense aside, i find the action the action of the launch to be buttery smooth...like a faster glass rod. Great tapers and design...shame there gone, though i hear the vantage is more of the same.