07-09-2008, 10:42 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Re: St. Croix Avid
I have a 8' 3wt Avid that I purchased just before the IPC. I bought it at Cabelas in Hamburg, PA for only $99. Big sale, lots of flyrodders buying. It lists for 180, I think.
St Croix are wonderful rods that used to be made in America. Now most are made in China.
St Croix was my favorite rod until they got money hungry!! The Legend Ultra was the top SC rod. A beautiful green, super light, fast action with beautiful cork. Then they made the Legend Elite...... at twice the price!! And all the new models. I don't get it!! The Premier blank with a lot of marketing and a lot of new names!
St Croix used to say "the great American rod with a modest price"
Now almost all of their stuff is made overseas and they must have gotten some new marketing guys. The spin rods are laughingly funny with the horrible bright blue and all the funny names with the new rods.
IMHO the old St Croix rods before IPC were the best around, but now I wouldn't buy another one.
Redington, my fav, just got bought out and Orvis, my second fav, went into the clothing business!! LOL All the sales are womens clothing!! Every week on my pc I see another sale for Orvis cloths!
Sorry for venting....... I still think Orvis is the best with Sage right behind them.
When I get enough courage, I will get a Helios or a Z-Axis. For some strange reason, I'm afraid to spend my money on fishing stuff...... but I shell it out for everything else!
"People are crazy, times are strange"
"I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range"
"I used to care, but things have changed"